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  • Summary: The world famous mobile suit Gundam series and notorious head-to-head smash hit series, Gundam Versus, is coming for the first time for home console, this time built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versusthreeThe world famous mobile suit Gundam series and notorious head-to-head smash hit series, Gundam Versus, is coming for the first time for home console, this time built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versusthree team battles in this all-new title built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 system. Each playable Mobile Suit comes equipped with its own weapons systems to learn and master.

    In battle you, as a player, will be allowed to go all out with blazing and lighting fast melee action in a robust selection of offline and online game modes. New quick actions bring more technical and strategic gameplay options. Call upon striker support characters to assist you in the heat of battle. Enhance your experience by choosing between two different Burst Systems: Blaze Gear and Lightning Gear, each with their own unique fighting characteristics to enhance melee combat, augment lock-on range and more!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2018
    95
    One of the best and most popular series from Japanese arcades finally travels to the West. The single player mode is solid at most, but the multiplayer is worthy of a Game of the Year, mainly thanks to an amazing movement system. [13/2017, p.51]
  2. Oct 18, 2017
    80
    Gundam Versus has really cut into my fighting game time. It appeals to me for many of the same reasons that more conventional fighting games do: a laser-sharp focus, the layered and complex mechanics, the mind games and the sheer speed and intensity of the battle. That it involves giant battling robots is just the cherry on top.
  3. 77
    A great action Gundam game, penalized by instability during online matches and the lack of some modes that should have been implemented. Not only, but mostly for fans of the anime series.
  4. Oct 2, 2017
    68
    Gundam Versus is OKish: it's actually pretty fun when played with or against friends, but the manipulative roster, the lackluster single player content and the connection issues will end up annoying even the most hardcore fans of the franchise.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 22, 2017
    60
    For fans of the franchise, or anyone with an urge to battle robots, there's much to love here, but its technical flaws and stingy mode options may disappoint others. [Dec 2017, p.95]
  6. Oct 12, 2017
    60
    I’m happy to finally have an official English release of Gundam Versus in my hands, but confused as to why it feels less feature rich than the last game. There’s the amazing framework and attention to detail that makes this such a fun game to play, but there’s just very little for you to sit down and actually put those gameplay systems to use in. Having a group of friends to duke it out with will add a lot more value to the experience, but without that, you’re looking at a delicious burger that’s missing a bun and maybe just has a little piece of lettuce on it.
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    40
    It really is a shame that Gundam Versus has so many technical problems. It's obvious that there's a lot of content here that a true mech action fan could spend dozens of hours exploring, and as one of those true mech action fans I am beyond disappointed at my ability to dig in and see just how deep the game might be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    Very good game for Gundam fans with a PS4. Network is ok when it works, but some people could really use a internet upgrade. Plenty ofVery good game for Gundam fans with a PS4. Network is ok when it works, but some people could really use a internet upgrade. Plenty of Gundams from pretty much every series besides Mobile Suit Fighter G Gundam. Works just as good with a controller(if not better imo) than a fightstick which I've both used. Audio is excellent, true to the Gundam series in every fashion. Only disappointment is for the BGM, you can't turn the volume all the way down, just down to 1. Enough single player content to keep you occupied till your Gundam Pilot enough to test your mettle online.

    Graphics are good for a fluid gundam game. The only problem is the amount of DLC per suit....a whole whopping $5.00 USD. Very costly but I'm probably Gundam nut enough to buy it all. Gundam Age just had DLC so there might be hope for G Gundam.
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  2. Sep 29, 2017
    9
    Great game for the series. Graphic quality is great, pacing feels great, but a little slower than it's older counter parts. and the network isGreat game for the series. Graphic quality is great, pacing feels great, but a little slower than it's older counter parts. and the network is unstable so far and I would like to get that fixed, but the roster and play-styles of each mobile suit makes the game very fun to pick up, choose the mech you desire, and start practicing. Practice is VERY big part of the series. I highly recommend people who buy this game to go straight to the tutorial. Once you know the ropes and how to fight, the games a blast.

    (Below I'm just gonna answer some of the questions you guys might ask.)

    Not too good and you don't want to get squashed by better players? No worries! You can setup a room just for beginner or how you would rate your skill with the game.

    Need help? There are guides for the game already out there just waiting to be watched. If that doesn't suit your fancy, you can DM me on twitter for tips @Gundamwolf17 .

    Should I wait for a sale? If you don't want to buy the game at it's full price, thats understandable, but I STRONGLY recommend people get this game on sale, worth every penny.

    Is there local coop and should I get the game to play with friends? They removed local coop sadly, however if you both have the game and if you have more friends, why not set up a private room to test your mettle against each other. I fun alone, amazing with friends (IMO)

    Should I have prior knowledge of the series? No actually. If you want to sit down, pop a cold one, and bench the series you can do that, but it is not required to enjoy the game.

    Can I change the song that plays for my mobile suit? Yes. you can change the songs for the MS you want by going to the "Set BGM" screen.
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  3. Sep 30, 2017
    9
    Pros
    + Over 90 Playable Mobile suits
    + Addicting competitive online play + Great nostalgic music + Share Play Cons - The way you block
    Pros
    + Over 90 Playable Mobile suits
    + Addicting competitive online play
    + Great nostalgic music
    + Share Play

    Cons
    - The way you block is pressing down and then up on the analog or d-pad and it kinda is tough to pull off in the heat of battle. Espcially since the Vita version of this series had it set to one button
    - Lack of customization for online lobbies, no ability to increase the total cost, modify the room from one mode to the next or ban certain mobile suits from being used in your lobby (only cost tiers can be banned)
    - Badai Namco not allowing the Share Button for Broadcast and Recording
    - The removal of many popular Gundams like Mobile FIghter G, Endless Walts and 00 Second Season when we all know they'll just bring them back as DLC
    - Not option to turn off button combinations, if an attack is circle I don't need square and triangle being pressed at the same time doing a move that equals the circle button's move this can mess up combos and even make you activate your Ex Burst when you didn't want to. I know it's for the arcade sticks but the Gamepad players shouldn't have to suffer.
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  4. Sep 8, 2018
    6
    I just played this game last night at a friends house and it’s like nothing that I have ever played before. It’s kind of hard to explain whatI just played this game last night at a friends house and it’s like nothing that I have ever played before. It’s kind of hard to explain what the game is but imagine its a large 3D plane. The game is a competitive one vs one (or 2v2 or 3v3), we just played one vs one. So like a fighting game, you pick a Gundam and you fight with that via Gundam style.

    It’s a very fast-paced game, where you’re dashing around, shooting projectiles, maybe dashing in and going for a melee attack. I’m going to be entirely honest. I don’t know anything about Gundam but I have a few friends who are big into it. So I was asking them how they feel about the game.

    From what they said, this is THE Gundam game so if you like Gundam then this is a must own. If you know anything about Gundam, don’t like it or don’t care for it. Then don’t bother looking into this game. It’s extremely niche but its a very well made niche game.
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  5. Oct 30, 2017
    5
    This is a game for fighting game fans, not Gundam fans. Of all the Gundam games to come West, this is one of the worst.

    End of the day,
    This is a game for fighting game fans, not Gundam fans. Of all the Gundam games to come West, this is one of the worst.

    End of the day, it's just not fun unless you are already good at fighting games. This game does a terrible job pitting rookies against other rookies and this is not a forgiving game if you are a rookie. You will get outmaneuvered and absolutely destroyed with no idea what is happening.

    The controls stink. These controls are NOT designed for a PS4 controller, at all. Several Mobile Suits have charge attacks but you can't charge a move on Square and dash by double tapping X, the human hand just doesn't do that. So you're at a disadvantage if you don't have a fight stick right from the get go. Also, a rookie will button mash but this game does not forgive that and will screw up your moves, say transforming a dash attack into just a regular dash. You're somehow supposed to execute all your moves flawlessly while everything moves just shy of the speed of light. Congrats to those who have those kind of reflexes but for the rest of us, we're just left being cannon fodder.

    There are single player options that are actually fun but they're repetitive and get dull quickly. This game needs more robust single player like Injustice 2 has.

    There's also tons of lag and I know it's not my connection because I've played Destiny and Paragon with zero hiccups.

    So, if you like a lag fest where actually good players will mercilessly cream you. Buy this game. If you like to have fun, don't.

    I hate to say this because I really love Gundam and was excited to see a Gundam game come West for PS4, more of them should. This was just a terrible game to bring West though, unless you're very talented, you're in a for a bad time. On the plus side the game is pretty, the mobile suits are cool and do feel iconic with some of their signature moves, and that's about all the good things I can say about it.

    The mobile suit selection is decent but there's a lot of notable absences including SEED Destiny (the show stinks but some of the MS are awesome) and 00 season 2. Mobile Armor bosses are also insanely annoying to fight with spammy nigh undodgeable beam cannon attacks and melee attacks that they can turn around and execute on a dime, meaning most melee MS just cannot fight a boss effectively in the slightest.

    Really really disappointed Gundam fan here. Just, zero fun playing this game except against the AI and again, single player mode is just lackluster.
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  6. Oct 9, 2017
    5
    To start, lets start with how the game itself starts. After loading an update for about 5 minutes, (no big deal there), you are greeted byTo start, lets start with how the game itself starts. After loading an update for about 5 minutes, (no big deal there), you are greeted by that annoying thing saying you can’t record how bad this game is for the world to see unless you have the coin for a capture card. It will never go away, because that’s how desperate Bandai is to prevent let’s plays of this. Then you are greeted by everyone’s favorite part of a console game, a EULA! You have to scroll through the whole **** thing and it takes like a full 30 seconds to a minute because it’s full of so much corporate **** everyone just assumes these days. Then you have to accept. Then you have to do the same thing with a privacy policy. Next is a decent looking cutscene. Accompanied by the least Gundam music EVER. What focus-testing asswipe thought dubstep was a good match for an epic clip of two Gundams smashing a ruined building in midair for no discernable reason? Whatever. At least the game will be good, right?
    Right?
    Changes from the previous game:
    1. There is a “level-up” system.
    This isn’t a bad thing, it’s kind of appreciated to make you want to experiment more and give you some direction in playing the Arcade mode endlessly if you’re a fellow hermit with no internet. But if I read the EULA right, there may be microtransactions here. Which would explain why you need to play Arcade missions like 15 times to unlock a new operator.
    2. The intro clips are now of a camera epically dancing around a still scene of 3-D models of an more or less iconic fight or scene.
    3. The AI is **** outside of the hardest difficulties.
    4. The “arcade” missions are a little ****.
    The missions are almost all set in Universal Century, specifically around One Year War, and rather than being like 2 v 2 or 2 v 3 battles between units you could fight online like normal, you are mostly fighting mass-productions who die in 1-3 hits and can be mowed down in LITERALLY SECONDS if you rush them with a melee specialist, because their reactions are that slow sometimes. They try to balance this by making the later levels feature the type of guys you’d normally fight as minibosses following a couple of waves of these mass-productions, but it just comes off as weird, even if it does feel a tad more realistic in terms of battle flow and health balance.
    5. A wave mode. Good job.
    6. No split screen.
    7. Destiny, Gundam X and G-Gundam, plus almost everything from 00 Season 2 and the movie are replaced with the detestable Reconguista.
    8. There are more mass-productions than ANYONE ever asked for.
    9. Music Edit Option has been disemboweled and can’t include outside tracks.
    10. Strikers…. Yay?
    Strikers have been added, a twist on NEXT’s support moves, where you can buy and choose your supports. Not bad, but they made key **** up. They’re ALL ATTACKS. They have Virgo, which used to be a shield, but instead just fires a pew-pew cannon. They have a unit called a Reconnaissance Type, but it doesn’t do any kind of recon. It just attacks. And to top it off, they all just attack and then disappear. None of them provide support fire while you shoot.
    11. Operators/Navigators
    You get a nice little character telling you about battle conditions and giving advice. But I’m pretty sure they just say random ****.
    12. They MKXed it with on-disk characters that are locked unless you pre-ordered or buy them as DLC.
    The good:
    There is a new Gundam Versus game and it’s in English, so I can read the level-up screen this time.
    The new Arcade mode is okay.
    The waves mode is good I guess.
    There’s one or two suits I wanted in Extreme they removed after NEXT, and one or two that they retooled in questionable ways that they kind of fixed. There’s also a few new suits that look tempting.
    Alternate pilots, but not enough. Where’s Quess with accompanying custom Jagd Doga? Where’s Lino in a Zeta Zaku? Where’s Sayla in the RX-78 or as operator? (okay, so her voice actor’s dead, just replace her or use old clips, it sounds like you did that for Char.)
    The strikers are okay, but need more variety in the types of support they provide outside of just being an extra gun you can choose.
    Operators are a decent touch, but may need some work.
    In short, I swear for good this time, this is the last game I EVER buy immediately on release without checking reviews or waiting for a price drop. No Man's Lie should have taught me my lesson. Bandai Namco can eat a dick.
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  7. Jan 6, 2019
    1
    If you want a game the infuriates you this is your game. It hurts to write a review like this, I am a HUGE Gundam fan and this is the onlyIf you want a game the infuriates you this is your game. It hurts to write a review like this, I am a HUGE Gundam fan and this is the only Gundam game we have had here in the USA since Crossfire in 2006 (not including Dynasty Warriors Gundam games). So it really sucks to have to say this about this game, now granted this game does have redeeming qualities about it, but it is over shadowed by the pure B.S. and frustration this game brings.

    So most of the good and bad things about this game have been talked about by others so I won't spend time going over that stuff again. So when you first start playing and your playing either easy or normal everything is fine for the most part. Usually I assume you just use easy to get the controls and maybe take a short time to conquer normal, after that on to hard right? This is where the frustration begins, so the lower tier hard enemies are no problem, they work right for the most part. When you get into the higher tiers like in the hard ultimate battle mode on round 50, get ready to throw your console out the window. Which by the way I might add you spend at least 20 minutes getting to round 50, and when you lose your reset back to start. I sit there and watch enemies literally get hit by my attacks not take any damage and instead beat me down while they are getting hit by me at the same time. They can cancel out your ultimate attack, but you can't hit them during theirs (your supposed to be able to). Don't even get me started on the melee BS with these enemies. When you try to melee them they become faster than you and run away, but when you try to run away from their melees, they will always catch you. Now in the game there is a little feature when anyone gets knocked down they are invulnerable for a second to get back up. These higher tier enemies abuse this and get this invulnerability at random, and can attack while they have it, not to mention they can attack you when you should be invulnerable. I can go on and on about the PURE BS GARBAGE, that this game will hand you, but I think you get the point; its like playing "I win" with a 3 year old.

    The other stuff:
    Music from the shows is good
    Audio and visuals are good
    Mobile suits are different and unique (this is a huge plus this the best thing about this game)
    A great variety in mobile suits
    Does have a few nice extras

    They were lazy no english dub and even the subtitles suck.
    The DLC thing is pure garbage, charging 5+ dollars per mobile suit and withholding them from the base game which is 60 bucks which was too high to begin with. There is a bunch of them too, if you wanted all of them you would spend 100s of dollars and there is no season pass or any discounts.
    The controls are a bit wonky.
    The multiplayer is a bit so-so, could use better servers, and doesn't always work.
    Doesn't really explain the different combos for different characters.
    No story or campaign mode

    Again its all over shadowed by the BS once you get past your first few times playing.
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