- Publisher: Square Enix
- Release Date: Sep 23, 2021
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PC, Switch
Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will!
Experience the revival of the 90's classic hit "Actraiser".
ABOUT Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battleHeaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will!
Experience the revival of the 90's classic hit "Actraiser".
Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battle between good and evil!
Featuring the soundtrack that sent shockwaves through the gaming world when it was first released, composed by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro - now remastered!
Help humanity flourish by playing as the Lord of Light and their loyal angel in a world beset by evil.
* Remastered 2D graphics present the game in beautiful HD
* 15 new music tracks, as well as re-arranged original tracks by Actraiser composer Yuzo Koshiro!
* New stories, expanded action and realm management gameplay, additional action stages, an all-new realm, and new more powerful bosses!
* Auto-save and difficulty levels
Realm Acts: Strategically cast powerful fire, ice, and other magic in these 2D action stages. Humans return to reclaim the realm after you conquer these stages, allowing you to begin cultivating your settlements.
New magic that was not available in the original game has been added along with the ability to dodge. Players can also attack with upward and downward motions for a more dynamic action experience. You will need every new trick in your arsenal to defeat stronger bosses at the end of the new action stages.
Realm Management: Help humanity flourish by cultivating your settlements and offering guidance. Use your miraculous powers to summon lightning and trigger earthquakes to remove obstacles such as trees and boulders that impede the growth of your chosen. Play as the Lord of Light's angel and use your mighty bow and arrows to drive back the evil monsters that prey on your people.
Protect your settlements from enemy raids in real-time strategic battles. The placement of your forts and timing of your miracles is key to achieving victory in these engagements.
Experience all-new tales of humanity's struggles to overcome their flaws and failings as they learn to love one another and together grow stronger. Altogether, these new scenarios amount to more than twice the story present in the original. Explore the vast new realm and enjoy building your settlements for longer than ever before!
The original Actraiser composer, Yuzo Koshiro, has re-arranged all of the iconic original tracks and added 15 new tracks as well. Players can listen to the original music or switch to the re-arranged versions while playing the game. Tired from protecting and raising your villagers? Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.… Expand
- Developer: Square Enix, Sonic Powered
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, General
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Positive: 2 out of 10
Mixed: 8 out of 10
Negative: 0 out of 10
Jan 20, 2022Actraiser Renaissance remains true to the cult original with plenty of novelties that do not disturb the essence of this strange title from the very beginning of a completely crazy story called Quintet studio.
Oct 7, 2021This “renaissance” brings back a classic with new content but keeping its still interesting core very much alive.
Sep 30, 2021In a nutshell, it does a great job of improving and respecting many elements of the source material, but adds too much filler content. Actraiser Renaissance is far from perfect, but it’s a must play for fans of the SNES original.
Sep 29, 2021There’s one thing for certain: Actraiser Renaissance is much better than SolSeraph, the spiritual sequel to the ActRaiser series released in 2019. It has its flaws in both the action and settlement-building stages, but they’re quite easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things thanks to the fact that it’s still such a unique blend. Add in a fantastic soundtrack reworked by Yuzo Koshiro as well as additional content and multiple difficulty levels, and you have a game that should please the majority of series fans while also possibly bringing some new ones into the fold.
Oct 1, 2021This is a game that brushes up against a lot of different genres without diving too deeply into any of them, and some players are going to either clock out from that or find that they like one or two parts but not all three. It is kind of a weird game and it is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But if the idea of the game sounds interesting to you? Hey, this is a classic remastered and improved, and it’s well worth the asking price.
Oct 21, 2021Actraiser Renaissance is a very worthy remake, but one that is far from perfect. It starts slow and it's very tutorial heavy. You expect more speed in a title from the 16-bit era, but this is not the case. If you can handle the beginning, you are going to find a very entertaining game with platforming and tower defense strategy elements.
Sep 30, 2021Actraiser Renaissance is a surprise return of a long-lost classic, but one which falls flat in execution in more ways than one. It has moments of brilliance, and there is undoubtedly substance and depth in its many systems. Still, all the moving parts don’t come together cohesively or logically, and it ultimately feels like two completely unrelated games taped together as one, with neither fully complementing the other. Old school fans will no doubt find the experience worth investing in after the tedious start, but for most other players, there are just plenty of far better alternatives.
Positive: 3 out of 6
Mixed: 1 out of 6
Negative: 2 out of 6
Sep 25, 2021Absolutely love it. It’s been given some quality of life enhancements and it plays great.
Jan 14, 2023worth it and glad to play this game again. so much memories and nostalgia within this 16bit game in the franchise.
Oct 7, 2021A biblical poetry in game form, this remake improved the game in every aspect. The songs are epic, action is valued by level design, and theA biblical poetry in game form, this remake improved the game in every aspect. The songs are epic, action is valued by level design, and the tower defense parts are a refreshment for the context.
Actraiser is timeless, but not for superficial players and without any gamistic underpinnings, just try.… Expand
Nov 16, 2022Well, I couldn't get the motivation to go to the end. I think the enhancements will be welcomed by some, but I think I liked the originalWell, I couldn't get the motivation to go to the end. I think the enhancements will be welcomed by some, but I think I liked the original version better without the expanded civilization stuff. It was a great and unique game then, but these days we have a lot more quality indie titles to expand our horizons with.… Expand
Sep 26, 202128 hours into the game.
If you’re a fan there are things here that work! They added story, quests and more cause to go into the 2D action28 hours into the game.
If you’re a fan there are things here that work! They added story, quests and more cause to go into the 2D action sequences.
The Hard Fail: the added Tower Defense is flawed at its core. Do not think the team that made this ever played a Tower defense game in their life. At first it seems fine but late in the game is a different story.
Random placement, limited defenses, weak defenses all add up to a bad experience.
Wait for the game to be free on Plus or Pass… Expand
Mar 31, 2023Can't play it as, on my ps5, the 2D platform section run with the most insane stutters I never saw in decades ! It's like 10 fps to me ! Unplayable..