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UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Feb 27, 2012)
At 800 points ($10) Nexiuz is worth your time and money. This is a great game to roll into your rotation of modern military shooters and the perfect game to throw on while you drink a few beers with friends; it's an intense game, but varied and fun enough that people won't take game sessions too seriously and will just enjoy their time with it.
Quarter to Three (Mar 01, 2012)
It might seem limiting that you can only play with two teams of up to four players, and that the only game modes are vanilla deathmatch and vanilla capture the flag. But once you start to appreciate the mutators, and especially the way they affect the flag in capture the flag games, you won’t call anything in Nexuiz vanilla. This game is crazy Neapolitan through and through, with a sense of mad glee for how frequently and flagrantly it breaks the rules.
3D Juegos (Feb 29, 2012)
Con la esencia de los clásicos de la vieja escuela y un precio irresistible, Nexuiz es un gran juego que sabe respetar las tradiciones añadiendo novedades tan interesantes como los mutadores, que juegan un papel vital en el éxito de su propuesta. Habría estado genial contar con más opciones, pero de momento, si la comunidad responde, estaremos sin duda ante uno juego de largo recorrido.
IGN (Feb 27, 2012)
Nexuiz is brilliant when it comes to simplicity and speed. The removal of narrative constraints, elaborate customization, and convoluted online modes serves as a boon for the shooter. Unfortunately, the fact you can't launch a match without six players, the lack of balance when someone drops out, and the paramount importance of an active community serve as a warning to the Nexuiz experience. When a full match plays out uninterrupted, Nexuiz is divine. But the sudden see-saw in balance when someone leaves or having to wait in a lobby indefinitely during non-peak hours mark frustrating aspects of the package.
ZTGameDomain (Mar 05, 2012)
There is so much to this package, and it is well worth the ten dollars. I had a great time with this little downloadable shooter, and I think that anyone who is nostalgic for another game of this type, or even a Call of Duty veteran, will find something to love here. Overall, I recommend this game, as it leaves something fun to keep coming back to, time and time again.
Vandal Online (Feb 29, 2012)
Aunque tenemos que reconocer que el mercado de shooters está demasiado saturado de juegos estos últimos años, siempre recibimos con optimismo cada nueva entrega, esperando que nos aporte algo de variedad, como es este caso. Nexuiz es uno de esos juegos que si bien no tiene el potencial para competir con Call Of Duty o Halo: Reach, ni realmente es su objetivo, sí tiene interesantes novedades para hacerse un huequecito en nuestra selección de shooters. Es rápido, divertido y cambiante, por lo que es una apuesta interesante para esos momentos en los que no sabes muy bien a qué jugar.
Official XBox Magazine (Feb 28, 2012)
Nexuiz can’t hold a candle to full-priced war games, but its mix of constant speed and occasional silliness make it just the thing for when you’ve got only 10 minutes to kill.
VentureBeat / Gamesbeat (Mar 03, 2012)
Shooter fans who have trouble sitting still and want nothing but nonstop, fast, fast, fast action can enjoy Nexuiz for a little while. It’s a fully competent Quake or Unreal Tournament clone with extra unpredictability that comes from Dynamic Mutators. One second you might be flying around in temporary jetpacks, and the next you might be playing in a new, forced third-person view. Purists may shun these “instant mods,” but then they can just go back to, well, Quake or Unreal Tournament. These random variables add some flavor to each match. But with limited multiplayer options (and no single-player modes other than bot training), long waits for matches to start, boring weapons, and a carrot-on-a-stick progression system that is way more stick than carrot, Nexuiz is doomed to obscurity.
411mania.com (Mar 16, 2012)
This game is a fast paced shooter that brings you back to the roots of shooters. The graphics are above average and the sound is average but the gameplay is really what we care about. This game is solid and should be played without fear of a poorly made game. If you are a fan of shooters or are looking for a retro game that isn’t 100% retro, this is the game for you.
Spazio Games (Mar 05, 2012)
Nexuiz offre un gameplay che sembrava dimenticato. Veloce, frenetico e allo stesso tempo estremamente tattico. Se siete stati fan di Quake III arena e derivati per 800 microsoft points vi porterete a casa un titolo estremamente divertente e che vi farà tornare alla mente un pò di nostalgia dei tempi passati. A patto che riusciate a superare il risicato numero di modalità e qualche piccola magagna presente nella creazione delle partite.
DarkZero (Mar 05, 2012)
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what was the most surprising and entertaining moment of Nexuiz. There is a specific mutator that affects the sound effect of your guns and movements – a hilarious moment that really emphasizes how much fun the developers want you to have with this game. If consequential updates offer more arenas, game modes, and a few other balancing gameplay changes, this game could have a lasting power that other titles can’t even imagine. At a cheap 800 Microsoft points, the game certainly merits trying. It goes without saying that as more people purchase it, the game’s experience will only become better. Until then, long load times and a tough reward system ensure that it certainly caters to the niche of insanely fast-shooters, but might be unforgiving and underwhelming to other types of gamers.
Everyeye.it (Mar 11, 2012)
Lo sparatutto in prima persona targato Illfonic rappresenta il perfetto connubio tra velocità e immediatezza, capace di catturare l’interesse dei giocatori più navigati e dei neofiti interessati ad un’esperienza totalmente differente rispetto agli ultimi shooter in circolazione. L’introduzione dei mutators, affiancati ad un vasto arsenale di bocche da fuoco e 9 mappe differenti, garantiscono ore di puro divertimento in stile Quake III, con qualche gradita novità a scapito di una non vasta scelta di modalità di gioco. Sono presenti piccoli problemi durante le partite online che potranno far storcere il naso ai più pignoli, ma sono minuzie in confronto all’ottima rappresentazione del “run'n gun FPS” di cui Nexuiz è un fiero esempio.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Mar 31, 2012)
Arena-stijl first person shooters zijn erg dun gezaaid, dus deze remake van een Quake-mod uit 2005 is meer dan welkom. Jammer is wel dat de ontwikkelaars heel wat steken laten vallen.
TeamXbox (Feb 29, 2012)
I don’t know if you can teach an old dog new tricks, but you certainly can teach an old dog one new trick. And that’s exactly what’s been done here. Nexuiz meets the bar of quality you’d expect from a console arena shooter, and does very little to rise above it. If that’s enough for you, Nexuiz will not disappoint.
Game Informer Magazine (Feb 29, 2012)
As beloved as the subgenre and the original Nexuiz mod are among a certain crowd, this Xbox Live Arcade remake is nothing more than a haphazard port of a 2005 mod for a game that came out 10 years ago – except you have to pay money for it. Those of us older folks who are nostalgic for the gameplay Nexuiz emulates likely have a PC that runs any of the dozens of excellent alternatives, and the younger console crowd has plenty of more modern shooters to choose from.
GamesRadar (Feb 29, 2012)
Nexuiz is good for a visit back to the days of the arena shooter and at 800 MS Points, it’s a fun diversion from today's XP-grinding shooters. The gameplay is solid, and can keep you and some friends entertained for a few hours, but ultimately, there's not much left to it after you've seen all of the Mutators. It's hard to forget that even after the numerous PC updates, you're playing a nearly seven year-old game, and after a few hours, it feels that way. If you are looking to take a trip back to the glory days of Quake mods, Nexuiz is what you are looking for. Just don’t expect to stay for long.
Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 01, 2012)
Contrairement à la version originale de Nexuiz, conçue pour être animée par les fans, cette déclinaison payante manque de tout. Si on apprécie de retrouver un jeu hyper nerveux loin des standards actuels du FPS multijoueur militaire, on ne peut que déplorer le contenu famélique du titre malgré son prix. Mais c'est surtout son manque d'identité qui lui coûte, difficile de rester passionné. Après quelques heures passées à découvrir les mutators dynamiques et à profiter du trip nostalgique on zappe.
Gamer.no (Mar 12, 2012)
Det helhetlige inntrykket man sitter igjen med, er av et gjennomgående middelmådig arena-skytespill som aldri helt klarer å levere varene. I et spillmarked der det er trangt om onlineplassen, blir Nexuiz redusert til en kortvarig affære uten videre lang levetid. Og for et spill som ene og alene støtter seg på et aktivt flerspillersamfunn er det vanskelig å si hvor lenge Illfonic klarer å holde dette gående. Det er desverre ikke Nexuiz som skal hjerte- og lungeredde arena-sjangeren i denne omgang.
Eurogamer.pt (Mar 02, 2012)
Nexuiz não conseguiu transformar ou melhorar experiências anteriores de um género que conta com grandes referências, num resultado revelador de uma aposta em ficar à sobra das referências do que propriamente jogar ao ataque. O sistema dos "dynamic mutators" será porventura o seu ponto mais interessante e apelativo, mas a seu tempo revela-se uma experiência que não acrescenta muito que seja novo. Aqueles que considerarem dar uma hipótese ao jogo podem sempre experimentar a demonstração, mas se quiserem apostar no jogo é melhor que o façam já. Mas certifiquem-se que outros amigos vão adquirir o jogo. Só assim terão ânimo para se aguentarem nos servidores.
Joystiq (Mar 02, 2012)
Most matches are stable, and Nexuiz is certainly a competent shooter, though it does very little to differentiate itself from its competitors. With a better matchmaking system and more multiplayer options, it would be easier to recommend. As it stands, with so many quality shooters in the budget download market (or even the free-to-play market, for that matter), the few intriguing pieces of Nexuiz aren't enough to lift it above the crowd.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Mar 01, 2012)
It all adds up to shallow pleasure that quickly gives way to a litany of niggling frustrations. Nexuiz is fine with the broad strokes, thanks largely to a tried-and-trusted style of gameplay that is inherently appealing, but it's in the nuance and details that it really comes unstuck. Looking to the past for inspiration is a worthy enough goal in itself, but there's a big difference between updating a good idea and simply resuscitating it. Nexuiz leans too heavily on residual player goodwill, built up by older and better titles, but doesn't add enough fresh ideas of its own to escape those warm, fuzzy shackles of nostalgic indulgence.
4Players.de (Mar 29, 2012)
Illfonics Neuauflage von Nexuiz entpuppt sich als reichlich altbackener und unspektakulärer Online-Arena-Shooter, den man nicht nur aufgrund der schon jetzt völlig verwaisten Server kaum jemandem ernsthaft empfehlen kann. Auch technisch und inhaltlich wird einfach viel zu wenig geboten: Neun Waffen, neun Karten, zwei Spielmodi - und nichts davon besonders interessant. Hinzu kommen fehlende Individualisierungen, Balanceprobleme sowie ein völlig misslungenes Matchmaking. Den einzigen Lichtblick stellen die zufällig angebotenen Mutatoren dar, mit denen man das Spielgeschehen auf sehr unterschiedliche Weise beeinflussen kann. Wer auf schnelle, unkomplizierte Balleraction mit hohem Glücksfaktor steht und regelmäßig genug Gleichgesinnte zur Hand hat, kann einen Blick riskieren. Mit dem wesentlich umfangreicheren Original oder dem Xonotic getauften Nachfolgeprojekt dürfte man jedoch weit mehr Spaß haben - und das sogar für lau.
Metro.co.uk (Mar 02, 2012)
An unbearably bland arena-based shooter that only manages to make the Quake-style action seem more old-fashioned and irrelevant than ever.
AusGamers (Mar 01, 2012)
Not only that, but it just feels generic. It feels like they took what the original developers made and added a shiny gloss to it, ignoring what made it special to the time period it originally existed in. There’s nothing that feels special about Nexiuz, neither changes that make it feel comfortable on its new home, nor any additional features to warrant a special purchase. Sure, it’s something different from the Halos, CODs and GoWs, but those games all found ways to attract gamers to their specific and unique causes.
Destructoid (Feb 28, 2012)
At best, Nexuiz is a bargain-bin, first-generation Xbox game. At worst, it's a financed effort that crumbles before its free, community-made predecessors. But hey, it's better than The Punisher: No Mercy! I guess that's what counts for progress in this sub-genre these days.