Remote Life Reviews

Remote Life is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Jun 16, 2022

Remote Life is a great shmup that's as creative as it is tense and challenging. The story and art direction are dark and grim, with more presence than is strictly necessary, but enhances the game's aethestic. If old school shooters are your thing then Remote life is one to check out.

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9.2 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

A challenging, graphically flawless game that seems like a miracle. Three years of hard work of a single person that cost only 18 euros. A masterpiece that we hope will serve Mario Malagrino among the next big names of Industry.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2022

For a game made by one man, Remote Life is a very impressive shmup that any fan of the genre should check out. The twin-stick controls make it feel quite a bit different from other shmups and using all the different weapons on offer is a blast. The high-octane gameplay is also matched by some of the most impressive 3D visuals I’ve seen in a shoot ‘em up. While it has some issues in level design, Remote Life is still absolutely worth your time.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2022

Remote Life is very impressive, considering it’s made by just one person. But it does have some issues that will prevent it from being remembered as one of the classics. Still, shoot ’em up fans are likely to want to add this to their collection. Not only does it look great, but the twin-stick shooter element makes it unique. If only it didn’t have so many gates to wait around for.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2021

Remote Life is a mix of old and modern sensibilities in a package that works rather well. The twin-stick shooting blends in nicely with tight controls and enemies that are fun to fight if you're not stuck with a terrible weapon. The level design mixes in traditional scrolling with a few adventure levels, all of which have some great design for the genre. If you can live with the translation errors and ignore some of the technical issues, you'll find Remote Life to be an engaging shooter for those who don't crave millions of bullets on the screen.

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7.3 / 10.0
May 30, 2022

REMOTE LIFE presents a promising blend of twin-stick controls and shoot 'em up gameplay that really packs a punch. However, its frustrating moments that verge on being unfair as well as its complete lack of scoring hold it back from being great.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2022

Remote Life deserves a lot of credit. A game made by a single person, where the small flaws are easily compensated by the risk of joining two different genres in a very original title. A frantic and at the same time scary Shmup, highly recommended for lovers of the genre.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2022

In short, Remote Life is an interesting shoot ’em up with a strong art style, neat implementation of twin-stick shooting mechanics in an R-Type-esque setting, and the occasionally impressive boss battle. It is your standard “one and done” game, though.

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75 / 100
Jun 1, 2022

In this excellent state for shoot'em ups, Remote Life is another very interesting proposal. A three-year effort by a single person, Mario Malagrino, who can be proud of the result. Three years later comes the jump to consoles, so that more people can enjoy this 'euroshmup' with so much work behind it, and the result is a game that will satisfy fans of the genre, although it may not suit those who are not. so much. A gameplay with some edges, in a demanding game and with an exquisite visual imagery, added to its perfect mission system to distribute the games to taste. A successful and pampered old-school arcade, although rough at times.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019

Those looking for an authentically minimalist and challenging arcade SHMUP experience with splendid pre-rendered assets will find what they are looking for in Remote Life.

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