Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours

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Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Dec 11, 2015

Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is a successful cinematic rebirth of a classic, though it can be an acquired taste.

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Scored Reviews

Forbes
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2016

So if you like your shoot-em-ups to unleash hell at an insane pace but all the while expect you to keep your head, then Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is definitely the game for you.

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DarkZero
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 11, 2015

Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours is jam-packed with brilliant shoot-em-up action. It's a game that can last you a long time, and hardly ever loses its touch over that period. Pricey compared to similar games, but what you get for that is absolutely stellar.

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Video Chums
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2015

Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is a fantastic return of a long-lost series.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2015

Fun Tidbit – The music in this game is quite odd. I can swear I heard someone singing about sushi at one point.

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GameCrate
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2015

The main thing that holds Dariusburst Chronicles Saviors back from utter greatness is its price of admission. $60 for a "shmup" may be a bit much for some gamers to ask. However, those who do invest will find Chronicles to their liking, with the number of modes available, the local co-op support, the awesome presentation and the devotion to the series' history. Fans of the genre will definitely get something for their buck.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2015

DariusBurst Chronicle Saviors is a massive shooter with seemingly endless gameplay in its multiple sections.

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Digitally Downloaded
Dec 14, 2015

dozens of well-spent hours to genre fans and is enough to cover up for the gratuitous

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 10, 2016

If it's high-quality arcade-style action you want, Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours has you covered.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
GameSpew

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 15, 2015

The controls feel beautifully responsive as a you weave in and out of laser beams within inches of your life

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We Got This Covered
Dec 6, 2015

Outside of a few baffling design decisions, DariusBurst Chronicle Saviours is a jam-packed package that should be on the radar of any self-respecting shoot 'em up fan.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 16, 2015

A wonderfully rich celebration of one of gaming's more forgotten shooter franchises, although it's unfortunate its pleasures come at such a high price.

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Impulsegamer
3.9 / 5.0
3.9 / 5.0
Dec 13, 2015

Shows traditional challenges found common in retro shoot 'em up side scrolling games are still a blast to play.

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USgamer
Dec 10, 2015

DariusBurst Chronicles Saviours perfectly replicates an original arcade experience, and delivers a ton of old-school-feeling shoot 'em up content in the process. However, despite looking and sounding excellent, the action doesn't vary much, meaning that it will likely only appeal to hardcore fans of the series.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 4, 2016

There's a lot to enjoy in Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours. Fast paced gameplay, interesting reflex based mechanics, a catchy soundtrack, and plenty of modes to run through, but it never feels much more than a sit down and play game. For its base price, Dariusburst should be stirring up hours upon hours of gameplay, not inspiring quick burst sessions. On top of that, it's very easy to burn out on the experience. It's technically great and playing through the more difficult levels are a treat, but once they're done, they're done. It's certainly good fun, but wait until a sale or a price drop.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2015

Unless you're a die-hard space shooter fan who doesn't mind repetitive filler content, it is hard to recommend Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours at the current price point, even if it does have solid gameplay. I'd suggest waiting till it goes on sale for somewhere around $20 or less, as that is a far more reasonable cost.

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