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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] The classic arcade game After Burner has now returned for a new generation of gamers. After Burner Climax is fast and frantic action, putting you in the cockpit of the world’s fastest fighter plane. Dodge planes, rockets and bullets while trying to target multiple on-screen enemy aircraft. Built for all skill levels, everyone will be able to take to the air and blaze through a branching storyline and over 20 stages. Unlock achievements along the way to unlock exclusive Avatar Awards using your experience and expertise. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
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  1. 100
    Play and enjoy After Burner Climax for what it is: a thrill ride.
  2. 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.
  3. Sublime. [July 2010, p.93]
  4. It’s bold and brash, and for as long as your interest holds, pretty good fun too.
  5. After Burner is pretty simple kind of game, though that’s not a bad thing at all. Like Outrun, this is an exercise in getting better and better by looking for paterns and refining your skill in twitch gameplay, but the arcade thrills wear off pretty fast due to repetitive gameplay. [July 2010 p76]
  6. The sleek, superficial action of After Burner Climax is thrilling in short bursts but not deep enough to last.
  7. It's a simple game, from a simpler time in video game history. Maybe not the best there was, but definitely far from the worst. Would I spend $10 on it? No. Am I glad I got to play it to make sure? Yeah.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 15, 2014
    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 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. Expand
  2. MorandD.
    Apr 22, 2010
    Best game ever!
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    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 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. Expand
  4. Jun 10, 2011
    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 the days of playing in the arcade but not worth the $10 I paid for it. Collapse