Strider PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    90
    Strider is unapologetic in its approach: it’s a Metroidvania that thrives on speed, slashing, and general carnage. It manages all four very well.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    88
    I’m happy to report that Double Helix nailed all of the classic elements of the series while launching it into the modern era.
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    86
    It's not perfect, and the chrome finish is marred by a few pacing and polish quibbles, but successfully taking Hiryu's seemingly anachronistic style into the 21st century has only proven how much he has improved with time.
  4. GameStar
    Feb 26, 2014
    80
    Lightning-fast arcade action, precision control, constant movement and numerous gadgets.
  5. Feb 25, 2014
    80
    Even though it is lacking fresh ideas and the exploration elements are a bit underwhelming, this is a successful and thoroughly fun reboot for the Strider franchise, thanks to its super fast combat, responsive controls and neat visual design.
  6. Feb 18, 2014
    75
    While its slightly unbalanced design holds it back from being a genuine classic, it nonetheless does enough right to put a swagger back in Strider’s step for the first time in decades.
  7. Mar 3, 2014
    70
    For now, if you don’t mind a world that’s full of rather bland environments, feeling contradictory to the game’s intense, blistering action, then jumping into the ninja boots of Strider is sure to supply a fun afternoon or two.
  8. Feb 28, 2014
    70
    Strider is a liberating, free-form action platformer studded with frustrating callbacks to an arcade era better left behind.
  9. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    For its price, Strider has great value, especially if you can switch gears towards being more exploratory at the end. Otherwise, it’s frustrating as heck to have the difficulty curve go from playing tag with some school chums, to enemies darting for your throat with the gnashing of werewolf-like fangs for your body's fleshy sustenance. Ninjas are lean meat, after all.
  10. Feb 27, 2014
    60
    Enjoyable, authentic, and oh-so-cool... when it doesn't break.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    They took the classic Strider Arcade Gameplay and combined it with a Super Metroid like Gameplay. The end result is close to perfection.They took the classic Strider Arcade Gameplay and combined it with a Super Metroid like Gameplay. The end result is close to perfection. Fantastic job to the developers. I cannot find any real flaws with it, right now. Yes its retro but its done remarkably well. Now... if only they would be willing to make a "Ninja Warriors Again" using this gameplay style. Full Review »
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    6
    finished beating the game now. The game has some pros and cons.

    Pros - great fluid fighting and makes you feel like a bad ass. excellent
    finished beating the game now. The game has some pros and cons.

    Pros - great fluid fighting and makes you feel like a bad ass. excellent frame rate very fluid again and very cool visually.

    Cons - no memorable music. Costumes don't do anything but change colors. No story line other than go kill that really bad guy (for some i don't think that matters much). Could use more customization (a level up system would've been with stat placing and new moves more weapons that fought different not just 4 different once with same animation with effects that really weren't that exciting). Wish each scenery had more noticable different look, i always felt like i was in the same are with dull differences (just metal and more metal everywhere with a few elemental differences). Wish would've had like a grassy, mountainous, snowy area, a magma area that actually really felt more true to it a dark abandoned dungeon etc. like Megaman X games and a lot of Castlevania games. I don't know alltogether atmosphere was sorta bland for me. Bosses were way to easy (than again played on normal still should've been more challange for a metroidvania even like that).

    Conclusion: alright game with wicked fluid action and very beautiful for a 2D game. Little bland and short (4 to 7 hours??). Great concept though and had a lot of fun parts. But def. missed it's mark. For such a pretty large production could've taken advice from Valdis Story ( rrreeeally great metroidvania game that is INDIE game and is has hard as hell with boss battles that make you feel accomplished when u beat even on normal).
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  3. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    Best reboot of a game I have played in years. Double Felix got it right! This feels and plays like the Original from 1989. The music isBest reboot of a game I have played in years. Double Felix got it right! This feels and plays like the Original from 1989. The music is awesome , sound and effects are all topnotch. The price is also fair for being an arcade game . Instant buy!!! Full Review »