Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. 53
    Altered Beast is a relic of the arcade heyday that just doesn't hold up today.
  2. It's fun for the first level, and that's about it. [Oct 2009, p.77]
  3. 35
    A quick time diversion and better left for those with strong nostalgic memories only.
  4. The graphics are horrible, and made even worse by that hellish "smoothing" filter. Your powered-up hero has a bulky weightlifter's body with a tiny comedy head on top, while enemy designs are lumpy and ugly.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. May 4, 2012
    10
    This game is a classic title and was one of the best arcades in existence back in it's day. It's port was every kid's reason for buying a Sega Genesis. IGN is the **** of gaming websites and their 'journalism' is not to be trusted here. You can't review a classic title made available for cheap download by modern day standards. They should have their card pulled. 10. Full Review »
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    4
    It's a classic game, its not meant for everyone especially for modern gamers, the classic feel is good and the controls seemed to adapt well, it was a great game and it still is over here, unfortunately, unless you want achievements this game has absolutely no replay value, so you should think twice before buying this game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Best of the classic sega games. Really, best of MOST classic arcade games... don't know what these other idiot's are talking about. Other than not really recognizing a true CLASSIC anyway! Full Review »