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Maken X is a sword - a "Soul Sword" that possesses a unique ability called brainjacking. It can take over the mind and the body of another creature and adapt all its strength and weaknesses. Maken X is also the hero of the game - a wandering mutant spirit of the sword. The ability to manipulate a person's "psi", or soul, was discovered in a research lab. The chief scientist is kidnapped by terrorists and his daughter Kay awakens Maken X who now must assist her on her dangerous mission.

In contrast to the previous games in the series, Maken X is a first-person action game with emphasis on melee combat, that offers the player the possibility of controlling minds and bodies of thirteen characters the player may meet while journeying. Each character has their own attacks, advantages, and disadvantages. Throughout the game the player has to make decisions that will influence the plot and bring the game to one of its seven endings.


Maken X Dreamcast Title screen
Maken X Dreamcast Intro
Maken X Dreamcast Status screen
Maken X Dreamcast Level map

Promo Images

Maken X Screenshot
Maken X Screenshot
Maken X Screenshot
Maken X Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "魔剣X" -- Japanese spelling

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Defunct Games Dec 02, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Aug 31, 2001 8 out of 10 80 Jan 25, 2021 8 out of 10 80 Sep 26, 2000 78 out of 100 78
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Mar 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Jan, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Aug, 2000 61 out of 100 61
Armchair Empire, The Sep 01, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Joypad Sep, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Title translation

"Maken" is Japanese for "magic sword" (can also be understood as "demon sword").
Unicorn Lynx (181445) added Maken X (Dreamcast) on Nov 04, 2003
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