Double Dragon: Neon Image
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Billy & Jimmy Lee have returned to save their shared love interest Marian from the evil Skullmageddon across sixteen brawling levels filled with elaborate missions, malicious enemies and over-the-top battles. Trained by their sensei in a special class of martial arts, Billy & Jimmy areBilly & Jimmy Lee have returned to save their shared love interest Marian from the evil Skullmageddon across sixteen brawling levels filled with elaborate missions, malicious enemies and over-the-top battles. Trained by their sensei in a special class of martial arts, Billy & Jimmy are equipped with lethal combat skills and weaponry to crush some faces and battle the baddest goons around as they barnstorm across the galaxy to rescue the love of their lives. Expand

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Double Dragon Neon Gameplay Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Sep 28, 2012
    90
    Double Dragon Neon is evidence. Evidence that my misplaced obsession with a classic coin-op wasn't misplaced after all. It's proof for those who weren't there – or weren't even born – who believe themselves gaming experts because they remember when the first Deus Ex game came out.
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    85
    Double Dragon: Neon is either another must-own game from WayForward or the worst game of the year; it all depends on who you ask. Despite the lack of online play and a few repetitive moments, I was won over by Neon's charm. The 1980s are alive and well in WayForward's newest game!
  3. Sep 13, 2012
    80
    As gaudy and over-the-top as the '80s itself, but not quite as shallow. This masterful reboot of the granddaddy of scrolling beat 'em-ups has real punch.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Double Dragon: Neon is in an awkward position. It may be a bit too Double Dragon for today's generation to understand, yet not Double Dragon enough for hardcore fans to eat up. This is far from the long-awaited Double Dragon revival, but it's a great opportunity to revisit the Lee brothers (or to be introduced to them for the first time). Regardless, Double Dragon: Neon is a challenging, fun game definitely worth looking into.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 1, 2012
    60
    Not anywhere near as good as Streets of Rage 2, which came out 20 years ago. That said, it's fun, and more importantly knows that it's outdated. [Issue#91, p.87]
  6. Sep 27, 2012
    60
    If you love the genre of scrolling beat em up, you grew up with Jimmy and Billy and you want that the memories of those wonderful years remains clear in your mind, stay away from this game.
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    30
    It's a brawler that's too focused on amusing you with 80s flair, and it comes at the expense of worthwhile gameplay. Double Dragon: Neon doesn't bother to keep up with contemporaries such as Castle Crashers, Shank, and Scott Pilgrim – and you should let it fall behind.

See all 25 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 31, 2013
    10
    One of the best XBOX 360 arcade games i've ever played. Fun, filled with 80's easter eggs, great humour, great gameplay and on top of that:One of the best XBOX 360 arcade games i've ever played. Fun, filled with 80's easter eggs, great humour, great gameplay and on top of that: Difficult. This game is for those who love good old Beat Em Up's like Final Fight or Streets Of Rage. Music is great...this game has the most 80s vibe than any else game. Expand
  2. May 4, 2013
    10
    It has been a long time since I played a game where it was so obvious that the developers loved their game and its source material than DoubleIt has been a long time since I played a game where it was so obvious that the developers loved their game and its source material than Double Dragon Neon. This game, it's amazing sound track by Jake Kaufman and it's surprisingly deep brawler game-play warrants several play thorough to see and do all it has to offer. Whether single player or bro-op it's a hype experience from start to finish that never takes itself seriously. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    9
    Don't be fooled by the low scores Beat-em Up fans Double Dragon Neon is a game you need on your radar!

    At the first announcement of
    Don't be fooled by the low scores Beat-em Up fans Double Dragon Neon is a game you need on your radar!

    At the first announcement of WayForward remaking Double Dragon I was a tad sceptical and the first screen shots didn't help this feeling. Though the team have pulled through and the finished product exceeded all expectations. This game bleeds style like a rare steak from its cell shaded neon infused art style, 80s influence and referential humour. The story is as simple as can be, one day thugs take your girl and you'll have to fight tooth and nail to get her back. Fighting on the city streets, country side, laboratories and others locations that need to be witnessed first hand. Skills and fighting styles are earned by collecting mixtapes; skills vary from a spinning kick to a screen clearing dragon attack and styles are to cater to the way each persons play-style, having a rough time? Equip the "training wheels" style or do you want to abuse fireballs? use the "Magic gambit" style. Both can be levelled up at the various stores and collected through normal gameplay.

    On the topic of Mix tapes the games soundtrack has to be the best part of this game Jake Kaufman's work really makes the game flow and a lot of effort was put into the games sound design (All the mixtapes in the game have their own little jingles that each show the 80's influences and the OST is free on his bandcamp). The cast of voices have a refined cheesy vocabulary that fits well into the aesthetic, Minions will cartwheel on screen yelling out "Gymnastics!" as their battle cry. The Bosses are very creative to fight and require some skill and strategy to defeat (the final boss can feel a bit cheap). Minion feel a little repetitive but their designs vary over the levels and new foes are introduced all the way til the final stages. The game currently has some small issues from launch but a patch is already on the way and the bugs did not affect my gameplay. The game is short running about 2.5 hours on a single play through. Re-playability comes in the style of higher difficulties and maxing out your mixtapes. The game supports drop-in, drop-out local co-op but currently lacks a online feature.

    For $10 you really can't go wrong, Double Dragon Neon is one of the finer remakes of this generation that would be a shame to miss.
    Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2013
    8
    Double Dragon Neon se veut comme un hommage au beat'em all des années 90, tout en s'éloignant considérablement de l'esprit du titre originel,Double Dragon Neon se veut comme un hommage au beat'em all des années 90, tout en s'éloignant considérablement de l'esprit du titre originel, ce qui risque de lui aliéner les fans de la première heure. Pour les autres, ils prendront un certain plaisir parcourir, le temps de quelques heures, en solo mais surtout en duo, ce jeu de baston assez sympathique qui présente un challenge assez relevé. Pas un chef d'oeuvre, mais un titre l'ancienne qui gagne néanmoins être essayé... Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2012
    8
    Great game! Doesnt have the same vibe from the old double dragon games but its a great beat-em up and for only 800 microsoft points, a mustGreat game! Doesnt have the same vibe from the old double dragon games but its a great beat-em up and for only 800 microsoft points, a must buy for all the fans of the genre. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2020
    7
    This Double Dragon update features the aesthetic of a 1980's Saturday morning cartoon. It looks great and is a lot of goofy fun. Some fans ofThis Double Dragon update features the aesthetic of a 1980's Saturday morning cartoon. It looks great and is a lot of goofy fun. Some fans of the original game may not care for the cartoon-style animation or the constant jokes. But the combat stays true to the spirit of the franchise. In fact, it almost feels like a spiritual sequel to the Super Nintendo's Super Double Dragon. Fans of the similar-themed Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon should have a blast with this. At only $10, this is a real deal for beat 'em up fans. I would rate it with a 7.5 out of 10. Expand
  7. Oct 21, 2019
    6
    Старикам ли тут место?

    За 25 лет существования серии, DDN утвердительно отказалась взрослеть и, без вразумительной завязки, бросает
    Старикам ли тут место?

    За 25 лет существования серии, DDN утвердительно отказалась взрослеть и, без вразумительной завязки, бросает новичков в "броский" геймплей, что предполагаемо должно порадовать старичков, вот только надежда даётся ложная. Уже после 7 минут прохождения, ощущается нагромождение механик, которые совсем нелишние, но реализованы не лучшим образом, в частности, из-за музыки играющей на фоне, потому что банально ритм сражения от неё отстаёт. Является ли звуковое сопровождение, в отрыве, плохим? Нет, ровно, как и приятные пасхалки в представлении некоторых противников и отсылки к предыдущим частям в диалогах, что добавляют плюс в карму, однако темп из-за этого рушится всё равно. Бесспорным достоинством для умирающей эры посиделок с друзьями на хате, тут будет локальный кооператив и пул боссов, что, к сожалению, не спасает от проблемы указанной выше. В итоге, дойти до титров не проблематично, куда сложнее после режима NORMAL запустить HARD и вновь пройти нудный путь под светом неоновых огней.
    Expand

See all 10 User Reviews