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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32

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  1. Nov 24, 2013
    This game was absolutely perfect. At no time did I ever regret this purchase because any flaw that the game had was easily drowned out by the amount of fun that I was having while playing it.
    The music in the game beautifully matched the action and tempo of the game, going from fights with smaller enemies to fighting mission bosses, adding in both volume and lyrics.
    It has good amount of
    re-playability, especially in Stage Attack mode where you can compete to break your score and try to get all the bonus achievements. Plus, since the stages are also pretty short, it is a great game to play anywhere while you're waiting around.
    Even after wearing my hands out, I couldn't wait to play again.
  2. Dec 25, 2012
    There are some games like this : you only have to play for 30 seconds to know it's gonna be good. Liberation Maiden is one of those. Backed by a story and a character design kinda mixing Evangelion and Infinite Stratos, the game has you play has Shôko, a high school girl who is at the same time... President of Japan!!!

    Yes. In Liberation Maiden, politicians aren't fat cats making
    broken laws. True, the situation calls for immediate action as an unknown life form has invaded and corrupted the whole country. Shôko is entrusted with the fateful mission of wiping the aliens out and making the land green again.

    Learning how to play Liberation Maiden takes approximately... 4 seconds! Quite a performance since it feels so complicated when you have to explain it. You fire lasers by tapping the touchscreen, but the enemies are on the upper screen and the touchscreen is black (save for the simple map). The attack you fire lands on the upper screen a the equivalent location to where you've tapped on touchscreen. You are therefore empirically thinking your next move depending of where the precedent one hit (because of course you NEVER have to time to glance at the touchscreen). At 10 bursts/second, it's absolutely natural. This epic gameplay is further reinforced by the hazardous environment. Lasers, missiles, infrared radars come from everywhere and let you no time to breathe. The boss battles are even heated and unforgiving. Graphically speaking, it's rather ugly, probably due to the low budget. But on the other hand you do have an outstanding sound environment. The sound of lasers, explosions, the rumbling of the dying aliens, the characters' lines, the little messages you receive from inhabitants upon completing an objective : all that makes Liberation Maiden the closest game to Evangelion I've ever seen. But of course, you will needed the original Japanese version for that, English dubs would only hurt your ears.

    True, the game is short (3 to 4 hours), it's repetitive, it has some punitive difficulty spikes, but for 8

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Jan 14, 2013
    If you're a Suda-51 enthusiast or if it's on sale, then it'll be worth it, but other than that, it's a tiny distraction that provides a little entertainment, closer to an app game than something you'd play on a proper console, even a handheld one.
  2. A beautiful shooter hampered only by its being too small for the grand scale it implies. [Christmas 2012, p.96]
  3. Nov 25, 2012
    With only five stages, it's hard to justify the price tag unless you intend to chase high scores. [Christmas 2012, p.91]