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Pixel Ripped 1978

ARVORE Immersive Experiences, Atari
Jun 15, 2023 - PC, PlayStation 5

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
73 / 100
60 / 100
The Games Machine
8 / 10
81 / 100
Push Square
7 / 10
Gaming Nexus
8 / 10
Digital Trends
3 / 5
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PIXEL RIPPED 1978 | Official Announcement Trailer | ARVORE & ATARI thumbnail

PIXEL RIPPED 1978 | Official Announcement Trailer | ARVORE & ATARI

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Critic Reviews for Pixel Ripped 1978

Metro GameCentral

5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Extreme video game nostalgia enters the world of VR but the novelty can't excuse the sub-par gameplay and repetitive humour.

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Even being the most irregular of the three games, Pixel Ripped 1979 treasures some special moments that, thanks to virtual reality, are more impressive. Final bosses, working in the Atari offices, alternating between different realities... These are moments you will remember.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Pixel Ripped 1978 is a fun, albeit short and flawed VR game that leans into nostalgia and gamers' love for Atari, but unfortunately does little with the plethora of great Atari IPs available. Still, the concept is unique, the boss fights are creative, and the last third of the game makes up for the rather lackluster beginning. For those with a strong sense of nostalgia, Pixel Ripped 1978 is worth checking out, but for those with no connection to the Atari time period your enjoyment may vary.

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Pixel Ripped 1978 lasts less than ten hours and isn't particularly memorable to play, yet the spot-on humour, the abundance of hilarious gimmicks and the feeling of being in Sunnyvale during those pioneering years manage to pack enough of a context to make the game appealing to anyone interested in Atari's history and in the mood for a few good laughs. Overall, it is a game that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Overall, the game is too easy and you can complete it in around 4 hours. Still, there’s a lot of fun to be had. Especially if you grew up in the Atari era or are a big fan of the Atari 2600 era of gaming.

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While the gameplay doesn’t evolve nearly enough given the game’s runtime, you still wind up with a fun experience. And for anyone invested in the history of the medium, there’s a lot to love.

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Pixel Ripped 1978 is another fun entry into one of the most unique series in video games, and is recommended to fans with a few minor caveats. Get ready for some spectacular visuals and effects, but also prepare yourself for some old school difficulty and a side helping of minor technical issues. Fans of the franchise shouldn't hesitate to grab this new installment, but new players should be ready for a bit of a "getting to know you" learning curve. Still, the inspired combination of Atari and ARVORE succeeds at providing gamers with a unique and delightful time-machine view into gaming history.

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Pixel Ripped 1978 brings Atari nostalgia to VR in a charming adventure that feels a little too removed from reality at times.

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