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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[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. 100
    Play and enjoy After Burner Climax for what it is: a thrill ride.
  2. 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.
  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. It's like Mila Kunis on a bobsleigh - sexy, fast and hard to take your eyes off. [July 2010, p.118]
  6. The sleek, superficial action of After Burner Climax is thrilling in short bursts but not deep enough to last.
  7. With its fifteen levels lasting for 1 minute max, Climax have a really pathetic lifespan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. 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. Expand
  2. MorandD.
    Apr 22, 2010
    10
    Best game ever!
  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. Expand
  4. 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. Collapse