Full Throttle: Remastered

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Full Throttle: Remastered is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 48 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 48 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
May 2, 2017

A glorious ride down a futuristic California that never was.

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GameSoulz
No
No
Apr 17, 2017

I was often annoyed, during my time with Full Throttle, but was amazed by its Soundtrack and great moments nearly as often. Despite my criticism I´m surprised how well this game still works nowadays and how much I enjoyed it. In my opinion, it may not be a perfect adventure game but the Remastered version is definetly the way to go, if you want to replay or experience this truly amazing classic, without worrying about technical issues, compatiblity or pixel-graphics.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 18, 2017

Ben's story of highway justice holds up well and provides a suitable adventure game experience. It's not the cream of the crop and players might forget it in time. But in the moment? There's nothing better than the open road.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 19, 2017

In the end, this is Full Throttle made playable once again, and that's something to be celebrated. It's a really fantastic game, with a lovely story, and brilliant performances. And out of its original timeline it's free to just be itself, not compared to the last or the next LucasArts adventure to hit the shelves. If you loved the original, this is worth buying for the improved sound alone. If you never played it, then oh my goodness, hurry up!

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Paste Magazine
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 27, 2017

When Full Throttle works, it's a delight—a well-paced, funny story with only a few cringeworthy moments (the final scene between Ben and Maureen being possibly the corniest of them all) and a brief, but satisfying run-time. As far as strict remasters go, you can't do much better than Full Throttle: Remastered.

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Scored Reviews

Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2017

If I do a top games of 2017 list at the end of the year, I can already tell you that Full Throttle Remastered will be on it. This is point and click adventure gaming done right during the best and brightest days of the genre. Double Fine has done a superb job remastering and re-releasing it; don't miss it.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Since it can take four hours or more to finish Full Throttle Remastered, you're hit with a story that's paced in a manner that feels just right. Even if there are some small roadblocks along the way, there are plenty of detours that'll keep your spirits high as you head into the horizon. In fact, reaching the end of this game's tale is the equivalence of going through the ride of your life.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is a fantastic point and click heavy metal adventure that is an essential for fans of the genre.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 17, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is the perfect opportunity for gamers who missed out on the original to play this piece of gaming history.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 20, 2017

Whether you're looking to revisit a title from the heyday of the point-and-click adventure or coming to Full Throttle for the first time to see just why gamers of a certain age keep banging on about it, Full Throttle Remastered is the LucasArts adventure that feels most comfortable in the present day. With a focus on characters and story over complex puzzles, it feels like a premonition of the direction adventure games were to take over the next two decades, and it's a pleasure to see it get a new coat of paint and take to the road for one last ride.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Perfectly executed upgrades to both the audio and art bring Full Throttle brilliantly into the 21st century.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

Out of Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle I think Full Throttle Remastered is my favorite of these classic LucasArts games. Everything here is so good even all these years later whether it be the story, characters, soundtrack or setting. Even in 2017 I think it is one of the best point and click adventure games you can possibly play. Fans of this genre would be doing themselves a disservice if they don't go on this motorcycle ride with Ben.

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Checkpoint
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Full Throttle's strength is found within it's compelling story and colorful characters. A new artistic style and a masterful soundtrack selection by Tim Schafer. Even if it's shorter than most adventures, it definitely left a mark in my gaming career.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is essentially the perfect rework of a classic. Barring a couple of minor issues, LucasArts' old title has been brought up to modern standards by Double Fine, boasting a brand new look that gives a lot of vibrant detail while maintaining the things that earned Full Throttle its reputation in the first place. It's clear that Double Fine put a lot of effort into this project, not least because of how important the game is to Tim Schafer, but it's a great game regardless. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or an adventure game newcomer, if you're looking for a game that provides a fun experience with a well executed story then you should get Full Throttle Remastered.

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Expansive
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 17, 2017

Full Throttle looks, feels, and plays better than ever.

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NEOsite
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2017

Wonderful remaster of the old classic. Get on the bike and feel the road in Ben's adventure – it's absolutely worth your time.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is more than a usual remaster and it is more like a complete remake. The original game had some gameplay issues which they are still present in the remastered version of the game. The action sequences of the game are still suffer from bad gameplay but overall, this Full Throttle Remastered is a great adventure game and a fantastic remaster.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 10, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is a must-have on PlayStation 4. As a huge fan of point and click adventure games, and after enjoying Grim Fandango Remastered and Day of the Tentacle Remastered, I had been looking forward to playing this one on Sony's home console. The game still holds up nicely even after all these years, so kudos to Tim Schafer and the team for doing things right the first time. The audio has been reworked considerably and this, along with the revamped graphics and the 16:9 presentation gives us the best and definitive version of the game. If you're a fan of adventure games, you have to give this one a go. And if you're a fan of the original release, then you're definitely going to love this new take.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Jun 4, 2017

What worked in 1995 works smoothly even today. The legendary adventure game Full Throttle haven't aged, so don't be discouraged by its age. Full Throttle Remastered is a must play ride.

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Gaming on PC
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is an excellent adventure game lovingly remade for the current generation. There are some bumps along the road, as the bike combat sequences still feel out of place and some puzzles suffer from “adventure game logic” syndrome, but overall, Double Fine Productions has done an amazing job with this remaster.

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Parallax Live
82%
82%
Jun 19, 2017
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IGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered mostly succeeds on two fronts: As a fresh way to revisit an old classic, and as the ideal entry point for players who haven't yet smacked rival bikers with a two-by-four on the Mine Road or figured out the combination to Old Man Corley's safe. There are a couple of sticking points for both old and new players, including some technical issues and (especially for the latter) that questionable "adventure game logic" which is anything but logical. Nevertheless, there's never been a better time to hit the open road with Ben and his gang.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

Full Throttle is a classic adventure game with a great story, memorable characters, and hilarious jokes. The remastered version does it justice.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Apr 20, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is a very good point & click adventure, essential for lovers of the genre. The remastering is good, although in some points it is slightly noticeable the passage of time.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 17, 2017

Minor quibbles aside, Full Throttle hits all the right notes as deftly in 2017 as it did in 1995. Not only do its story, voice acting, puzzles, and audiovisual accoutrements hold up, younger fans weaned on Telltale's interactive movies might take to it due to its balance of puzzles and plot.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 21, 2017

Replaying Full Throttle is still fun and the fantastic work in this re-edition makes it look like a modern graphic adventure. It is true that it is very short and that it is not the best adventures of Lucas Arts, but Ben and The Polecats are still very great 22 years later.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 25, 2018

Tim Schafer and his team did a great job on updating the story of biker Ben. Despite some flaws, the game has become much more beautiful and enjoyable. Additional materials, as well as the ability to switch between an old and new versions of the project will delight Full Throttle' fans.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is a no-nonsense package that does exactly what it sets out to do by updating the audiovisual experience whilst retaining the original game. It has its faults, borne of its age and shift towards what would become the modern adventure game style, but it remains a fine game, and an important part of the history of point n' click adventures.

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GamePro
80 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

80 / 100
May 4, 2017

Good remaster of a classic, that dramatically increases the degree of detail without damaging the style. Unpretentious in terms of gameplay.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Apr 20, 2017

In all, Full Throttle Remastered is a great package.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 17, 2017

Full Throttle may not have aged as well as its siblings, but it's still a true gem nonetheless.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 4, 2017

Full Throttle is as great as it ever was, with a charming story and interesting puzzles. The remaster does little to add to this, but it's still very much worth your time.

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PS3Blog.net
80%
PS3Blog.net
the_nmac
80%
May 1, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is an excellent new take on a beloved classic game that you have to play on PS4. It's one of the best games in the adventure genre, and its revamped look and remastered audio make it the definitive version. There are areas where the game hasn't aged well, but this is not a deal-breaker. If you like adventure titles and haven't played Full Throttle, you have to try it today. And even if you've already played it, the new look and other improvements will make it feel like a new game.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered is a wonderful love letter to a genre past its prime and a very good game for those wanting to experience classic gaming at its finest.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2017

All in all Full Throttle is an enjoyable, yet short experience. I beat the game in approximately 5 hours. If you are a fan of point and click adventure games, then you owe it to yourself to play Full Throttle. It’s one of the classics of the genre, and the new remastered version is the best way to experience it.

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IGN Italy
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

You'll still enjoy this graphic adventure 22 years after its release, but if compared to other LucasArts games Full Throttle is aged less well.

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PSX Brasil
78 / 100
78 / 100
Apr 19, 2017

Not every classic resists through time, especially in videogames. Full Throttle Remaster is a mix between the well preserved with the old atmosphere. While in terms of story, characters and charisma the game itself hasn't aged a single day, its gameplay and visuals often go in the opposite direction, using old 3D effects (including the remastered ones) and mechanics that sometimes don't match the adventure style and become frustrating and badly done. Despite that, Double Fine's restoration is exquisite and brings new life to a 20-year-old game, giving the proper care to sound, models and scenarios, adapting the charisma of the original game to this new generation. The Portuguese subtitles are present, and the jokes were well adapted to the language. It is definitely a remaster made for the fans of the adventure genre and of the creative Tim Schaffer, but it might not be the best starting point for first-time players.Despite this, Double Fine's restoration is exquisite and brings life to a game of over 20 years old, with all the sound, 2D models and scenarios receiving due care by the team, bringing all the charm of the material for a new generation. Definitely a remaster made for adventure fans and the works of creative director Tim Schaffer, but may not be the best starting point for first-time players.

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PC Gamer
77 / 100
77 / 100
Apr 24, 2017

A cinematic, high-octane, but short-lived adventure, lovingly remastered for a new generation.

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Polygon
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

A joyride through other people's nostalgia

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GameZone
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2017

Sometimes a puzzle in Full Throttle Remastered is really clever, deserving a smile of accomplishment occasionally. But some puzzles end up with you just clicking around until you figure it out

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RPG Fan
70%
70%
Feb 23, 2018

Worth playing, but you'll want a walkthrough.

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PCWorld
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle is a relic of the time when games first really crossed the 2D/3D tech boundary, when designers devised a new set of rules for making games—with mixed results.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 20, 2017

As a game, this is, for the most part, your standard '90s LucasArts adventure: humour, great visuals, wacky solutions to puzzles, and all. It was never a golden classic, but it certainly deserves its place in history, albeit only for the most devoted of genre fans, since it is way too short and easy. As for the remaster at hand, it retains Double Fine's love for its past creations. Long story short: check it out.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 4, 2017

The plot is not as epic as some other LucasArts adventure games, but it really doesn't need it. At the end of the day, it's a story about a guy who is on the run and wouldn't give up his wheels... Somewhere there is an heir to a major company, too. Full Throttle Remastered gets the highest compliment an adventure game from 1995 could get: it did not need to be remastered. It is a pretty short game, which wraps itself up at breakneck speeds at the climax, but it is definitely a ride worth taking at least once. Best to play it in the classic mode and take in the atmosphere from a bygone era. Some parts are a bit of a pain, but it is all worth it for the ending.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Apr 20, 2017

The one LucasArts game that didn't need a remaster gets one anyway, but it can't do anything for the game's brevity or lack of challenge.

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USgamer
Apr 21, 2017

Full Throttle has a great cast of characters and atmosphere, but with its remaining irritating action and timed sequences, bland puzzles, and an unnecessary fresh paint job, the game carries its old flaws to a new generation, and ushers some new ones in as well. Luckily, with the seamless swap to its already-fantastic original pixel art (whose immense detail is commendable, even in 2017), clicking through Full Throttle's charming love letter to wheels is still pleasant.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 16, 2017

There is obviously an enormously high bar for the LucasArts adventure game catalogue, and Full Throttled Remastered doesn't quite hit that standard.

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CGMagazine
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle hasn't aged particularly well, and it's made more unenjoyable by a remaster that actively sucks the life out of the game's personality.

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