GamesRadar writes: "But Soldner-X isn't bad. It's slick, it's gorgeous to look at, and the audience it caters for – the hardcore shoot-'em-up crowd – will find this an absolute treat. It controls tightly, levels flow well, and the challenges come from learning enemies' patterns and reacting faster than most human beings do. It only loses marks for being so remarkably inaccessible – even the easiest setting may as well be marked 'bleed from the eyes difficult'. Finally, we'd say that Soldner-X is tough, but rewarding. It just lacks any kind of overall balance".