Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Reviews

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

If you already love this franchise, you'll love this remaster/remake too. If you've never experienced this franchise before, or you are coming from a modern context, it feels like a relic of a bygone era. And ultimately rather than the simpler nature of its underlying components radiating a universal appeal, they come off as outdated.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection isn't firing on all cylinders constantly, but when you're in the groove, on any difficulty, or even with co-op in high gear, it reminds me of why I started to like this series in the first place. Capcom did a pretty good job of preserving it and bringing it to a new generation.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection successfully revives one of the most celebrated franchises of video game history.

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75 / 100
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is not only a fitting tribute to a much loved classic but it’s also the rebirth of the franchise. With its punishing gameplay and brutal boss fights, even experts will find this quest a challenge. However, even with the range of accessibility options, the difficulty may deter those with a passing interest.

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IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is a supremely spirited comeback for the old-school action platformer series.

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8 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

If you can't stand the thought of tackling a game through an arduous process of restarts, walk away now. There are points in the campaign where Fujiwara comes close to overstepping the mark, and you do wonder why sections like the disappearing platforms of Zone Five need to be quite so drawn out, or why the hell he threw a Red Arremer into the mix at the start of Zone Four when you're already being assaulted from every direction. But we're here to criticise the game's architectural makeup and not necessarily its palatability to a broader audience. Although its difficulty isn't going to be for everyone, it remains solidly coordinated, upholding the series ethos of practice-based progression via old disciplines and new processes.Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is Tokuro Fujiwara's love letter to a thirty-five-year-old series that's famous for burying mortal men, and it's a job done exceptionally well. By ignoring it, we risk having to wait another thirty-five years for a new entry, and, in a world where so many games have become cinematic, one-button-does-all 3D picture books, that's an unacceptable prospect. If challenge is what you live for, toughen up, don that mental armour, and take up the mantle like a lance. If you put in the time and effort, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection will see you reap the most valuable of gaming accomplishments: the prestige of victory.

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Feb 23, 2021

While the gameplay itself definitely won't be for everyone, due to it being very rooted to the past, Capcom has certainly done a good job reviving what not too long ago seemed like a dead series with the very fittingly titled Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection.

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88 / 100
Feb 23, 2021

Having Master Fujiwara back, even if it's briefly, is a real treat. And enjoying a new Ghosts' N Goblins, with superfab 2D aesthetics and mechanics, it's simply a miracle. Just hoping it doesn't take another 15 years to see Sir Arthur in action again.

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8 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

After years of absence, Arthur is finally back. For good. Despite its realease on Switch, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is still an hardcore, ruthless and satisfying experience, thank to a clever mix of sticking to its roots and expanding its game designer. If dying a thousnad times to reach the goal sounds like your kind of thing, then Arthur's great return will for sure keep you entertained, and might graetly raise your level of play.

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4 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is an honest, faithful homage to a series known for being so difficult, it's nearly unplayable.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

An incredible continuation that is a showcase of clever stages and pitch-perfect twitch reflexes

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrected is an absolute monster of a game, but both a thoughtful redesign and a fully intact foundation make it one that feels glorious to tame at whatever level you play it, as well as a refreshing and colorful adventure all along the way.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Like its predecessors, Resurrection isn’t for everyone. Different difficulty levels help soften the blow, but if you’re playing on anything tougher than Page mode, you’re going to die. A lot. Still, it’s tremendously satisfying when you finally beat a hard-as-nails boss or a tough stage, even if the sheer number of enemies and obstacles to overcome often feels unfair. This is a good-looking remake with plenty of new sights to take in, even if I’ve got a feeling that most won’t get to see them.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

A needlessly stringent remake of the original two arcade classics that is just as frustratingly difficult as ever, although it does have a neat co-op mode.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

If you’re looking for a soul-crushingly difficult platformer, look no farther than Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection. It retains a lot of what made the original such a classic, while also updating it with some more modern mechanics. Despite a few areas that felt a little unfair, with patience, you should be able to complete a single run within a few hours, allowing the game to never feel like it overstays its welcome, even after completing it three times over a single weekend. Whether you’re a newcomer to the franchise or a long-time veteran, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is one hauntingly good time.

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8.2 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Just like with the recent Resident Evil remakes, Capcom nails it once again, and Sir Arthur gets the treatment he deserves after 35 years of service. This is as difficult as the player wants it to be, and so newcomers are welcome, and should not miss this gem of an action platformer.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection marks the return of Capcom's brutally challenging action platformer series after a 14-year hiatus, and it's a game that hasn't forgotten the teachings or techniques of its ancestors. While it's more of a "best of" for the series than a fresh new chapter, Resurrection is both a trip down memory lane, and a new experience that'll test both longtime fans and players alike. It probably won't resurrect the Ghosts 'n Goblins franchise for a new era, but at least it reminds us that both Arthur and his enemies aren't ready for the grave quite yet.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

That said, I still find it hard to recommend Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection to anyone but the most devoted Ghosts 'n Goblins fans; for most Switch players, I suspect the design and gameplay will be too much to overcome. This feels a little like one of those "could" versus "should" scenarios. Maybe just let sleeping ghouls and ghosts lie.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

A carefully packaged remake, visually very beautiful, respectful of the original. It touches your heart as it shatters your bones. With a sadistic smile. For everyone, but not everyone: if you don't like extremely demanding games, and if you are not a super saiyan of run and guns, approach Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection only if you have the humility to proceed step by step. Otherwise, well, that's not for you. I tell you, and especially your nerves tell you.

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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Tokuro Fujiwara strikes again by taking Ghosts 'n Goblins back to its roots. As difficult as it gets and as inventive as it gets, this is a return in style for Arthur fans.

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