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Average Player Score Based on 242 ratings
6.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 242 ratings
  1. 10 (33)
  2. 9 (38)
  3. 8 (48)
  4. 7 (31)
  5. 6 (20)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (11)
  8. 3 (16)
  9. 2 (8)
  10. 1 (25)

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  • User Rating 2

    The worst Xbox live arcade game to date!

    Rated on August 23, 2007 by kletomax

    I was up late working nights and upon arriving home, figured Id check out what was new xbox live arcade. I am not writing reviews on the other games I tried, only because this game is excrutiatingly a...

    6 out of 22 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Space Giraffe is easily the most craziest game on XBLA but its unique twist and flavor on Tempest is what makes it good

    Rated on August 23, 2007 by kidvelasco

    Dave Theurer was the original designer of Tempest , the classic for the arcade , which became an instant classic and was one of the best games that Atari had develop, Tempest has success in the 80's ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Hypnotically addictive uncompromised hardcore old-school shooter by renowened independent developer

    Rated on August 23, 2007 by c644ever

    Space Giraffe is something special, a trip back to those arcade machines you had to insert one more coin into to try to knock that other guy off of the high score table. its all about maximizing your...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Spaced out visuals allied with addictive gameplay make this game well worth the asking price...

    Rated on June 06, 2008 by capitancahonas

    Jeff Minter is a legend in the old skool gamer world and It is testament to his mad genius that his company -Llamasoft- continue to produce (primarily) bonkers looking shooters that still make players...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Nice addition to XBLA, lots of things happening onscreen, though there should be an option to get rid of the trippiness.

    Rated on August 26, 2007 by kenb6870

    Yes, the graphics do bear resemblance to Tempest 2000, which I also happen to own on PS1, however, the game is very entertaining (unless bleating sheep you find a bit grating.) The achievements seem ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Great game once you learn how to play. Give this one a chance and you won't regret it.

    Rated on August 26, 2007 by CyberPunk187

    Great game once you learn how to play. Give this one a chance and you won't regret it. This is not just some retro shooter rehash, it is a completely new game. Anyone playing it like a shooter will no...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Ever wanted to experience an LSD-influenced fantasy adventure? Well, thanks to Space Giraffe now you can!

    Rated on August 27, 2007 by zacmoss

    Sanity is not something you usually question whilst playing games. Sure, games such as Eternal Darkness may make you see things that aren't really there, but rarely does a game go so far as to bring t...

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

    Still waiting for a real Tempest game for my console.

    Rated on October 15, 2007 by jknight5422

    I've played the demo & I can say that you definitely do not want to waste your money on this game (it even says no refunds once you download). It's very hard to see the actual game for all of the...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Misunderstood, flawed, but beautifully wrought game that, if it clicks, can become extremely addicting.

    Rated on December 10, 2008 by elysiumles

    Jeff "Yak" Minter, ur-game programmer, brings us with Space Giraffe some of his finest work to date. While most decidedly not for everyone, Space Giraffe mixes an old school sensibility with over the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5

    Too Much Like Tempest To Be Called A "New" Game.

    Rated on November 24, 2007 by CBTDesigner

    Having read a news item where Jeff Minter was swearing off programming, I immediately bought his latest title. I've been a huge fan of Tempest 2000 and wanted to play his latest creation. Despite h...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.