Percentile Rank

Jamestown+ is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Doublejump
Recommended
Doublejump
Zack Goutzoulas
Recommended
Dec 13, 2019

Jamestown+’s fantastic art style, simple yet frenetic gameplay, and hours upon hours of replayability make it a fantastic game whether playing solo or with friends.

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Scored Reviews

Game Rant
Mar 22, 2015

'Jamestown+' brings about the rebirth of the aging shoot-em-up genre by paying respect to its 16-bit heyday while throwing in a healthy dose of modern gaming flair.

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oprainfall
Feb 6, 2020

If you are a fan of Shmups buying Jamestown+ is a no brainer. The game looks and plays like a dream. The soundtrack is one of the best you will find and having local multiplayer makes this a joy for folks that like to play games with their friends. I do wish this had online multiplayer since not all of us live close to friends we can easily snag up to play. I played this for around 5 hours and I was able to beat all of the stages the game had to offer, but I could’ve invested a lot more time if I wanted to unlock everything the game had to offer and complete all of the challenges, making it well worth the $17.99 price point. If you’ve been looking for a Shmup to test your skills or just a good game to play with some friends, you really couldn’t go wrong picking this up.

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Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

Overall, I can see why this game continues to receive updates and ports even eight years after its original release. Jamestown+ is an incredibly well-polished and engaging experience, offering up both a great entry point to the bullet hell genre and a satisfying challenge to veterans.

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Gaming Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2015

Final Form Games throws history out the window to create an action-packed shoot-em-up where 17th century colonists fight over Mars. This is a great looking game that will remind players of the genre's heyday in the 1990s. And with dozens of items to unlock and a wide variety of weapons to shoot, Jamestown+ will keep shoot-em-up fans happy for many hours to come.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

Adding length by gating off stages with higher difficulties is a miss, and a few more stages would have been welcome, but it's still an easy recommendation as one of the more enjoyable entries in the genre. The story is interesting enough, especially compared to those of similar games. I've never been to Mars before, but I can safely say that it's worth taking a trip down to Jamestown+.

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GameCrate
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2015

It's about time someone came forth with a good "shmup" for this generation of consoles. Final Form Games takes everything good from the original Jamestown and ups the ante with more content and modes, including co-op support that's way more fun than it has every right being. If you're up for a challenge, or just want something different out of your shooters, make your residence in Jamestown.

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Video Chums
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2015

Jamestown+ is a masterful reinterpretation of classic shoot 'em ups with plenty of modern appeal.

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GameSpace
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2019

Jamestown+ is a strange trip through space-age colonial times. Take control of several ships with dozens of optional load outs and protect Roanoke and Jamestown alongside John Smith from the allied forces of the Spanish and the Martians. While the premise may seem weird and hokey, the gameplay is solid, fun, and is sure to satisfy shoot'em up fans for hours with multiple difficulties, unlockable game modes, and additional challenge tiers.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 21, 2015

All of this is wrapped up in a package that unites everything into that classic arcade experience the developers were aiming for when making Jamestown Plus. The amount of credits you have flashing at the bottom of the screen, your score rising above the millions, you and your friends dashing across the screen, and so many other little elements help make Jamestown Plus the game arcade-goers dreamed of back in the 90s.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2015

For what it is, Jamestown+ is a fun game worth its asking price on the PlayStation Network. If anything, it's a fun little distraction calling back to the classic games of yesteryear. Fans of bullet hell certainly won't be disappointed.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 12, 2019

Jamestown+ is another brilliant addition to the Nintendo Switch's ever-expanding library of excellent shmups.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 25, 2015

Jamestown+ functions perfectly well as a single player shooter, but the fun really gears up a notch in couch co-op.

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Gert Lush Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2020

I strongly believe that Jamestown is one of the best Shmup games out there.

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Gamers FTW
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2015

Certain issues hold back the title from being truly amazing but that does not change the fact that you should consider picking this title up if you are looking for a great time with a group of friends

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 12, 2015

Jamestown+ has a great foundation in that it's an extremely addictive and equally challenging shmup, whether you're playing alone or with friends. The inclusion of a store and some forced backtracking does take away from the experience, but at the end of the day, blowing stuff up is just so satisfying. Those who are able to get past its occasionally tedious attitude will find bullet hell bliss.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 19, 2019

Jamestown+ lands on the Nintendo Switch as one of the most fun shoot'em-ups of this generation and this conversion work is without a doubt a very competent one. The gameplay is frantic and addictive, the game's performance is up to what is expected and the cooperative mode does wonders. Those already familiar with the game, however, won't find a whole new amount of original content in this delivery.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 14, 2019

Jamestown+ is an unlikely combination of mechanics, situations, and characters, but in the end all that matters is that it's a quality shoot-em-up.

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Pure Nintendo
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2019

Jamestown+ is highly enjoyable for users who appreciate a fast-paced and competitive shoot-em-up. While the game is weighed down a bit by story, and the game doesn't allow for the Joy-Cons to remain connected when the Nintendo Switch is undocked, this title still has something to offer for those looking for an addictive game with a unique setting.

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