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Score Breakdown Based on 461 ratings
  1. 10 (86)
  2. 9 (201)
  3. 8 (103)
  4. 7 (25)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • User Rating 6

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

    Rated on January 09, 2013 by Gelugon_baat

    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 most...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Insanely Fun, Beyond Reason

    Rated on October 20, 2005 by Donkeljohn

    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 m...

    9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Probably the most inovative shooter of its time.

    Rated on September 25, 2007 by GreenNinjaN

    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 sh...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Shoot'er up!!!

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by Knight-of-God

    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 th...

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

    Rated on April 15, 2006 by philobishay

    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 ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Alien Force

    Rated on June 09, 2009 by sh811a

    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 practical...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    One of the best NES games

    Rated on July 06, 2006 by TheSerafen

    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, coul...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.