User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 124 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 124
  2. Negative: 24 out of 124

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  1. Jun 29, 2014
    5
    It's an ok game but honestly there's better bullethell flash games out there now.

    They may not look as cool, especially with the shifting camera angles and such, but the gameplay on them is more challenging and more fun. It also doesn't help that the voice acting is in Japanese and there's no subtitles. When you're busy dodging and killing you can't really read subtitles, so
    It's an ok game but honestly there's better bullethell flash games out there now.

    They may not look as cool, especially with the shifting camera angles and such, but the gameplay on them is more challenging and more fun.

    It also doesn't help that the voice acting is in Japanese and there's no subtitles. When you're busy dodging and killing you can't really read subtitles, so storywise I had no idea why I was killing these alien robot thingies.
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  2. Jul 1, 2014
    5
    Cheap bullet hell arcade game. It plays okay, but for people who do not speak japanese reading subtitles is virtually impossible. The game constantly spams the players with enemies and numerous important plot details at the same time, coupled with a lot of typical anime-style chatter from the protagonists. It's barely decent button-mashing, but nothing else.

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Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 29, 2014
    80
    Astebreed is a two-faced retro arcade game. It presents a clever scoring system along with a great fun, though it can be also boring and stereotypical. Fortunately, it gives you a choice from which perspective you wish to get to know the game.
  2. Oct 26, 2014
    90
    A savvy mix of sweetly balanced mechanics, dazzling speed and spectacular graphics.
  3. CD-Action
    Aug 25, 2014
    75
    Astebreed is most fun when you try to beat it on high difficulty level without using continues while improving your score over and over again. If you’re not interested in that, you’ll spend no more than one evening with this game. [08/2014, p.73]