European gamers have to wait until Friday to get their Titanfall fix, but thatâ€™s not the case in the US where the fast-paced FPS launches tomorrow.
Reviews started to surface this afternoon, and scores are somewhat predictably high. At the time of typing the Metacritic stands at a lofty 87% from 26 critics.
A few websites – such as Eurogamer – have however decided to hold their scores back until public servers are available.
We should also point out that the Xbox 360 version hasnâ€™t been reviewed yet – that iteration isnâ€™t out until later this month. With HD conversion specialists Bluepoint Games behind it, we have good faith that theyâ€™ll do the ageing Xbox 360 proud.
Here’s how the Xbox One version has been received so far:
10/10 – EGM: â€œRespawnâ€™s debut is, unquestionably, worthy of all the praises sung about itâ€
9.3 – GameTrailers: â€œIf youâ€™re looking for a story-driven experience, look elsewhere. If youâ€™re looking for a shooter, Titanfall will satisfy and surprise youâ€
9/10 – gamesTM: â€œForget about whether itâ€™s an Xbox One system seller, if it can beat Call of Duty, or any similar chatter. All you need to know is that Titanfall is damn good funâ€
9/10 – NowGamer: â€œIf all goes smoothly at launch and Titanfall does prove to be a stable online shooter, then jump right in, because Titanfall is bloody goodâ€
9/10 – Polygon: â€œTitanfall may not mark the same kind of sea change that Modern Warfare started but the pieces are all there in a game that delivers on its potential as the next big thingâ€
9/10 – GameCentral: â€œIt could do with a few more ancillary options, and a more interesting backstory, but in terms of online gameplay Titanfall is now the game to beat this genâ€
9/10 – Official Xbox Magazine UK: â€œAn imperfect but utterly unmissable tour de force of multiplayer design, bustling with so many new ideas that it’s a wonder it doesn’t fly apart in mid-airâ€
8.5/10 – OXM (US): â€œA consummate multiplayer shooter, Titanfall has little to offer those interested in story â€” but for everyone else, itâ€™s a must-playâ€
8/10 – VideoGamer: â€œA very good first instalment [then], but the best is yet to come”
4.5/5 – JoyStiq: â€œTitanfall isn’t tuned to perfection for everyone yet, but it starts as a smart, swift and startling movement in well-traveled spaceâ€
4/5 – GamesRadar: â€œTitanfall’s moving parts complement each other well, and take a familiar FPS formula and make it feel fresh–it’s just a shame that it relies so heavily on the familiarâ€
We’ll take a closer look at the potential Xbox One system seller during this week’s new release round-up, along with Dark Souls II and Yoshi’s New Island. Some unsteady timing there, Nintendo.