RayStorm PlayStation

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    83
    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. GamePro
    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]
  4. It's absolutely gorgeous and while it doesn't have lots of levels, it's fast and furious with an unforgiving amount challenge!
  5. RayStorm is easily the best shooter currently available on the PlayStation (we're reserving judgment on "Xevious 3D" until we see the home version).
  6. Game Informer
    78
    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]
  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.

Awards & Rankings

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#5 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1996
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#4 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1996
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RachZ.
    May 12, 2006
    10
    Perfect. Simply beautiful graphics, and grippling gameplay.
  2. May 9, 2017
    8
    I played this game on PC. The hard, fun and fast gameplay was enjoyable to the end. It was a superior arcade experience back in 1996 and evenI played this game on PC. The hard, fun and fast gameplay was enjoyable to the end. It was a superior arcade experience back in 1996 and even today, a very fun one at that. Full Review »
  3. J.L.
    Oct 25, 2005
    7
    Ok Game. Stages have too repetitive graphics.