Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. 70
    Finnish studio Housemarque have produced in Nex Machina another game to sit alongside its well-received titles of Alienation and Resogun, and that showcases the serious pedigree it has built since their start in the early nineties with Stardust. It is a rush of colour that delivers a satisfying experience that’ll steal your calm and let you imagine a future where the robots don’t wipe us all out.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 164 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 164
  1. Jun 21, 2017
    4
    A twin stick shooter from the makers of Resogun. It has much of the same graphical style, most of the same game modes, but none of the sameA twin stick shooter from the makers of Resogun. It has much of the same graphical style, most of the same game modes, but none of the same magic.

    Its well made, but rudderless as you fly through a rapid succession of meaningless stages which end with an undecipherable formula and a score that feels empty.

    Like Stardust Ultra or Resogun, i guess you are supposed to continue to replay the 5ish stages for higher scores ---then on more difficult settings for a more intense challenge, but its all so similar and missing a worthwhile end goal.....i just dont get why you would. There is so little opportunity for alternate play styles or strategies, it ends up being an almost identical experience each time.

    There are some achievements called "feats", and some slight customization you can unlock by grinding currency from certain modes.....but again, why? Do you care if your barely visible character has a slightly different highlight shade to his white outfit.

    I was looking forward to this game and preordered it, but after 10 minutes i was bored. I thought i had missed something. I played through each mode more than a couple times, hoping the game would grow on me....it didnt.

    It steals virtually all its enemy and even stage boss mechanics from Resogun, making it feel very derivative.

    In a sentence, Its Resogun without the novelty, PS4 launch limited competition, and charm.

    It will probably be a PS+ game by Xmas....save your money.
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  2. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    This is one hell of a game it take every thing we play back in the arcade area. It has lots of good nostalgic memories like smash tv or otherThis is one hell of a game it take every thing we play back in the arcade area. It has lots of good nostalgic memories like smash tv or other bullet hell shooter and this take the the cake of glory. Full Review »
  3. Jun 20, 2017
    9
    This is an incredible arcade shooter. Resogun is already a great arcade shooter bust with Nex Machina Housemarque sets a new level. It's soThis is an incredible arcade shooter. Resogun is already a great arcade shooter bust with Nex Machina Housemarque sets a new level. It's so fun to play and I promise you: If you are into such kind of games then you'll be hooked. ; ) Full Review »