Crimsonland

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

11%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2015

Crimsonland is now up there with Super Stardust HD as one of my favourite twin-stick shooters. It may not blow you away with the visuals, but looks certainly don't matter when it's packing this much content. Added to the fact that the Xbox One version includes new content, this is a must buy for fans of the genre and for those looking for a fun co-op experience.

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Jul 28, 2014

With the onslaught of dual-stick shooters on the last generation of consoles, it’s surprising that it has taken until now for this generation to get its first great shooter, but Crimsonland can take pride in being the premiere dual-stick shooter on the PS4.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

While it won’t win points for its complex and challenging story or trying to push boundaries Crimsonland is a thoroughly satisfying arcade-style twin-stick shooter that I will likely return to periodically for quite some time. While it isn’t graphically very impressive and the sound is relatively limited there’s no denying the power of its gameplay. It is adrenaline-fueled, brutally challenging, over-the-top, and should be considered a must-have for shooter fans!

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2014

Crimsonland's shooting is repetitive, yet addictive, especially when you're keeping an eye on the online leaderboards.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2015

If you like retro shooters and relax by blowing stuff up, Crimsonland is an easy way to spend a few afternoons as long as you don't expect anything groundbreaking. Some of you may want to stay away unless you have constant access to couch co-op, as it can overstay its welcome after every mission is said and done.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2014

With fun gameplay, interesting combat tactics, and cool weapons, Crimsonland almost elevates itself above its exceptionally boring presentation

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Oct 14, 2015

A simple, but enjoyable shooter that presents endless screens of enemy hordes to blast through. It's not particularly original, and doesn't look or sound that great - but Crimsonland nevertheless provides a fun challenge for those who might enjoy a game whose roots can be traced straight back to Robotron 2084.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2014

Plenty of fun for a while with lots of variety and gore. Excellent for couch co-op, but ultimately a rather forgettable experience.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2018

Crimsonland has always been a book that you can judge by its cover: A loud and silly twin-stick shooter that throws buckets of enemies at you as you fend them off. Not the most complex game ever devised, it's still a firm slice of action that's perfect for killing aliens and time.

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70%
Oct 14, 2015

Don't be fooled by its simplistic, retro visual stylings. Crimsonland is enormous fun, and the perfect game to dip in and out of on occasion. Will you keep coming back for more though? Probably not.

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