Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. 89
    A brilliant 2D-action game that deserves a lot of praise. This game genre has been around since '80s, so it's awe-inspiring that a company would be able to bring such new and innovative ideas to something that's been done for so long.
  2. How to put it politely? The music in Silhouette Mirage is utter and insanely crappy j-pop tunes that got stuck in my head in the worst possible way (headache!), almost tempting me to switch the TV's split-screen to get access to the audio of an annoying high-pitch sound of a test pattern in progress.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    I'm all for surreal games, so Mirage gets my vote in that department. But all of that weirdness aside, the game is extremely original and provides tons of depth. And when you couple that with the Treasure name you get something you truly special and fun. [Feb 1998]
  4. An exceptional title. Even in a generation where 3d is king, Treasure has managed to create one of the most enjoyable titles in either dimension.
  5. Game Informer
    The game is your basic shooter/platformer, but the innovation of having a hermaphroditic character that has to decide between stealing spirit or doing damage adds more play to the game than you might think. [Feb 2000]

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 14, 2015
    This game is a forgotten gem in the midst of an era of transition between 2D and 3D games, something that influenced this is your styleThis game is a forgotten gem in the midst of an era of transition between 2D and 3D games, something that influenced this is your style "cutesy" oriental, very badly accepted in Western lands. Of to say the game looks is a Kirby merger with Megaman, including the game is very similar to Megaman in its controls. But mechanics of gameplay is very innovative, separation of enemies in Silhouette and Mirage is very well thought out as it was with the HP and "Mana" of the protagonist. On top of this, the story is quite deep, full of secrets that are revealed along the way. Worth leaving the ridiculous prejudice that has for many graphics and pay attention to the finer details of this amazing game.

    Sorry for my bad English, I am Brazilian and I did not learn very well yet. The text in Portuguese is below.

    Este jogo é uma pérola esquecida em meio a uma era de transição entre os jogos 2D e 3D, algo que influenciou isto é seu estilo "cutesy" oriental, muito mal aceito em terras ocidentais. Da para se dizem que a aparência do jogo é uma fusão de Kirby com Megaman, inclusive o jogo é bem parecido com Megaman em seus controles. Porém, mecânica de jogabilidade é muito inovadora, a separação dos inimigos em Silhouette e Mirage é muito bem pensada já que foi aliada ao HP e "Mana" da protagonista. Além de tudo isso, a história é bem profunda, cheia de segredos que são revelados ao longo da jornada. Vale a pena deixar o preconceito ridículo que muitos tem pelos gráficos e prestar atenção nos detalhes bons deste jogo incrível.
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  2. KarenF.
    Mar 1, 2005
    This game is so cutesy that it makes me sick...boring enemies and bad plot. I feel sorry for all of those who actually bought this.