Shoot 'em ups

Steel Rain X Review

Steel Rain X Review (Xbox One)

Time to buy a thicker umbrella

January 3, 2017 - Whenever game developers experiment with combining game genres, the results are always interesting. Steel Rain X strikes a balance between shoot 'em up gameplay and simulation components so let's see if it's a cocktail worth ordering.
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Teslapunk Review

Teslapunk Review (Wii U)

One of the craziest games you'll ever play

December 9, 2016 - If you've ever wanted to fend off alien forces as Nikola Tesla then here's a game for you. Teslapunk is a classic 2D shoot 'em up that's bursting with insanity so get ready to blast off in your steampunk ship and end Emperor Zongorax's reign of terror.
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Xenoraid Review

Xenoraid Review (PlayStation 4)

What a load of ships

November 10, 2016 - There are so many shoot 'em ups that you'd think it's all been done by now. However, Xenoraid has an interesting ship-switching mechanic that breathes new life in the genre so get your thumbs ready for some intense space combat.
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Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst Review

Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst Review (Xbox 360)

Didn't I already review this?

November 4, 2016 - Whenever a better version of a game releases, it's usually difficult to know whether it's worth purchasing again. Infinite Burst definitely improves on the original Bullet Soul, but is it enough to warrant downloading as well?
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Bullet Soul Review

Bullet Soul Review (Xbox 360)

Classic shmup gameplay with a twist

September 26, 2016 - Once in a while, a game releases without many people noticing. Bullet Soul recently arrived on Xbox 360 and it's a pretty interesting shoot 'em up so let's take to the skies and see if it has enough soul to be a worthwhile shooter.
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Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Review

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Review (PlayStation 4)

Explosive cooperative shooting

September 18, 2016 - There sure are a lot of shoot 'em ups coming out lately. Stardust Galaxy Warriors emphasizes cooperative gameplay in its wacky world but does it do enough to stand out in such a crowded genre?
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Sky Force Anniversary Review

Sky Force Anniversary Review (PlayStation 4)

Arcade shooting in your living room

September 11, 2016 - Classic shoot 'em up gameplay is awesome when it's done correctly. The original Sky Force (available for mobile devices including PSP) was pretty cool so let's see how it evolved over the years.
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Solar Shifter EX Review

Solar Shifter EX Review (Xbox One)

A piece of shift

September 1, 2016 - The classic shoot 'em up formula is hard to screw up. All you need is solid gameplay and over-the-top action and there you go; a decent shmup is born. So, where did Solar Shifter EX go so horribly wrong?
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Caladrius Blaze Review

Caladrius Blaze Review (PlayStation 4)

Strip 'em up

August 16, 2016 - If the idea of a hardcore shmup where characters' clothes can't seem to stay on their bodies appeals to you then here's a game for you. Although it sounds cheeky, Caladrius Blaze's tight gameplay is sure to please any old-school shoot 'em up fan.
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Raiden V Review

Raiden V Review (Xbox One)

Classic shoot 'em up gameplay redefined

May 31, 2016 - Believe it or not, Raiden has been around for over 25 years. This latest shmupstravaganza retains what makes the series special while offering enough innovation for its Vulcan Cannons to shine brighter than ever.
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