Stardust Galaxy Warriors

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Percentile Rank

Stardust Galaxy Warriors is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Dragnix
Recommended
Recommended
Nov 10, 2015
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Scored Reviews

Nindie Spotlight
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

Stardust Galaxy Warriors describes itself as combining shmup and brawler gameplay elements and as unusual a claim as that may be on its face it’s oddly accurate. Between the way the waves of enemies progress and just the overall variety in what you’ll face this doesn’t have a an almost puzzle-like bullet hell feel, though especially in the Campaign’s latter stages you’ll be doing plenty of careful dodging if you expect to complete it. Instead, you’ll tend to open up with a number of waves of enemies (ones that vary wildly by stage, often requiring different approaches to take down), a mid phase where it’s not unusual to face some more formidable enemies, and then a third where you’ll face one of the game’s pretty diverse bosses. Overall, Stardust Galaxy Warriors is just a huge breath of fresh air and easily one of the top shooters on the system. If you’re looking for variety in your challenge, something you can enjoy with some friends, and an ability to configure both your challenges and your gear to suit your mood there’s really no better choice on the Switch.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
GameGrin
Schuitje82 (Richard)

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2016

Stardust Galaxy Warriors is a 4 player mech style local arcade shoot ‘em up with RPG elements.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2016

Though there are a good number of shooters on the PC, you should definitely pick up Stardust Galaxy Warriors if you're a genre fan.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2016

Stardust Galaxy Warriors is an exceptional title in an underappreciated genre. Anyone who remotely enjoys shmups should not miss out on this.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Apr 4, 2016

When people mention shmups on the PC, they don't mention Stardust Galaxy Warriors and after playing this gem I feel that is a crime. Tight controls, catchy music, every game is handled different thanks to the customization and 4 play co-op make this game stand out in a big way. In fact, the only thing that hurts this title is that it's​ an offline affair only. That said, for $10 you'll have a blast, literally. And if you have 3 people to play with then you're in for one hell of a time. Hopefully, we'll also see some much-needed DLC as the game as it stands if pretty short, that is unless you keep coming back to the gauntlet and challenge modes.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2016

Stardust Galaxy Warriors takes classic SHMUP gameplay and spices it up with the addition of melee attacks and RPG elements. There’s still some bugs the developers are working out and it doesn’t do everything perfectly but that doesn’t stop it from being extremely fun.

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