Percentile Rank

JumpJet Rex is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 21, 2015

If you are a fan of old school games like Mega Man, this may be the easiest purchase you ever make. JumpJet Rex's new-school approach to old school platforming, and the addition of the time trial elements and collection itch to scratch, this game is an absolutely must-have.

Read full review

Digital Chumps
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2015

There's no reason "JumpJet Rex" shouldn't be the leader in the clubhouse for Indie Game of the Year. While I don't feel its designation as a platformer is 100% on-point in describing what the game actually is, that should not be held against it. This "platflyer" is more than worth the price of admission. Its yesteryear graphics and soundtrack are supplemented by subtle nods to gaming history, both visually and in its level design. Beyond its nostalgic surface, though, is a game that's freaky fun and well-suited for pick-up-and-play gamers as much as it is for hardcore enthusiasts looking to set world records. Stop reading this review now and add it to your Steam Library.

Read full review

Rectify Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

Overall a great game and it's worth the money.

Read full review

COGconnected
84 / 100
84 / 100
Apr 28, 2015

Overall this is a really great indie title for anyone interested in speedrunning or a game they can jump in and out of quickly. It's hard to not hate dinosaurs in space, especially when they have jetboots strapped on and are trying to save an entire planet from destruction; JumpJet Rex is no exception.

Read full review

ZTGD
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2015

While Jump Jet Rex might not be the longest game ever, it's hard to deny the amount of fun there is to be had with a Dino and a pair of jet boots.

Read full review

Kritiqal
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 11, 2016

A lousy conclusion can't do much to make a dinosaur in space anything less than cool.

Read full review

Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2015

JumpJet Rex feels right at home alongside of a lot of the classic retro games it pays homage to, but it also has some great modern updates and tweaks. While I could go for a little more variety in terms of the overarching goals it presents, I still found myself jumping in constantly to best my last ghost run even after the credits rolled.

Read full review

GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
May 14, 2015

There's a lot of fun to be had with JumpJet Rex, though the game sometimes goes out of its way to frustrate you.

Read full review

TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2015

A great speedrunner that does the little things right and plays to a certain style of charm.

Read full review

Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2015

Jumpjet Rex is a great game but it can often as frustrating as it is fun. As long as you pace yourself, especially when things start getting difficult and your progression slows, you will find it to be an extremely enjoyable trip down memory lane and a great reminder of how challenging 2D platformers can be.

Read full review

Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 11, 2015

JumpJet Rex should be a resounding success.  It's got all the elements there but they don't quite fit together right.

Read full review

Video Chums
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2016

JumpJet Rex is a fun little 2D platformer that fans of the genre won't regret downloading.

Read full review

GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
May 3, 2015

This 8-bit throwback perfectly emulates the era, for better and for worse.

Read full review