Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    90
    In all, it’s a must-buy if you have at least one other person to play it with on a consistent basis.
  2. Apr 1, 2015
    90
    Whether played alone or with friends through local co-op, it’s hard to resist the urge to take to the skies for one more jaunt through Mars’ danger-filled atmosphere.
  3. Apr 30, 2015
    88
    This is a great looking game that will remind players of the genre's heyday in the 1990s. And with dozens of items to unlock and a wide variety of weapons to shoot, Jamestown+ will keep shoot-em-up fans happy for many hours to come.
  4. 80
    If anything, it’s a fun little distraction calling back to the classic games of yesteryear. Fans of bullet hell certainly won’t be disappointed.
  5. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    It is more than a well crafted homage though; it is a game that links the past to the present in grand fashion and is definitely something you should pick up to pass the time.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    8
    The only disappointment here is that the coop is local-only, but this is a really fun and approachable bullet-hell game with plenty ofThe only disappointment here is that the coop is local-only, but this is a really fun and approachable bullet-hell game with plenty of content. I never played the original so I can't comment on how it improves upon it. There is also a $1.99 DLC pack that adds 4 more ships with unique weapons and 4 additional trophies (one for each ship). Day one DLC, but at least it's cheap and the game is inexpensive too. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2015
    9
    I never played the original on PC so everything in Jamestown+ is a brand new experience. This game is well worth its price and I will beI never played the original on PC so everything in Jamestown+ is a brand new experience. This game is well worth its price and I will be played for months to come. Full Review »
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    0
    I'm sure the gameplay is fine, but the premise? Incredibly insensitive. Sure, mars is cool and so is alternate history, and we all love bulletI'm sure the gameplay is fine, but the premise? Incredibly insensitive. Sure, mars is cool and so is alternate history, and we all love bullet hells. But let's not forget that the colonial english massacred countless natives in their "new world". Colonizers are NOT to be made into heroes, and no re-telling of their story should ever paint them in a positive light. Full Review »