After Burner Climax Xbox 360

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. 60
    The first impression you will get is positive. Unfortunately, that quickly fades. After several hours you’ll be bored with the game due to a lack of depth and content. After Burner: Climax is only recommendable if you love hunting for high scores and eternal online leaderboard glory. If not, then wonder if you really want to spend ten euro’s on this.
  2. For all its speed and visual attraction, Climax lacks the tactile thrill of OutRun's drifting and can often feel more like a frantic scramble to paint the screen with your cursor than a measured challenge.
  3. The arcade on-rails flight combat action of the “good old days” is certainly present and accounted for. But unless that’s what you’re after, you would be better off leaving After Burner Climax grounded.
  4. Ask yourself if you totally likes retro gaming and playing games over and over until you really master everything in it. If you don't, you'll probably end up playing After Burner Climax 2-3 times and get bored. But if you do, look no further. After Burner Climax is absolutely the game for you with insane speed and action, old school style.
  5. The sleek, superficial action of After Burner Climax is thrilling in short bursts but not deep enough to last.
  6. It's a simple game, from a simpler time in video game history. Maybe not the best there was, but definitely far from the worst. Would I spend $10 on it? No. Am I glad I got to play it to make sure? Yeah.
  7. After Burner Climax is an old-school arcade game. Your motivation is high scoring only, and that‘s it. Playing through all levels takes you about 30 to 40 minutes, so don‘t expect too much.
  8. It is a exhilarating experience planning a classic fighter game such as After Burner, but the exhilaration is simply too short to justify the 800 points required to buy it.
  9. The graphics may have improved but this is still the same old After Burner - for better and worse.
  10. Afterburner Climax is a great, and reasonably priced way to play the arcade game in the comfort of your own home, but it's a remarkably simple game that will leave some people wanting a lot more.
  11. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    Only the most talented see the credits first time around. [Issue#59, p.104]
  12. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    Popcorn arcade action that's far more exciting to watch than it is to play. [July 2010, p.120]
  13. You need to be either a fan of the series or have a highly competitive nature and want to see your name high on those leaderboards if you want this title to have a decent amount of shelf life. If you do not fall into these categories, the long lasting appeal of Climax is going to be very short lived.
  14. 65
    After Burner Climax is just like a rollercoaster: after a few rides you've gotten your thrill and then you want to try another kind of ride.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 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 aTerrible 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 aIf 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 »