Top Critic Average
Luftrausers is a breathless arcade delight - video game dogfighting has rarely been better.
Like the best of Vlambeer's cannon, a simple concept executed beautifully. Limited enemy and level design, though.
Luftrausers may suffer from a few bugs and interface issues from time to time, but at its core is a magnificently modern aeronautic arcade experience.
Silky controls and consistent aircraft upgrades kept me coming back for more
Luftrausers has a strong pull
Luftrausers' arcadelike simplicity makes conquering the skies feel natural and fun.
Gives you the constant feeling of just escaping death at the last moment.
Vlambeer's new shooter is as hectic as it is addictive.
Vlambeer improves on one of its smaller, free releases with Luftrausers, expanding an excellent dogfighting game with a ton of customization and a great soundtrack. Short play sessions means it's the perfect game to play on the bus, between classes, or even during your boring meetings. Just don't scream out loud and pump your fist in the sky when you finally beat your high score. That's rude.
Fast fun and devilishly hard, Luftrausers shows once again that Vlambeer understands how to make classic arcade mechanics feel fresh and exciting. It's great in short bursts, the speed of each round often terribly brief, but lends itself to hour-long sessions of hammering on the controller to start a new game. While the pacing occasionally runs into a few issues, this is still a phenomenally fun shoot-em-up that will challenge players to meet its demanding difficulty.