Gyruss Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2007
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. 48
    While it may have done some things that were technically impressive in 1983, game design has come a long way since then and Gyruss simply doesn't hold up. Add in the fact that this port isn't even as good as the original arcade version and you have little reason to give this title more than a passing glance.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    40
    A dated and repetitive shooter. [July 2007, p.105]
  3. Gyruss is a complete waste of 400 marketplace points. Any feeling of nostalgia is lost in the sluggish shooting control, poor visual design, and average online gameplay.
  4. netjak
    38
    This game had its day in the sun, in the mid-80s. It's one of those games that should have been left there. Gyruss' tube control and display mechanics do not translate over well to an analog stick and a distant TV display.
  5. Some of the most renowned old games ever have a terrible knack of ageing horribly. Take Gyruss. By virtue of the fact that it was created by Yoshiki 'Street Fighter 2/Final Fight' Okamoto in 1983, it appears to have been granted a disproportionate level of historical interest, despite not actually being anything special in its own right.
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  1. Andyman
    Apr 19, 2007
    5
    It's a solid port of the classic arcade shooter and (like all Konami XBLA releases) includes an Enhanced mode. Even so, it's still It's a solid port of the classic arcade shooter and (like all Konami XBLA releases) includes an Enhanced mode. Even so, it's still the same old game you remember. At 400 points, it's a worthy purchase for die-hard fans and for those looking for something different. Everyone else should skip it. Full Review »