Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jul 31, 2011
    3D Classics: Xevious might have met most gamers' standards ten years ago, but in the age of such incredible classic remakes as Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Galaga Legions DX, and Space Invaders Infinity Gene, it's hard to be confident that fans wont be disappointed with this minimally enhanced port.
  2. Jul 29, 2011
    Unless you're some kind of creepy time-rich retro masochist who actually enjoys having to start over from scratch every single time, Xevious is likely to provoke nothing but buyer's remorse.
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    Of all the games they could have chosen, why did it have to be this one? [Oct 2011, p.95]
  4. Jul 22, 2011
    Xevious is still a game design that's nearly 30 years old, so all the new bells and whistles in the world won't be enough to get some modern fans interested in this old classic again. But the 3D Classics upgrades have made me more of a fan of it than I ever was before, and that's certainly enough for me to recommend you all give it a try too.
  5. Sep 6, 2011
    Xevious on 3DS was inevitable. Shame they didn't do anything with it. [Sept 2011, p.77]
  6. Jul 25, 2011
    There's no denying the fact that the original Xevious arcade game is beginning to show its age with overly simplistic visual designs and repetitive gameplay, but it's impossible not to be impressed with just how much the addition of true 3D depth injects into the overall experience.
  7. 80
    My only gripe with this game applies to all of the 3D Classics titles, and that's the lack of an online leaderboard.
  8. Disappointing. [Oct 2011, p.97]
  9. Jul 25, 2011
    Xevious is a true arcade classic, offering a delicate slice of shooting action that will seriously test your gaming skills. The asking price, however, is far too high to fully recommend.
  10. Aug 31, 2011
    Xevious may not have absorbed all the conceptual advances of the last three decades, but its appeal, even reduced, remains and, just for that, deserves to be revisited.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 7, 2013
    3D classics: Xevious is a port of the Arcade/Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom game of the same name. Xevious consists of a spaceship shoot em' up game where you skilfully dodge projectiles, shoot down enemy crafts and bomb grounded enemy vehicles, buildings and turrets. The main purpose of the game is to survive as long as possible and to score as high as possible in the points category. The game is not easy however, one shot to your craft is enough to take it down and lose a life and you are usually bombarded with a large amount of enemy fire. A high score table and control editing is available in the improved menu interface. There is also an interrupt save feature so you can quit in the middle of a game and return to it in the exact location you left off. The 3D effect gives the game a sense of depth and makes it far easier to judge differences from threats in the air and on the ground. If you are a fan of classic spaceship shoot em' ups and/or difficult games, take a look. Full Review »
  2. Apr 27, 2012
    For retro gaming fans, this is a classic game that you will want in your collection. for the rest of us, however, it's shallow gameplay shows it's age and though the updated 3d treatment is nice, it isn't enough to save this game from being played mostly once or twice then quickly forgotten. There are some games that are worth bringing back from the annals of history but this one doesn't manage to cut it unless you're a very big fan of retro games. Full Review »
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    fun game, just like the old one. but its is upgraded in 3d. looks great in 3d. and as a save. playible in 2d or 3d. sounds great