Simon Wolfe of Capsule Computers writes:
"Twin stick shooters have been becoming more abundant and it s easy to see why, the character is able to move about freely, while shooting anything around them. Hexodius is a game that takes the twin stick shooter formula and adds in a few strategy elements to put the focus on preparing for each mission, instead of stumbling through them just to get past. But, are these additions enough to make a splash in the twin stick genre or simply end up weighing it down? Let’s look at what the game has to offer."