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Astebreed

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

72%

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 25, 2015
PCMay 30, 2014
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Edelweiss

Publisher: Playism

Genre: Arcade

Astebreed takes the classic arcade shooter and breathes new life into it. Using lovingly crafted 3D models, cutting edge particle effects, and tried-and-true Japanese mecha designs, Astebreed delivers an unparalleled atmosphere of beautiful destruction. You are Roy Becket, a young pilot with dreams of becoming as skilled as his adoptive father. Roy's mech can shoot from a distance, paint targets for precision homing attacks, and even get close for a killing blow with a powerful blade attack. Your enemies swarm, fly and intercept, and Astebreed's dynamic perspective always keeps the action in view. Seamlessly switching between veritcal, horizontal, and 3D shooter, Astebreed will keep you guessing what your next threat will be, without ever interrupting the action. The End of All Things is in sight. At the edge of eradication stands Astebreed.

Astebreed Critic Reviews

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With its delicious score system taken into account, Astebreed is well-constructed, well-presented and well-balanced. A certain amount of delight comes from the novelty of a 32-bit-esque indie game, as it offers a welcome change from the army of sprite-based titles of the previous few years.

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One of the most impressive indie titles of the year and arguably the most cinematic and accessible 2D shooter of the modern era.

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Stunning to look at, slick and fluid to play as well as being a satisfying -- but never insurmountable -- challenge, Astebreed is a top-quality game that everyone with even a passing interest in shoot 'em ups should have in their collection.

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This is one of my favorite shoot-'em-ups in years, and fellow STG enthusiasts would be remiss to overlook such a gem. Astebreed is a masterstroke. Spread the word.

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