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Overall 6


Auracore MediaWorks
18 September 2013
  • Summary: Flashback: The Search for Mediocrity
  • Pros: Absolutely gorgeous visuals; difficulty curve has been eased massively; has an emulated version of the 1993 original.
  • Cons: Cutscenes are bland; voice acting is bland at best and horrible at worst; gameplay manages to feel as clunky as the original even with updated mechanics; emulated original is rather horribly done.
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Overall 6

Flashback – Review (XBLA)

15 September 2013
  • Excerpt: There’s this remake of Robocop due out soon, and it’s obviously incredibly unnecessary and an enormous blurt of millions of dollars that could be well spent easing that debt we as a race of beings apparently owe ourselves. This remake of the 1992 game Flashback, didn’t cost the gross national product of a small country to make, so we’ll treat it with slightly less scorn.
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Overall 4

Flashback Review

6 September 2013
  • Summary: Sadly, presentation can only go so far in a game, and the remastering job in Flashback does not make up for the dull campaign and control issues that plague this 2013 release.
  • Pros: Updated visuals, Shooting feels decent
  • Cons: Unreliable controls, Dull campaign, Awful voice-acting
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Overall 6


5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Back in 1992 a small game called Flashback made an appearance and went on to be considered a true classic. I am a huge fan of the original game and even still play it from time to time. Over the years I have said ‘I wish they could reboot the game with modern visuals,’ and now twenty years after the original game was released, the remake of Flashback was announced.
  • Pros: Stunning visuals and sound; Fun gameplay
  • Cons: Bad game bugs; Unnecessary additions to the game
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Overall 6
Gameplay 7
Graphics 6
Sound 6

Flashback HD Review – Xbox 360

4 September 2013
  • Conclusion: While it’s an improvement over the original in a few ways, there are unnecessary additions and bugs, making for a slightly above average experience.
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Overall 5

Flashback (XBLA) Review

3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Dave goes back to the future with this classic remake.
  • Pros: + Includes the original version, + Generally nice visuals
  • Cons: Broken targeting, Glitchy, Boring
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Overall 7

Flashback HD

Family Friendly Gaming
31 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Twenty years ago Flashback became a cult classic that some gamers worship to this day. It can be dangerous to say anything negative about the game or franchise. For gaming zealots will attack quicker than a terrorist. It can also be dangerous to try and remake the game. Since said gaming zealots have such high expectations.
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XBLA Review: Flashback

Video Games Reloaded
30 August 2013
Overall 4

Flashback Review

29 August 2013
  • Summary: Flashback is a great-looking remake of a classic game, but playing it is an exercise in confusion and frustration.
  • Pros: Great attention to detail in modernizing the original Flashback's visuals
  • Cons: Clunky controls, Awkward animations that interfere with gameplay, Irritating design choices
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Overall 3

Some Memories Are Best Left Alone

Game Informer
26 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Revisit the early ‘90s game, telling the same general story and adding voice acting Graphics: A jungle looks like a jungle, a sterile futuristic city looks like a sterile futuristic city, etc. Sound: The original Flashback’s soundtrack was groundbreaking for its time. It’s unforgivable that players who play that version (also included here) won’t get to hear sound during cutscenes thanks to a botched port Playability: During my playthrough, Conrad got stuck in...
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