Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. 65
    A solid shooter that will get some attention for its nostalgia factor but is ultimately a pretty generic effort.
  2. Raystorm was a fantastic game on the Playstation, and still one of my favorite shooters on the system, however, Taito really needed to update the game to make it worth the $15 and because of the higher cost and better shooters out there, ahem.... Ikaruga.
  3. A lackluster reboot effort combined with a premium downloadable price tag result in an offering only suited to massive fans of the original, who should still have their PS1 copies lying around somewhere.
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Everything's just so interminably dull. [Issue#60, p.106]
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    Even the hardest bosses are just plain dull, and even fully upgraded weapons lack modernized visual punch. [Aug 2010, p.77]
  6. 42
    As a basic XBLA port at half the price, RayStorm might have made for a fun novelty. But it's frankly bewildering that Taito is charging $15 for an extremely marginal upgrade to a game that we played some 13 years ago.
  7. Lots of comparable options come cheaper and offer more fulfilling shoot-'em-up action than this retread.
  8. A gaudy glimpse of the bad old days of mid-1990s 3D. And no-one wants that.
  9. Games Master UK
    Chunky and clunky in a 1996 kind of way. [Sept 2010, p.101]
  10. Arcade classic fans may be willing to shell out 1200MS Points to fill their needs, but for the rest of us there are much better, and cheaper, alternatives on the market.
  11. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    One of the best shooters of the mid-nineties, ruined spectacularly for the 21st Century. [Aug 2010, p.121]

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