Rocket Knight PlayStation 3

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Play UK
    74
    Good fun. [Issue#194, p.102]
  2. Great platformer with a nice nostalgia factor, but too short given its high price.
  3. An inoffensive 2D platformer with some novel ideas - but fairly vapid and overly expensive.
  4. It's hard to know how many people are really going to care about the return of Rocket Knight. Climax has done a decent job of giving it a modern sheen, but while it's mildly entertaining and completely inoffensive, it's also forgettable.
  5. 58
    For all its competence, there's no real hook for anyone who doesn't remember the original Rocket Knight game. It appeals mainly to nostalgia for the way platformers used to be. Although it has a lovely next-gen presentation with the hi-res, 3D graphics engine, this is very much two-or-three-gens-ago gameplay.
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    57
    The price tag is too high. [July 2010, p.97]
  7. Games Master UK
    57
    It's short, though, and not worth the price. [Aug 2010, p.101]
  8. Edge Magazine
    50
    The game's major flaw, however, is its brevity. [July 2010, p.105]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 7, 2017
    9
    I loved Rocket Knight Adventures and it's two sequels on the Genesis and SNES. I was sad that there wasn't any sequels. This was around theI loved Rocket Knight Adventures and it's two sequels on the Genesis and SNES. I was sad that there wasn't any sequels. This was around the end of 2009 and shortly after New Year's day, I heard rumors that a new Rocket Knight game was in the works. Shortly afterward I have myself a digital copy of Rocket Knight on my PS3...and I love it! The graphics are BEAUTIFUL, the soundtrack is a bunch of orchestral remixes of past Rocket Knight tracks (which is a plus in my book), and it plays like a dream. But it doesn't really add on to the established Rocket Knight formula. I HIGHLY recommend you check this out, as it's also avalible on XBLA and Steam. It is an almost perfect game! Full Review »