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8.7 out of 10

Outland

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Overall 9
9.0

Outland review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Crazy bullet-hell madness, Cribs from the classics, Gorgeous art style
  • Cons: Crazy bullet-hell madness, Forgetting to hit checkpoints, Not much else
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You got Your Bullet Hell in My Platformer

GameCritics.com
18 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Why is this not a side-scrolling platformer?
  • Pros: Stellar visual style.
  • Cons: The prologue is far, far too long.
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Overall 8
8.0

Outland

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Outland is a solid and enjoyable platformer, and one of the best Metroidvanias available for Xbox Live Arcade. Fans of the genre will note the repetitive strain later into the experience, but anyone else is bound to have a blast throughout.
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Overall 9
8.5

Outland Review

PlayDevil
14 August 2011
  • Summary: An intriguing combination of Ikaruga and Shadow Complex , " Outland " is a great achievement from Housemarque. After losing their way slightly after Super Stardust, this represents a great return to form for the developer, with fantastic art and sound, and interesting gameplay. It’s a shame the multiplayer isn’t better, but the single player alone, coupled with a bargain price makes the game easy to recommend for anyone looking for either a challenge, or just a quality...
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Overall 8
8.0

Outland

True achievements
1 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Different udfordringer and the ability to play online co-op are also elements that pull in the right direction and it should certainly not be the last time that Finnish Housemarque pile into Outland universe, which might be regarded as something of a modern classic.
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Outstanding platformer looks and plays like a dream.

Common Sense Media
31 July 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Outland is a downloadable side-scrolling platform game with mild violence. Players do battle against fantasy creatures using a sword and dash attacks, but the game’s silhouette-style graphics show no blood or gore. Plus, the focus isn’t on violence so much as acrobatically navigating tricky environments.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Game and Player
1 July 2011
  • Excerpt: . By now, it's a known quantity to Xbox 360 owners but new to the PlayStation 3. Is it worth the money? Resoundingly.
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You Got Your Bullet Hell in My Platformer

GameCritics.com
24 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Why is this not a side-scrolling platformer?
  • Pros: Stellar visual style.
  • Cons: The prologue is far, far too long.
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Outland Review

GameSpot
22 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Outland is an expertly crafted platformer. The delicate weave of artistic delights and remarkable craftsmanship on display is staggering, and the fine pace at which its many secrets are revealed give this intoxicating adventure impressive depth. The lure of Outland begins with its stunning artistic design, but beauty goes much deeper than the surface.
  • Pros: Incredible controls with a wealth of useful abilities, Challenging and exciting boss fights, Tightly crafted levels with a smooth difficulty curve, Brilliant cooperative challenges, Gorgeous visuals and a stirring soundtrack, N/A
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Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 9
9.0

Outland (X360) - Review

VGChartz
30 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The last few years have demonstrated just how important the downloadable space is for showcasing new and exciting games. Finnish developer Housemarque's Outland is yet another shining testament to the online platform and is, in its own right, a sharp-looking and captivating 2D side-scroller that takes the best bits from a ream of influences and blends them all together with resounding results.
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