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Ikaruga
7.8 out of 10

Ikaruga

The Japanese arcade hit Ikaruga comes to Xbox LIVE® Arcade! Trea Read more

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User Review

gracjanski, Metacritic
13 January 2015
  • Summary: Finally a good shootemup. It has been a long time I played such games. The idea to change polarities is genious and makes the gameplay complex. The bosses are interesting, the graphics good, just like the music.
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Gzhindra, Metacritic
15 March 2014
  • Summary: The graphics are minimalists but Ikaruga isn't about aesthetics. It is about a pure and extremely demanding gameplay and getting up the leaderboard. I love it and keep coming back to it. A little bit everyday without fail.
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Johangir, Metacritic
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Fantastic PC port with some new polish and features (nothing game changing). Plenty of options for configuring the game, hud, screen layout, and resolution. They really thought this through when porting to PC, and it puts away the stereotype that all Japanese game developers are crap at making PC...
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mcuk2001, Metacritic
19 February 2014
  • Summary: love it.....................................................................................................................................................................
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Overall 10
10

Perfect shooter.

Clint C., Amazon
4 July 2011
  • Summary: There was a time when I was beating myself up for not purchasing this game (as an import) on the Gamecube when it released and times I came close to purchasing it on eBay for over $100. So you can imagine how I leaped for joy to see Ikaruga come to XBLA. This was the easiest purchase I ever made.
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Overall 10
10

Radiant Silvergun 2

Strategos "The Guardian of Time", Amazon
2 December 2010
  • Summary: Top-down and side-scrolling shooters are an acquired taste. They don't rely on complex stories, variety of gameplay, or complex controls. They give you pretty much one kind of gameplay (destroy everything and don't die) and stick with it.
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ApocalypseBrown, Metacritic
8 January 2010
  • Summary: Perfection is what I'll call this side -scrolling shoot 'em up, the game was so awe inspiring ten years ago and hasn't lost a once of playability today!
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Overall 10
10

Like a lost art

T. Rodgers, Amazon
17 July 2009
  • Summary: This is a mesmerizing game that's both challenging and approachable. First off, the difficulty - it's harsh, but not impossible. This is a game you can learn to beat, even if you an average gamer (like me) and can work to master if you are really good.
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Overall 10
10

A hidden gem, not for casual gamers

Too Old for Games "casualgamer", Amazon
18 May 2009
  • Summary: I have nothing new to add to the two review here--they are spot on. If you are a hard-core shoot em up fan, you already know about this game and its developer; if you are a casual gamer, you should stay away; but if you are somewhere in the middle and are interested in a challenging shmup, then I...
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Overall 8
8.0

The Trick is Mastering the Polarities

James E. Ranshaw, Amazon
6 May 2009
  • Summary: I've always wanted this game (for multiple consoles), so I was thrilled when it came my way to the Xbox so I could finally get it. You can have a lot of fun with this game, that is for sure, but you can also get very frustrated.
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