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  • Summary: Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a modernized re-release of FromSoftware's 2004 mech shooter with upgraded visual fidelity, refined controls and gameplay, a new save system, and 4K + 16:9 support for modern displays.

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Metal Wolf Chaos - Official Teaser Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 9, 2019
    80
    It is a neat little shooter with some fun mechanics and decent gunplay, but the story is out there and is not meant for anyone looking a serious epic story.
  2. Aug 6, 2019
    80
    Metal Wolf Chaos XD is an exercise in pure Americana filtered through the cheesiest anime imaginable.
  3. Aug 11, 2019
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. 70
    Despite its excellent, beautiful catastrophe of a script, Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a tough sell. Why would players want to spend time on a game with gameplay this dated? The reason is simple: Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a reminder that games can be fun even if they don’t meet wider notions of what makes them ‘good.’ The title is mindless fun, a distraction from the confines of what audiences expect when they play a game.
  5. Aug 6, 2019
    60
    Metal Wolf Chaos XD is definitely a game that will appeal to fans of quirky, kooky comedy. It’s a janky budget title that lacks polish in level design and game mechanics, but makes up for it in the weirdness.
  6. Aug 6, 2019
    55
    Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a very curious game. The humour and tone hits the nail on the head with characters and situations that overflow with old-fashionedness, but on the other hand we are dealing with a game that dates back to 2004. The simplicity of the game design means that after only a few hours we feel like we've done everything the game has to offer — and the awful artistic direction doesn't help matters. Only the effective fight mechanics and the unique tone keeps us on our toes.
  7. Aug 15, 2019
    40
    Metal Wolf Chaos is an old game with a wild reputation, and though it lives up to it in some ways, it's not good in general. At best, it's a curio that helps inform the story of From Software's trajectory over the years. At worst, it's a frustratingly shallow experience that fails to capitalize on it's best qualities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 15, 2019
    10
    An absolute cult classic that only the hipstery-est of soyboys would negatively review. If you can't get what this game is about, then youAn absolute cult classic that only the hipstery-est of soyboys would negatively review. If you can't get what this game is about, then you don't deserve it. Go back to Minecraft and Fortnite. Expand
  2. Aug 18, 2019
    2
    Completely botched remaster in its current state. Unacceptable for them to release it like this. A remaster should not look this much worseCompletely botched remaster in its current state. Unacceptable for them to release it like this. A remaster should not look this much worse than the original game 15 years later.
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  3. Aug 17, 2019
    2
    I've been waiting 15 years for a playable version of this game to come out - and it feels dated as hell. The controls are not well-optimizedI've been waiting 15 years for a playable version of this game to come out - and it feels dated as hell. The controls are not well-optimized for the PC release and are incredibly clunky. The targeting system is like the Armored Core games, except the targets are all smaller, so it feels even more awkward to shoot. The premise for the game is fun and funny, although I don't think that alone accounts for the price of admission. It's a total meme game that is best picked up only during a steep sale, for the curious. Expand