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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 944 ratings
  1. 10 (203)
  2. 9 (385)
  3. 8 (244)
  4. 7 (46)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (11)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (27)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9.5

    Hardcore to the extreme!!

    First things first, this game is hard. Its about as hard as the original Contra if not even harder. You can try play the game on easy mode but unless your a real hardcore contra fan who's been playing contra recently, I ... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful

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  • User Rating:9.5

    HOLY FREAKIN' CRAP! THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!!!

    You've waited for it and now you got it. Contra 4 is here baby! And It takes awesome to a whole new level (yeah that was lame). On to the reveiw! Story: 2 years after the Alien Wars, Black viper is back and he is ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Let's party like it's 1987.

    Contra 4 is generally along the lines of what you would expect in a 2D platforming 'run and gun' side-scroller. You can jump, run, and shoot. A simple formula, yet the toughest game to conquer on the DS as of now. Blasti... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Contra 4 Hard but fun.

    Contra 4 has alot that the older games have only it's a little bit harder then you think, if you play it enough you can really get through the game, and what I mean by that is everything will pop on to the screen at the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Looks like Konami finally heard the fans outcry and delivered a true Contra game for the first time in years.

    Highs: Excellent controls, great new features, good level design, awesome weapons, excellent bonus content, Contra is finally back. Lows: Very difficult, too short, how many times can I complain about those cheap deat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Let's Just Say Old Habits Die Hard... And That Really Shows Here...

    Theoretically, the idea of one man facing an entire alien armada should be an impossibility that is best left in the hands of Master Chief. What Halo wishes to tell us gamers is that it is impossible to save the human r... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    those damn aliens just dont give up!

    Contra 4 is an old-school side-scrolling shooter in which you and a friend can team up against an evil alien army. As the series is known for, Contra 4 is painfully hard at times. It's not impossible to beat but, it's st... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Contra 4 is very,very addicting game! And a cool game.

    Ok,First of all...Konami has done many awesome games for almost all the consoles.Metal Gear,castlevania and Contra games. But now to Contra 4. This game is amazing,the graphics are very good,there are tons of unlocka... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Contra 4 is a very difficult game,but it has a lot of unlockables,making it all worth while.

    There have been many Contra games in the series.There's been Contra,Super C,Contra Force,Contra 3,Operation C,Hard Corps,and more.Out of all of the Contra games,there's only one game that is worthy enough to be called Co... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    hardcore to the extreme max

    This game is probably one of the best non Nintendo made game for the DS period, and it fills a hole (games for people between 14-36) in the DS's lineup. But first things first; this game is HARD.HARD and most people that... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    In this video game, the meek need not apply! :idea:

    Let me just start off by saying that this game isn't just hard, it's REALLY hard! And it's not just really hard, it's AMAZINGLY hard! And it's not just amazingly hard, it's so blisteringly hard that scientists had to inv... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful