Sine Mora EX Reviews

Sine Mora EX is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 9, 2017

One of the best-looking 2D shooters of recent years is remastered for the current gen, and offers a fun way in for gamers new to the genre.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2017

I don't consider Sine Mora EX to be a game that sets the genre on fire, or redefines shmup gameplay in general. But it is very well-priced, looks fantastic, has replay value and is a fun and ferocious slice of old-school arcade action, one that can be enjoyed by battle-scarred veterans and eager rookies alike.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2017

Sine Mora EX is a very interesting game inside the  ‘shoot´em up' genre and has some innovative mechanics. However, this remastered version is not enough for those who have tried previously the game.

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9 / 10
Aug 9, 2017

Tough, expansive, and boasting a surprisingly mature narrative, Sine Mora EX is a remaster done right. Offering native 4K visuals – if you've got the right kit – tons of content and rock-solid gameplay, side-scrolling shooters simply don't get much better than this.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

An old school shoot'em up that only add a few changes to its original formula. It may not be innovative, but it's still fun.

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8.4 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

A solid extended version of a very good shooter in which you can complete levels manipulating time.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

Sine Mora EX is an excellent shoot em up with a dark narrative and some really nice boss fights and is only held back by a few flaws and its asking price.

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80 / 100
Oct 21, 2017

Sine Mora EX is a tough-as-nails but engrossing shoot ‘em up that has some innovative mechanics and a pretty interesting story. While it may not be for everyone, those who are interested in the genre will find something to love with the new improvements that the EX version provides.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

This is truly one of the finest shooters of the last two generations. I would love to see a follow-up next time though. This generation of remasters is starting to get out of hand.

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85 / 100
Aug 8, 2017

This is a great purchase if you like sidescrolling bullet hell or just want an interesting game to play through with a friend.

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8 / 10
Nov 4, 2017

Sine Mora EX brings the shoot'em up genre back and it does a very good job at it, as the game features a very good gameplay, plenty of content and a good level designed, topped with high quality visuals. The only things keeping Sine Mora EX from becoming an instant classic is its somewhat disappointing soundtrack and a lack of variety on the vehicles to choose from.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

Sine Mora EX harkens back to a time before call of Duty when "shooting game" made you think of ships or avatars that shoot bullets or lasers while navigating a screen filled with a blossom of projectiles. The visuals can make it a bit tough to figure out where things are and the game doesn't quite shake up the familiar shoot-em-up formula. An interesting time mechanic, however, combined with excellent boss designs and music make this worth checking out for "shmup" fans.

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6 / 10
Sep 18, 2017

Sine Mora is an intriguing, stylish shooter that's well worth a punt at a budget price. Sine Mora EX, however, is a trickier sell; the underlying quality is still there and it can be a memorable experience, but the additions are sloppy and add little, making it tough to justify at its full price. On Switch it has portability going for it, with the game looking handsome on the handheld or TV - it's understandably sharper and easier to play than in the previous Vita version, for portable fans. It's a fascinating game, and may draw you back for plenty of repeat plays or even score-chasing runs to climb online leaderboards. Its flaws, however, mean it's not currently among the best of its genre.

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81 / 100
Aug 14, 2017

Easy-to-get Dieselpunk Shoot-'em-Up with additional game modes and challenges that can only be mastered by real masters.

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8 / 10
Aug 22, 2017

Sine Mora EX is the definitive version of the game, adding a slew of new options, and bringing the game to the current generation for the first time. Even after five years, the art style and colorful aesthetics still help the game standout. The game's brutal difficulty and optional challenge modes help keep you playing after completing the story, especially if you want to experience it with a second player.

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Sep 11, 2017

Sine Mora EX isn't actually the shining beacon that all SHMUP's should inspire to be, but that game is still a fantastic entry. But for the price, exceptionally replay value and fantastic visuals, you definitely can't go wrong snagging up the title for a weekend venture. A fantastic skyward entry that both novices to the genre and grizzled SHMUP vets can both enjoy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

Amazing shoot 'em up comes back in a shape greater than ever. Sine Mora Ex is a must-have for any fan of the genre, especially if you remember the original.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2017

Sine Mora's doctrine of sincerity, authority, and respect aligns neatly with shoot 'em up's interest in unconscious obliteration and strategic composure. EX brings welcomed extensions to Sine Mora, but a clean transfer to modern hardware is a prudent enough motive to justify a re-release. The oldest genre in gaming always has something new to learn.

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Unscored
Aug 19, 2017

Intellectually and aesthetically, it's a knockout. However, it's held back somewhat by a stingy power-up system, a burdensome time mechanic, and a few mundane modes.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2017

A handsome and challenging arcade ‘shmup’ with a time-manipulating twist

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