Hi-Fi Rush Reviews

Hi-Fi Rush is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush marches to the beat of its own drum with stunning animation, loveable characters, and stylish rhythmic action that are anything but one-note.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
69 / 100
Feb 2, 2023

Despite it's killer opening act, Hi-Fi Rush fails to sustain its blend of rhythm and action all the way until the end.

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Recommended
Feb 2, 2023

Vibrant and self-assured, Hi-Fi rush happily embraces the 00s' cheese - and is all the better for it.

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Jan 31, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush is a harmonious cacophony of raunchy rock 'n' roll and character-driven action

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jan 30, 2023

A very welcome surprise, that is one of the most enjoyably unique games on Xbox and one of the best rhythm action games in a very long time 0 as well as having arguably the best cel-shaded graphics ever seen.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2023

Considering the game was announced and released on the same day, Hi-Fi Rush is easily one of the most surprising games of 2023. Part of that is literal. The other, more important part, is just how good the game is. Hi-Fi Rush finds a magical sweet spot between rhythm games, stylish action, and lighthearted, character-driven platformers we don't see very often anymore, and by every measure, it comes out on top.

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9 / 10
Feb 1, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush is an excellent break from the norm for the horror buffs at Tango Gameworks, meshing the energetic combat of a character-action brawler with the toe-tapping beats of a stylish rhythm game.

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Unscored
Jan 27, 2023

The shadow drop was novel in and of itself, but the game is a triumph. The gorgeous animations and Jet Set Radio-esque art style are vivid and arresting. The array of tutorials, visual aids, and clever mechanics makes the rhythm aspects approachable to genre newcomers. And the vibrant, positive energy is present in every beat, keeping you tapping your feet as you take down a corporation built on a lack of vision. Hi-Fi Rush is a cathartic anthem that arrived at the perfect time.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2023

For someone who also works in music journalism, my skills are shaky, to say the least. But, having taken the time to improve these skills, I now feel better equipped to appreciate the game for what it is: a fun, quirky, sometimes weird, and often cheesy critique of capitalism. When I was less focused on how perfectly I was playing, I had a much better time headbanging through each stage. Just give me a wider variety of music next time and I’m sold.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush is a proposal that has arrived without expecting it and has managed to conquer the hearts of a large part of the public, including myself. We are facing a game of action and rhythm, with areas of platforming, which does almost everything well, which allows us to mostly overlook its small problems, which are already very small. In short, the new Tango Gameworks is a very fresh game that takes us to a fun and action-packed adventure, which is starring characters who, without a doubt, are ready to jump to stardom.

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9 / 10
Feb 5, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush is an utterly beguiling new take on rhythm-action, combining some of this generation's most impressive visuals with music and mayhem.

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90 / 100
Jan 28, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush successfully combines the intensity and depth of a hack'n slash with the demanding precision of a rhythm game, achieving a fresh and vibrant experience in which every combat is an injection of adrenaline.

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Paul Tassi
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2023

I would recommend Hi-Fi Rush to anyone, even many non-gamers. It’s joyful, addicting and something I may play twice just for the hell of it. An absolute win.

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9 / 10
Feb 9, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush delivers energizing gameplay that is smoother than slide guitar. It's accessible, satisfying, and just pure fun. The touching narrative explores themes of friendship and loyalty, while satirizing corporate culture with an unparalleled wit. Tango Gameworks have knocked it out of the park with their first foray away from the horror game genre and I am eager to see what comes next.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2023

HIFI Rush is one of the games that you will wish to build an entire series on.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2023

Hi Fi Rush is a surprise in every way: launch, gameplay, story, dubbing, performance... The first essential of 2023.

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8.6 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush is an energetic and frantic game, with lots of character and characters. Some of its bosses encounters are amongs the best I played in a long time. The weakest part is its rythm based system, but the game is smart enough to let the players enjoy it even when they're not beating everything up following its tempo.

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Jan 31, 2023

"Hi-Fi Rush is a perfect bit-sized roller coaster, the kind you want to ride again and again. No game is perfect, but Hi-Fi Rush manages to pack in extremely successful and unique gameplay, highly detailed cutscenes and art style, and the comfort of a Saturday morning cartoon's plot, characters, and humor into one awesome adventure that nobody saw coming. Hi-Fi Rush is an absolutely fantastic game and you should go play it right now."

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush is a thrilling rhythm game that oozes both style and substance, offering one of the biggest surprise hits in recent memory.

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Unscored
Feb 2, 2023

A brilliant combination of rhythmic motions and a deep action-packed battle system make for a compelling adventure. Hi-Fi Rush is only let down by its writing and character development, or lack thereof.

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