Pixel Ripped 1978 Reviews
Extreme video game nostalgia enters the world of VR but the novelty can't excuse the sub-par gameplay and repetitive humour.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Pixel Ripped 1978 brings Atari nostalgia to VR in a charming adventure that feels a little too removed from reality at times.
Pixel Ripped 1978 from ARVORE Immersive Experiences and Atari is a good VR experience that is led by a competent narrative and nostalgia. How VR is used within the game is entertaining and engaging, if not outright clever. While not all of the game is gold, it still manages to turn old game schemes and concepts into something new and engaging within a virtual reality environment.
Pixel Ripped 1978 is a fun look back to a special time in the world of gaming that is as irreverent as it is entertaining.
Pixel Ripped 1978 is another great entry in the franchise and brings a lot of Atari love to the show. The story and characters were enjoyable, the game is full of fun retro easter eggs, and jumping between the two worlds was unique and fun.
Pixel Ripped 1978 is a very good game. It's more suitable for the older gamers who can appreciate all the references and memories. It's fun, creative, and never gets boring. Even if we take away the nostalgia, it still manages to engage with its gameplay and story. However, there are also some issues, and the main one is its length. The game could be finished in a few hours, which is a bit short. The music could have been more diverse, and some repetitive activities could have been reduced.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Pixel Ripped 1978 is an enjoyable VR adventure with innovative gameplay. The nostalgia for Atari is explored, even if most players end up identifying only with the console itself. Unfortunately, even being developed by Brazilians, there is no localization for Portuguese.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Pixel Ripped 1978 is the best offering in the series so far and I'm absolutely blown away by how much variety they managed to pack in.
This is a must for any Atari fan and fan of the Pixel Ripped series and is a must-own for any PSVR2 owner who remembers the days of classic gaming.
Pixel Ripped 1978 is technically the third game in the series, but can easily be played without having played the other games. It’s fun, intuitive and a nice trip down memory lane, especially for those of us who grew up in the early days of gaming. It’s available on PSVR2, Meta Quest 2, and SteamVR, and well worth the $24.99 USD.
As I said, this is a collage and combination of its parts and period. The true joy of Pixel Ripped 1978 is this combination of its firm grasp of years past, what made them stand out, and its combination of all its ingredients. It isn’t just an homage to a past and fantastic Atari titles; it is a reminder of what it was like to play these. It is the difference between emulating and celebrating. I see you, ARVORE.