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Score Breakdown Based on 2236 ratings
  1. 10 (495)
  2. 9 (1174)
  3. 8 (396)
  4. 7 (86)
  5. 6 (22)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (32)

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  • User Rating 8.6

    Rated on April 18, 2003 by patsu

    I agree with the previous poster. If you're a game cube owner, don't miss this game. It's amazing and the gameplay (polarity switching, fast pace and mean graphics) cannot be adequately conveyed in wo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Rated on April 18, 2003 by Celsian

    Chances are, you fall into one of two categories. Either you imported the Dreamcast release of Ikaruga last year and are already hopelessly addicted, or you’ve never heard of it before. For those of y...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    Rated on May 06, 2003 by LordsArmy

    Visualy, Ikaruga is firing on all cilinders. This game look incredible. Being a big TD shooter fan, this is almos tlike heaven for me. The twists that Ikaruga puts on the genre are most welcome. O...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9

    Rated on May 28, 2003 by zee_jay

    Ikaruga is a 2D shooter in the classical sense - avoid crashing into everything and shoot everything. The action is unrelenting, with the screen constantly brimming with enemies above beatifully rende...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Not bad, but certainly not amazing.

    Rated on September 22, 2007 by JubeiSaotome

    When I first heard of this game, I thought to my self; ''what the hell is an Ikaruga?'', After browsing search engine results, I found some decent info on it, seeing how much hype this game picked up ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Quite possibly the greatest shooter ever made... and also the most difficult game ever made.

    Rated on October 14, 2007 by EncephalonOne

    Since my childhood, I'm certain I have spent a small country's deficit's worth of quarters burning countless blurs and images into my retinas at arcades. Sure I played your good-old standbys: your Pac...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Like R-Type and Raiden? Be ready to fall to your knees and cry.

    Rated on November 13, 2005 by Denezar

    After playing so many scrolling ship shooting games for years. I thought I knew it all. Until I got Ikaruga for the Dreamcast many years ago. Ikaruga is an instant classic and extremely addictive. It ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    one top down shooter to rule them all

    Rated on June 06, 2006 by Ernice

    i played this game when i was over in London for my vacation. and i was hooked. i could not not play it at least once per night. such was the pull of the game. its a one of a kind shooter where y...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Follow the path of light and darkness... Ikaruga is one of the best and hardest vertical space shooters ever created !

    Rated on April 27, 2009 by Printul_Noptii

    I took some review on one of the hardest, if not "the hardest" vertical space shooters for the Sega Dreamcast console called Ikaruga. Story: As we are dealing with an arcade space shooter here ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    From the very moment I put this into my Dreamcast, I knew I had something amazing on my hands...

    Rated on March 31, 2007 by gamerguy46

    First off....WOW. Okay, that's done. From first glance, Ikaruga looks like your regular, run-of-the-mill shooter; play it. Now the graphics are obviously dated but they are still a maste...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.