Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 13, 2020
    85
    Daemon X Machina has found its home on PC. The game looks and runs beautifully, and is surprisingly well optimized. This is the best version of a great game, don’t miss out on it.
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    80
    With non-stop action and a near limitless amount of customization. Daemon X Machina is a great mech game that now looks better than ever before.
  3. Feb 17, 2020
    80
    If you love mecha and miss Armored Core as I do, Daemon x Machina is the game for you. It has some narrative issues, but the tight gameplay will keep you wanting more. This is one of the big sleepers of 2019, and you shouldn’t let it pass you by now that its on PC.
  4. Feb 13, 2020
    80
    A great port of an already solid game, Daemon X Machina plays like a dream on PC. It may be messy, but it's also frantic, non-stop fun.
  5. Feb 12, 2020
    80
    The PC port of the former Nintendo exclusive brings everything with it: tight gameplay muddled by an overwritten story; luckily, it's still a blast.
  6. Feb 13, 2020
    75
    Daemon X Machine receives an okay adaptation to PC that delivers the original, sort of repetitive and clunky campaign in a more fashionable way. The game also features a welcome number of extra options to tweak the graphics as well as fully customizable key mapping and the most relevant content updates to date. Not a must have, but still a nice addition to your Steam library.
  7. Feb 13, 2020
    70
    Daemon X Machina doesn't break much new ground, but the gameplay is entertaining and anyone looking for an enjoyable piece of Japanese mecha will find plenty to like here. As long as they don't get completely turned off by the subpar story and dated graphics, at least.
  8. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    The offering here is on par with just about every other mech game we’ve seen over the past few years, and while there are things that could be better, the stunning anime-style visuals and the sheer amount of customization are two things that make it shine.
  9. Feb 13, 2020
    50
    It’s quite the comprehensive package. Powering through it all will be a test for many, though. Daemon X Machina has many of the ingredients of a great mech combat game but the end result isn’t wholesome. It’s flat, lacking in flavour, and gets stale all too quickly.
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  1. Feb 13, 2020
    Playing on PC brings sharper resolution and a much more stable and smooth framerate, for sure, but none of it amounts to a night-and-day difference. Go with your heart and play the game on whichever machine speaks to you the most, because at the end of the day, you’re guaranteed to have a good time no matter how you play this game.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Feb 14, 2020
    8
    Wish it looked better but im in love with the game, it definitely over delivers for an AC game and Its great to be able to use mouse andWish it looked better but im in love with the game, it definitely over delivers for an AC game and Its great to be able to use mouse and keyboard so you dont have to contort your hands using a gamepad to be able to move, aim, attack, boost and jump/fly at the same time.

    For people who are familiar with AC and are put off by the visuals, this is a good mix of some of the earlier AC games and AC4, where the presentation and some of the level design and story is very similar to the older games and the faster pace with less restrictive movement is akin to 4, but maybe not as fast as 4a for what its worth.

    The character creator is awesome, along with the upgrades effecting the look of your character and unlocking particular abilities, which is all very nice aesthetically and lets you create any stereotypical anime character you can imagine, though im not sold on the restrictive nature of the upgrade system where you will have to chose between a useful bonus to your mech or a nifty ability for your character, I think the two should probably have been separated and then fleshed out at the very least.

    This games great and fingers crossed we get more.
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  2. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    The game is great. The game is like AC with added depth in some areas and less in others. It's not Armored Core, so don't expect it to be likeThe game is great. The game is like AC with added depth in some areas and less in others. It's not Armored Core, so don't expect it to be like that. It has it's similarities for sure, but it's a great game in it's own right.

    I am a strict "wait for sale" buyer, and I bought this at full price. I do not regret it.
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  3. Feb 16, 2020
    9
    for 3hrs gameplay
    armored core lite, with anime style
    the customisation pretty straightfwd, the leg only humanoid type, but the port is guuud,
    for 3hrs gameplay
    armored core lite, with anime style
    the customisation pretty straightfwd, the leg only humanoid type,
    but the port is guuud, 60 fps on medium rig plus you can rebind all key
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