Percentile Rank

Cytus α is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
May 1, 2019

The sheer quality of Rayark's rhythm games override any small issues that I might have with them, and Cytus Alpha is one of the finest playing rhythm games you'll ever come across. It's abstract, minimalist and focused, but it delivers such vibrant rhythm game action that it's impossible not to love.

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bemanistyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 3, 2019

The lack of bells and whistles might drive some players away, but those who embrace the straight-forward attitude of the game will find a lot to like in Cytus Alpha. It also helps that Cytus Alpha is a music title that plays great in the Nintendo Switch's tablet mode, so the game is a good recommendation for players of the system who want some quality music gaming on the go.

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Fintendo
May 20, 2019

"Alpha male of rhythm games."

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

As music rhythm games go, Cytus Alpha is up there with the best of them.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 28, 2019

Cytus α is a wonderful take on the rhythm genre with a note layout which is really nicely suited to Nintendo Switch. Tapping and sliding your way around the handheld's touchscreen is an absolute delight when you're in full flow, and should more and more players start to fill up the online lobby, this could easily be considered one of the best rhythm games on the platform.

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Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Apr 26, 2019

It's hard to find fault with Cytus Alpha. There are some good and bad songs, with enough variety to give players plenty of different experiences. When you consider it's the type of game anyone can get into but very few can master, it makes the progression from newcomer to pro a little more accessible. Sure, it lacks videos and some of the things found on other rhythm games, it's still the type of game I could see pulling out in the airport and enjoying or booting up once in a while for a quick play.

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