Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Apr 15, 2011
    70
    This is for the punishment-addicted only. [May 2011, p.84]
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    70
    This Contra-style shooter is packed with pleasure and punishment.
  3. Feb 18, 2011
    70
    The overall feeling we got from Uprising is one of a game not quite up to the standard of the very best Contra games.
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    70
    Uprising may not break any new ground in a genre that is arguably an endangered species, but it does a good job of breathing life into the dying breed. It's a reminder that an artist's eye, when met by a designer's understanding of modern tastes, can revitalise a struggling brand and make the old feel new again.
  5. Feb 14, 2011
    70
    Hard Corps: Uprising really justifies its name "hard". It has a lot of variety in its situations and very direct action, but everything is conditioned by its almost exasperating difficulty level, which makes this game only recommended for the most seasoned players.
  6. Jul 7, 2011
    60
    The worst part about Uprising is the lack of balancing. The weapons you'll get and the difficulty don't add up, making it extremely difficult to finish the game. For those that like a challenge, Hard Corps: Uprising just might be the thing they're looking for.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 17, 2011
    60
    Deeply frustrating lack of checkpoints holds it back from retro greatness. [June 2011, p.103]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Jun 2, 2011
    8
    PSM3 Magazine UK obviously never found the run button... wow, bet they played it loads... not..... this game is as fast as you make it, ifPSM3 Magazine UK obviously never found the run button... wow, bet they played it loads... not..... this game is as fast as you make it, if your good then you can run around lots... its a very hard game but not in a bad way, the upgrade system keeps you coming back for more punishment but its still enjoyable. the style and graphics are my favourite part about the game. Full Review »
  2. Apr 28, 2011
    9
    Dear God in heaven this one is a hard nut to crack. It's almost obscene how hard this game is (at first). And here is the deal: "at first".Dear God in heaven this one is a hard nut to crack. It's almost obscene how hard this game is (at first). And here is the deal: "at first". Once you play Hard Corps: Uprising in its "Rising Mode" you aquire points which can later be spent to turn down the difficulty a little. And you do this in many ways: upgrading weapons, increasing health bars, adding extra lives and so on. There is something very addictive about this game that makes you come back for more, to fight it and, most of all, defeat it. It is so rewarding when you beat a boss that seemed impossible to be beaten before... My only complaint is its checkpoint system. It is not fair to die in the last seconds of a stage just to be sent to its middle and do it all over again. For hardcore gamers, yes. But not for hardcore gamers, only. There is tons of fun to be had even for the most casual gamer. It is one of my must-buy downloadable games. Full Review »
  3. Nov 8, 2017
    10
    el juego es agil, los controles sumamente responsivos, los niveles variados, las animaciones y la musica muy inmeresivos y una duracionel juego es agil, los controles sumamente responsivos, los niveles variados, las animaciones y la musica muy inmeresivos y una duracion adecuada. puede parecer dificil al inicio pero empezando por el modo RISING puedes potenciar a tu personaje haciendo el juego mucho mas accesible Full Review »