Resogun really is that rare kind of arcade game that feels like an entirely different beast when played on the toughest setting. It's also the closest the PS4 launch line-up gets to offering a genuine next-gen thrill. Granted, Housemarque's not offering the shock of the new, perhaps - all of the developer's best ideas are actually reassuringly elderly - but it's working with energy, enthusiasm, precision and love. Oh, and voxels. Look at them scatter!
Resogun is a smart, speedy game that reinvigorates the shoot 'em up genre.
The best Defender clone for years and arguably the best next gen launch title on any console, although that says far more about its rivals than it does Resogun itself.
Resogun looks incredible and provides plenty of arcade fun. It's only held back by sudden difficulty spikes and some frustrating point-scoring mechanics.
Worthy of your time, but the lack of content doesn't encourage you to continually return to the game
Resogun takes a classic formula and supercharges every aspect, culminating in a game that challenges your reflexes and dazzles you with its explosive presentation.
Resogun is a collision of 1980s shooters, 1990s bullet-hells and 2010s aesthetic. It's as simple or difficult as you want it to be. Sure, it borrows great ideas quite liberally. But Resogun's best idea is smashing them all together into a singular, spectacular laser light show.
Resogun might be the best PlayStation 4 exclusive so far. It's certainly a must-download for new owners of the console.
It's very well designed, a lot of fun, and a good way to put the PS4 through its paces.
Resogun may not break any new ground with all the newfangled technology at its command, but it offers a level of entertainment that tends to be in short supply in the early days of a new platform. It comes highly recommended.
But as a solo experience, Resogun stands out as one of the must-own games for the PS4. Its frenetic action provides constant entertainment, and Sony's new console allows that action to be viewed with incredible fidelity and smoothness. It may be a bit light on content, but the craftsmanship on Housemarque's part can't be denied.
Resogun is a satisfying arcade-style game with a next-gen look and feel -- the ideal system launch game. It's an eye-searing blur of a loop that you'll be happy to jump into again and again. Don't miss it.
We need more games like Resogun. Housemarque have once again proven that they're the masters of innovation through old school design. It's a stunning game, and perhaps one of the best to show off your new hardware. It's rhythmic, satisfying, hardcore and ultimately a joy to play, and well worth as many hours of your time as it can steal.
Resogun lays out all your tools in front of you and has you gunning for a high score simply for the sake of improving your game. You can look at this as a virtue, but even with the addition of online coop, Resogun doesn't completely explore its promising possibility space. It feels almost inevitable that the game will see some sort of update to offer more ships and more levels in the future. The game is currently free for PlayStation Plus members. As it is, it's a great companion for a new console.
There's not a lot of must-have games for the PS4 at this point, but Resogun is one of, if not the, game that you simply must play on the new console.
It's a shame there are only five levels, but what is here is eye-wateringly good. The indie revolution continues on Sony's PS4, and Housemarque prove their qualities yet again. With the triple-A titles like Killzone: Shadow Fall also launching with the PS4, don't let this one slip you buy: it's addictive and absolutely brilliant.
Amidst a pretty lukewarm lineup of launch titles across both platforms, Resogun absolutely shines.
Resogun does everything it promises, and not a a bit more. It has gorgeous graphics and solid skill-based gameplay, with valuable online co-op support and just enough content to keep things interesting for a while.
Resogun deserves a place in your permanent PS4 collection, always waiting to be turned on for one more score attack.
Resogun might seem innocuous at first, but once players peel back the layers, they will see that Resogun is a challenging, yet rewarding, space shooter with a fantastic sense of style. Granted, some players might not find the challenge worth it, or simply find that this very niche genre is not for them, but those who live for these types of unforgiving shooters will count Resogun among the top tier.