• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2012
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    If you were hoping for a port of the 1982 classic arcade game, you should just walk away right now. If you are willing to accept change, or have just never heard of Zaxxon before, this is a worthy game. It looks good and is challenging and fun.
  2. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    The 3D endless runner genre could use more games like Zaxxon Escape, ones that try to do something new with their concepts. It doesn't always succeed, but it is still a fun take on the genre.
  3. Oct 19, 2012
    75
    Endless running in space that fits better on a small screen than on a tablet.
  4. Oct 24, 2012
    60
    Zaxxon Escape may be a logical continuation of the classic Arcade title, but aside from its shiny spaceship based theme it brings little to the table you can't already get in free Temple Run style games.
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    A sadistic, unforgiving level of difficulty. This must have been made in the 80's.
  6. Oct 9, 2012
    60
    While utterly unlike the original game in any discernible way, Zaxxon Escape makes for a fun ride in its own right as the speed increases every second you survive.
  7. Oct 5, 2012
    60
    Unless you fancy yourself a diehard fan of its predecessor, Zaxxon Escape is not a particularly offensive game.
  8. Oct 9, 2012
    50
    It's not that it's a thoroughly bad game. In its own right it could have been a decent endless runner, as the visuals are sharp and the concept is sound. Yet it unequivocally fails to earn a place in the Zaxxon canon, and with only one game mode and a greedy in-app store, it struggles to demonstrate its value as a standalone title.
  9. Oct 9, 2012
    50
    Zaxxon Escape takes a classic shoot-'em-up property and completely changes it to a mediocre flavour-of-the-month endless-runner.

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