Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dec 14, 2015

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

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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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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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