RayStorm PlayStation
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  • Summary: Grab your oxygen mask and jump into the future of interplanetary defense. The year is 2219AD, and Earth's Star Federation has unleashed the R-GRAY advanced tactical combat fighter to save the planet from certain destruction at the hands of the bloodthirsty Secilia Federation. Despite impossible odds, you must now command a specially outfitted R-Gray fighter to defend Earth from certain destruction. Each fighter is equipped with lock-on lasters, pulse lasers, and a single devastating assault laser array that can destroy all sighted targets as once. Even with this technology at your disposal, the battle will not be easy. Earth's forces are depleted, and the merciless hordes of Secilia will settle for nothing less than complete annihilation of Earth. Fortunately, Star command has created two R-GRAY prototypes, so if you need extra firepower, a skilled friend can fly at your side. Whether you fly solo or with a friend, the intense sound, action, and arcade-perfect Hyper-3D visuals will blow you away! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. I must have yelled "Oh wow!" at least 900 times when I first booted up RayStorm. The polygonal enemies and terrain look phenomenal, making this the most eye-catching PS title yet. [July 1997]
  2. I've yet to play a shooter as challenging and impressive as Raystorm, even since the days of playing "R-Type Leo" at a local arcade.
  3. It's absolutely gorgeous and while it doesn't have lots of levels, it's fast and furious with an unforgiving amount challenge!
  4. 80
    The graphics are a step above the others with multilayered background targets and cool transparency effects, especially underwater. The gameply is dated, however, and the techno-driven soundtrack tries to impress but comes up short. [Oct 1997]
  5. Raystorm is as intense physically and mentally as it is graphically. It's amazing how much this game packs on-screen at once. At times your greatest enemy isn' a gigantic space station, but rather on-screen confusion. [Aug 1997]
  6. RayStorm is easily the best shooter currently available on the PlayStation (we're reserving judgment on "Xevious 3D" until we see the home version).
  7. 75
    The similarities to "Xevious" are too many to ignore, and hurt the game in its final rating. It is also a little short. However, with amazing graphics, excellent music, and solid gameplay, RayStorm is one shooter you can't do without.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RachZ.
    May 12, 2006
    Perfect. Simply beautiful graphics, and grippling gameplay.
  2. J.L.
    Oct 25, 2005
    Ok Game. Stages have too repetitive graphics.