Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 70
    Not all efforts in nostalgia end in success, but with Nex Machina, Housemarque has crafted a fast and fun twin-stick shooter with crisp visuals and challenging gameplay. Flawed only by a problematic mouse adaptation, Nex Machina is a solid execution of a gaming genre staple that promises long nights with guns blazing (instead of sleep).
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  1. Jun 20, 2017
    Housemarque has just made the game of its career. [Essential]
  2. Housemarque and Eugene Jarvis have created something very special, and I suspect, enduring. [RPS Recommended]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 45
  2. Negative: 10 out of 45
  1. Dec 28, 2017
    10
    Todo un homenaje a los arcades clásicos; sencillo, frenético, muy divertido y 100% habilidad además de una banda sonora de electrónica alTodo un homenaje a los arcades clásicos; sencillo, frenético, muy divertido y 100% habilidad además de una banda sonora de electrónica al estilo ochentero genial
    No seas un estúpido ignorante que valora un juego en función de las horas que dura y no por su calidad
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  2. Dec 6, 2017
    8
    Смачная аркада из прошлых времён выпущенная после барбершопа и с электронной сигаретой в зубах. Канонически сложная и суетливая аркаднаяСмачная аркада из прошлых времён выпущенная после барбершопа и с электронной сигаретой в зубах. Канонически сложная и суетливая аркадная машина (а последний босс, он трудный самый): откидывает все заигрывания с апгрейдами, обвесами из вторичого оружия, комбо и оставляет вас один на один с экшоном и таблицей достижений. Это также из тех редких, по нынешним временам, игр, которая с удовольствием вам покажет "Game Over" и даст пинка к первому уровню. Ностальгия прям. Full Review »
  3. Dec 4, 2017
    0
    This game is held back by one truly stupid decision: there's no saving whatsoever. If you start the game in one sitting you either finish itThis game is held back by one truly stupid decision: there's no saving whatsoever. If you start the game in one sitting you either finish it in that sitting or start over completely next time. There is a "Single World" world mode that lets you start at a particular level, but beating a level in that mode does not unlock the next. I know they're going for an "arcade feel," but there's some things best left in the 80s. You're not asking me for quarters, you shouldn't ask me to start over every time I want to play. Hard Pass. Full Review »