Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
Buy On
  1. Apr 19, 2016
    96
    Axiom Verge is an artistic triumph with some minor issues that hold the PlayStation Vita version back a little. However, fantastic music, visuals, and truly original gameplay mechanics put it a cut above other games of it's genre.
  2. Apr 21, 2016
    80
    Axiom Verge on Vita is the same great game as it was on PS4 and Steam. But it doesn't perform as well or control as well, and for a game as finely tuned as this, those minor hitches make this a less-than-ideal format for experiencing the game. Thankfully, Sony's cross-buy means that anyone who picks up the game on Vita also has access to the PS4 version, but that doesn't make the imperfections of this port any less disappointing. Axiom Verge and Vita should be a marriage made in heaven, but in the end I just found myself wishing mom and dad would stop fighting. The game remains as great as ever, but subtract a point from the score if you're playing on Vita.
  3. 80
    Regardless of the occasional technical issues, it's great to be able to have access to this engrossing adventure in your pocket. The game's original shortcomings still stand, but they don't take away from the things that the game gets right, and there are many things that Axiom Verge gets right.
  4. Apr 21, 2016
    70
    It spends too much time recreating the genius of Metroid rather than adding to it, but this is still one of the best examples of the genre in recent years.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Dec 21, 2017
    10
    A simply great metroid-vania game with a sci-fi adaptation. One of my personal favorites for the Vita. This is how I imagine developers wantedA simply great metroid-vania game with a sci-fi adaptation. One of my personal favorites for the Vita. This is how I imagine developers wanted platformers to be during the 16-bit era of gaming. Everything in the game feels super smooth and weighted just right. A must buy for an Vita owner. What are you waiting for? Full Review »