Berserk Boy Reviews

Berserk Boy is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Mar 15, 2024

Berserk Boy is a love letter to classic platformers, but in combining its inspirations together it carves out it's own path as an incredibly promising new game and, hopefully, the first entry in an unforgettable new series.

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79 / 100
Mar 5, 2024

A game that would have blown away fans of platforming and action 30 years ago and remarkable entertainment even by today's standards. The difficulty curve could be worked on a bit more.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2024

Berserk Boy is a fantastic Mega Man inspired action platformer, with loads of awesome abilities and a great flow through the stages.

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Unscored
Mar 5, 2024

Berserk Boy is a dashing action platformer that borrows from the greats, and builds frantic, ever-changing movesets on top.

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80 / 100
Mar 5, 2024

Berserk Boy bursts onto a crowded market of platformers in a strong flash of inspiration. With its literally game-changing form system, energetic soundtrack, and impactful visual design, it's a game well worth playing to the end. It just doesn't make as strong of an argument for you to stick around after the credits in its current state.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2024

A game that certainly isn't shy about what it is, Berserk Boy is a love letter to the Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man franchises. While there are arguably some slight concerns along the way on the design front, those shortcomings are overshadowed by fun and addicting gameplay. The game manages to pay great respect to the games that influenced it and still stand on its own at the end. Fans of both classic franchises will certainly enjoy going Berserk!

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2024

Berserk Boy is a mix of a lot of my favorite retro games mixed with its own flavor of fun. I really enjoyed the nostalgia it delivers while also being able to stand on its own. Definitely recommend checking this one out if you enjoy anything Mega Man or the more recent Gunvolt Chronicles games. This is one that will entertain from start to finish. It isn’t overly frustrating, yet remaining challenging. The stages beg to be revisited and I had fun the entire time. With so many retro games dropping on a weekly basis, it takes a lot to stand out. Now if they would only put this on more platforms, I would be truly happy.

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85 / 100
Mar 15, 2024

Overall, Berserk Boy takes much more from the likes of Mega Man than it does the Metroidvania genre. This is not a bug, it’s a feature. I for one am very happy we got a high-speed action Mega Man in 2024. If you enjoy retro platformers, get out there and play Berserk Boy.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Berserk Boy is a splendid and substantial work, with a brilliant and lively game design, powerful and direct, capable of impressing and offering an immersive experience. To be had and propagated with joy, since this production is destined to be a yardstick.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2024
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8 / 10
Mar 5, 2024

Its very reasonable price tag isn't the main selling point of Berserk Boy. Rather, it's a very competently made indie action adventure that has the feel of a 16-bit title, powered by the oomph of current-day consoles. It's far more arcadey than both Mega Man and Gunvolt; faster, and altogether more interesting owing to its multiple character forms and deft stage design. Its hub world is easily navigable, and the upgrade shop, Metroidvania backtracking, and prisoner liberating side-missions encourage players to squeeze the most from the experience. There are minor, trivial aspects that could have been tightened up slightly, and the independent development aspect isn't entirely in the background. For what it attempts, however, Berserk Boy is very successful, regularly showing up larger development studios with its creativity, and comes easy to recommend to 2D action enthusiasts.

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9.3 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

I absolutely loved Berserk Boy – enough to want to come back for more thanks to its fast-paced platforming, fluid combat, incredible soundtrack, and nostalgia-bomb of SNES-era gaming. This 2D action-platformer is worth the ride so you can GO BERSERK!!

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Mar 8, 2024

For this reason, platformer purists are going to love Berserk Boy. As a blended homage to just about everything they have ever loved about the genre, the effort that has gone into meticulously recreating the best qualities of the genre is truly impressive. It’s just disappointing that the game, while drawn nicely and supported by an excellent soundtrack, ends up ringing hollow because the developers forgot to give it an identity that extends beyond the franchises that it celebrates.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2024

Berserk Boy manages to blend the spirit of retro platformers with modern yet familiar mechanics. You won't realize how you spent 6-8 hours with its high octane music and action sequences.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Berserk Boy offers a fast-paced diversion that will appeal to those who like the speed of Sonic and the transformations of Mega Man. It's aesthetically pleasing from start to finish, and the gameplay shines through most of its runtime. A handful of issues keep it from putting both feet solidly in must-play territory, but all told it's a good time and scratches that run, jump, and shoot itch.

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90 / 100
Mar 5, 2024

Berserk Boy's platforming action manages to eclipse its inspiration, leading to an experience that is an absolute must for fans of the genre.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Berserk Boy is a fun and challenging platformer with metroidvania elements and useful abilities that you will use during every stage you play. This is a title that you should check out!

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Mar 10, 2024

Berserk Boy fits right in to the whole Inti Creates universe so well that it's hard to believe it wasn't actually developed by them.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2024

Berserk Boy is a love letter to games like Mega Man Zero and ZX, as well as to similar games of the time. The pixelated yet highly detailed aesthetics and art direction behind the sets and characters are an incredible and much appreciated tribute. There's no shortage of action, and despite its forgettable writing, short duration (6 to 8 hours) and times when difficulty may be uneven, it remains a game that absolutely must be played.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2024

It may be coming out in a sea of other ranking-based platformers, but Berserk Boy’s tight level design and outstanding music are enough to make it still worth a buy if you’re craving more.

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