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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. Mar 25, 2011
    10
    It seems to me that the critics are being a little too harsh on this game. Sure it has its faults, but this is a solid download title for its price. Cool level design, and the scoring system allows you to continually improve on your best scores. Controls can be finicky at times, but nothing to fret over. Boss battles are intense and give the game a little bit of variety. The game is somewhat repetitive, but with the great visuals, interesting game-play mechanics, and clever scoring/multiplier system, it seems to overcome its small faults. Overall the game is a solid 8, but if you are a player who enjoys a good challenge, or someone who likes "high score" games where you replay levels to try and top yourself, this game is more like a 9 or 10. Hats off to Hothead for delivering a solid arcade title to the market. Expand
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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Jul 8, 2011
    40
    Less Pikmin, more Thickman. Avoid. [Aug 2011, p.91]
  2. May 25, 2011
    70
    When all is said and done, Swarm is one of the few titles that can make frustrating, fun. It's certainly not a game for everyone, but if you can overlook some of the rough edges, there is a good time to be had. At 1200 MSP ($15), Swarm is on the pricier side for a downloadable title, so if you're on the fence, give the demo a try first. But if you've been jonesing for some good Lemmings-style action, this may be the closest you're going to get unless Sony decides to revive the Psygnosis classic one day.
  3. May 22, 2011
    50
    An enjoyable enough score attacker, disappointingly one-dimensional and middling as it may be. [Issue#109, p.123]