Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
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  1. Oct 2, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is truly a memorable experience and is one of Mega’s finest adventures and it is highly recommended. The 8 bosses are all clever in design and their levels are very appropriate as well. Even if one made me almost rage quit. (Yes, you Bounce Man!) In a year with amazing games, I can see Mega Man 11 in my top 5 of 2018.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    We may live in a new golden age of hardcore platformers, but Capcom’s blue hero has shown all these newcomers that class never fades. Not only a game that sits alongside the best Mega Man games, but one of the best platform games released in recent memory.
  3. Oct 11, 2018
    As one might expect, it offers excellent platforming, interesting and well-defined bosses, and great atmosphere — everything about it feels like a fantastic entry into a hallowed series while still offering new features that keep it fresh for new fans. Mega Man is back!
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    Mega Man 11 brings back that old-school feeling, combined with modern things like the Double Gear system, multiple difficulty levels and an upgrade system. Accessible for newcomers and yet crazy difficult for retro gamers.
  5. Oct 8, 2018
    The blue bomber returns and he never looked any better. Challenging gameplay is not new to the franchise but to those who love Mega Man for it, an excellent adventure awaits. The new additions freshen things up as does Mega Man's new look. Although some levels are considerably less interesting that others, it is something we'll gladly overlook. Because no matter which way you look at it; Mega Man 11 is a total blast from start to finish- pun intended.
  6. 90
    Mega Man 11 is mechanically impressive, visually appealing, and gives the series the boost it needs to stand out from modern challengers. If Mega Man is a stranger to you, but you like platformers, just know that you’re going to be in uncharted territory. Returning fan or not, there is a very real possibility that you just might fall in love with this game.
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    The Blue Bomber is back, and if you were ever a fan of his adventures, then you should pick Mega Man 11 up. It’s a solid entry in the Mega Man franchise, and it will make you remember why you fell in love with this super fighting robot all over again.
  8. Oct 1, 2018
    Whatever you might think of its visuals and Double Gear system, Mega Man 11 marks a return to the top-tier platforming we love. Mega Man's had a long time to recharge his batteries: Let's see what else he can do.
  9. Oct 1, 2018
    A collection of hard-as-nails platforming levels capped off by a boss fight where you get more gear so you can tackle even more hard-as-nails platforming levels and boss fights. However, its new Gear System and difficulty settings simultaneously make it more accessible and deeper while not sacrificing its core identity. The Blue Bomber may stick to his blueprint but, when it has been modernized this well, it’s hard to argue that Capcom blew it.
  10. 90
    Those burned by Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 are bound to find solace in Mega Man 11's charming grace. New twists and quality-of-life mechanics make this one of the series' best offerings to date.
  11. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 brings the series to new heights. Every element of the game is glistening with polish. Yet, the core Mega Man formula remains largely unchanged. If you’re coming to this game looking for massive, sweeping shifts to the Blue Bomber’s oeuvre, you may come away disappointed. My disbelief at the growth that’s happened is tempered by the amount of growth in question. Make no mistake, these are small steps. But they still take Mega Man to a new place, one that I’m quite reluctant to leave. In spite of my constant, low-burning frustration, I've had a blast with this game. Fans can rest easy knowing that Capcom has brought the blue bomber back with a vengeance.
  12. Oct 1, 2018
    Despite not deviating too far from its series' 30-year long formula, Mega Man 11 is a reminder that Capcom's Blue Bomber still has more life in him. The new Double Gear System and subweapon Rolodex provide enough of a modern upgrade to make the game stand out from the pack, while the tight controls and familiar story make it feel wholly Mega Man. A misstep in the sound design keeps it from perfection, but it's only a small blemish on an otherwise fantastic entry in the series.
  13. Oct 1, 2018
    If you're a fan of Mega Man but feel uneasy about how Mega Man 11 looks or adds to the formula, don't. This is a fantastic 2D action game worthy of the Blue Bomber's name.
  14. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 strikes the perfect balance between old and new, paying homage to its past while taking risks into the present. I couldn’t be more pleased.
  15. Oct 1, 2018
    It's rare that a modern return of a classic gaming series hits the mark, but Mega Man 11 lets off a charged burster shot that obliterates any worries you might have had. It encapsulates much of what made the old games so great, but the new abilities feel fresh and more modern at the same time. This is a much needed return to form for the Blue Bomber. Can Battle Network come back now too?
  16. Oct 1, 2018
    There was a lot riding on Mega Man 11, but it rises to the occasion in almost every regard. It's a near perfect modern representation of the series, and for anyone who has ever had even a passing interest in the series, it's an entry they won't want to miss.
  17. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is the first entry in ages that offers something new without sacrificing everything fans love. The new gear system is a cool mechanic, and Capcom’s level design feels classic in all the right ways. Mega Man 11 taps into the series’ past, but also serves as a solid foundation for the Blue Bomber’s next 30 years.
  18. Oct 1, 2018
    This is one of the best Mega Man games ever. It manages to keep the essence intact and deliver a fantastic experience every fan should play.
  19. Oct 2, 2018
    The blue bomber has returned through the big door to the world of video games, to make clear that after three decades the franchise still has much more to give. With the introduction of new mechanics and elements to the series, in addition to the quality jump in the graphic section, Capcom has managed to bring us with Mega Man 11 one of the best games in its main saga, which will be able to captivate even the most fans of Rock as those who debuted in the series with this installment.
  20. Oct 2, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is coming at a time of great unrest for the character and this shows that the franchise can be done quite well even with new people at the helm. It takes the best of what worked before and manages to add new things in to make it feel modern and more than just a retread of the past. It’s a great buy for anyone who has either loved Mega Man, or wanted to see what the fuss was about.
  21. Oct 1, 2018
    Despite the missteps, though, Mega Man 11 is almost exactly what the series needs. It's a vibrant, tightly designed action platformer that honors the history of the iconic character. If Mega Man 11 is trying to argue for why these games matter so much, it wholeheartedly succeeds.
  22. Oct 1, 2018
    It succeeds in pulling off the gargantuan task of getting people to care about Mega Man again.
  23. 85
    Mega Man 11 is another great addition to the franchise. The unique Dual Gear system gives the franchise a much needed boost to the formula. It may be easier than past titles in the franchise, but Mega Man 11 is a great title for newcomers and veterans alike.
  24. Games Master UK
    Nov 1, 2018
    A charming and challenging retro robo romp that'll delight long-time fans and newcomers alike. [Issue#336, p.76]
  25. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 returns after a decade since its last installment, with more than thirty years of experience behind it to show us that the past wasn't always better, and that you can maintain a style for a long period of time without suffering the punishment of the ticking of the clock. It proves to be a game that is in perfect shape and to which both its general appearance and the remarkable design of its levels and characters endow it with quality beyond doubt.
  26. Oct 18, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is both the most accessible entry in the franchise to date and the most demanding, due to the difficulty options and challenge modes. The Blue Bomber makes good on his return with classic platforming and skirmishes with rogue robots augmented by the addition of the Double Gear System, affecting both how you approach the game and how the boss battles unfold by allowing for different forms throughout.
  27. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 28, 2018
    This deftly made return to Mega Man revives the core series beyond being a novel retro throwback, giving it a gorgeous coat of fresh paint at the same time. [Issue#155, p.94]
  28. Oct 7, 2018
    One year after it's 30th birthday, Megaman has finally a true sequel which shows a nice balance between tradition and modernity with a hard challenge that will delight the seasoned player and now gameplay mechanics to help the newcomer. Megaman 11 is recommended to every player who's not afraid of Game Overs.
  29. Oct 3, 2018
    Megaman 11 is so old-school fashioned, that it's surprising how it manages to last the passing of time. In this case, 30 years of gaming history.
  30. Oct 2, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is a solid entry in the franchise, but it's not an exceptional one. It's a well-made and enjoyable Mega Man game with a great variety of robot masters, fun levels, and interesting weapons. It suffers from some odd difficulty spikes and a disappointing finale, but nothing drags down the game too far. If anything, the game's biggest flaw is that it's too safe and too traditional, but after nearly a decade without a new Mega Man title, perhaps safer is better. All in all, Mega Man 11 is a safe and fun title that's a pleasant experience for fans and newcomers alike.
  31. Oct 2, 2018
    A pretty safe bet for a new Mega Man game. Nonetheless, a great adventure that every blue bomber fan will enjoy quite a bit.
  32. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is a good open door for all kinds of players. Newcomers will enjoy its fair challenge, while long-time fans will have their hearts beating at all the good new mechanics and nice visuals.
  33. Oct 1, 2018
    Even if it could stand to benefit from a little something extra, this is still a triumphant return for the Blue Bomber. Mega Man 11 is another stellar entry in the series, plain and simple. The classic gameplay still works as well as it did years ago, and the newer touches courtesy of the graphical enhancements and the Double Gear system are welcome additions.
  34. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man makes a comeback that feels natural, fun and great. 30 years later, the formula still works and it's as fun as ever, and the new additions work perfectly in the mix. It's not as inspired as other main entries of the franchise, but it's a good testament that Mega Man still has a lot of life in his circuits.
  35. 80
    Aside from a few minor platforming quirks thanks to the introduction of the third dimension, this is still the Blue Bomber that you’ve come to know and love. But don’t let the gorgeous presentation fool you, because it will still mercilessly kick your dick in with remorseless gusto.
  36. Oct 1, 2018
    Through taking the classic formula and supercharging it, Mega Man 11 offers a welcome return to our sapphire hero, one that will keep dragging players back in.
  37. 80
    Mega Man 11 offers a successfully modernized take on the classic Mega Man experience and should please fans both old and new.
  38. Oct 1, 2018
    Despite a few hiccups here and there, Mega Man 11 is a pretty solid entry in the series; While I would have liked to have seen some more challenges that weren't just - traverse the stage for the umpteenth time - possibly an endless mode similar to Mega Man 9 and 10, the implementation of the Double Gear System and the multiple difficulties make the game accessible to any player, newcomers and veterans alike.
  39. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    No crucial changes, no revolution – that’s new Mega Man’s primary problem. It’s a really good platformer, but it lacks a spark, so I won’t try to make everyone I meet play it, like I did with Mega Man X. If you’re not passionate about the little blue robot, you can sit this one out. [12/2018, p.88]
  40. Oct 20, 2018
    Mega Man 11 finally takes the big step and leaves the 8-bit presentation for an arguably slicker engine. You shouldn’t mistake its updated visuals though for an easier, modern platform experience. This new iteration retains the high challenge of its predecessors with well-designed boss climaxes. Unfortunately, though, it still remains too close to the mentality of all the 10 previous titles, something that in the end leaves us with a heavy sense of déjà vu and a slight anachronism in the challenges we face.
  41. Oct 1, 2018
    It's not revolutionary, but Mega Man 11 feels almost like a classic Mega Man game, and is a good foundation for the next 10 games.
  42. Oct 9, 2018
    If you look at Mega Man 11 as a standalone experience, it’s a fun game. The Double Gear system indeed feels fresh, but essentially, it’s still that same Mega Man you’ve already experienced in countless other iterations.
  43. 70
    Mega Man 11 updates the old formula ever so slightly and is a decent addition to the series. The Double Gear System is incredibly useful and the more modern graphics look great but the levels feel overly long. The music merely being okay is the biggest sin however.
  44. 70
    So there are some neat little features to the newest Mega Man. However, while it's the kind of game that series fans should enjoy, there just isn’t enough to bring it to a new audience.
  45. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 manages to bring our favorite Blue Bomber back into the modern conversation, and the Double Gear system helps tweak the familiar formula into something that feels fresh even in 2018. It may not be the smoothest transition — purists may shun the new mechanics, while unfamiliar players may wonder how the game was ever interesting without them — but the bottom line is that Capcom has found a way to keep Mega Man alive without banking solely on retro gaming nostalgia.
  46. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is another rock solid entry in the long running series. The new presentation style and Double Gear system is largely a success, and aside from some particularly nasty areas and enemy placement, the level design is decent. The level of challenge is what fans will have come to expect of the franchise, but unbelievably strict collision detection can result in some harsh losses. It's a tricky balancing act to make a new Mega Man game for hardcore fans as well as newcomers, and Capcom has just about walked that tricky tightrope, but not without some small wobbles on the way.
  47. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is a must-play adventure for series fanatics, but not an essential adventure for everyone else. It's a paint-by-numbers experience that offers more of the same game content you've come to expect from over three decades with the Blue Bomber.
  48. Oct 1, 2018
    While the game does deliver on its promises of being a charming, challenging action game with a rogue's gallery of robots to scrap, it makes a few puzzling choices that keep it from true greatness.
  49. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 is exactly what fans will want, but it does nothing to really improve on the old games and make Mega Man relevant in 2018.
  50. Oct 1, 2018
    Mega Man 11 certainly isn’t for everyone. It constantly teeters on the edge of being too hard to be fun which poses the risk of new players giving up on it too quickly.
  51. Oct 1, 2018
    It seems Capcom ran out of inspiration partway through making Mega Man 11, as only half the game’s stages, bosses, and Special Weapons are up to series standards. There’s some old-school fun to be had with the Blue Bomber’s latest if you can ignore the bad stuff, but given the eight-year wait, this feels like a Mega misfire.
  52. Oct 1, 2018
    But the game’s most egregious wrong is its stiff controls, which are reminiscent of those in Mega Man 7, the worst title in the series.
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  1. Oct 1, 2018
    While Mega Man 11 doesn't completely eradicate the tried-and-true Mega Man formula, it isn't afraid to make changes big and small to the way a mainline franchise game looks, feels, and plays. Not all of these changes are for the better, but enough of them are worthwhile that the break from form seems worth the effort.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    In a medium that evolves by the day, 11 is content just to be a pretty good Mega Man game—for better and for worse.
  3. Oct 1, 2018
    The modern enhancements to the look and feel of the game work well, but the main mechanical attraction ends up being little more than window dressing. That’s not to say “Mega Man 11” isn’t fun, it most certainly serves up some enjoyable jump n’ shoot action, but the missed potential is hard to ignore. It’s good to see Mega Man back in the saddle, but “Mega Man 11” is one small step for this man instead of one giant leap for robotkind.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 206 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 206
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    Incredible game!! this is a real megaman not like the megaman x7 or x8, this is the right thing to do with the series.
  2. Oct 4, 2018
    From where do I even start? First of all, I never write reviews, but this game just deserves it.

    It's something very emotional for me.
    From where do I even start? First of all, I never write reviews, but this game just deserves it.

    It's something very emotional for me. Dating back in 2000, the NES was still rocking the day and my brother just got the first PC with some of the first PC games for us, but there was something very intriguing that for me in the game Mega Man 3, that made me play all of the entries in the series. Not only did I pass all of the mainline series, but the entire spin offs and everything Mega Man. It was sad for 8 long years to see capcom let him what seems like - death? No, never. He rose from the ashes with this blast - Mega Man 11! The game sure is the blue-bomber in all it's glory, in fact it goes well beyond that. It's a fantastic package, provides something for absolutely everybody with re-playability value through the roof. One of the most important things is to go blindly your first run at least. The treat you will get from finding the boss weakness chain is unmatched in any other games, but Mega Man. Returning it to the original form made it a true shining in the darkness amidst so called spiritual-successors like Mighty No.9 that flopped. I am not saying there aren't games that are as awesome as 20XX, but those are quite rare to find, if any other. Capcom proved that they can achieve something so good, they put a lot of care for all you blue-bomber fans as well as gathering new audience. Go buy Mega Man 11, you owe it to yourself. The game's near perfection and never ever does it drop frame-rate!

    All of you who grew up with the blue-bomber, you'll surely love it and if you find the voices irritating you can turn them off, but trust me that the voices are quite good and passionate for a Mega Man game(ahem Mega Man 8 I'm looking at you and your Dr. Wah-wee).

    The moment you fire up the game and get to the menu it will feel just like the first time you've booted your NES cartridge! If you're like me and grew up with someone you lost on your side watching you play it, this will surely be a great moment and may even make you cry, so go show your support to this beauty that Capcom made and let's not let Mega Man die again!!
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  3. Oct 2, 2018
    El juego se centra en el sistema de doble engranaje, el cual incluso los jefes tambien pueden hacer uso de éste, haciendo que las batallasEl juego se centra en el sistema de doble engranaje, el cual incluso los jefes tambien pueden hacer uso de éste, haciendo que las batallas sean más desafiantes. La música es agradable, y la actuación de voz es sólida. Hay también desafíos que hacer en los escenarios con puntuaciones. Por último, un trofeo Platino te espera. Full Review »