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  • Summary: Arcade hit Raiden first left its mark on the shooting genre 25 years ago. The easy to learn, hard to master series comes to PS4 in what makers call its most modern and advanced form yet.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    84
    Although Raiden V: Director's Cut isn't a substantial step up from the vanilla version, what's here still makes for an incredible shoot 'em up that's a must-buy for those who don't already own the original Raiden V.
  2. 80
    Raiden V doesn’t feature any crazy features or design choices that turn the shoot ’em up genre on its head, but it doesn’t need to. Instead, it offers up an extremely polished shooter that sticks to the basics, while also having plenty of customizability due to a robust weapon system. There’s enough missions and story branches to keep players busy for quite some time, and it’s a great addition to any SHMUP fan’s library.
  3. Oct 24, 2017
    76
    Solid oldschool arcade action proving that shoot em up doesn’t always have to equal bullet hell. And with the director’s cut you not only get new levels but a decent, albeit hectical co-op mode as well.
  4. Oct 24, 2017
    70
    Raiden V tries to add something new the shoot ’em up genre which is admirable, but unfortunately most of the ideas don’t live up to expectations. The Cheer system may have worked better if you could let spectators view your game, and the running commentary is like trying to listen to couple arguing at back of a bus when you’re at the front and have someone playing loud techno music on their phone right next to you. For a shoot ’em up there is a lot of content and the main mechanics have clearly been honed to perfection over the last twenty five years, making this a good, solid entry to the series.
  5. Nov 21, 2017
    70
    Naturally a niche game. No effort has been made by the development team to broaden the user base.
  6. Nov 1, 2017
    70
    Whether you’re looking for a casual, classically inspired fix of arcade action, or a hardcore, brutal scrolling shooter you’ll find the possibility of both with Raiden V: Director’s Cut. It’s a shame that lack of innovation and some strange design choices hinder it. However, it still remains an enjoyable experience for long-term fans of this almost three decade old franchise, or newcomers alike.
  7. Oct 19, 2017
    65
    All in all, it’s a decent ride of a game and done really well, but I find that because of the high price point, only the shump veterans should look into getting it. Casual fans will find themselves done with the game way before they get their money’s worth out of it. If you can find this at a discount, I would say grab it for the game play alone, but for $35, I’d hold off for now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    It's Raiden. If you loved 3 or 4 you will enjoy this. Epic soundtrack which is included in the physical. Very smooth effects, crisp textures,It's Raiden. If you loved 3 or 4 you will enjoy this. Epic soundtrack which is included in the physical. Very smooth effects, crisp textures, and bright colors. I've done one play through so far on normal and the only thing I didn't like was the blip sound as cheer numbers increase. I hope they add an option to turn that sound off like they did for the voices. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    8
    The Raiden franchise never disappointed me in the past, and has not disappointed me now! This vertical shooter is just as fun as the previousThe Raiden franchise never disappointed me in the past, and has not disappointed me now! This vertical shooter is just as fun as the previous version I have on my PS3. I can see myself playing this over again! Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2019
    5
    I love Shoot em ups, Ive played many over the years some i have liked and others I haven't, But in Raiden Vs case its a half decent Shoot emI love Shoot em ups, Ive played many over the years some i have liked and others I haven't, But in Raiden Vs case its a half decent Shoot em up that has had a bunch of stupid crap plastered over the top of it to turn it into a bad Shoot em up. The game is pretty average, but then you have the story going on during the game with people talking over the gameplay and even subtitle blocking the enemies. This stuff can be fixed a bit with options but still causes issues. Then there is the pointless cheer system, I really think they need to re work it. I didnt enjoy this game, ... Expand