Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. After Burner Climax is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting new entries into the downloadable space. SEGA managed to preserve most of the intensity and all of the fun of the original game, and this latest iteration packs in a few extras that complete the package in a meaningful way.
  2. 100
    Play and enjoy After Burner Climax for what it is: a thrill ride.
  3. After Burner Climax is pure arcade. Pure fun concentrated in a game in which time goes much faster.
  4. After Burner Climax is as close as it gets to getting the full experience short of stepping into a specialized arcade cabinet, and the EX mode gives legs to what would otherwise be a incredibly short play time.
  5. 91
    Ignore the linearity of the level design and embrace the PSN's most adrenaline-fuelled game since WipEout HD. [Issue#193, p.102]
  6. Despite the game’s length, you’ll no doubt find yourself lured back in time and time again, and if you’ve yet to play it, there’s really no excuse… do it now!
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 10, 2011
    7
    I enjoyed playing the game but it was very basic and short. I had everything unlocked and finished within a day. It did bring me back to theI enjoyed playing the game but it was very basic and short. I had everything unlocked and finished within a day. It did bring me back to the days of playing in the arcade but not worth the $10 I paid for it. Full Review »
  2. Oct 15, 2014
    10
    Ok, before anyone says, "yeah right, a 10" understand that I gave it the highest of accolades because it's simply the best After Burner gameOk, before anyone says, "yeah right, a 10" understand that I gave it the highest of accolades because it's simply the best After Burner game ever made and it still retains a feeling of nostalgia especially considering you can choose to play the game with the original After Burner II music intact, note for note. Reminds me back when it cost a $1 to play the motorized deluxe edition that moved your entire body left, right, up, and down. So, as old school arcade reboot, this game gets 9 +1 for nostalgia. Worth the measly $10 spent on it. Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    9
    If you were a fan of past After Burner games then this one if for you. Its fast past arcade style flying at its finest. Those looking for aIf you were a fan of past After Burner games then this one if for you. Its fast past arcade style flying at its finest. Those looking for a serious flight sim, or something like Ace Combat may want to look elsewhere. Sure the game is short, but its highly replayable and just darn fun. Full Review »