Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. It's a great reimagining of the original series, and certainly worth checking out for both fans of the modern "bullet hell" CAVE titles, and for old-school Space Invaders fans as well.
  2. 91
    If you haven't played Infinity Gene already, or even if you have, it's a worthwhile purchase at $10. If you can get past the short stages, repeating bosses and, for some of you, buying the game again, the superb design, extra modes and inventive use of retro style seen here is well worth the price of admission.
  3. Dec 25, 2010
    90
    A true vintage classic brought bang up to date. [Issue#65, p.103]
  4. This is an excellent update of the classic title.
  5. 87
    Overall, if you love old-school shooters and feel like you are up for a challenge then I would tell you to download Space Invaders I.G. to your HD gaming system or iPhone of your choice, this is a really awesome game.
  6. Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is a fantastic new twist on the Space Invaders theme.
  7. If you're feeling nostalgic, yet looking for a modern shooter, Infinity Gene is a wonderful addition to your hard drive. Even without the Space Invaders pedigree, the game is a fast-paced shooter with real depth and addictive gameplay.
  8. 80
    The game's standard mode and its endless emphasis on leveling up will keep arcade fiends coming back for more, while its multiple ancillary modes will please those looking for a little diversity in their experience.
  9. Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is a great evolution for the classic series and one of the best space shooters in recent years.
  10. The game evolves from simple, bare bones to a full on shmup with bullets flying every which way, and I think you'll find plenty to both challenge you and keep you coming back.
  11. Dec 25, 2010
    79
    It's an interesting mutation but just a tad too bitty to rival Cave and Treasure's shmups. [Issue#232, p.85]
  12. If you don't like Space Invaders or Shoot'Em Ups, this won't change your mind. If, on the other hand, you love the arcade feel of the genre and want those games to offer that persistent feeling of accomplishment more modern games offer, buy this game. You could do much worse for 800 Microsoft Points.
  13. Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is a great evolution for the classic series.
  14. IG's immediate, pressing visual and audio effects can be a shock to the player's system. Immediate reactions will register on the "what the hell" scale, but with a little time, gamers will have a fluid, evolving experience that's got them on the tips of their thumbs.
  15. For 800 MS Points ($10), you are going to get yourself a decent old-school shooter with a new coat of paint shooter. If you are a fan of the series, or a youngun looking for a history lesson, at least check out the demo version.
  16. It's not quite as polished as Namco's XBLA updates (Pac-Man Championship and Galaga Legions), but for the retro fans out there, Infinity Gene still provides plenty of entertainment bang for your buck. Go in knowing what to expect, and you won't be disappointed.
  17. Of all of the remixed Space Invaders games I've played over the past couple of years, Infinity Gene is probably my least favorite. Turning the game into a shmup was a pretty good idea, but the end result is a game that's a bit below average for the genre.
  18. What should be retro goodness becomes quite boring.

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