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Asteroids: Recharged

Adamvision Studios, SneakyBox, Atari
Dec 14, 2021 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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6.5 / 10
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6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Asteroids: Recharged

Decent yet limited - not very "Recharged" - remake of the 1979 arcade classic.

Review in Italian | Read full review

While Asteroids is iconic entertainment, this installment (like the Recharged series in general) is too conservative to vouch for at launch price. When I can say versions of these games from 40 years ago are just as fun, if not more, there is a problem. This series is running out of steam and needs a change in approach to revive interest.

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While Asteroids: Recharged is a decent update of the classic game and is a welcome return for the series, it's also not as effective at tugging on the nostalgia strings as the previous Recharged games.

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Asteroids: Recharged is a nice little addition to Recharged series of Atari arcade classics that will bring back all those memories of playing the original at the arcades or at home with your own Atari console.

Review in Slovak | Read full review

Asteroids: Recharged is up there with the best of Atari's Recharged releases and it's even more fun with a friend. So, if you have fond memories of the 1979 arcade classic or just want to play some simple static shooting, you'll definitely enjoy this spacefaring blastfest.

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If you’re a fan of Asteroids, love your retro games or need a game to enjoy in short bursts. Asteroids: Recharged is easy to recommend. The Recharged series may be starting to show a repetitive formula but it’s a design that works. There could be room for improvement but it gets the core gameplay right. Asteroids: Recharged is a fun arcade game and for most gamers, that’s all that counts.

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Asteroids: Recharged is a great way to reintroduce a classic to a younger audience. Updating the visuals and sound, along with preserving its base structure, is a very successful recipe for how to make that return. It's a shame that the limited content reduces the lifespan of such a fun game.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

It’s yet another bite-sized Recharged version of an Atari classic, but one that actually looks good enough, has an okay soundtrack, and feels like the perfect balance between retro and modern, all thanks to its mixture of vector graphics and a ton of neon particle effects.

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