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Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 2, 2021
    80
    As a port, the Turrican Flashback collection cannot be faulted – these are perfect conversions of some all-time greats. Although the collection is missing some of the others in the series, £7.50 per game isn't bad value and given the difficulty, getting a perfect run is going to take many hours of playtime.
  2. 80
    Turrican Collection is a great compilation of four classic run and gun games that, despite their age and difficulty, still hold up to contemporary releases.
  3. Jan 25, 2021
    80
    If you fondly remember any of the Turrican games and long to play them once again, you’d be wise to consider Turrican Flashback a must-have. All of the games in this collection retain their original charm, but are made more playable thanks to revamped control schemes and additional features. It’s not the most generous of offerings when it comes to extras, sure, but when buying just one of these games second-hand costs more than this entire collection, who cares?
  4. Feb 23, 2021
    77
    The Turrican franchise features some of the toughest and most punishing run and gun platforming gameplay you will ever come across. Especially the first game. As the series moved out to the consoles, gameplay became more balanced as Factor 5 matured and refined their creative skills. If you are up for a run and gun gameplay challenge, Turrican Flashback fits the bill.
  5. Feb 7, 2021
    70
    It's beautiful (if you like colored pixels), it moves well and lets off steam, with a big dose of challenge. Too bad this compilation took the easy way out because with more games and a bonus section, it would have had a lot more going for it. But fans and the curious will appreciate it.
  6. Feb 2, 2021
    70
    With four games as a showcase of the exploratory level design of early 1990s European-style run-and-gun titles, Turrican Flashback's ex-Factor 5 games had an undeniable x-factor, and the first two Amiga Turrican releases are noteworthy as some of the best 16-bit computer games. Alongside the console bedazzlement of Super Turrican and Mega Turrican, there's plenty of platforming fun to be found, and the 2D visuals are well presented through varied display options. Yet, the gameplay becomes repetitive when bouncing between four titles, and Turrican Flashback feels incomplete as a collection representing the scope of the series. Still, retro gamers might not dwell on the modest number of games included, as soon as they hear Chris Huelsbeck's sublime soundtracks booming once again.
  7. Feb 1, 2021
    70
    A great compilation that includes 4 great old games that have received a wonderful remaster treatment. But it also comes with some flaws like the lack of any extra content beyond the OG games, and the fact that this are difficult games that may not be for everyone out there.
  8. Jan 29, 2021
    70
    This is a pretty solid collection of little games that are in many ways frozen in amber from a specific time in gaming history. This isn’t going to make a huge fan out of anyone, but if you’re in the mood for some classic 16-bit shooter fun, this’ll deliver.
  9. Jan 28, 2021
    70
    Turrican Flashback is a rose-tinted ride to the heady days of the Amiga. However you can’t help but think this is a wasted opportunity considering the lack of extra features.
  10. Jan 26, 2021
    70
    30 years after its release, Turrican is still a great 2D "run and gun" game. This remastered collection is extremely faithful to the original, and includes savegames, and rewind to make it easier for new players.
  11. Jan 25, 2021
    67
    Turrican Flashback Collection includes 4 undeniably old-school run 'n' gun games that genre fans may want to play but be warned; there are plenty of aspects that haven't aged well at all which makes playing this compilation quite annoying at times.
  12. Feb 19, 2021
    60
    You can never take away the greatness of this series and its games, but with this collection we expected something more than just four games packed together with little to no extra content, like, for instance, the superb soundtracks or some interviews with the creators.
  13. Feb 5, 2021
    60
    Old-school run 'n' gun games are still enjoyable but Turrican's fan must be warned that this compilation is not the best you they can get nowadays.
  14. Jan 25, 2021
    60
    As dynamic and challenging today as they ever were, Turrican Flashback offers an authentic compilation of games from this classic series, without a single dud among them. Unfortunately, wafer-thin presentation, missing titles, and a complete lack of side-features (in addition to a subjectively high price-tag) let down what could of - should of - been an encapsulating tribute to one of history's most influential and beloved shooter franchises.
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  1. Feb 2, 2021
    5
    Would be a 9 for leaving out a few things like Super Turrican 2 and the C64 games but as of this post I can only give it a 5 as Mega and SuperWould be a 9 for leaving out a few things like Super Turrican 2 and the C64 games but as of this post I can only give it a 5 as Mega and Super Turrican consistently crash. The Amiga titles run flawlessly at least. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2021
    10
    Finally! The great Turrican games on the PS4.
    Good emulation: you can fiddle with the settings and shaders. It has a Rewind function.
    So
    Finally! The great Turrican games on the PS4.
    Good emulation: you can fiddle with the settings and shaders. It has a Rewind function.
    So everything is there.
    But it lacks the C64 Versions of Turrican 1 and 2 which is kind of sad.
    All in all a great package with the best Jump ‘n Run Games ever made.
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