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6.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 320 ratings
  1. 10 (39)
  2. 9 (23)
  3. 8 (82)
  4. 7 (59)
  5. 6 (37)
  6. 5 (29)
  7. 4 (12)
  8. 3 (17)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • User Rating 7.5

    Old Classic Revitalized on the 360

    Rated on April 25, 2008 by sonicboom713

    Originally released in 1982, "Xevious" is one of the first vertical shooters in video game history. Released on a plethora of consoles over the past 20 years like Nintendo, Game Boy Advance and Sony P...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Fun, simple, and challenging shooter!

    Rated on July 09, 2008 by Alizerothree

    Xevious was not a very graphically appealing game on the NES, but it's simple and challenging game play made it one of my favorite shooters on the console. Xevious seems like an endless scrolling t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.2

    I actually own this game as a mini game on Star Fox Assault... just to let you know. You'll get bored of in a few min.

    Rated on July 22, 2007 by wiifan001

    The game starts a with a nice little melody. After that, all you do is simply hold down the b button and you'll hear this annoying "plee, plee, plee" sound the rest of the time. There are ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    This game is hard.... but fun to try to beat.

    Rated on June 06, 2005 by W8I8Z

    I loved this game in the arcade and now its part of the NES experience. You pilot your ship accross the landscape with this big white target monitor in front of you. You have a regular gun weapon tha...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Fly-Around-And-Shot-Things-That-Move. That is the name of the game. A little ship, A little song and Off you go.........

    Rated on October 18, 2005 by blueteckz

    Fly-Around-And-Shot-Things-That-Move. That is the name of the game. A little ship, A little song and Off you go......... Nothing I can really say that will make up your mind about the game. It’s reall...

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

    Xevious will kill your thumbs.

    Rated on September 24, 2007 by 7-ate-9

    Xevious stands up pretty well today as long as you can appreciate the retro presentation. it's a little on the slow side and it's very punishing on the thumbs, what with the manic rate of fire you'll ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Fast paced and hard

    Rated on October 11, 2007 by Neloy

    Xevious is very hard to play. Especially when you have to dodge so many attacks from the opponent. If people can get the right spot for landing bombs in the ground target, they can score instant kill....

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

    one bad shoot em up

    Rated on March 03, 2007 by zcds

    Ok this game was groundbreaking in it's time, it wwas the first to offer ground and air shooting, but now playing it again it's hard to see why this was ever a hit. First of all the graphics are not w...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    While Xevious doesn't look great or sound great anymore, it still retains its title as a classic arcade shooter.

    Rated on March 04, 2007 by Superzone

    Xevious was a fun action shooter for the NES in the 80s. It started its life as an arcade game and moved to the NES, keeping most of its quality intact. While the NES version of the game (the versio...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.1

    no to be downloaded! Xevious just isn't the same on Wii with sound and graphics

    Rated on April 01, 2007 by bluewallpro

    Xevious just isn't the same on Wii with sound and graphics , It was really only meant to be played n the 90's. I just couldn't get into the game, I would sit there. and then I would just get mad of ho...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.