Omega Five Xbox 360

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. 76
    Omega Five is pretty but shallow. It's the trophy wife of XBLA games. That doesn't mean it isn't fun for a little while, but it's ultimately not among the top-tier Arcade titles.
  2. Omega Five is exactly what Xbox Live Arcade needed. Though it is nothing new in terms of gameplay, this game proves that XBLA games are worth the purchase. The visuals are stunning for a game of this nature, and will often attract others into watching or playing with you. Expect Xbox to notice that when they create a game specifically for XBLA instead of remaking games or re-releasing games, it can be worth the extra effort.
  3. While Omega Five runs at a more deliberate or slower pace than some frantic shooters, that doesn’t mean for a second this game won’t kick your ass in short order.
  4. I have to give praise to Omega Five, which is a great attempt at bringing an original shooter to XBLA that definitely feels old-school but with enough of a visual emphasis to make it something appealing to play for today's fans of the genre.
  5. 85
    If you are looking for an excellent single player side scrolling shooter, look no further than Omega 5. From the beautiful graphics, to quirky characters and bosses you will plan on playing for a few minutes and find yourself playing an hour.
  6. All you need for a great shooter is solid control and intense action, and Omega Five has that in spades. Plus it’s got some extremely pretty visuals to boot.
  7. games(TM)
    90
    If this review was written in 1995 then we’d probably have filled six pages with screenshots to point out every touch of genius that makes this one of the best shooters we’ve ever played. We don’t have that luxury, but the sentiment remains the same. [Mar 2008, p.134]
  8. X-ONE Magazine UK
    80
    We're already crying for the many people that just aren't goign to get this brilliant blaster. [Issue#30, p.119]
  9. The game could've used a few more levels, along with an online co-op mode. However, there's still plenty to enjoy, with unlockable bonus characters, online scoreboards and Challenge Mode stages.
  10. Whatever your experience with the genre, you’re likely to be hooked on the addictive gameplay and dazzled by all the shiny HD sweetness.
  11. Omega Five is definitely worth a look, one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games released to date.
  12. Omega Five is a rose: great to look at but painful to handle.
  13. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    80
    Though it's brevity itslef, you'll be able to busy yourself chasing scores and unlockables for a long time to come. [Mar 2008, p.93]
  14. Omega Five is the kind of game that if you stick with, will reward you with some sense of accomplishment when you take down a boss or just get better as you replay levels.
  15. 80
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous with fantastic sounds, and highly addictive gameplay. It may be a tough sell to casual gamers due to its length and high degree of challenge, and to that we say try the free trial before you buy.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    10
    One of the better games on Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), is addictive, funny, hard, is an interesting mode to do an amazing game. With greatOne of the better games on Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), is addictive, funny, hard, is an interesting mode to do an amazing game. With great graphics, good controls, interesting story, and more, Omega Five is a clasic. Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2011
    8
    This is one of the best shooters to come in a long long time. With the exception of Cave's bullet hells, Omega Five is an exceptional pieceThis is one of the best shooters to come in a long long time. With the exception of Cave's bullet hells, Omega Five is an exceptional piece that should be noticed. Not sure where 1UP is coming from with their review. Maybe they just aren't schmup fans. Full Review »
  3. GioD
    Apr 16, 2008
    8
    Wow, never would i have thougt that the makers of Harvest Moon would come out with a kick ass shmup, but Natsume has delieverd just that.Wow, never would i have thougt that the makers of Harvest Moon would come out with a kick ass shmup, but Natsume has delieverd just that. Never mind the story because their is none, what you get is a beautiful looking HD shooter with a high level of difficulty, solid controls, catchy music , 4 short but very sweet levels, great boss battles, and 4 characters to choose from all who look and play very differently from one another. One of the very best XBLA titles out. Full Review »