Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: In Yars', players will take on the role of a nameless Yar, who has been brainwashed by the evil Qotile empire to do their bidding. After being shot down and rescued by the ancient and mysterious Bar Yargler, she sets off on a ferociously focused mission, to seek revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of assassins. The bio-technological nightmare of the Qotile home world provides stunning backdrops for players to fly through in aerial combat with their enemy. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 85
    What kicks this game into the frustration bucket more than anything else is that control system.
  2. May 26, 2011
    75
    Juggling different weapons and dodging enemy fire makes the gameplay feel frantic and exciting, but too little enemy and level design variation hold this competent shooter back from greatness. [Apr 2011, p.96]
  3. Jun 26, 2011
    57
    Simply too short and too lacking in substance. [Issue#206, p.99]
  4. May 16, 2011
    50
    This high definition resurrection of the Atari 2600 classic doesn't meet expectations.
  5. Apr 29, 2011
    50
    Not everything used to be better in the past, but Yar's Revenge sure was. This game should have stayed in the past because the boring storyline and the repetitive gameplay just aren't up to date.
  6. Jul 10, 2011
    45
    Holding back choices from the player does nothing but destroy a game's accessibility, and this is a token case. In the end, what we have with Yars' Revenge is a game with a genuinely novel and interesting aesthetic, but the lack of control concessions makes it something that's not worth picking up - that is, without trying the demo and making sure they're absolutely comfortable with how the game controls. Odds are that they won't be.