Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. After Burner Climax is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting new entries into the downloadable space. SEGA managed to preserve most of the intensity and all of the fun of the original game, and this latest iteration packs in a few extras that complete the package in a meaningful way.
  2. Beyond all of the enhancements and extras, After Burner Climax’s bargain price of 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99) makes it a must own.
  3. After Burner Climax is pure arcade. Pure fun concentrated in a game in which time goes much faster.
  4. 100
    Play and enjoy After Burner Climax for what it is: a thrill ride.
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. kihp
    Apr 22, 2010
    10
    This is the classic Sega that I love -- bold, bright, 60fps addictive action. Love it.
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    3
    Terrible game, ok is same that Raiden, but Raiden is better, and After Burner Climax is a game that don't have any new, and is not funny. Is a big deception that much titles of this genre are same. Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    9
    If you were a fan of past After Burner games then this one if for you. Its fast past arcade style flying at its finest. Those looking for a serious flight sim, or something like Ace Combat may want to look elsewhere. Sure the game is short, but its highly replayable and just darn fun. Full Review »