Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

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Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

34%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews

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Gamer Escape
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

Despite the plot taking itself much more seriously, Burst Re:Newal is still a Senran Kagura game, which means it still revels in giant bouncing breasts and panty shots. What I’ve said for the other games applies to this one as well: if you’re not averse to these elements, Burst Re:Newal is a hell of a fun time, and the heavier story focus here makes this entry all the more sweeter.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jan 18, 2019

With fast and fluid combat, endearing characters and a grounded story that isn't afraid to crack a few jokes, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal represents the series at it's finest. That said, if you take issue with the sexualization of its characters, then this game is not for you.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 18, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a breath of fresh air after the fumbles of the last few games in the series. I got on board with this franchise for the unique characters and addictive combat, and this game has both of those things in spades. It's a treat to see the origins of the cast redone on home console, but if you've never played a single game in the series before, Burst Re:Newal is the best this franchise has to offer for you.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 3, 2019

It’s a fun, vapid and over the top action game that doesn’t shy away from what it is – a game about sexy ninja girls. Sometimes I don’t need a game to be deep or hit me with the feels, sometimes I just need to relax and undress my opponents, and really, is that such a bad thing to ask?

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GBAtemp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

The beat-em-up gameplay won't blow you away, but Senran Kagura: Burst Re:Newal has a surprising amount of fun in just about every other avenue that ended up making this game a pretty enjoyable experience overall. I'm not a big fan of perverted games but this one is just so over the top nonsensical about it, it ends up being rather charming. Just remember kids: This is a wholesome game, when petting your underage waifu...don't you push that squeeze button.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
GameGrin
Nikki Koolonavich

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a well made and polished remake that offers plenty of content for players to enjoy.

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GotGame
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Having entered the title with low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised to find an interesting story and engaging gameplay. The title should appeal to both fans and those who don’t care for the “Fanservice only” style of game that the series appeared to be heading into.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2019

Beyond the cheap titillation, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal offers plenty of solid action and drama, all wrapped up in a gorgeous visual package that makes a tempting jumping on point for anyone who has ever wanted to hop into the long-running franchise.

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Gaming Gamma
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

Overall, I had a really good time coming back to the series after the last entry left such a bad taste in my mouth. One might even say, my faith has been Re:Newed. Outside of some technical issues that can easily be patched out, it felt good going back to the start of the franchise with a couple gameplay tweaks. If this is meant to be a preview for how 7Even goes, I can’t wait.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 4, 2019

Senran Kagura Re:Newal is a great starting point for those who wish to know how the series and its story began, while also acting as an excellent preview of what we can expect in Senran Kagura 7.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2019

You'll possibly come for the waifus, but you'll probably stay for the story and most importantly for the fun and interesting gameplay.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jan 23, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal is an interesting remake of a 3DS game from 2013. The combat and visuals have been overhauled to fit the times, but there's nothing ground-breaking. The cute yet tough girls are a treat to play as, even though combat can get repetitive.

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cublikefoot
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019
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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

While Senran Kagura: Burst Re:Newal probably isn’t winning any “publicly playable” awards, it definitely isn’t something to cross off your list just for that. So why not give it a try, or at least listen to the awesome soundtrack, and sacrifice yourself to the will of the dance.

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GearNuke
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2019

While offering nothing refreshing to the series, this is a solid remake that brings back the original Senran Kagura with all the bells and whistles to the current generation. There is a good amount of content available for fans but beneath it, the gameplay can get repetitive and the story suffers from an awkward pace.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jan 25, 2019

There are games that do genuine sexiness better, and there aren't many out there that have the wild, unbound entertainment value of Senran Kagura.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a nice gateway into the franchise and a very good remake of the 3DS classic but one that won't offer much for players of Estival Versus thanks to a lot of reuse.

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Heavy
6.8 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a solid love letter to its burgeoning fanbase.

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Just Push Start
3.3 / 5.0
3.3 / 5.0
Jan 21, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal isn't perfect, nor were either of the previous versions, but it is fun in a mindless way. Sure, it doesn't have anywhere near the same options of your standard Dynasty Warriors game, though there is enough to have fun. Add in a cute story, cuter girls and tons of costumes to play around with and it makes for an okay experience. So, if you enjoy the Senran series or want to see where it all began, this is a fantastic choice, though if you want something a little more complicated, I'd wait for something else.

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Digital Chumps
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

All in all, this game had great aesthetics and commentary, but it was entirely too repetitive. Every ‘mission' was pretty much the same, but increased in difficulty throughout the game. I would give this game a 6.5/10 rating, but it is also a cult favorite and I respect those who have love for this game.

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

A good remake of an old and simple game that now is way more beautiful, but it's still entertaining despite it repetitiveness.

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PS4Blog.net
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 1, 2019

For me, however, there were too much over-sexualization of the main female characters which eventually warded me off, but if this is what you’re looking for, you’ll have a lot for your money

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VGChartz
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 6, 2018

Extra content and a few attractive features in Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal might make it worthwhile if you're a long-time fan of the series. For newer addicts who never played Senran Kagura on Nintendo's handheld, this title is perfect to complete your knowledge of the series.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is one of those games that’s not bad, but not particularly good, either.

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The Digital Fix
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2019

Rich story containing too many tired anime tropes told through tedious text crawls. Combat sequences are fun but are too short.

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FingerGuns
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 18, 2019

As an action/arena combat game, it’s nothing special. Flashy moves and aerial combat add a fun element to keeping a combo string going. As far as story goes, it’s your standard hyper-anime affair of wacky female ninjas and opposing schools. As far as rudeness and explicit content, you either know what you’re paying for or you’re going to chance it on some mild titillation.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 7, 2019

Quote pending

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Ultimately, I can't help but feel like the Senran Kagura series is at its best when it's exploring other concepts like water gun tournaments, cooking, and even pinball. There's just more room for creativity all around. Outside of the catchy and upbeat Japanese rock music, almost every aspect of Burst Re:Newal is extraordinarily low budget and mind-numbingly simplistic.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

On the surface, there's nothing wrong with buying and enjoying a product made by a company eager to provide exactly that product—in this case, busty dress-up dolls that want for nothing other than to fulfill your wants. I just don't find that very interesting or compelling. If that's what you're looking for, whatever floats your boat. But I can't help but feel you can get the desired half of “Dynasty Warriors with TnA” with some quick googling. The end result is the same, but one is free, and the other is Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal.

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