Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 9, 2013
    A throwback to SNES platformers for your Xbox 360.
  2. Sep 1, 2013
    For those who enjoy a devious logical puzzle, although even on normal difficulty it offers a stiff challenge. [Oct 2013, p.71]
  3. Aug 21, 2013
    It's just a shame the combat side of Capsized is hampered by something the developers can do little about. [Issue#138, p.115]
  4. 70
    Gently frustrating but well put together. [Sept 2013, p.93]
  5. Aug 16, 2013
    Spaceman dude has a fantastic array of weapons. [Issue#101, p.85]
  6. Aug 8, 2013
    For a game built on such a solid mix of exploration and combat, to have both systems feel so broken is almost criminal, especially when a different, better version of the same game exists on another platform.
  7. Jul 30, 2013
    Capsized is the clear demonstration that 2D titles still have a lot to say, in terms of graphic and artistic fascinations and pure fun.
  8. Jul 24, 2013
    If you can get past the occasional buggy-ness of it as well as the repetition, Capsized does have some appeal to it with its great visuals, sweet electronic music and gameplay that gives enough variety to carry you through its short campaign.
  9. Jul 22, 2013
    Capsized is a really well balanced run and gun game that can be fun and challenging for many players.
  10. Jul 18, 2013
    There are some issues related to the control, but still we think it's a very enjoyable experience. The difficulty of some sequences are worth mentioning, reminding us of the old-school games.
  11. Jul 18, 2013
    The only good reason not to buy the Xbox 360 version of Capsized is if you already played it on your PC. Otherwise, you'll meet a well designed and intense platform like there aren't many on Microsoft console.
  12. Jul 17, 2013
    An enjoyably old school arcade adventure that also manages to feel thoroughly modern, with a great mix of action, puzzle-solving, and almost survival horror style exploration.
  13. Jul 12, 2013
    Classic gameplay and good visuals, Capsized is a solid and nostalgic game.
  14. Jul 12, 2013
    Although Capsized may never attain the name recognition of older 2D games it does manage to seek out new life in an old genre. Although the point of the game is to escape the alien planet, we found ourselves wanting to go back again and again.
  15. Jul 11, 2013
    After two years, one of the most captivating and surprising PC “indie” platform arrives on consoles… and it’s still a winner!
  16. Jul 10, 2013
    When you look at the core mechanics, especially the shooting, Capsized could be more refined but nonetheless this is a charming oldschool action platformer with an extraordinary art design.
  17. Jul 9, 2013
    It's been a long time but finally Capsized gets its place in the home consoles digital delivery platforms. Some little issues whit the new pad controls doesn't change the good old school feelings about the gameplay.
  18. Jul 9, 2013
    Capsized isn’t without its fair share of problems, nor does it provide something you haven’t seen before. Still, it does a great job telling a story of survival and creates an eerie ambience worth experiencing. Not everyone will appreciate its perplexing soundtrack, nor tolerate its iffy controls, but if you don’t mind putting up with some irritating moments and would rather play the game on your console, this little astronaut tale is for you.
  19. Jul 8, 2013
    In essence, Capsized brings to the table a well-balanced run-and-shoot style game that can still be enjoyed even after being around for a couple of years. The arcade genre is constantly filled with class and yet are so cheap—this one definitely is no different. And for 10 bucks, what do you have to lose trying it out?
  20. Jul 8, 2013
    For those who’ve already played Capsized on PC, the console version comes with four extra levels, but I don’t know if that’s enough to justify buying the whole game again unless you really liked it and are desperate for more content. If you haven’t played it yet, and are on the hunt for a cheap and charming, if at times frustrating, indie platformer, then a journey with Capsized’s crew is a good way to go.
  21. Jul 5, 2013
    Capsized is a linear, hectic, tight action game with a strong eighties/nineties vibe and a very unique visual style. If you're not looking for the depth and the exploration of a "Metroidvania", you will not be disappointed.
  22. 65
    If you don't mind a little aggravation, Capsized has its charms. [Feb 2012, p.72]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 8, 2013
    Lovely 2D art, beautiful soundtrack, lots of cool weapons (all of which have an alt-fire), Half-Life 2-like gravity gun, gravity RAM, and jetpack. If that doesn't get you curious then I can't really understand the workings of your brain, but let me continue anyway. It costs $10. Open-ended level design. Interesting powerups and secrets to find. Great replayability if you're into topping your own score and going for perfect level runs. Simple but intriguing story. Check out the demo to be sure it's up your alley, but I highly recommend a purchase. Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    Capsized is a surprisingly cool side-scrolling action game reminiscent of Turrican and similar games from around 20 years ago.

    The emphasis
    is on exploration and combat in a beautiful but hostile alien landscape.

    There are a large number of distinctly different guns which have secondary fire modes and are fun to discover and experiment with. The enemies are well designed and satisfying to kill and the graphics/sound design is quite unique.

    There are other modes of play to unlock and local co-op which is very welcome.

    Where it sets itself apart is the way you traverse the levels, you have an extremely useful grapple beam and you can 'gravity ram' the ground to jump extra high. You can wall-grab/jump and there is also a jetpack so players have many options when trying to reach secret areas.

    Try the demo and you'll know what the score is, an old-school flavoured shoot-em-up which offers the satisfying gameplay of classic games with some modern twists. Top quality.
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  3. Jul 13, 2013
    Imagine your spaceship crashing on a alien planet, a foreign world, filled with vibrant color and exotic plant-life, and also a host of hostile creatures out to due-you-in. All alone, armed with some space-age weapons, a jet pack and energy grappling hook you must fight for your survival in an attempt to rescue the remaining crew and get the hell off this crazy world.

    I was pleasantly surprised when I picked-up Capsized and started off on single-player story mode. The first thing that will strike you right off the bat is the incredible artwork, not only in the game's levels and characters, but also in the comic-strip panels that move the protagonist's story forward. These tiny panels maybe simple and straight forward, but the artwork does an amazing job of conveying emotion and really adds to the games overall somberness.

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