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  • Summary: [Dowloadable Game] Nucleus is a shooter that tasks the player with ridding a human body of a spreading virus.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. An interesting thinking man’s shoot ’em up. Too bad the enemies blend to backgrounds a little bit too well on some levels. The timelimits are mostly unnecessary. [Sept 2007]
  2. 82
    Innovative levels and a great soundtrack. [Issue#155, p.92]
  3. A curious game that will seem a little uncomfortable to some factions of both the shmup fanboys and casual players. Still, it is a great piece of software that manages to offer plenty of variation through well-designed level objectives, and at a price you can afford with pocket change.
  4. It’s certainly not the most incredible PS3 experience out to date, and if you’re going to buy just one PSN game, I’d say unequivocally go for Super Stardust HD, but if you’re a fan of that kind of shooter and fancy a challenge, Nucleus remains a unique, challenging, entertaining if simplistic shooter.
  5. It's not a very pleasant experience and there just isn't enough fun to persuade you that you're spending your time wisely. [July 2007, p.84]
  6. You've got to give Nucleus a bit of credit for not just being a pure Robotron clone, but its oddball take on the dual-stick shooter isn't much fun.
  7. Avoid this like you would a back street endoscopy. [July 2007, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. RichardL.
    Sep 26, 2007
    10
    It doesn't look great but the design is really brilliant, each level you play teaches you something and after a while levels that just It doesn't look great but the design is really brilliant, each level you play teaches you something and after a while levels that just seemed completely impossible are easy, and brilliant fun to try and get your highscore up. It's definitely the thinking man's shoot'em up. Expand
  2. StephaneJ.
    Jul 25, 2007
    9
    How can Geometry Wars be rated above this title? It has the same control system but adds a lot of variety. Great fun at a sweet price.
  3. SH.
    Nov 23, 2007
    9
    Much much better than many reviews say, kept me up all night tonight trying to finish the advanced levels. Definitely hope they do an Much much better than many reviews say, kept me up all night tonight trying to finish the advanced levels. Definitely hope they do an expansion for this one. Expand
  4. E.S.
    Aug 28, 2007
    8
    Maybe is not a great graphic spectacle, but the 2 player cooperative mode is really funny. It's also a deeper game than it looks at the Maybe is not a great graphic spectacle, but the 2 player cooperative mode is really funny. It's also a deeper game than it looks at the first time, and the different ways to solve each level require a combination of tactic and good reflexes. Expand