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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9

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  1. Oct 7, 2021
    9
    A 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.
  2. Sep 26, 2021
    4
    28 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
    28 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
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  3. Sep 25, 2021
    10
    Absolutely love it. It’s been given some quality of life enhancements and it plays great.
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 21, 2021
    70
    Actraiser 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.
  2. Oct 14, 2021
    70
    There's a generous amount of content, which at 20 hours is four times the completion size of the original. Since this retro remake is a game of three thirds, it'd be a disservice if followers of the original lost faith from initial impressions of the unsightly side-scrolling action, and an overly gabby god game. Yet, fans won't be on cloud nine if a lack of support towards Actraiser Renaissance discourages Square Enix from being devoted to ActRaiser as a promising series.
  3. Oct 10, 2021
    65
    This is a good remake, adding some good things to the formula established by the original SNES game. But there too many moments of tutorials and boring dialogue that bog down the pace of the game.