Centipede: Recharged

Adamvision Studios, SneakyBox, Atari

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
50%
Critics Recommend
Based on 8 critic reviews
Centipede: Recharged MastheadCentipede: Recharged Masthead

Centipede: Recharged

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews
Spread the word:

General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 29, 2021
PCSep 29, 2021
PlayStation 4Sep 29, 2021
Xbox OneSep 29, 2021
PlayStation 5Sep 29, 2021
Xbox Series X/SSep 29, 2021

Developers: Adamvision Studios, SneakyBox

Publisher: Atari

Genres: Action, Arcade

The original bug-blasting arcade game is back! Centipede: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals designed for modern screens, a 16:9 field of play, and an original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard. Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways. A dozen new power-ups can give you an edge by introducing abilities like screen-clearing explosions, rail guns, and even slowing down time. Every mode and level is playable in local co-op mode with a friend. Key Features: Old Meets New: Classic Centipede gameplay updated for smooth control, and visuals for modern PCs and consoles Powered Up: A dozen power-ups are yours for the taking - scare enemies away, catch them off guard with a side-shot, drop a row of bombs, and more Challenge: Compete in a series of 30 challenges designed to put even the most seasoned players to the test Compete: Reach the top of country global leaderboards for arcade and individual challenge modes Bring a Friend: Play local co-op with a friend in every mode .. blast bugs and chase scores together Get in the Groove: Get into the rhythm of a good run to the original score by Megan McDuffee

Centipede: Recharged Critic Reviews

View All (8 total)

While the leaderboards are wonky the rest of Centipede: Recharged feels just about exactly like you'd want the original game to be when dragged into the current year.

Read full review

When all's said and done, though, Centipede is so classic that it's almost always enjoyable on any system, and the same is true here. I hope Atari tries harder with future Recharged installments, but I can't deny that this mixed version is still fun. If you have someone to play co-op with, grab the game and hope for Millipede: Recharged to follow.

Read full review

In short bursts, Recharged plays well enough to earn a spot in my rotation for sure, and I'll gladly pop in from time to time to check out the various leaderboards. The art style does grow a bit stale the more you see it; some additional color palettes or unlockables would certainly be welcome here. It might not have 100 of them, but as far as arcade revivals go, Centipede: Recharged definitely has legs.

Read full review

Recharged brings back a neon-fueled classic from arcades, but the fun won't last very long.

Review in Slovak | Read full review

Audience Reviews

There are no audience reviews yet! Click the button below to add the first one!

Where to Buy

Epic Games Store
Centipede: Recharged Announcement Trailer thumbnail

Centipede: Recharged Announcement Trailer

Centipede: Recharged Screenshot 1
Centipede: Recharged Screenshot 2