Titanfall reviews rounded up
posted on 03.10.14 at 12:48 PM EST by (@salromano)
Respawn's debut title opens at 9s and 10s.

Titanfall

Titanfall is launching for Xbox One and PC in North America tomorrow and in Europe this Thursday, with an Xbox 360 version due later this month. The embargo on reviews was lifted this morning, and the game scored many 9s and 10s across the board.

Find the full roundup below.

  • Nhiroz

    Wow! I was expecting it to flop! But good job! Anyone got this yet? Not sure when its released.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      The first sentence…

      • Nhiroz

        …. My god im a blind moron. Sorry :-D

  • Six

    Great scores. Hopefully the 360 holds up in comparison.

    • McPoo

      Same, as that’ll be the one I’m getting >_<

  • MrFinalgamer

    Just like Joshua from TWEWY would say: predictable

  • True Gamer

    lol of course (-____-)

  • Kj Kim

    i think meta score.. 83?

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    I honestly don’t understand why everyone wants to hate this game. Is it seriously just because it’s a FPS and a Microsoft exclusive? As far as both of those genres go, at least this one’s trying something different. Typical “dudebro” shooters don’t include giant fighting mechs and parkour. The only thing I see being a legitimate concern about this game is its reliance on multiplayer; I wish there was more emphasis on a single player experience. Other than that, I think people need to put their fanboyisms aside, and realize this is a pretty nice looking game.

    • Six

      “Is it seriously just because it’s a FPS and a Microsoft exclusive?”

      Of course that’s what it is.

    • Elvick

      I don’t hate it, but I have no interest in it.

    • shogunknight

      I would have been all over this game if it had single player campaign

      • Six

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Titanfall 2 had single player.

        • shogunknight

          They better consider it, problem now is how long before TF2? My guess is about 4-6 years

          • Six

            Nah, I doubt it’ll take that long. Probably 2-3 years.

            • shogunknight

              Depends on how long they will keep on updating the franchise. MS may not want the game to die out so soon, so they would keep on releasing valid content till theyve run out of ideas. Then TF2 will probably be a timed exclusive on X1 or have day1 dlc as compared to PS4s version

    • DarthBrian

      not Microsoft exclusive. It’s on PC too.

      • Six

        Well, it’s Windows exclusive, so technically he is still correct.

        • Elvick

          They might port it to Mac in the future.

          https://twitter.com/VinceZampella/statuses/430811723839197184

          • Six

            I hadn’t heard about that. I guess I stand corrected.

            • Elvick

              To be fair, most haven’t. And it could not happen.

              But it’s out there at least.

              Unless the developers are, once again, unaware of some deal EA made with MS to prevent that too. :P

        • DarthBrian

          Microsoft gets none of my money if I buy it on PC.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      it’s COD with mechs is why really.

    • AdamBoy64

      Well said.

      And congratulations to the team – looks like they’ve done a great job.
      They deserve every success. Here’s hoping for some big weeks of sales.

      It’s looking really good.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    The PS4 needs a new IP like this to get people excited.

    • Elvick

      A new IP on PS4, PS3 and PC then?

      It hardly needs that.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        I don’t feel the same impact a new IP like this offers compared to sequels/prequels

        • Elvick

          Let me put it to you this way.

          What sequel or prequel has been pushed as hard as Titanfall has been?

    • shogunknight

      Infamous? MGS?

      Edit: yowza, look at them replys to my mistake XD (they are sequels)

      • Elvick

        Neither are new IPs. And MGS isn’t even exclusive.

      • Six

        inFAMOUS isn’t a new IP and Metal Gear Solid isn’t exclusive.

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        “New”

    • DarthBrian

      The Order: 1886

      • Six

        I dunno if another linear, cinematic third person shooter is what Sony needs to get the hype going.

        Guerrilla Games is supposed to be working on a sci-fi RPG. I think that’ll generate much more excitement.

        • DarthBrian

          It’ll be called Killzone Effect probably.

        • shogunknight

          “Another linear cinematic TPS”
          Dont be quick to judge

          • Six

            I’m not. I’m calling it what it is.

            The Order 1886 is a linear, cinematic TPS with cover-based shooting and QTEs.

            • shogunknight

              Seriously? Nah, lets just wait for more vids to be sure

              • Haku_Luvs_You

                early impressions paint it as very Gears of War like. Which isn’t bad if you like Gears of War.

                • Six

                  As a huge Gears of War fanboy, that remains to me seen, at least for me.

                  I can’t recall a moment in Gears of War where I had to press circle to dodge a knife. :P

                  • Haku_Luvs_You

                    I’m big on Gears too. so I kinda wanna see if it’s true as well. But I think the article I read (on IGN) the author was going in thinking more of an uncharted, and came out feeling more GoW. Honestly throw in 4 player multi and I’d probably buy it lol.

        • Kevadu

          To each his own. Personally I am way more interested in a linear cinematic TPS than another sci-fi multiplayer FPS.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        That game doesn’t look that great. The last trailer didn’t get me excited at all

        • karmacoma

          I agree with both you and Six that The Order looks like a generic third person shooter with werewolves, but it DOES seem to be getting Sony fans excited. So it’ll be their star until something better comes along. The PS4’s Heavenly Sword.

  • DesmaX

    Still not sure if I pick this, or Stick of Truth.

    Absolutely loved the beta, but SoT looks sooo good too

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      I’ve heard SoT is super short. then again this is only multiplayer :/ depends on what you think you’ll pour more time into I guess.

      • Six

        I’ve heard about 8-12 hours for SoT, and that includes all the side-quests and stuff.

        • Haku_Luvs_You

          kinda blows my mind it’s 59.99 I thought it was gonna be like a $20 game lol. I mean maybe I just expect 30-40 hours out of my RPGs so it feels lacking.

          • karmacoma

            Yeah, I’m definitely waiting on a price drop for Stick of Truth. But I won’t be buying Titanfall at all. ;p

    • z_merquise

      If you ask me, stick with The Stick of Truth.

      The Asian version (R3) is sold in a low price ($35 when converted to US dollars) here so I end up getting the game and I’m having fun right now. Especially if you’re a South Park fan then it’s really a game you shouldn’t miss.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Beta was fun as hell, so of course I already bought this for my PC lol. I can’t wait!

  • CaptainSatanica

    “The Globe and Mail” bitches about no single player/no offline there for its lower rating, really? From the get go this is how they said the game would be done hybrid campaign multiplayer therefore online only idiot

  • DarthBrian

    I respect the sites waiting to give a final score until they can play on live public servers. Everybody else seems to be jumping the gun a bit.

    That being said, I had a lot of fun with it during the beta on PC…

    …when the servers weren’t crashing on me.

    Case in point. :p

  • Budgiecat

    Should get docketed way more for no SP

    • karmacoma

      Well, it was announced from the beginning that it’d be multiplayer only. You can’t dock points for delivering what it promised all along.

      You wouldn’t dock an MMO for not including single player, or a racing game for not having an engaging story.

      • Sevyne

        Well to be fair here, an MMO you can play solo. You just can’t play offline.

        I do get your point though. MMO’s just weren’t the best example.

    • 罪罰

      really?

    • gekitsu

      i hear you loud and clear. it’s a shame we don’t get many games with a proper SP nowadays. also, we don’t get many good MP games because why go through the trouble of making a well-balanced, deep system when you just have to entertain folks until the sequel hits? (cf. COD etc)

      however, while i agree it is a shame we don’t get to play in a SP titanfall universe, if what they set out to develop was a multiplayer shooter, they can only get docketed for making a subpar MP shooter.

      it’s not a contradiction in terms. quake 3 was practically MP only, but also a game that wipes the floor with every shooter since.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      it has a ‘story mode’ which is pretty bad and makes you feel better even if you lose

    • McPoo

      Shadowrun, the single greatest shooter of all time got docked points for no single player.

      In the end though it didn’t matter

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Now to wait for the non early reviews.

    • LordKaiser

      I agree with that because sometimes problems appear in the long run with online games.

  • karmacoma

    Today I learned that Norway has its own IGN.

  • 罪罰

    Titanfall 2 on ps4 plz

  • Tac-Mex

    Cool, gonna get it for PC, i hate Origin though.

    • shogunknight

      We just have to manage :(

    • Chestnut Bowl

      As do I. Just grin and bear it, friend.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I’ll get it when the price drops to 20

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    I thought that see more Japanese news in this site.

    • Six

      You do, but Sal is generous enough to post news about all kinds of games, not just those that interest a certain group.

      If western games offend you, you should probably got to Siliconera.

      • 罪罰

        he does it so we can act like big Japanese fag clowns

    • LordKaiser

      All kind of news are posted here. It’s just that the audience prefer Japanese games like JRPGs and others but there’s people here who also likes western games.

  • MrKappa

    I hate to have to be that guy but let us not act like these reviews aren’t bought. The dead give away is Gamespot giving it a 9 out of 10, GS purposely gives hyped up, AAA or any big name game a lower score just to be hip and get clicks.

    • Six

      Whatever helps you sleep at night.

      • MrKappa

        I sleep fine but I would sleep better if I were getting paid like these review sites.

        • Six

          I love how you stated above that you “hate to have to be that guy”.

          That’s a crock. You love being that guy. But here is the thing.

          It isn’t doing you any favors. It makes you look really pretentious, and no one likes people like that.

          • MrKappa

            You’re right, you got me, I do like to be that guy. Still doesn’t change the fact that this is just another FPS and doesn’t deserve the hype it is getting.

            • Six

              Who determines what does and doesn’t deserve hype? You?

    • Peacenutman

      I wouldn’t say it’s paid, but I totally understand what you mean. I thought Gamespot would give it a 7 or 8 just for giggles.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      or you know… maybe it’s fun or good?? mind blowing I know.

      • MrKappa

        If MS were not footing the bill this would be reviewed for exactly what it is, CoD with robots. Fun or good is beside the point here.

        • Six

          These are the guys responsible for Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2. Those games have both have a 94 on Metacritic, the first with 70 reviews and the second with 100.

          This game has an 87 with 27…wait.

          It’s easier to just call you a butthurt fanboy.

          • MrKappa

            Butthurt fanboy of what exactly?

            • Six

              The fact that Microsoft and EA have a well-received game here clearly bothers you, otherwise you wouldn’t have made that GameFAQs-esque statement.

              But keep fighting the good fight, as long as you don’t mind looking like a bitter fanboy right out of N4G.

              • LunarHaven

                Learn what butthurt and what fanboy means before throwing those words around, I am getting insanely sick and tired of every little online writer using those words as soon as someone doesn’t agree with them.

                • Six

                  Apologizes for not using your approved terminology.

              • MrKappa

                You never told me what I was being a fanboy of and whiile I’m not fond of EA I do own a 360 so it is not like I blindly hate MS.

        • Haku_Luvs_You

          take the foil hat off once in a while, not everything in the world is out to get you :/ The game is fun, so calm down and stop thinking everything is a huge conspiracy.

          • Pyrofrost

            HOLY SHIT! IT’S HAKU! <3

            I hardly see you here any more!
            How are you?

            • Haku_Luvs_You

              I’m great, and loving my titanfall lol

              • Pyrofrost

                Awesome, I’m very glad to hear it!
                It’s great seeing you on hear again too ^_^

                Do, come and post more often if you’re able to fine the time.

                • Haku_Luvs_You

                  will do!

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Great, I look forward to seeing you around.
                    Also, since it has been a while since I’ve told you this, I need to tell you something important.




































                    I LOOOOOVE DAT USER NAME!

      • Six

        No, that can’t possibly be it. What are you, a shill? :P

    • Pekola

      There’s also the distinct possibility that they’re just overhyping things without getting paid.

      It happens with lots of AAA offerings. The game doesn’t seem bad. I think the reviews are more faulty for how they love to give 7-9 scores to everything and anything, too.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I can assure you that’s 99% likely not the case.

      Reviews aren’t as evil as you think.

      • McPoo

        That’s just cruel, next you’ll be telling everyone Santa’s not real…

      • MrKappa

        It would a gross exaggeration to say these reviews are bought, I’m not dumb enough to think that but I would put good money on Gamespot and EGM being paid off.
        What Pekola said below is more than likely the case here.

        • Six

          “I’m not dumb enough to think that”

          “but let us not act like these reviews aren’t bought.”

          Huh.

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    I highly suspect this will be the game that makes people forget CoD and sadly, that’ll prob ruin it as EA will want a new edition out every year with $500 worth of DLC.

  • epy

    Big exclusive MS shooter gets near perfect scores across the board. Shocking.

    • McPoo

      Shadowrun was an online only multiplayer shooter exclusive to MS and that didn’t get near perfect reviews. When really it should have because it’s damn near perfect.

    • AdamBoy64

      Yeah, Microsoft do have some very good games for their consoles.
      This is a solid entry to the X1 lineup.

  • Ace

    They want their land back.

  • Pekola

    Filthy Gaijin Gundam clone. I bet Microsoft had to bribe each and every one of these people to give it the scores it got.

    Lol (this is sarcasm btw)

    • $3582264

      Money talks and BS takes the taxi :D

  • LordKaiser

    Early reviews means little with online games. Beta testing is not enough as fewer players played the Beta. When it releases and the servers gets congested then we will see.

    I predict that if this game spellings are solid that they will add more servers the next month because companies always over estimate the capacity of their servers.

    Also lets see how the community love for each other is and other stuff that may affect the experience.

    If those later reviews reflect these ones then everything will be good. (This will also means that the earlier reviews weren’t bribed)

    I also want to say 2 things:

    1- This is also for PC so you don’t have to buy the Xbox One if you hate it so much.

    2- Hating western games won’t bring the great JP games back like JRPGs etc. to consoles. I also dislike FPS as a genre exept if the have a non dudebro story like Bioshock series, Borderlands etc.

    That said because this game is heavily focused in online gaming it never interested me so this will be skipped.

    • Pyrofrost

      I would upvote you to a fucking “lazy eight” for this post. Seriously, great post here.

      >>>Hating western games won’t bring the great JP games back like JRPGs etc. to consoles.

      Truer words couldn’t be said. I seriously doubt there is anyone here who loves JRPGs more than I do; but seriously, that statement is truth.

      • Six

        That isn’t true! Why, I bet if you constantly tell people that you hate Call of Duty it’ll convince Konami to announce Suikoden VI.

        • Pyrofrost

          I’m one step ahead of you~

          Someone used sarcasm to insult me for calling BF4 “Gaijin Bullshit” in the Famitsu thread.

          I’m hoping by doing so that a confirmation date for X on Wii-U will be released!

          #amidoinitrite~~~

    • McPoo

      What FPS series would you describe as ‘dudebro’? I always see the term thrown around, and I think I’ve got a good idea of what it means, but I can’t really think of anything that really fits the description other than a few series – CoD, modern BF games, maybe Operation Flashpoint.

  • SuperLuigi

    So tired. Such midnight release. Fun times. Wow. Level 8 and now going to work. X.x

    • AdamBoy64

      Sounds like it’s a heap of fun.

      • SuperLuigi

        Best online shooter I have played in years easily. Assuming they dont annualize it I will be playing it for years.