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  • Summary: NieR: Automata is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machine lifeforms and abandoned by mankind. As part of an android army created by humans to reclaim the planet, players will fight their way through the mechanical horde using a collective of close-combat weapons andNieR: Automata is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machine lifeforms and abandoned by mankind. As part of an android army created by humans to reclaim the planet, players will fight their way through the mechanical horde using a collective of close-combat weapons and ranged attacks. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 1, 2018
    100
    XBox One owners have no excuse to miss out on this game. It is one of the best examples of video games as a medium of entertainment and needs to be played by every person possible. I cannot stress enough how important this game is, or how good it is.
  2. Jul 2, 2018
    100
    The story has impact on both a base level and philosophically, and will no doubt leave you with questions to consider for days after you finish if you enjoy that kind of thing. I wish I could have more games like NieR: Automata, but I'll probably be waiting a while — it's only so often a game this excellent comes around.
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    95
    Being that the game is unchanged from last year, it’s no surprise that the Become As Gods Edition doesn’t disappoint. If you’re Xbox-only and haven’t given this game a go, there’s no better time than the present.
  4. Jun 29, 2018
    90
    The award masterpiece of Platinum Games arrives on Xbox One: the story is captivating, the world is alive and evolving, the combat is engaging and the soundtrack is simply amazing.
  5. 90
    A fantastic mix of explosive action and thoughtful storytelling, that results in one of the most unpredictable and ambitious action role-players of the modern era.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    89
    As good as it was on PS4, but with a bit more content, and it's cheaper. A win-win situation despite its delay.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    70
    Nier: Automata Become As Gods Edition has a very deep and thoughtful story, but it requires a lot of time before you get down to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    Square enix did it yet again. Nier: Automata is the single player hack and slash RPG every xbox gamer wanted to come to our platform, and itSquare enix did it yet again. Nier: Automata is the single player hack and slash RPG every xbox gamer wanted to come to our platform, and it did.

    In a time where aliens invade earth with machine lieforms, the human race hangs by a thread on orbiting "bunkers". There are so many things that this games does perfectly that tons of other games attempted. Lets start with the constant POV changes. One minute you're in the standard 3rd person, next you're playing as a 2D sidescroller, usually finished with a top down sequence. The game blends the POV so well in a way that comes off as refreshing in the gaming world.

    The combat is fluid and satisfying. Every blow to an enemy feels significant and wonderful to do. Nier: Automata in a way reminds me of a faster paced Bloodborne. If you aren't evading enemy attacks you could instantly die to a combo in higher difficulties. (You'll die instantly from one hit on the hardest difficulty regardless). The boss battles always have your adrenaline running which is something I haven't personally felt since Cuphead.

    Story wise, the game is pretty straightforward and makes you question your morals and the cause you're fighting for around halfway through the game. Otherwise, the game is spectacular in every respective way. My only complaint is that there are a few questionable texture pop in times here and there. Nonetheless, Nier: Automata is the perfect game every Xbox player should own.
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  2. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    an excellent balance for this edition besides that it excels graphically in comparison of its edition for ps4 definitely this is the true facean excellent balance for this edition besides that it excels graphically in comparison of its edition for ps4 definitely this is the true face of nier automata and not what they showed us in ps4 I have nothing to say so someone wants to play fortnite? Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2018
    10
    As someone with both an Xbox One and a PS4, I'm excited that Xbox One users get to experience this game. I do have to say, PS4 is killing itAs someone with both an Xbox One and a PS4, I'm excited that Xbox One users get to experience this game. I do have to say, PS4 is killing it this generation when it comes to great exclusives and so I rarely use my Xbox One which I think is unfair in a way. Hopefully the next generation of consoles have close to equally great exclusives to reward buyers of each console. Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    10
    Amazing game, graphics are first class on the Xbox one X (Digital Foundry have found this version to be the best console version). GreatAmazing game, graphics are first class on the Xbox one X (Digital Foundry have found this version to be the best console version). Great gameplay and story, 10/10. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2018
    9
    The game takes you through an exciting adventure with multiple points of view and an extra part once you finish the main storyline. TheThe game takes you through an exciting adventure with multiple points of view and an extra part once you finish the main storyline. The characters are well developed and the empathy that you develop towards them is well justified.
    The game lacks a better development of the antagonist and the boss's fights.

    Main characters are beautifully designed.
    You will finish the game full of different feelings.

    *Here in Madly Geek we try always to finish the games 100%, and this one wasn't an exception, and it was pretty enjoyable to do this and plus pass through the secret and special ending that is a gift from it's creator, that goes along pretty well with the game's philosophy.
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  6. Jul 8, 2018
    9
    I won’t mind admitting that I was very jealous when NieR Automata released on the PS4 because it is a game that is right up my alley, and II won’t mind admitting that I was very jealous when NieR Automata released on the PS4 because it is a game that is right up my alley, and I was very tempted to buy a PS4 just for that game. There was a part of me though that hoped it would eventually release on the Xbox One and as you can imagine when I first learnt that it was making its way to the Xbox One I was very excited to say the least, and I’m pleased to say that it was well worth the wait. Everything about this game oozes class and charm and to say I enjoyed my time with the game would be a massive understatement. I heard many good things about the game’s story and now I can see why because it’s breathtakingly brilliant from start to finish and the gameplay that accompanies the fantastic story is also flawless. The reason the gameplay is so flawless is because every little different mechanic and aspect adds a unique side to the game. You’ll be pleased to know then that the combat plays a big part in making the gameplay so addictive. Everything runs so smooth when you’re in combat and that means defeating the enemies you face always remains satisfying throughout your time with the game. This is a very good thing because in terms of content the game has a quite a lot for you to be getting on with. The content also doesn’t get boring either because there is variety dotted throughout the game’s fantastic world. In fact the content is that good that my only gripe with the game is that the fetch quests can be a little tedious from time to time, but this is only a small gripe and you can easily look past this. If you’re a fan of big and magnificent boss battles then you will no doubt be pleased with what NieR Automata has to offer. Each boss in the game actually felt like they mattered and the clever design of them meant that fighting them was not only rewarding but it was also very exciting as well. I have to also give a special mention to the presentation side of the game as well because it does enhance the gameplay quite a lot. I know everybody isn’t a fan of NieR’s style when it comes to the visual department, but for me I think it’s perfect and when both the visuals and sound design combine together you end up having even more of an immersive experience. At the end of the day even though NieR Automata came out last year on the PS4 I still think it deserves a special mention in regards to game of the year this year because quite frankly it’s fantastic. It’s not very often when a game gets everything right but it does here and in the end I can’t recommend this game to you enough. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2018
    1
    I thought i was getting an RPG? I didnt, i got a ridiculously difficult twin-stick shooter. Dodging doesn't even work, the enemies still hitI thought i was getting an RPG? I didnt, i got a ridiculously difficult twin-stick shooter. Dodging doesn't even work, the enemies still hit you. Typical JRPG crap. Waste of money. Expand

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