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  • Summary: STEINS;GATE ELITE is a remastered title with animated scenes from the anime, creating a brand-new, immersive experience. Follow a group of young, tech-savvy Lab Members who discover the means of changing the past by using e-mail and a modified microwave. Their experiment to push theSTEINS;GATE ELITE is a remastered title with animated scenes from the anime, creating a brand-new, immersive experience. Follow a group of young, tech-savvy Lab Members who discover the means of changing the past by using e-mail and a modified microwave. Their experiment to push the boundaries of time spirals out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    100
    I can recommend Steins;Gate Elite to anyone who wants to experience a fantastic visual novel with multiple endings. I cannot, however recommend this if you are hoping for full interaction or solid gameplay because there really isn’t anything like that here. Outside of a few button presses here and there, there is no game to be played. I am not usually a fan of visual novels, but I didn’t feel bored with this one. Check this one out if you love science fiction stories that captivate.
  2. Feb 20, 2019
    90
    This may not be the definitive way to experience the series, but it's damn sure the most accessible, and it beats the hell out of the neutered anime adaptation. For new fans, this is a fantastic entry point. For returning fans, Steins;Gate Elite is a solid reason to revisit a beloved series with a fresh set of eyes. I adored every second of it.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 14, 2019
    90
    Each ending is radically different, and there are even two extra ones when you’ve finished the main game which have never been available before in the UK. Fans will love the extra TLC in for this enhanced version of the very static original, and newcomers will experience a visual novel like never before – an anime that is very much yours, and an unforgettable time travel thriller to boot. [Issue#160, p.89]
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    86
    Despite some small annoyances that are either confusing or intrusive to the overall immersion that Steins;Gate Elite provides, this was a genuinely fun and engaging experience. In fact, because of how graphically close it is to the anime and how intense and complex the narrative is, Steins;Gate Elite is smooth as butter from start to finish and captures the true meaning of a graphic novel come to life.
  5. Feb 27, 2019
    85
    The stories in this game are well written and they will keep you going because the character development is equally well done. Knowledge of the Steins;Gate universe is a must however if you want to fully understand what is going on here. If you've been a fan of Steins;Gate, you are in for a treat though.
  6. Apr 28, 2019
    80
    Steins;Gate Elite provides a much more aesthetic and visually engaging approach to the genre. The daunting task of reading mountains of dialogue is made less overwhelming with visual aid that not only brings the story to life but deepens your emotional ties with the characters within it, maximising the emotional impact as the story unravels. Animated scenes also do well to make an enticing new entry point for players whilst offering a sense of nuance that’s as good of an excuse as any for Steins;Gate fans to revisit this top-notch series.
  7. 70
    A polished anime quality remake of a ten year old Xbox 360 game you should consider checking out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    A game so excellent, I bought it twice. Actually, I only bought it for the download code for Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram since IA game so excellent, I bought it twice. Actually, I only bought it for the download code for Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram since I don't have a PC. But I still loved it & got that plat, here's my 10 to combat the negative reviews all the nostalgia-blind fanboys that didn't even play this gave. It's still a great story, even if some of the original lines aren't in this one. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2019
    10
    Awesome game ! Really captured the feeling of the classic and the anime as well ! The best visual novel on the ps4 right now !
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    ¡Excelente remake! ¡Captura la esencia de la novela visual original y el anime de forma magistral! ¡¡La dirección de las nueva escenas¡Excelente remake! ¡Captura la esencia de la novela visual original y el anime de forma magistral! ¡¡La dirección de las nueva escenas animadas es simplemente sublime!! ¡Si has visto el anime, puedes profundizar mucho más gracias a este juego. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    One of the best in the Visual Novel genre.
    I think the most important question is how you look at this genre as a whole. If you absolutely
    One of the best in the Visual Novel genre.
    I think the most important question is how you look at this genre as a whole. If you absolutely detest reading or simply do not recognize the genre as "video game" then this is obviously not the game for you.

    This is a replay for me, because I've played the original on Vita a few years back. While knowing the plot this time around did put a damper on some of the surprises and twists, it was still very enjoyable. I have watched the anime as well but it felt like they added more original animated scenes? Maybe it's just been too long.

    If you like Time Traveling stories, especially ones that seems to be a bit more grounded in reality (as real as a time travel story goes), give this one a try.
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  5. Dec 17, 2020
    6
    Good story, but written more for young or novice readers.

    I won't go into the story details, as much of that would be considered spoilers.
    Good story, but written more for young or novice readers.

    I won't go into the story details, as much of that would be considered spoilers. Though generally, it's a relatively unique conspiracy-themed time travel story with some basic romantic tangents.

    Several moments in the story are quite good or shocking. It's the plot that ties those moments together that's lacking. Yes, plenty of plot holes, unbelievable science, and a few unbelievable character actions make this a sloppy story.

    I say the story is for young or novice readers because everything is explained to you. The characters' inner thoughts and science are all written out to you in excruciating detail, so there's very little room for interpretation. Interpretation and vagueness are required for intelligent fiction; In addition to just being more real, it gives the reader the opportunity to analyze actions and characters based on what others see, giving them a sort of intellectual puzzle to piece together as more things are revealed. That doesn't happen here, but that alone doesn't make it bad.

    The plot holes, science issues, and dumb character actions are what bring the story down. I'd say about 80% of the science in the game is accurate, but the other 20% is so dumb that they should have just kept it hidden. You'll definitely have issues with some of the dumb science on display here if you're into physics or software coding at all.

    And the plot holes, while not huge, are distracting, especially when the game tries to explain them away. I imagine the writers thought that certain plot holes were so big that they had to have characters try to explain them away, on the fly. This was done poorly though, and again, these explanations should have been left unsaid.

    Dumb character actions are fortunately rare, and normally revolve around suicide or killing someone else. But at least due to the time travel mechanics, most of those are undone and it helps more intelligent readers forget that happened.

    Besides the game's storytelling, it has a few technical issues, such as videos cutting/jumping quickly, 2:3 video judder, and typos (a few repeated lines of text). They were annoying at first, but I got used to them eventually.

    Also, the game has a whole chapter and ending that is only shown if you send the right emails to certain people during your playthough. There's no indication given that this will happen, and I found out after the game was over that I had missed those (due to not getting to the last chapter). So you'll need a guide if you want to see the whole game as it gives you no clues on what to choose.

    So an interesting and decent enough story if you're into sci-fi time travel, but isn't intelligently written at all.
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  6. Jul 5, 2019
    0
    Play original, not that crap. Thats really so so bad and @fully@(rofl) animated(no)

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