Space Invaders Forever

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

48%

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Based on 21 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Jan 15, 2021

Space Invaders Forever is pretty great for anyone who's a fan of Space Invaders. It offers three games that are very different in approach, one of them with a fresh lick of paint and one focused on local multiplayer for some part cooperative, part competitive Earth defending. It's hard to argue against the variety you get with these three classics.

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Nintendo Life
Stuart Gipp

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 26, 2020

Space Invaders Extreme is awesome, but even in the guise of a cut-down compilation, Space Invaders Forever is lacking as a package. Better titles could have been chosen, and the way the apps are laid out is strange and disconnected. When it drops in price, this will be essential for Extreme alone. If you want Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders, that's available on your phone for a fair price, and better suited to that format in general. A disappointing and confusing package, but one that we strongly recommend at a discount just to get Space Invaders Extreme. It's that good. All six of these points are for it, and it alone.

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7.8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

Space Invaders Forever drops a trio of games in your lap that bring a variety of gameplay for solo and multiplayer experiences. It certainly treats the Space Invaders franchise appropriately, even though not all the games included work as planned.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2020

Space Invaders Forever is a solid but overpriced collection that presents three unique spins on the classic Space Invaders formula. It's by no means complete, but whether you're looking for a quick party game or some solitary nostalgia, there's a variation or two here for you.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2020

A gaming classic returns! Space Invaders Forever brings three titles to Nintendo Switch with varying degrees of success. Our review covers the whole package, so get ready for a deep dive into those would-be alien overlords. They might not be successful.

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6 / 10
Jan 4, 2021

Space Invaders Forever is a three-game package, where one of them is downright excellent, one of them is an interesting and fun concept, but isn't the most comfortable to play with on Switch, and the last one is only a bit of fun in multiplayer. The first of the bunch itself could justify the purchase if the package was priced a bit more sensibly, but this should really have included more of the excellent updates to the Space Invaders formula that have been released over the years. Furthermore, people who have purchased the digital package at launch on the eShop had issues getting Arkanoid vs Space Invaders to install on their system. We're told this is not a problem anymore though.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2020

An interesting trio of games that are fun to play but the collection as a whole feels a little barebones. For a series as important as Space Invaders it feels a little underwhelming though Space Invaders Extreme is still well worth your time!

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5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2020

The Space Invaders Forever might keep me playing forever between grabbing everything in the Arkanoid game and trying to boost my scores in Extreme. But it's impossible to ignore what's been left out to try and get people to shell out for a physical game: you can't really call it "Forever" when the oldest game of the bunch debuted after I graduated from university. Keep an eye out for updates, but as for what's available in December 2020? Wait.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2020

Space Invaders Forever contains 3 very different alien-shooting experiences in one enjoyable collection. Whether you prefer fending off invaders solo or with a few friends, you're bound to have a great time with these fantastic games.

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4 / 5.0
Jan 15, 2021

From people who have never touched Space Invaders to the high score holders of yore, I think there’s a whole lot of good in this package, and it’s worth checking out!

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