Titanfall review roundup

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So the Titanfall review embargo has dropped and the scores are coming in. So far it’s looking good but not as great as I expected to be honest. We’ll update this article as more scores land.

Videogamer – 8/10

But for all its strengths, its reliance on tried and true modes and rigid maps stops Titanfall achieving its full potential. Capture the Flag, Attrition, and Domination are the best gametypes, but none of them show the same invention that’s occurring elsewhere in the title

Gamespot – 9/10

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. 

Polygon – 9/10

Titanfall is the rare game that feels like it came out on top of the few compromises Respawn has had to make. Sliding the spectacle and holy shit moments of an epic campaign among bold, fast multiplayer that steals unlikely elements, Respawn has made them shine like they belonged there all along.

VentureBeat – 8.2/10

For a multiplayer-only game, Titanfall should have some amazing options and ways to play. But it doesn’t. It has a very healthy number of maps (15), but the lack of interesting new modes will make you feel shortchanged for not getting a single-player campaign.

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CVG – 9/10

Thrillingly chaotic and expertly tuned,Titanfall is a fairly orthodox FPS elevated to greatness by dozens of intelligent design choices. One-note? Perhaps. But what a note.

Joystiq 4.5/5

When it’s not all a clash of the you-know-whats, when there’s a volatile mix of scampering boots and earth-rattling bipeds on the battlefield, Titanfall truly excels.

GamesRadar 4/5

Titanfall blends familiar concepts with innovative ideas in remarkable ways, leading to a nearly nonstop supply of awesome moments. 

NowGamer – 9/10

Titanfall is an accessible, well-balanced and intensely enjoyable multiplayer first-person shooter that successfully delivers on the concept of blending human and mech combat.

Ausgamers – 8.7/10

Titanfall is a very good shooter, and I’m always a fan of any game that lets players use movement to separate themselves from the herd. Nevertheless, I feel like Respawn is simply setting the foundation here — what they really want is for us to prepare for Titanfall 2.

EGM – 10/10

Titanfall lives up to all the expectations established when it was first revealed, in a way that so few games are able ever to accomplish, and represents nothing short of first-person shooter multiplayer taken to new heights.

InsideGamingDaily – 9/10

What you get is a super-fast paced shooter experience, some epic moments in wall-running and shooting guys, and a truly original feeling of competitive multiplayer. As a result, I’d recommend it to anyone,

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GameReactor – 9/10

You forget whatever marketing and money that’s been poured into the team that this is one studio, making one game, and are trying to add something new to the genre. There’s no sense here the team have held back; this is work made with their heart and soul. 

The Toronto Globe & Mail – 7/10

So, while Titanfall delivers amazing next-generation action, its next-generation business plan isn’t nearly as impressive.

Gametrailer – 9.3/10


Lazygamer     -99/100 <- That’s bad

Screw you guys for not releasing it here or even sending us a review copy. Review copy arrived.. our review will be live soon.. *sulk*

Let me know what other reviews, with scores, exist so I can update the article.. I’m still looking

Last Updated: March 10, 2014

Gavin Mannion

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  • iAmWeasel

    Well done Titanfall and Respawn.. pity you’ve done yourselves in by not including SP, signing with EA, and going exclusive. 3 very bad decisions.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    You forgot Lazygamer’s review score “0/10 because they kicked us South Africans to the curb”

    • BacchusZA

      Is there anything to stop people buying digital copies via Steam, or from the various key-sellers, or just having it delivered here from Amazon or whatever?

      That’s how I bought my copy of The Old Republic when it was released anyway, from a guy in Durban who sold keys. It means people will have to jump through a few hoops to get hold of a copy I’m sure, but I can’t imagine that it’ll be impossible to get your hands on it if you want it.

      • We are going to be testing that this week.

        By all accounts it should work fine

      • Weanerdog

        Someone said VPN and account registered in overseas location.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        It’s not available on Steam, Origin only.

      • Charl Du Plessis

        Well that’s kind of beside the point. The more tech friendly people might be doing it, but the plebs won’t really have that avenue.

        In terms of the VPN. I got the game from a ‘friend’ (Virtual Private Friend) and the game is in my library busy downloading (pre-loading I guess).

        Before I did this I did ask a dev, on neogaf, if there will be any region locking in place (or Ip restrictions) and was told that there is none.

        So yeah will know soon if everything works out fine, but doubt I’ll haev any issue right now.

      • SojournZA

        It works fine, mines currently preloading atm, just got my bro to log in on my account in the UK and make the purchase

    • good point… adding it

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        Hahahaha negative 99? Woah. That’s quite a score 🙂

  • LAblak22

    Hey, y’all don’t be down. I’m sure we’ll see the game soon and if not, we can all have a blood orgy to wash away our woes for the glory of the dark lor — okay, too much South Park. Too much.

  • Titanfall ORIGIN CD-KEY


    Go buy it there!

  • Titanfall ORIGIN CD-KEY
  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    So far, only Kotaku (oddly enough) and GiantBomb are reporting on the framerate issue and screen tearing – with the game dipping into the low single digits during gameplay.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    So far, only Kotaku (oddly enough) and GiantBomb are reporting on the framerate issue and screen tearing – with the game dipping into the low single digits during gameplay.

    • low single digits? I can’t believe that

      • Yeah, the Xbox One version dips to single digits.

        • Willem Swanepoel

          see if the XBOX One had 1080p then it still wouldnt gone down to single digits, see that extra 360p makes a big difference.

          TROLOLOLOL 😉

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Apparently it does, there was a blowup thread on Neogaf, and a couple tweets doing the rounds last night.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Dan Hsu nails it. After all these years, he still got it.

  • DiceAir

    This is so bad. just hearing about titanfall all over the net how awesome this is. i think EA need to compensate us by bringing us at least a few discounts etc etc

    • DiceAir

      Then again i will never support EA again.

  • Ships

    Pretty excited for Titanfall, sucks you guys back home ain’t getting it! +1 for living in Australia!

    • Jonah Cash

      Living in Aus automatically have you on -100, so you are now on -99… Well done!! (Just a joke)

    • Mossel

      9.19mb/sec? Holy fuck!

      • General JJ the Fett


        • Mossel

          Look, 2hours remaning on a 50Gb download. That would take me 2 days.

          • General JJ the Fett

            Makes me very green.

    • General JJ the Fett

      -1 for having to use Origin 😉

      • Mossel

        For some reasone all the replies you make on my comments don’t show once I load it. Strange. So slightly off topic – Trivium was INSANE!! One of the loudest and tightest bands I’ve ever seen live!

        • General JJ the Fett

          That is weird.
          I was there too man! It was flippen amazing. Must say, Killswitch really surprised me also. Jesse was really on form, although it would’ve been great to see Howard.

          • Mossel

            OK my browser is freaking out! Ah damn, if I new that we could’ve met up for some beers and metal! Ja I like Killswitch, not the biggest fan but they really impressed me. I must say their live performance was way better than Trivium. Especially Adam the guitarist! Wow that guy has energy!

            EDIT: haha did you see the inflatable penis?

          • General JJ the Fett

            Haha. I was thinking the same thing about Adam.

            Yea, damn it. Definitely could’ve met up for a beer.

  • Pieter Kruger

    WTF is “The Toronto Globe & Mail”????? Where’s Huisgenoots review??

    • Spathi

      I kinda share your sentiment, but go and read their review. They have some very valid points in there.

      • Pieter Kruger

        True but then again the game is not sold or advertised as a SP game! And where do you draw the line when it comes to reviews by regional papers?? I’m afriad the “Hentiesbaai Harold” and “Voice of Vryburg” might also start writing reviews if they knew this…??.

  • Mossel

    Oh look, everyone loves Titanfall. Luckily I didn’t preorder it just for it to be cancelled. That would really have sucked.

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Jip, it does

    • Pieter Kruger

      You can still get it and play it, now you just can’t sue them if you get pings over 200ms! Smart move I say, the whole world knows we are a bunch of whiney bitching babies here in SA! ????

      • Mossel

        Yes but now I have to pay full price! lol. I got mine on Kalahari for R225, they never cancelled my order! But yeah we do moan and whine, but I say we should continue! Screw mediocrity! This country needs to show the world we also want the best!

        • FoxOneZA

          We can’t celebrate mediocrity on the sports field.

  • DBL_ZA

    “separate themselves from the herd.”

    What is it with Australians and sheep references?

  • Bryan

    I just bought this game and played it for about an hour. I couldn’t be more dissapointed or less impressed than I am. This game is truly bad, even the graphics are last gen.

    I’m going to put this on ebay. So far this gen really sucks. If everyone were like me, the video game industry would be in trouble. I don’t see the point in even making games, they’re all the same, how do these developers even find motivation to make this junk.

  • Gannicus

    Well, they’re several discussions about this game being good/bad. This game was almost my favorite game ever. It was addicting. Until I played it for a good amount of time. This game gets extremely boring after so much play time. Respawn did a poor job with the weapons, tiers, leveling, generations, etc. If I had to rate this game, I would rate it a 7.5/10

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