Review: HARDCORE MECHA (PlayStation 4)

HARDCORE MECHA is a side-scrolling action game, which is focused on a better handling and filled with our tribute to those classic robots and their relevant culture works. It has two major game modes. In the campaign mode, you can enjoy an immersive experience in its rich gameplay and seamless in-game cut-scenes.


  • Slick Anime-style graphics.
  • 7.49gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Action side scroller gameplay.
  • 2D perspective.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Japanese voice option.
  • Tutorial and training scenarios.
  • Two control layouts.
  • Two modes-story and simulation.
  • Mp-Online/local. Battle/training modes and you can earn EXP and get unlocks.
  • Simulation-horde mode.
  • Can replay missions.
  • Skip cinematic option.
  • Secret areas.
  • Both Mech and human sections.
  • Stealth elements within levels where you can hide in the background, see enemy sight.
  • Development-skill trees for protection, arms, and weapons. Earn EXP level up and spend in-game coins to unlock abilities and parts.
  • Customize-overall stats and you change the loadout of weapon, ultimate, item, and mods.
  • Unlock new slots with play.


  • Slow-paced.
  • Stop start level structure.
  • Constant loading screens.
  • Slow unlocks.
  • Hard to get stealth to work and cover to actually trigger.

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


HARDCORE MECHA is an action-based side scroller, the action is intense with a mixture of shooting and melee attacks against armies of mechs, they break this up with out of Mech sections relying on stealth elements. Overall it plays well and you can get something out of it. I was just not a fan of the constant loading screens, the action keeps getting cut short with text messages or cutscenes and overall it just stops all momentum. If you can get past that and knuckle down like I say it has a lot of good qualities but be prepared to work for it.

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!

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