'Titanfall' Release Date Is Here: What Reviews Are Saying

The reviews are in, and here's what players are saying about the first-person shooter.

 @theabigailelise on March 13 2014 11:43 AM
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"Titanfall" is available for the Xbox One and PC. Courtesy/Respawn

“Titanfall” launched on Tuesday, and the reviews are in! The first-person shooter had already taken more than 60 awards at its 2013 E3 premiere, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards. Currently, gaming sites are also praising the game, rating “Titanfall” highly on rankings scales and sharing their positive experiences with the newly released title. If you haven’t purchased the game yet, take a moment to read what users are saying about “Titanfall.”

Polygon gave the game a 9/10, saying: “’Titanfall's’ controls are responsive and weapons feel great, but it doesn't rely heavily on twitchy kill-shot focused dynamics in combat.” The site also felt that the game paid special attention to minute details. “So much of the game's initial appeal depends on the collection of those kinds of small details that make up its presentation. You don't just get into a Titan. You slide underneath and crawl in … Titans rocket down … with thunderous force.”

GameSpot also gave the title at 9/10, saying: “When you play Titanfall, it's impossible to shake the feeling that you're playing something special.” The site spoke positively about nearly every aspect of the game. “The overarching experience of playing Titanfall is one of rejuvenation and reinvigoration. The sprint speed, the arsenal, the game modes, and more are all firmly derived from some of the most successful online shooters of recent years.”

GamesRadar ranked the game 4/5, saying: “'Titanfall' -- despite a few shortcomings -- is a game that demands to be seen.” The site applauded the title for fast, slick action and strong level design. "You'll be amazed by how much is going on at any given time on the screen. The online-only FPS takes mechanics from popular modern shooters and mixes in new ideas to make for something that looks absolutely astounding,” the site said on March 10. “You're not battling in the streets of empty cities, you're fighting alongside AI soldiers, piloting massive mechs, and shooting at enemy players that can tumble through windows and run up walls. You kill fast, die fast, and move faster than you do in most other shooters.” However, Gamesradar criticized the first-person shooter for its lack of game modes and lackluster multiplayer campaign, saying the mode “doesn’t feel worthwhile.”

AOL’s Joystiq gave “Titanfall” a score of 4.5/5.” “’Titanfall’ truly excels. It subsists on imbalance and the race to bear big arms first. It feeds on the fallout that results when equality means the other guy gets a robot too,” the site said. “’Titanfall’ isn't tuned to perfection for everyone yet, but it starts as a smart, swift and startling movement in well-traveled space.”

EGM rewarded the first-person shooter with a perfect 10/10. “Respawn Entertainment’s debut is everything it needs to be -- and nothing more … the real star of the show is the jump kit nestled on the lower back of every Pilot. They’re what make 'Titanfall' -- more than any of its other notable elements -- a game-changer.” The site also called the game “addictive, something that can be played for hours on end -- and then some, with no signs of fatigue.”

Now that the reviews are in, what do you think about the game? Are you playing on the PC or Xbox One? Leave a comment below or tweet me!

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