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Average Player Score Based on 2236 ratings
8.6
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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)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.3

    Come gamer to the dark side of the gamecube.

    Ikaruga comes from the same team as the ill-fated Radiant Silvergun on the Saturn, which some have claimed to be “the greatest shooter of all time”. With that kind of heritage, it should be expected to have some impressi... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Ikaruga

  • Review Score:8.6

    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 words. The only thi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    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 you who fit into the ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    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. One of my Favorite th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.9

    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 rendered 3D backdrops. O... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Not bad, but certainly not amazing.

    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 and all of it's rave... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

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

    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-Mans, your Donkey K... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

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

    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 sticks to its tradit... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    one top down shooter to rule them all

    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 you have in your ship... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

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

    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 there isn't much sto... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

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

    First off....WOW. Okay, that's done. From first glance, Ikaruga looks like your regular, run-of-the-mill shooter; then...you play it. Now the graphics are obviously dated but they are still a masterpiece in their own ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful