Armed To The Gears Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

In our Armed To The Gears Review we get to control a fully armed Mech and fight through cyberpunk cities, military bases, and industrial ruins. Capture and defend territories, build turrets and structures, and wage war against powerful enemies.

Armed To The Gears Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 735MB download size.
  • Touchscreen support for the menus.
  • Own in-game achievements
  • Four characters – Hux, Armitage, Randi, and Blair.
  • Training area.
  • 3 difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Game settings – Auto-aim distance slider, music, volume, and right stick sensitivity slider.
  • Archives library – rewatch and view cutscenes and collected lore.
  • Two campaigns – Domination (8 levels) and Base defense scenarios (6 levels).
  • Docking Bay is where you customize and upgrade your Mech. You can change armor, armor color, fairings, guns, and fairings color.
  • Tips on loading screens.
  • Twin-stick strategy shooter gameplay.
  • As a Mech, you can shoot, build/repair structures like turrets and mines.
  • Capture core reactors by standing in them.
  • Pick up ammo and cash from enemies.
  • Achievements pop up in-game when earned.
  • End of mission breakdown of performance.
  • Excellent explosions.
  • Good levels and layouts.
  • Talk with the characters at any point on the menu to get info.
  • Two camera views.
  • It looks really technical and difficult to learn but it is really not.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Big massive mechs.

Armed To The Gears Review Cons:

  • Not the best loading times.
  • Doesn’t promote the tutorial.
  • The story feels separate from the actual game and kinda secluded.
  • The shooting doesn’t feel as tight as it should be. The lock on doesn’t feel particularly good.
  • A lot of screen disorienting effects.
  • Lock-on is so disappointing.
  • Doesn’t teach you everything you need to know.

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Armed To The Gears:

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Developer: Deonn Software 

Publisher: Forever Entertainment

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


Armed To The Gears is a great Mech shooter, using a twin-stick control scheme you can really mess shit up. If that’s not enough then you can also build turrets, mines, and traps at will. The game world can be destroyed a lot like the buildings and structures with the explosions looking particularly nice. The screen is busy looking but is just a load of health bars and graphics and the thing is it looks kinda cool when you are messing people up. The story is forgettable more for the fact that the way it’s implemented is very isolated to the game, you are expected to find and collect Intel to tell the story and then chat with characters all of which you won’t do as it doesn’t fit into the narrative. I really like the idea of the game but the lock on and shooting is not good, it’s functional but it’s also stressful, if they would ditch the cursor stuff and just do straight-up twin-stick controls then it would play a lot better. Armed To The Gears is a game you need patience with, it’s not a bad game it just made some bad choices but the core game is actually rather fun.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!