|Processor:||Core 2 Duo or faster|
|Graphics:||Shader Model 3.0 compatible, GeForce 8600GT (2007 model) or better|
|Additional Notes:||Controller recommended|
Stunning to look at, slick and fluid to play as well as being a satisfying -- but never insurmountable -- challenge, Astebreed is a top-quality game that everyone with even a passing interest in shoot 'em ups should have in their collection.
This is one of my favorite shoot-'em-ups in years, and fellow STG enthusiasts would be remiss to overlook such a gem. Astebreed is a masterstroke. Spread the word.
Astebreed is a deep and fun arcade mecha shooter. Short but a must-try.
A spectacular 2D/3D side scrolling shooter that combines all that is good in the genre with modern ideas and a classic, sci-fi mecha anime story.
A savvy mix of sweetly balanced mechanics, dazzling speed and spectacular graphics.
One of the most impressive indie titles of the year and arguably the most cinematic and accessible 2D shooter of the modern era.
Astebreed is a candidate for best "shmup" of the year.
One of the best space shooters we've seen this year. If you're a fan of the genre it should be in your wishlist, and even if you're not it deserves a try.
If you like shoot'em-ups, you will definitely love Astebreed.
Viewed on its underlying merit, this is a weaker game than its years-old inspirations - both Radiant Silvergun and Einhander best it in terms of interesting systems and set-pieces - but Astebreed is, nevertheless, a strong and idiosyncratic proposition.
Astebreed is a brilliant shoot 'em up, which incorporates many features from Danmaku and reuses them in a complex and well-calculated way, giving rise to a formula suitable for both experienced players and beginners.
Astebreed is a two-faced retro arcade game. It presents a clever scoring system along with a great fun, though it can be also boring and stereotypical. Fortunately, it gives you a choice from which perspective you wish to get to know the game.
Astebreed is most fun when you try to beat it on high difficulty level without using continues while improving your score over and over again. If you’re not interested in that, you’ll spend no more than one evening with this game. [08/2014, p.73]
A pure fast-paced action manganime shoot 'em up which isn't unforgettable, but it's still a good indie game if you like the mix between shots and japanese flavour.