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Average Player Score Based on 462 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 462 ratings
  1. 10 (86)
  2. 9 (201)
  3. 8 (103)
  4. 7 (26)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (17)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.8

    Insanely Fun, Beyond Reason

    Life Force won't win too many awards for originality. It was one in a long line of space shooters which relied upon twitch reflexes. The game does, however, succeed on many levels. You've seen it many times before. Yo... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Life Force

  • Review Score:6

    With gameplay that requires an awful lot of memorization and timing, Life Force deserves little if any praise.

    INTRO: During the late 1980s and early 1990s, games often resorted to having difficulty that is so sheer as to have the player trying over and over again upon each failure. The challenges were mostly cheap, and unfortuna... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Insanely Fun, Beyond Reason

    Life Force won't win too many awards for originality. It was one in a long line of space shooters which relied upon twitch reflexes. The game does, however, succeed on many levels. You've seen it many times before. Yo... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Probably the most inovative shooter of its time.

    This is positively another gem from Konami. Great music, great visuals, and great gameplay. Not to sound redundant but the game is simply, great. (I'm Tony the Tiger now I guess) The bosses are the shinning stars of this... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    Shoot'er up!!!

    This game bears the same name as the b movie (this movie was about alien vampires that sucked life-force from peeps, which inturn made them vamps), but has nothing in common with it. I only mention this because I always ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Just like Konami's contra, all you need is the one cheat code and another player to bring back this game's allure.

    Difficulty: Don't waste your time trying to beat this game without a cheat code-- it's that difficult. Just hit "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start " at the startup screen and you'll ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Alien Force

    This is another of my favorate games for the NES from one of my favorate video game series "Gradius" let alone the first shooter I've ever played. There's not much to say about the game it's practically similar to it's p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    One of the best NES games

    I first played Life Force when my friend got it for Christmas when I was in fourth grade. We became obsessed with the game and, until we discovered the Konami code worked for Life Force as well, couldn’t get passed the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful