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  • Summary: The future of mech-actions games is here!

    Defend the planet and defeat corrupted A.I. controlled robots using your Arsenal, a fully customizable mechanized battle suit. Choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the
    The future of mech-actions games is here!

    Defend the planet and defeat corrupted A.I. controlled robots using your Arsenal, a fully customizable mechanized battle suit. Choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the fly to suit your strategy in the face of ever-changing threats that may bring the end of the world.

    It was the greatest disaster in recorded history The moon tore apart, turning the sky into a kaleidoscope of red light that illuminated all who watched from below. Survive this apocalyptic new age as a mercenary and pilot powerful mechs in this brand-new action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda (Armored Core) and mech designer Shoji Kawamori (Super Dimensional Fortress Macross).

    Features:

    * The player's avatar is customizable with a variety of options
    * Each Arsenal can be equipped with different weapons on its arms and shoulders, as well as reserve weaponry on its back that can be swapped out during battle
    * Defeated enemies drop ammo and weapons, which the player can obtain and use on the fly
    * Online and local wireless multiplayer modes support up to 4 players
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. May 1, 2020
    85
    DAEMON X MACHINA might have an overwrought, needlessly complicated plot, but doesn’t that usually go hand-in-hand with giant robot narratives? Whether or not players are interested in the story, there’s a huge amount of great gameplay on offer with dozens of story and side missions and replayable multiplayer content. From any perspective, DXM offers great value and gameplay, making it one of the top mech games available.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 26, 2020
    72
    Overall, this is a fun game. Upgrading your Arsenal and gaining new weapons and equipment to fight enemies feels very rewarding, especially when fighting the bosses. If you can get past the cheesy dialogue and fighting endless waves of common enemies, you will enjoy this game and all it has to offer.
  5. May 1, 2020
    70
    Daemon X Machina impresses with its focus on big guns, mecha customization, and wild, anime-style action. But its head-scratching story and lifeless environments prevent it from being an instant classic.
  6. Feb 26, 2020
    70
    After finishing the story and grinding through free missions, though, you can’t help but start thinking why on earth am I doing this anymore? Even though you can play Daemon X Machina pretty much the way you prefer due to all different weapon combinations, the thinness of the gameplay is unavoidable. However, in years’ long absence of new entry in Armored Core franchise, Daemon X Machina will satisfy the hunger for heated mech action. It’s colorful, fast-paced and sweet while it lasts.
  7. 40
    Daemon X Machina needs some work. Its mechanics are rough, its controls are unwieldy and confusing, and its story is difficult to follow. While it’s mildly entertaining to pilot a giant robot, there are other games that pull off the experience more effectively.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. 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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  2. Dec 15, 2020
    10
    Ótimo jogo do gênero pena que as pessoas não gostam de jogos de mecha 10/10
  3. Feb 12, 2022
    10
    Nice game i really liked the game, shootin up robots is cool but story is not perfect not bad neither
  4. Mar 6, 2022
    8
    While the game is obviously the spiritual successor of Armored Core, DXM could be more enjoyable for those who haven't played AC or just wantWhile the game is obviously the spiritual successor of Armored Core, DXM could be more enjoyable for those who haven't played AC or just want a good mech themed game. The lack of hardcore gameplay has both pros and cons; it makes the game newcomer-friendly yet also makes it boring for "experienced Ravens". Still an awesome game to pick up. Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2020
    8
    Arguably the "spiritual successor" to FromSoftware's Armored Core, Daemon x Machina delivers a familiar hyperactive mecha action rush forArguably the "spiritual successor" to FromSoftware's Armored Core, Daemon x Machina delivers a familiar hyperactive mecha action rush for returning AC players, and is definitely easy to pick up for newcomers. its lackluster story is overshadowed by the plentiful of content this game has including co-op, pvp and etc, as well as its customization features. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2022
    6
    The gameplay is good even great at times and with the right build. I also like the visuals and the fluidity of the gameplay. The big caviat isThe gameplay is good even great at times and with the right build. I also like the visuals and the fluidity of the gameplay. The big caviat is the story and the characters. Its so fking cringe, boring and convoluted, I tried to give it a fair shot but theres no way in hell I'll sit trhough this mess. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2022
    1
    A potentially interesting game ruined by a stupid off-center camera. Devs, put the character in the center of the screen.

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