Ghost Blade HD

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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8.6 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

Perfect 90s influenced bullet hell that does nothing but delight.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

The gameplay is frantic but ultimately redundant. The short campaign may turn off some, but for a measly 10 bucks, fans of the genre, who don't have many bullet hell games to choose from on current consoles, will probably get their money's worth.

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6 / 10
Jul 5, 2017

Ghost Blade has all the makings of a great shooter, it just lacks that special something in few major areas that makes it fail to live up to its potential.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

Ghost Blade HD mostly accomplishes what it sets out to do. It provides a bullet-hell arcade shooter, with leaderboards to chase. The awesome 90’s effects and focus fire gameplay are undermined by a slight lack of difficulty and effective power-up system.

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Nov 22, 2019

Ghost Blade HD is a callback to the golden age of shoot ‘em ups. With simple yet addictive bullet-hell gameplay and modern HD graphics, it manages to remind veteran gamers of the old days.

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80 / 100
Oct 29, 2019

Ghost Blade HD is a vertical action shoot 'em up of the bullet hell sub genre. It is quite remarkable despite not highlighting anything in particular, but it is well built and enjoys a very balanced difficulty. Ideal as a entry to the genre, it will allow you to learn to play, before leaving yourself in the middle of hell.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

Ultimately, Ghost Blade HD is a wild good-time and excellent shmup experience. While short, the game’s sharp gameplay mechanics and stellar presentation make this an incredibly engaging spaceship shooter that all Nintendo Switch owners should have in their library.

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7.9 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2017

Ghost Blade HD features incredible classic shoot 'em up gameplay that's as rewarding as the best in the genre.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jul 26, 2017

Ghost Blade HD lovingly embraces the history of bullet hell shooters, providing classic substance with modern polish. Though these modern aesthetics proved vexing at times, it's an experience worth seeing through.

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7 / 10
Feb 28, 2017

Ghost Blade HD isn't going to astound its players with exhausting layers of depth, or challenge them in ways never thought possible. Still, it features a strong grasp of the basic necessities that make for a fun and exciting game. The constant loop of dodging bullets, destroying enemies, and collecting their precious stars is solidly executed. The level of difficulty is balanced well, and learning the intricacies of the scoring system will make each playthrough all the more enjoyable. All in all, this STG is a fine way to spend a weekend or three.

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