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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Armored Core VI will not be mistaken for Dark Souls, but it delivers what it promised – a visually stunning, punishingly fun game that offers a new frontier for the Armored Core series.

Game Info

A mysterious new substance was discovered on the remote planet, Rubicon 3. As an energy source, this substance was expected to dramatically advance humanity’s technological and communications capabilities. Instead, this substance caused a catastrophe that engulfed the planet and the surrounding stars in flames and storms, forming a Burning Star System. Almost half a century later, the same substance resurfaced on Rubicon 3, a planet now contaminated and sealed off by the catastrophe. Extra-terrestrial corporations and resistance groups fight over control of the substance. The player infiltrates Rubicon as an independent mercenary and finds themself in a struggle over the substance with the corporations and other factions.

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Total Reviews: 103

Nom: Best Action Game (2023)

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38% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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Richard Wakeling (GameSpot)
August 23, 2023
8/10

Armored Core VI sees From Software return to and refine its roots with a game of thrilling mech combat built on aggression, agility, and customization.

Caelyn Ellis (Eurogamer)
August 23, 2023
5/5 stars

FromSoftware delivers a superlative action game that builds on its Soulslike pedigree while staying lean and laser-focused.

J.R. Waugh (Attack of the Fanboy)
August 23, 2023
4/5 stars

Years and several Soulslike games later, FromSoftware revisits another of its iconic franchises and mostly soars with awesome visuals and combat. While difficulty is always going to be a factor in these games, the sudden challenge spikes will alienate those who lack the patience for finding the right build.

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Nom: Best Action Game (2023)

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Credits

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Masaru Yamamura

PRODUCER(S):

Yasunori Ogura

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Kota Hoshino

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