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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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

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  1. SimonC.
    Aug 30, 2006
    6
    Has some nice ideas, but shooters need to feel precise, and this one lacks precision, which, combine with the whirling distracting playfield, makes it more frustrating yet somehow bland rather than fun. When you die, you don't scream in frsutration, nor do you say "Ah, that was my fault." Instead, you tend to find yourself saying, "Oh, did something hit me? I didn't realise.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Sep 4, 2006
    6
    Someone is definately going to have a seisure on this one. The movement sucks. hard to see anything especially with 2-players.
  3. Andyman
    Aug 16, 2006
    5
    Oh Xyanide, you could have really been something extraordinary. Your blend of Starfox-like track shooting and Geometry Wars-style dual-analog gameplay is truly inspired. Too bad your levels all look the same. And too bad your weapons are very basic, with power-ups that are a joke. Yep, Xyanide, you really could have been genre-redefining, but instead you're just another example of Oh Xyanide, you could have really been something extraordinary. Your blend of Starfox-like track shooting and Geometry Wars-style dual-analog gameplay is truly inspired. Too bad your levels all look the same. And too bad your weapons are very basic, with power-ups that are a joke. Yep, Xyanide, you really could have been genre-redefining, but instead you're just another example of "great idea, poor implementation." Too bad. Expand
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. If you're looking for a more classical style of game where you can turn off your brain and annihilate wave after wave of enemies as you dodge obscene amounts of enemy fire, Xyanide is for you.
  2. 60
    The action is great when it gets going and the bosses will bring a smile to anyone's face. Whilst disappointing in some areas, it does match its budget price point and in some respects even exceeds it.
  3. The game itself does a good job of masking the appearance of the field, maintaining an illusion of 3D, and keeping the graphics consistent.