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Score Breakdown Based on 884 ratings
  1. 10 (234)
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  3. 8 (187)
  4. 7 (49)
  5. 6 (17)
  6. 5 (8)
  7. 4 (11)
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  • Rating:9

    A revolutionary sci-fi platformer , mixed with puzzle solving and gunplay!

    ...Flashback is one of the first games that I haved played on PC ! and that have remained in in the memory by the pleasant feeling of the sci-fi theme!... and the strange atmosphere created on the premise of the story, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Inovative awesomeness!

    This game was one of the best games I ever played. Though the controls were a little tough to get use to right away, it felt pretty smooth and made the game play feel of higher quality compared the other games out at th... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    One of the best games on the Megadrive, and still a solid platformer to this day!

    For some reason not too many people actually got round to playing Flashback, or have even heard of it - I know it's getting on a bit, but that's still a crying shame when it was such a brilliant game for its time! ~ ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    One of the greatest classics!

    There is really only word to describe Flashback: epic! Yeah, this game really brings up childhood memories. Countless hours were spent playing Flashback on my Super Nintendo. I still play it every other year. Gives me th... Read Full Review

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

    Great Sci-Fi game for its day

    This had to be one of the best Sci-Fi action game of its day, I remember its fantastic in game FMVs, Great graphics and a story that created this all time classic. If you did'nt know this was the follow up game to An... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.9

    The quest for the 80's greatest game!

    Aw yes the cult classic game, Flashback! Plot: You are a guy named Conrad. You really don't know what just happened. The last thing you remember is being shot down and then crashing. Almost like a dream. No. It was real.... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7

    Unprecedented platformer. Indeed, it raised the bar on puzzle side-scrollers.

    At the time, most platformers were similar in graphics. Pixelated sprites with quick & jerky in-game animation. Not bad at all, quite the contrary. But Flashback brought almost PC-style graphics (at the time) to a... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6

    about as good as it gets

    When it comes to genesis games, this is about as good as you can get. For various reasons. First there's the sound, its nearly CD quality. Gunshots, footsteps, and other various sound effects sound perfect. Next grap... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

    A forgotten classic.

    This game helped usher dedicated gaming into my life. Whether that is a good or bad thing, is I suppose in the eye of the beholder. I for one however, thank this game for the memories if for nothing else. A true class... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Great game that was innovative for it's time! No real improvement over the SNES or Genesis Versions on Jaguar.

    Flashback is a fantastic game that kept me hooked for hours on end. The Jaguar version is virtually identical to the 16 Bit versions on Genesis and SNES; the fact they improved little to nothing on the supposed "64... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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