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. 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.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  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. 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. 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 is awesome , sound and effects are all topnotch. The price is also fair for being an arcade game . Instant buy!!! Full Review »
  3. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    The game has problems running in full screen at some resolutions, but Borderless Gaming fixes this completely. It will also only natively support X-input compliant controllers (meaning controllers that work like the Xbox 360 controller), or allow you to use your D-Pad for movement instead of the left stick, but XPadder and X360CE again fix both of these problems completely (i've been playing both with my controller's d-pad and with a full-Seimitsu arcade stick without any issues). For 15 bucks this game is an absolute masterpiece. Looks good, runs at a 100% constant 60fps with midrange DirectX11 hardware and is just a blast to play all the way through. At almost seven hours in, I'm still not done with the game, so if you like to explore like I do, you'll get over 8 hours just on your first campaign playthrough not counting the extra modes and difficulties. BUY THIS GAME! Full Review »