Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. Project Sylpheed is a niche game. It will shake off newcomers who are intimidated by its slightly different control scheme, and find an audience that appreciates the game’s overall style in doing so.
  2. Project Sylpheed is a game that only die-hard anime or Square-Enix fans should consider at all, even for a rental. It’s so short and needlessly complex with its controls that it hardly warrants playtime whatsoever.
  3. 40
    Game Arts still knows how to draw neat-looking spaceships. When it comes to making them interact in a real 3D space, though, that’s where they still have a whole lot to learn.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    9
    This game is a welcome addition to a barren genre. The arcade flight scene is in need of new blood and this game delivers. The game uses itThis game is a welcome addition to a barren genre. The arcade flight scene is in need of new blood and this game delivers. The game uses it setting to stage some breathtaking battles, the backgrounds and set pieces all go along way to making it all believable. Its anime like story take full advantage of the pacing keeping the action moving never feeling slow and never feeling too fast or unending either. It always states what needs to be done upfront and the time it take is down to the player. Unlike other game on Xbox 360 this doesn't sport multiplayer in any capacity and it doesn't need sure it would have been fun to fly with a friend but this game make a serious case for singleplayer only games. Full Review »
  2. Mar 29, 2014
    8
    In an age of terrible first person shooters and over the top action games a cool shooter like this gets lost. Which blows cause ProjectIn an age of terrible first person shooters and over the top action games a cool shooter like this gets lost. Which blows cause Project Sylpheed is an incredible game that tries to breath life into a genre that's slowly dying out. The story, for the most part, is pretty cliche' inexperienced pilot grows into ace, best female friend becomes girlfriend, former best friend is rival, enemy bent on total destruction of hero's civilization. Story aside though this game has great graphics, that still stand up today, an ear pleasing soundtrack and gameplay that never feels dull. The game presents you with a sense of vastness around you as fly through space in your fighter and you feel as if you can go on forever. Combat never feels boring as your weapon upgrades become a sight to behold by just firing them. Going up against larger enemies such as battleships and cruisers are always taken with a great dose of excitement as you tear into them with huge missles or armor shredding lasers. The only gripes I have with the game is that there are no terrestrial levels. Skimming across the surface of a planet or being in the middle of a huge fleet battle on the surface of a planet would have been cool. This game can be had nowadays for pretty cheap, under 10 bucks, and can be easily found on the Xbox Live Arcade. It's worth the cash if you're looking for a good shooter that isn't a re-hash of an older game. Full Review »
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    9
    What a wonderful game! Space Battles with great graphics and precise control, and a story that is very well made with great-looking cutscenes.What a wonderful game! Space Battles with great graphics and precise control, and a story that is very well made with great-looking cutscenes. It requires that you put some time into the game mechanics, but once you have mastered this, the rest is pure enjoyment. Full Review »