Percentile Rank

Back in 1995 is ranked in the 4th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

43

Top Critic Average

0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Digital Chumps
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 11, 2016

Distorted textures and hulking polygons may not feel as chic or romantic as pixel art, but Back in 1995's paean to the 32-bit era extends beyond aesthetic cognizance. It's a vehicle for the sentiment and devotion of its author, and approach may be limited to a shared fondness of that time and place.

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New Game Network
46 / 100
46 / 100
May 12, 2016

A lovingly-crafted tribute to old-school survival horror that sadly doesn't bear resemblance to the classics so much as the obscure bootleg that your uncle brought back from his trip to Japan. The authenticity isn't worth the lousy design.

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Destructoid
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 16, 2016

Of course, that’s something up for debate. Another time, perhaps. As it stands, and as a review of a product, Back in 1995 is a gimmicky curiosity, not unlike its graphical approach; flat and askew, with some semblance of structure if you squint between the lines.

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Game Rant
May 2, 2016

Back in 1995 is a game that aims to make gamers feel like it was 1995 again, and while it succeeds in garnering a retro aesthetic, it falls far short everywhere else.

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Press Start
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Back In 1995 does an earnest job at trying to emulate the experience offered by the survival horror canon of the nineties, especially visually. But beyond it’s looks, 1995 fails to recognise why those games were so great, and is unfortunately an inferior experience because of it.

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