• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2016
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
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  1. 95
    An utterly superlative remastering effort turns one of PS Vita's crown jewels into one of PS4's most engaging and compelling titles. As fresh today as it was on its original release nearly four years ago, Gravity Rush Remastered is absolutely unmissable.
  2. Feb 12, 2016
    90
    Gravity Rush Remastered is a fantastic port of an already fantastic game. The updated presentation is beautiful and nothing was lost in translation when putting a handheld game on the consoles.
  3. Jan 29, 2016
    90
    Gravity Rush has an original concept and excellent presentation. Bluepoint gave us the PS4 edition that the Keiichiro Toyama’s game deserves with beautiful and smooth graphics combined with all the good elements of the PS Vita title.
  4. Jan 27, 2016
    90
    Another great remaster from Bluepoint Games. Gravity Rush Remastered has been improved in every aspect: an unmissable action/adventure if you didn't play the Vita version.
  5. Jan 27, 2016
    90
    A superb action game that does far, far more than just depend on the novelty of gravity switching. It deserved so much more than to be ignored on Vita, and you simply must play it on PS4.
  6. 90
    This here is a masterpiece of narrative storytelling, one of the strongest examples of game-as-art that we’ve had in years, and a remarkable, cinematic, triumph that has the rare distinction of also being a major studio project that is both creative and original.
  7. Jan 26, 2016
    90
    Although this remastered version might only be seen as a technical improvement, Gravity Rush appears even more accomplished on PS4, both from an artistic or a gameplay perspective. That won't completely compensate for the quiet loss of the second episode on PS Vita, nor justify the abandon of the portable console altogether, but it's a joy to contemplate Kat's quest going on in such a magnificent way.
  8. Jan 26, 2016
    90
    One of the best Vita games becomes one of Sony’s best PlayStation 4 offerings. While its portable origins mean the game never truly pushes the console on a technical level, Bluepoint has refreshed and reworked the original Gravity Rush with the care it deserved for its debut in high definition.
  9. Dec 21, 2015
    90
    Gravity Rush Remastered is an excellent porting of an already terrific game. It's beautiful, it runs smoother, it is easier to play and loads much quicker. It's a must have.
  10. Jan 27, 2016
    88
    The original game surely had flaws, but it also showed some interesting and sound ideas in level and game design. This remaster is a good chance to get back to it, while waiting for the sequel.
  11. Jan 26, 2016
    88
    Gravity Rush is captivating early on and maintains that level of interest throughout. It's addictive, well-paced, fun as hell, and has a nice steampunk world with a great soundtrack. The remaster is good, although straight-forward, and at $30 it's a purchase well worth considering.
  12. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 31, 2016
    87
    An excellent crossover between platformer and sandbox game. [March 2016]
  13. Mar 6, 2016
    86
    Gravity Rush Remastered is an excellent port of the original Vita exclusive to PS4, with unique gravity-shifting gameplay mechanics that lends to fun aerial exploration - all with a distinctive European comic book aesthetic.
  14. Jan 31, 2016
    86
    Gravity Rush Remastered is a fantastic adventure, which now reaches PS4 visually enhanced to allow us to enjoy as never before the history of Kat and her gravitational powers.
  15. Apr 6, 2016
    85
    This makeover of the 2012 original is worth playing, even for current owners of this essential Vita release. In spite of the somewhat simple gameplay, manipulating gravity is quite liberating.
  16. Feb 5, 2016
    85
    This is an ideal way to become introduced in the series, and it'll get you excited for the sequel to come.
  17. Feb 2, 2016
    85
    Gravity is still strong in this videogame, even after four years. If you missed the original for PS Vita, it's like a second opportunity.
  18. Jan 28, 2016
    85
    A remastered game that makes sense, considering the limited number of players that had a chance to try the original. This Ps4 version also makes the controls tighter (mostly by abandoning touch controls), and adds the downloadable contents to the main package. Get it if you couldn’t play it on Playstation Vita.
  19. Jan 31, 2016
    84
    This is a good remastered, but offers little to those who already played the original game. Still, considering the audience reached by the PS Vita version, it's a good thing that now players have another opportunity to meet Kat, Raven and Syd.
  20. Feb 11, 2016
    81
    The innovative gameplay profits from the improved controls on the PS4. A must have title beyond the mainstream.
  21. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 31, 2016
    80
    It’s the game hardly anybody played, remade in such a way as to demand every respectable gamer's attention. Take the plunge. [April 2016, p70]
  22. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 7, 2016
    80
    Seasoned shifters will fall (in love) again. [March 2016, p.86]
  23. Feb 24, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush might not be perfect, but it’s still a beautiful game full of enjoyment that had to fight it’s way up to the big league. The remastered edition doesn’t justify the purchase for someone who already played it on the PS Vita, but it surely is a treat for the eyes.
  24. Feb 24, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush Remastered is a very solid adventure game whose charm really comes from movement.
  25. Feb 17, 2016
    80
    A few hitches and a somewhat repetitive combat system aside, Gravity Rush Remastered is a joy to play, and a big recommendation for fans of the action adventure genre. There is enough fun to be had here for both old and new Gravity Rush players, and if you’re fond of super hero themes and comic book storytelling, this is definitely worth checking out.
  26. Feb 10, 2016
    80
    Fun, innovative, and unique, Gravity Rush is well worth your time, bringing an original action-adventure from the small screen to a bigger one.
  27. Feb 8, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush Remastered is a gem from the PS Vita, brought back to life for the PlayStation 4. The game looks great and offers hours of gameplay. Allthough it missed a bit of the charm that the Vita version had, this is still a great game to play.
  28. Feb 7, 2016
    80
    Despite its problems, Gravity Rush Remastered is a refreshing change of pace, and a thoroughly enjoyable game to play. While not an improvement per se of the PS Vita game besides the graphics, it does bring Kat to the larger PS4 audience, and will undoubtedly win a few hearts. Especially with the less than average price for a PS4 game.
  29. Feb 5, 2016
    80
    On Vita it was an exceptional game. On PS4 it still is a good game with freedom of movement. Some control aspects of the original couldn’t be reproduced, though, while certain element didn’t stand the test of time.
  30. Feb 4, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush Remastered is about what you'd expect. The slicker visuals and boosted frame rate lead to an even cleaner and more satisfying experience, though its portable roots are glaringly obvious the more you play.
  31. Feb 4, 2016
    80
    Though this game is obviously better for handhelds than consoles, the atmosphere and original gameplay still rocks on PS4. It does not matter if you are already familiar with this game or not, just play the Remastered version as it is worth your time.
  32. Feb 4, 2016
    80
    While it may not be the most convincing package to get players to return to Hekseville, Gravity Rush Remastered is by far the best way to enjoy Sony’s underappreciated action game. The combat, while still a weak link, feels much better using a controller, and the game’s art style has kept this Vita stunner looking impressive.
  33. Feb 1, 2016
    80
    I’ll love my Vita forever, but Gravity Rush Remastered finally reaches its true potential on the PS4, and things for this special gem can only go upwards from here.
  34. Jan 29, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush is truly a unique experience.
  35. Jan 27, 2016
    80
    What the developers are doing with a remaster is not simply to squeeze more money out of the consumer; Gravity Rush: Remastered is giving people the opportunity to experience what is genuinely an interesting and entertaining game, one that they might have missed because of the platform on which it was released.
  36. Jan 27, 2016
    80
    The perfect chance to play such a successful game as Gravity Rush, at PS4 owners' grasp. The game isn't just good, but also addictive.
  37. Jan 26, 2016
    80
    I love the fact that Gravity Rush exists. How rare is it these days to see a major publisher produce something so wholly original, so defiantly non-commercial?
  38. 80
    Though some elements feel like relics of its portable past, like comic-book-style cutscenes and a lack of voice acting, there’s no denying it’s still a hell of an aesthetic accomplishment.
  39. Jan 26, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush Remastered is close to perfect. The original Vita game was very well received, and while this update doesn’t exactly push the PS4 to its limits, it still looks and plays extremely well.
  40. Jan 26, 2016
    80
    Gravity Rush Remastered brings one of the PS Vita’s most significant exclusives to the TV screen, and it is by far the best way to experience the game.
  41. Jan 15, 2016
    80
    Bluepoint deserves credit for managing to bring out the best in an already-pretty-good game, allowing PS4 owners the chance to experience the charm of Gravity Rush unhampered by the limitations of its original platform.
  42. Jan 29, 2016
    79
    One of the best games on PS Vita is perfectly adapted to PS4, with better handling and improved graphics. It has as many flaws on its gameplay side as the original did, but it's still a nice adventure.
  43. Feb 4, 2016
    78
    Gravity Rush: Remastered is the living example of how a remastered game should be done. It was a great choice by Sony to bring it to the PS4 because it is the presentation that should have deserved from the beginning.
  44. As a successful remastered game, Gravity Rush Remastered presents its unique gameplay and atmosphere to PlayStation 4 players.
  45. Mar 8, 2016
    75
    If nothing else, then, Gravity Rush Remastered acts as a nice proof-of-concept for what may be possible when Gravity Rush 2 eventually arrives on the PS4.
  46. Mar 7, 2016
    75
    A re-master done right, with significant graphical upgrades, running in butter-smooth 60 frames per second. If you missed the original Vita release, be sure to pick this up.
  47. Feb 2, 2016
    75
    The lack of intuitive controls ensures that the PS Vita version of Gravity Rush remains the best one. If you can get past that, however, you'll find that this PS4 port is still a rush very much worth experiencing.
  48. Feb 1, 2016
    75
    As with many remasters, the only reason to buy Gravity Rush Remastered is if you didn't have the chance to play the original one when it came out in 2012. Everything is exactly the same albeit with HD graphics.
  49. Jan 31, 2016
    75
    While most of this generation’s avalanche of double-dips have felt cynical and unwarranted, Gravity Rush truly benefits from a change of system and a chance to reach a comparatively huge audience. It is, simply put, a better game than it used to be, and I can’t complain about that.
  50. Jan 26, 2016
    75
    The core of what Gravity Rush is is still here and still great, but what problems the game originally had aren’t fixed by the visual update, and some of them are even made worse.
  51. Jan 26, 2016
    75
    Beneath the fluff and frustrations lies a truly unique game with a wondrous world and a central mechanic that can often cause moments of pure exhilaration. It's a fun, but deeply flawed experience.
  52. Jan 26, 2016
    75
    A solid remaster of a good game means that Gravity Rush genuinely feels at home on the PS4.
  53. Mar 17, 2016
    74
    Worth a look for first-timers, but no need to rush back to it if you've already played in on Vita.
  54. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 11, 2016
    73
    Remaster proves that Gravity Rush became a thing on PS Vita mostly because of Vita’s game drought – for home console its gameplay and story are both rather lackluster. [Issue#206, p.74]
  55. 70
    An excellent remaster of an imperfect but hugely endearing action adventure, that completely justifies the ongoing plans for a sequel.
  56. 70
    Gravity Rush Remastered is a great upgrade from the PS Vita original thanks to a solid 60fps 1080p presentation. The joy of exploring the world of Hekseville is still very much intact, with the gravity shifting ability once again acting as the main source of fun and enjoyment. However, the boring missions combine with poor combat mechanics to make for a lesser experience than the concept deserves.
  57. Jan 26, 2016
    70
    Despite its problems, Gravity Rush is an adventure worth taking not just because there's hardly anything like it, but because it leverages its distinct gameplay to great effect, freeing you from the hold of gravity in a world worth exploring.
  58. Jan 26, 2016
    70
    Gravity Rush Remastered will have you purring at the potential that its sequel looks set to fulfil, but it's a fine release in its own right.
  59. Power Unlimited
    Jan 27, 2016
    68
    It’s easy to understand owners of the PS Vita were happy with this game in 2012, but three years later, on the PS4, it doesn’t feel like a full-fledged game. Entertaining and very cute, but not full-fledged. [feb. 2016 / page 062]
  60. Jan 26, 2016
    65
    Gravity Rush is a treat for the eyes, but still an uninspired game with boring mechanics.
  61. Mar 7, 2016
    60
    Precise remaster of PS Vita key title is a must for all fans of Gravity Rush regardless the final score. Others will probably notice the flaws due to the handheld origin of the title.
  62. Feb 5, 2016
    50
    A Remastered release shouldn't be cutting corners, and it seems silly that the game's four major zones are all still so faded, dull, and repetitious.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 309 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 309
  1. Feb 2, 2016
    10
    this game is amazing as HD remastered on ps4 version. graphic look great with HD resolution.. great gameplay. i am enjoying it so much.. Thumbthis game is amazing as HD remastered on ps4 version. graphic look great with HD resolution.. great gameplay. i am enjoying it so much.. Thumb Up, can't wait to play gravity rush 2 this year if it release this year without any delay Full Review »
  2. Feb 2, 2016
    9
    It amazing game the art is super good and I'm excited for,the second game. The game play is fun to play its like a fighting game but withIt amazing game the art is super good and I'm excited for,the second game. The game play is fun to play its like a fighting game but with gravity in the game. The game only cost $30.00 bucks its best vita remake to the ps4 Full Review »
  3. Feb 15, 2016
    10
    A brilliant adventure, platformer with its own unique charm similar to studio ghibbli,You fall in love with the artwork and the game and storyA brilliant adventure, platformer with its own unique charm similar to studio ghibbli,You fall in love with the artwork and the game and story takes you to another realm, the gravity shifting game mechanic is inspired and works wonderfully on ps4. A must have for ps4 at this bargain price!. Full Review »