Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jul 5, 2011
    91
    My only real complaint against the game is that it doesn't seem to be a huge improvement over the original Legions title.
  2. Jul 6, 2011
    90
    There may not be a huge amount of content on offer here, but what's there is simply amazing. From the intense action to the striking visual, Galaga Legions DX doesn't sit in the shadow of Pacman CEDX, it stands tall along side it.
  3. Jul 1, 2011
    90
    If you were disenfranchised by the first Galaga Legions, definitely give DX a try. What was once a questionable reboot of Galaga is now one of the franchise's best installments. And if you liked it before, you're sure to love it now.
  4. Jul 1, 2011
    85
    It's a fantastic addition to XBLA and PSN, and it's a great way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Galaga.
  5. Jul 16, 2011
    84
    It's not hugely long, offering only a couple of hours or so worth of unique content, but that's really not the point.
  6. Aug 25, 2011
    80
    Galaga Legions DX represents an improved version of Galaga Legions released in 2008 and follows the same style that strengthened the competitive status of Pac-Man Championship.
  7. A puzzle shooter that gets better with every play. [Oct 2011, p.105]
  8. Jul 21, 2011
    80
    Galaga Legions DX is what Galaga Legions should've been. DX reignites the old arcadegame in this modern era. It can be played indefinitely to improve your scores and to head off your friends on the leaderboards. It's not hard, maybe even a tad too easy, but most definitely addicting. And that without having to insert countless amounts of quarters.
  9. Jul 5, 2011
    80
    The fast and flashy dual-stick shooting of Galaga Legions DX makes it fun to blast space bugs all over again.
  10. Jul 4, 2011
    80
    A terrific little game that even casual shooter fans ought to find rather addictive.
  11. Jul 4, 2011
    80
    A brilliant rehash of a truly classic, stunning visuals, inspired gameplay, and grat fun. Shooter fans can't miss this.
  12. Jul 1, 2011
    80
    An exceptionally accessible package that fools you into thinking you're doing well - until you observe your pitiful online ranking.
  13. Jul 14, 2011
    78
    A brilliant rehash of a truly classic game.
  14. Jun 30, 2011
    75
    The retro art style is certain to please fans of the series, and "Focus Fire" helps keep Galaga relevant. The menus are bland, but accomplish their task. This game does leave me with a sense of "Déjà Vu" since it doesn't do more to define itself from the previous iteration, infact if you have Galaga Legions, you might want to skip this all together. The lack of achievements is also a little disappointing. Despite these few negative points, the gameplay is an absolute blast, and will keep you coming back for more.
  15. 75
    Even if you just want an occasional hectic diversion, Galaga Legions DX is an absorbing enough reinvention of the coin-op classic.
  16. Jul 15, 2011
    74
    Galaga Legions DX is what fans of the genre with a soft spot for tactics have been waiting for.
  17. Jul 6, 2011
    72
    Namco Bandai did some really good things with Galaga Legions DX. They maintained the integrity of the original game and added some fun elements, including the ability to freely move anywhere onscreen, to make the experience exciting. I wouldn't choose this over Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, but it's still mindless fun if you need an updated classic arcade shooter.
  18. Jul 11, 2011
    70
    Galaga Legions DX isn't as perfect as Pac-Man CE DX, but is still a lot of fun and with beautiful visuals.
  19. Jul 9, 2011
    70
    All in all, this might not be the most revolutionary Galaga to date (that credit of course belongs to the original), but it's a mighty fine diversion worth sinking your teeth into.
  20. Jul 8, 2011
    70
    An old-school shoot'em up, adapted to current times. This is not a long game, but the real challenge is to beat our own scores over and over.
  21. Jul 7, 2011
    70
    Galaga Legions DX is a fair game, halfway trough a shooter and an action- puzzle game. Said that it lacks in duration: the game can be completed in very few hours.
  22. Jul 7, 2011
    70
    Even thought it's a frantic and hypnotic shooter, Galaga Legions DX fails to live up to the brilliance of Pac-man Championship Edition DX. It is not difficult to get through – in fact it is perhaps too easy and definately too short – but the difficulty in posting a good score makes you come back for more.
  23. Jun 30, 2011
    70
    A useful fine-tuning of an already solid retro remake, that's more than a rival for Geometry Wars and other downloadable shooters.
  24. Jul 19, 2011
    66
    Galaga fans won't recognize the game, shmup fans will find it too easy.
  25. Jul 5, 2011
    65
    While the mesmerizing patterns and fast-paced combos provide brief bursts of excitement, Galaga Legions DX lacks the challenge and variety needed to maintain interest beyond a single play-through.
  26. Jul 5, 2011
    65
    One round of Galaga Legions DX will show you about all it has to offer. It is gorgeous to behold, but there isn't much to sink your teeth into.
  27. 60
    We like Namco's idea of remixing their classic arcade games and switching up the rules. But while Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is one of our favorites, Galaga fails to capture the same magic, as what's on offer simply isn't fun enough in the long run.
  28. Jul 13, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  29. Jul 18, 2011
    55
    The addition of rather clumsily-implemented mechanics ruins what could have potentially been a wonderful reimagining of and old arcade classic.
  30. Jul 20, 2011
    50
    Galaga Legions DX is an easy and short game. It doesn't do anything better than its predecessor and doesn't bring something new to the table. It's fun for a while, but after an hour you realize this is a dumb and hollow 2D-shooter.
  31. Jul 5, 2011
    50
    These superb touches only serve as a reminder of how good the game could have been, and how thoroughly its been spoiled by its one defining flaw: It tries to find a happy medium between two genres, but sadly fails to capture the essence of either.

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