www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Yars-revenge.33891091
6.2 out of 10

Yars' Revenge

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Yars' Revenge

Showing 1-10 of 23

Yar's Revenge Review

GameSpot
19 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Longtime game fans may have fond memories of Yars' Revenge , an esoteric and experimental game that was one of the Atari 2600's original hits. As unusual as the original game was, this brand-new reboot of Yars' Revenge is perhaps even stranger. Rather than being a 2D shooter that features an insectoid hero, this reimagining transforms the titular Yar into a young four-armed female warrior wearing wasp-inspired body armor in a game heavily inspired by on-rails shooters...
  • Pros: Fantastic setting and visual design, Creative reimagining of a retro classic
  • Cons: Irritating control scheme, Lots of cheap damage, Stages are long and dull
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Yar’s Revenge

Square-Go
2 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Yars’ Revenge was one of the best selling games on the Atari 2600, making it somewhat of a puzzle why it has taken so long to come back. To the modern player of games it would appear very simple and, of course, being from that era it is just that, but for some reason it found an audience. The goal was to take out your enemy, an alien known as Qotile, which involved getting through its shield using the weapons at your disposal.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Yar's Revenge Review

G4
2 May 2011
  • Summary: Yar's Revenge is a finely crafted on-rails third person shooter with a wonderful art style. It's light on content and may not have much to do with its source material, but it's still an enjoyable, albeit fleeting experience.
  • Pros: Weapons are fun to use, Smooth controls, Looks fantastic
  • Cons: Not enough types of environments and enemies, Too short, Story is poorly told
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Yars’ Revenge Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
28 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Atari were once one of the biggest names in the console market, and Yars’ Revenge by Howard Scott Warshaw was one of their most original titles for the Atari 2600 console – released way back in 1981, and accompanied by a sci-fi comic book. The character names and a reproduction of that comic book are the major link between the 1981 game and this 2011 incarnation. So does it live up to the original game?
  • Read full review
Overall 7
6.5

Yars Revenge

games xtreme
22 April 2011
  • Summary: Games Xtreme takes a look at Yar's Revenge and finds out what's in store for gamers in this downloadable game
  • Read full review

XBLA Review: Yar’s Revenge

Video Games Reloaded
21 April 2011
  • Summary: Some games should be left alone, but is this one of them?
  • Read full review
Overall 5
5.0
Design 5
5.2
Gameplay 5
4.8
Storyline 5
5.0

Yar's Revenge

GameTrailers
20 April 2011
  • Excerpt: If you haven't heard, new Atari is rummaging through old Atari's closet for long-forgotten hits, with Yar's Revenge joining Haunted House and the upcoming Star Raiders as re-imagined relics from the past. Instead of adding modern visuals to the original gameplay, the updated games use their predecessors merely as inspiration.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Yar’s Revenge

oxmonline.com
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s been nearly 30 years since an abstract Atari 2600 game sent a space-faring insect to chew on enemy shields. You can find that classic in Xbox Live’s Game Room, but on Xbox Live Arcade, Yar’s Revenge (now with an apostrophe before the “s”) is a 3D rail shooter that bears little resemblance. As a sort of armored alien fairy, you blast through gangs of Qotile baddies across six stages, and vanquish bulky bosses at the end of each.
  • Pros: + Circuitous paths through pretty scenery; varied enemy vulnerabilities; offline co-op.
  • Cons: - Only six stages, without branching paths to make each playthrough feel different., - Eye-catching outdoor vistas disappear midway in favor of endless industrial scaffolding., ? Why make us read dialogue during do-or-die battles?
  • Read full review
Overall 8
7.5

Yar Returns With A New Look

Game Informer
13 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Fly through strange alien landscapes while blowing up insect-like opponents Graphics: Pretty visual effects and a unique animation style help the game to look quite striking Sound: The expected mix of sci-fi sounds and music fit the bill Playability: It takes a while to get used to juggling the different weapon types, but the controls come together quite nicely Entertainment: A fun little journey, especially if you can find a buddy with whom you can enjoy co-op...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Yar's Revenge Review

PALGN
2 June 2011
Next page >>