Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. The Red Star is an amazing game; it's fast, fun, and loaded with variety. [July 2007, p.52]
  2. Visually there's nothing like it--it is a purely artistic endeavor and as shooters go there's nothing here not to love. [Dec. 2006, p.81]
  3. 90
    If you're an action-shooter fan, looking for a pleasant distraction, the game delivers a quality experience, considering the $20 price tag. However, if you're a fan of the comics and were hoping for some of the glorious art style and heavy plot twists, you might just wish that XS Games had left The Red Star on the shelves to rot.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Damien
    Mar 21, 2008
    8
    Definitely ahead of its time when it was scheduled to initially release...though not graphically, but gameplay wise. A great action adventure meets platform shooter. Very reminiscent of old-school arcade games like Contra or Aliens. Definitely worth a playthrough even if you aren't familiar with the franchise. Full Review »
  2. BushM
    Dec 2, 2007
    10
    I love this game. I just stumbled across it used for $13 yesterday. Its really fun. I remember I was so pumped for this game like 4 years ago before it got canceled. I was so confused when I found it. I didn't that it even came out. why didn't I see any reviews or any news at all for this game? Full Review »
  3. AshbyH.
    May 7, 2007
    9
    Totally old school, totally fun. Graphics are not the best, but not ugly either. If you like old school, hardcore games (Think anything Treasure made back in the day). Pick it up now! Full Review »