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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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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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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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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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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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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8 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

Ghost Blade HD perfectly captures charm and spirit of arcade shoot ‘em ups, offering all the pros as well as cons of the golden age of the genre from 90s.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2017

Overall it may look like a typical shmup, but Ghost Blade HD is an exceptional shooter that holds its own against genre heavyweights.

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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 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2017

While shoot 'em ups are conspicuously underrepresented on modern hardware, Ghost Blade HD's presence amounts to little more than a fleeting cameo. Just because it's the only port in the storm doesn't mean that anyone will stick around after the raging winds subside.

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