Prison City Reviews

Prison City is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2023

Prison City is a very solid retro throwback action platformer. It lacks originality and the main character is boring because he barely says anything more complex than one-word sentences. The challenge is hearty and gamers will find the references endearing… if they can survive long enough to see them.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2023

Prison City is a fun game that nails the look and feel of 80's action platformers. For fans of that era, this is a no-brainer. Now, for the sequel, I'm hoping for an Echo the Dolphin parody featuring that cybernetic cetacean.

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80 / 100
Sep 10, 2023

Prison City might cop Snake Plissken’s style, but this side-scrolling adventure proves that there is room for a new grizzled hero. While it provides a hefty challenge, those looking to the futuristic year of 1997 will have a blast.

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Nov 21, 2023

If Prison City released for NES, I imagine that it would be on many gamers' top 10 lists for the console's library; it's retro done right.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jan 10, 2024

Fans of '80s arcade brawlers will find enjoyment in its nostalgic charms between frustrating encounters

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7 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2023

Prison City fulfills its premise competently, featuring stunning visuals and a unique weapon as its main feature. The less linear structure of the levels, the references to pop culture and the engaging boss battles provide fun moments, despite their resistance; however, compared to several other productions that are inspired by retro works, the game lacks its own identity that sets it apart.

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7.9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2023

A very ambitious retro-styled Metroidvania experience that works pretty well within the confines of classic expectations

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