Lichtspeer

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

42%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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85 / 100
Sep 29, 2016

Lichtspeer is nonsensical, bloody, and a joy to behold. It suffers from repetition, and stages that drag on a little too long, but is a worthy experience for those possessing the willpower to tackle this challenging title.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2016

Lichtspeer won’t have the mass appeal of the AAA games coming out this Fall, but it is more than worthy of your time. With a fun and over the top aesthetic mixed with simplistic game design, Lichtspeer is pure arcade bliss with all the hooks I’ve been looking for in an indie title.

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Jun 20, 2018

If you don't mind dealing with a high level of difficulty, Lichtspeer may be the perfect game for you.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2016

Lichtspeer is a fun distraction from the current avalanche of triple-A fall titles; one that you will be able to dip in and out of as you please, thanks to its simplistic gameplay and control mechanics. Never demanding a huge investment from the player, but rewarding them if they put the time in.

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8 / 10
Sep 27, 2016

Gut. Fantastisch. ÜBER. Lichtspeer is, as the devs claim, the best lightspear-tossing simulator I've played.

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Sep 15, 2017

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition offers up addicting and challenging platforming, as well as a truly fantastic soundtrack.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 27, 2016

The difficulty in the later levels may be a turnoff for some, but that aside, Lichtspeer is highly enjoyable, action packed and a perfect blend of old-school action and new-school design.

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8 / 10
Oct 13, 2016

It puts fun above all else and I loved it.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2016

Almost everything from the plot to the enemies to the presentation embraces the oddness of Lichtspeer, all they do so in a way that's not obnoxious. The game doesn't shy away from trying to challenge you from the outset, but it does so in a way that feels completely fair, even when dying seems like a constant thing. Most importantly, Lichtspeer is a fun experience that will stick with you, and it has the potential to draw you back in again, long after you've beaten it.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2017

In a way, it's refreshing to get a game that knows exactly what it wants to do, executes on that idea, but doesn't overstay its welcome. The central mechanic of precision projectile motion is unique, and Lichtspeer plays with the formula enough to keep the experience fresh right up until the end.

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