Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 24, 2014
    70
    If you can come to grips with the controls and the rather unhelpful upgrading UI, Ring Runner can be a very rewarding experience. [March 2014, p.59]
  2. Jan 28, 2014
    60
    Ring Runner is fun, different and challenging – but unfortunately it lacks a little accessibility.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    9
    An amazingly addictive, beautiful, and unique asteroid shooter with some Rpg upgrade elements.

    The good: Zany story, with many fun, geeky
    An amazingly addictive, beautiful, and unique asteroid shooter with some Rpg upgrade elements.

    The good:
    Zany story, with many fun, geeky physics references.
    Tons of upgrades and full control of your button layouts.
    The art and music are a large step above most 2D space shooters.
    Many ship styles with actual differences in play.

    The bad.
    It takes quite a while to unlock the ability to change ships, mod them, and have access to the store or research. (But you'll be making plenty of money before you do at least. It does also teach you the ship classes.)
    The Upgrade interface is fairly clunky, but manageable.
    The research is done in real time or with Plex, the game's currency, and the research only unlocks plans in the store. (Yeah, you must buy them once you research them...)

    The bottom line:
    This has kept me happily shooting away all weekend and shows no signs of stopping. It's minor flaws don't hurt it one bit. This is a thoroughly fun game that you NEED to get if you ever enjoyed Beat Hazard, Altitude, or any asteroid style 2D shooter.
    (Note: I've only played the single player so far.)
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  2. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    The quality of the visuals (be sure to turn up the graphics sliders in the options) nuanced weapons and inertial method of ship control makeThe quality of the visuals (be sure to turn up the graphics sliders in the options) nuanced weapons and inertial method of ship control make this game special. You dont steer your ship, you constantly try to out-steer space. You dont shoot rockets at enemies, you shoot at space and hope they connect.

    Im playing on easy because im relatively new to space shooters. The last one i played was 'The Galactic Plague' for amstrad 64, back in the eighties. Time to see whats changed...
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  3. Oct 28, 2013
    10
    Ring runner is a space shooter in which you can customize almost every atom of your ship, and the ability's range from summoning a comet fromRing runner is a space shooter in which you can customize almost every atom of your ship, and the ability's range from summoning a comet from another dimension to throwing your enemy's into the terrain. It is a nice looking game with good graphics and randomly generated backgrounds. It has 20+ hours of great story driven campaign that will keep you playing for hours. the multiplayer has multiple gamemodes that range from gladiator mode which is a one on one deathmatch to a league of legends style battle. it has a few bug's and crashes occasional but other than that it is a great game Full Review »