Neon City Riders

Mecha Studios, Bromio
Mar 12, 2020 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

Destructoid
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
GameMAG
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
4 / 10
Atomix
60 / 100
TrueGaming
8.5 / 10
LevelUp
7.9 / 10
WayTooManyGames
8 / 10
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Neon City Riders Trailers

Neon City Riders - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Neon City Riders - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Neon City Riders - Launch Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Neon City Riders - Launch Trailer | PS4


Neon City Riders Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Neon City Riders

Initially, Neon City Riders is a delight, sporting great pixel artwork, fun characters, and lively music. But after a few hours the experience wears thin, as its attractive world starts to feel empty and its quest disengaging. While the challenging setpieces are never unfair, their relentlessness may beat some players into submission. Neon City Riders shows undeniable promise, but doesn't succeed in truly ensnaring players in its alluring nu-wave nightmare.

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TheSixthAxis

Drea Bunce
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Neon City Riders is a beautifully retro game, but certain elements feel like they were rushed and not fully developed. Its rich lore, character design and storyline make up for some of the lack of care or depth to the combat and character growth through the game. While I enjoyed the original setting and nostalgic 8-bit aesthetic, it's not a game I would readily pick up again.

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GameMAG

Unknown Author
8 / 10
GameMAG

Neon City Riders is a modern reinterpretation of the classic The Legend of Zelda with its own features and unusual setting. The high level of difficulty and challenging situations along with a strong emphasis on exploration can scare most players, but this is one of the most notable projects in its genre, especially if you are the lucky owner of the Nintendo Switch.

Review in Russian | Read full review

Neon City Riders promises an epic open-world action-adventure set in a vibrant '80s sci-fi world, but its action and writing are far too flat and clunky to back up its initial promise. It looks and sounds a treat in places, but lacklustre execution makes for a punishing, repetitive and confounding experience. Pull away that admittedly amazing pixel-heavy packaging and you've got a game that fails to make a lasting impression in any meaningful manner.

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Neon City Riders is an independent game that tries to use nostalgia to get your attention. The history, visual and sound presentation are spoiled by poor level design, boring gameplay and terrible performance on PlayStation 4.

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TrueGaming

Unknown Author
8.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Neon City Riders is a great first step for Mecha Studios, surely it did need some technical polish but with all the great things that the game is offering such as the gorgeous pixel art, clever puzzles, epic boss fights and satisfying challenge, how can you not overlook it's missteps?

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LevelUp

Mardokeo Galván
7.9 / 10.0
LevelUp

Neon City Riders achieves outstanding art direction and animations that match challenging gameplay and well-designed boss battles. This indie takes inspiration from metroidvania installations, but sometimes fails to maintain the interest in exploration. However, combined with good platform puzzles and gameplay, it stands as an attractive experience.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Neon City Riders is an absolute blast to play, especially if you’re a fan of retro-gaming and 80’s pop culture. Much like games from that time, it can be difficult with its fast pace and precise timing, but it’s punishingly fun. For gamers from that era, like myself, it’s one giant nostalgia bomb.

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