Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 14 out of 22
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  1. Jul 19, 2018
    75
    New Gundam Breaker is a love letter to Gundam fandom to the point where the devs can’t imagine that anyone playing wouldn’t know the mechs inside and out. In light of this, the real testament to New Gundam Breaker’s success is the fact that its obvious passion for its subject made me want to learn.
  2. Jun 24, 2018
    70
    A musou-like action game, a bit repetitive and easy. Perfect just for the fans of Gundam and gunplay models.
  3. Jul 1, 2018
    60
    There are some really good things in New Gundam Breaker, but others are terribly wrong. We would recommend playing one of the other far superior Gundam games.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    60
    The Gundam Breaker series finally hit the West, but it couldn't have done it in a worse way. New Gundam Breaker is not a bad game at all, but the many issues, such as low mission variety, performance issue, and mediocre story mode, outweigh its best features, mainly the huge amount of Gunpla models and the vast customization possibilities that come with it.
  5. Jun 25, 2018
    60
    A clear step backwards compared to its predecessor.
  6. Jul 16, 2018
    55
    I still can have fun when creating my own Gundam model, but the combat part of this game is awful. I can't stand the low frame rates and coarse details, and the number of Gundam models are not satisfying me at all.
  7. Jun 28, 2018
    55
    Once this game actually runs how its supposed to, New Gundam Breaker could be a pretty decent time.
  8. Jul 5, 2018
    50
    New Gundam Breaker definitely has some great nuanced aspects to its core concept of mix-and-match mech model making, but what it needed was more variety to spice up the gameplay. While last year’s Gundam Vs was nothing mind-blowing it was a much more solid and mixed combat experience.
  9. Jun 25, 2018
    48
    New Gundam Breaker had the elements to be a good game, but the technical and game design flaws drastically ruin all of its potential.
  10. 45
    New Gundam Breaker does little to continue the good faith the past few Gundam games have worked so hard to garner. It’s a charming game at times, and its characters are refreshingly simple. That’s not enough to save it from itself, though, and the gameplay is well below what a game based entirely on building and piloting a Gundam should be.
  11. Aug 6, 2018
    40
    If you want a true Gundam Breaker experience, it might just be worthwhile to import the older games in the series from Japan. As far as this title goes, it's better left forgotten.
  12. Jul 30, 2018
    40
    New Gundam Breaker is a good concept, shoddily put together. The story is a trope-fest, battles are confusing and the masses of text are hard to read. There are so few positive points it’s not funny.
  13. Jul 1, 2018
    40
    Rather than spend time with this frustrating game, do yourself a favor and just import Gundam Breaker 3.
  14. Jun 28, 2018
    40
    New Gundam Breaker is like a dream come true for GunPla collectors... and a nightmare for those who pretends it to be a decent Mobile Suit videogame.
  15. Jun 25, 2018
    40
    New Gundam Breaker builds on some awesome ideas one of the worst action games we ever played. Controls feel unresponsive and clunky, therefore playing any combat mission is a chore and the predictable and poorly written story doesn't help at all.
  16. Jul 5, 2018
    35
    Between fumbling through the menus, mashing your way to a choppy and exceedingly easy victory, and clicking through meandering dialogue scenes that hold no weight, you’ll find yourself too bored to actually collect all the parts you want to make your perfect Gundam. If you’re itching to fight big robots, play Gundam Versus instead. Or, go punch that actual Gundam in Japan (don’t do that).
  17. Jun 25, 2018
    30
    New Gundam Breaker is a tremendous disappointment on many levels. Newcomers to the Gundam Breaker series should be wary that this latest entry is not representative of how awesome the series can get. I love the Gundam Breaker series, but this is one of the saddest attempts to reinvigorate a franchise into a new direction. Even if the delayed PC release of New Gundam Breaker were to eliminate all the performance issues, it can’t fix the fundamental flaws that have been embedded into its core systems.
  18. Jul 6, 2018
    25
    The only positive aspect about this game is being able to modify your Gunpla extensively. Apart from that there are framerate issues, the missions are all identical, inputs aren't registered very well and so forth. New Gundam Breaker is trash, avoid it like the plague.
  19. 20
    New Gundam Breaker feels unfinished. The combat system doesn't work, the visual novel is stale and uninspired, and the dating sim doesn't fit. In short: It's a pretty terrible game.
  20. Jul 11, 2018
    20
    New Gundam Breaker is such a bad game that it makes me feel bad for Gundam fans. I picture a 12-year-old Gundam fanatic that has saved up weeks’ worth of lawnmowing mowing money, sitting with a controller hanging loosely in her hand, staring at the screen and crying. This is a game that should never have come to market, regardless of how much hard work went into its creation. To ask anyone to pay money for New Gundam Breaker is outright offensive.
  21. Jun 26, 2018
    20
    I’m truly sorry. From the bottom of my heart, I am. I had wished and wished for years that Bandai Namco would give Gundam fans outside Japan a proper way to experience some of the amazing games they’ve developed in the series. Today, this wish has come true, but like a cursed monkey’s paw, it has come with a terrible price. New Gundam Breaker is available in Europe and America, yes, but it is also terrible. It is not fun to play, look at, or think about.
  22. Jun 25, 2018
    20
    New Gundam Breaker is a disaster. A near broken mess of an action game, even Gundam maniacs will struggle to stomach its many, many flaws. Its visual novel elements are so obnoxiously cliche that you'll have to stop your eyes from rolling our of their sockets, and the gameplay is a mix of clunky controls and unfathomable chaos. Add some unbelievably poor technical performance to the mix, and you have a Gundam game that's not even fit to be mobile suit scrap orbiting the Earth.
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 43
  2. Negative: 32 out of 43
  1. Jun 23, 2018
    1
    This is by far the most disappointing Gundam game ever made.

    Pros: The addition of Frame types to change base stats and a few abilities.
    This is by far the most disappointing Gundam game ever made.

    Pros: The addition of Frame types to change base stats and a few abilities.
    Graphics are on par with Gundam Breaker 3

    Cons: The game runs poorly both in the menus and during game play.
    Input lag in the menus is akin to loading large sections of maps and assets for open world games.
    Movement during game play feels slow and unwieldy.
    Parts must be banked for every 5 collected during battle to "earn" parts after the mission.
    No difficulty options.
    Mission quests are sporadic and often timed poorly.
    Exceptionally boring story line.

    If you are looking for a Gundam Breaker title for the PS4 save your money and buy a copy of Gundam Breaker 3. New Gundam Breaker is all the bad elements of a Gundam game rolled into one with the addition of poor performance (even on the PS4 Pro) with a dash of Gunpla customization improvements thrown in and many basics removed. There are no longer progressive difficulties for game play (standard hardcore extreme newtype) or part levels and rarities. The game play is terrible. Between enemies spawning randomly around you and locking you down unable to move or even fight, confusing and sporadic quests, and an atrocious movement system this game is incredibly boring. Gone are the missions where you zip around the map destroying enemies and clearing areas, you now are pairs with an acceptable at best team trying to complete quests for rankings with main quests often being accomplished shortly after they appear by your team while you struggle to complete side quests before they finish the main essentially stopping your attempts to get "S" rankings. Gone are the milestones of hitting certain ACE point totals before certain points or times to spawn special sets of enemies with coveted rare parts. The story line focuses on you freeing a high school designed to teach students nothing but Gunpla battle and building from the student council who think only they should be allowed to build and battle. It isn't the best story but it could have been far better just by having some variety instead of pure anime archetypes with no real personalities past cliche anime type acts like cliche anime type. The story screens are slow moving, poorly written, poorly implemented (press cross every time a character finishes a line even if its four screens straight of "..., uh-um, oh!, or ahh!") and occasional "dialogue choices" with no impact. The building and customizing of Gunpla no longer feels rewarding or even interesting, it is now boiled down to pick a stat to be higher, match it with an ex action, and color the part. There is no more leveling parts to improve passives and truly customize both the look and play style you want.

    Even if you are a huge Gundam fan don't buy this game unless you simply must have it for game collection purposes or it drops to below $10.
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  2. Jun 23, 2018
    4
    *What this game is all about*
    - The story part: Basically reading through different scenarios featuring different heroines.
    - The combat
    *What this game is all about*
    - The story part: Basically reading through different scenarios featuring different heroines.
    - The combat part: To advance the scenarios you (your "toy robot") and your partners are placed in a huge arena. Completing given missions in a given time to win the battles.
    - The customization part: During your battles you will be able to pick up parts to assemble your GUNPLA ("toy robot"). Parts, colors, decals etc.
    - The online game play: The is no co-op in this game. Online play matches you with 2 other random guys or your friends to compete with 3 other random players to see who can win most missions in one battle.

    *The Pros*
    - Very nice graphic, neat music.
    - Building your own GUNPLA, posing them and taking pictures of them kills a lot of spare time.

    *The Cons*
    - The combat system is a huge flaw. Game would suddenly freezes for a few seconds during battles. Movements are clunky, overall user experience is very uncomfortable.
    - The game rule is hard to understand without multiple tries, worse, chaotic.

    *Conclusion*
    At this stage, the game is below average of even some good Indie Games out there which are either cheap in price or totally Free to play. Unless you really want a new Gundam game right now, don't hesitate to skip this because you will probably end up hating yourself for not listening to our advice. Check out the game play vids on the web before you click the "Buy On amazon.com :)" button,
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  3. Jun 23, 2018
    0
    Normally I don't post these sort of things and let people find out for themselves, but DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT buy the new Gundam breaker gameNormally I don't post these sort of things and let people find out for themselves, but DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT buy the new Gundam breaker game below is a list of just hard facts no opinion that just makes this game not worthy of money

    1. Build parts no longer do anything
    2. You cannot upgrade your mobile suit, parts are purely cosmetic
    3. you have 7 side weapons/functions, they are bound to a single slot, so if a leg has 3 skills you have to pick 1
    4. there are currently only 128 suits in the game
    5. the game freezes for split seconds mid combat which breaks immersion
    6. the story line (all 3) combined took 5 hours to complete
    7. every mission is the exact same
    8, your suit always feels flimsy
    9. there are 2 cutscenes for the story in which you get to see your own suit that is all.
    10. The game tries to say there are 3 story paths - they are all identical bar some dialogue that is all.
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