After Burner Climax PlayStation 3

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. Fast, spectacular and exciting, After Burner Climax looks like the perfect remake of the classic arcade game. The choice of three different planes but also the novelty of the Climax Mode increases the depth of the gameplay, but the game is far too short to last more than a few days.
  3. 90
    After Burner Climax is pure arcade. Pure fun concentrated in a game in which time goes much faster.
  4. Games Master UK
    86
    Sublime. [July 2010, p.93]
  5. 100
    Play and enjoy After Burner Climax for what it is: a thrill ride.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    81
    A pure arcade shoot 'em up. It's pretty, fast, simple and short. [June 2010]
  7. 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.
  8. 85
    After Burner's high-energy action, combined with next generation visuals and arcade pricing combines for a stellar package.
  9. After Burner Climax is as good as arcade conversions come.
  10. Play UK
    91
    Ignore the linearity of the level design and embrace the PSN's most adrenaline-fuelled game since WipEout HD. [Issue#193, p.102]
  11. I’m a big fan of the pure arcade experience, and AfterBurner Climax offers exactly that. It’s concise to the point of being a little too short, but there’s lots to unlock, a nice smattering of Trophies and a couple of extra secret levels too.
  12. 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!
  13. It’s bold and brash, and for as long as your interest holds, pretty good fun too.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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. Jan 23, 2017
    7
    It is a quite well-done remake of the classic After Burner, with nice graphics and easy and addictive gameplay. I would recommend it for bothIt is a quite well-done remake of the classic After Burner, with nice graphics and easy and addictive gameplay. I would recommend it for both nostalgic and new players (which was my case when played it some years ago). Full Review »
  3. 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 »