The highly-anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge arrives on Xbox Game Pass this Thursday, June 16th, and the reviews have been dropping today, including here at Pure Xbox where we gave it a 9/10!
But what about everywhere else? Well, it seems pretty much everyone agrees with us, as the game is getting superb ratings across the board. Here's a look at a handful of reviews we've come across:
Pure Xbox (9/10)
"With a look and feel that painstakingly recreates classics such as Turtles in Time, whilst adding in a ton more detail, refining combat and giving you six player online/local co-op to boot, this is a fantastic slice of arcade beat 'em up nostalgia that old hands, diehard fans and newcomers alike can enjoy in equal measure. It is, in short, one shell of a good time."
Digital Trends (5/5)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a must-play for both TMNT and beat-’em-up fans alike. It’s a game that takes what worked in the past, but still finds space to innovate beyond its fan service and nostalgia play."
Nintendo Life (9/10)
"Two years in the making, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is the best Turtles beat 'em up ever made, and a faster, better-looking, and more entertaining affair than even Streets of Rage 4. It looks delicious, sounds superb, and rekindles childhood memories beyond all expectation, time-warping you back to 1987."
Game Informer (8.75/10)
"Turtles fans new and old will find plenty to love, but those possessing a nostalgia for this era of the franchise are in for the biggest treat. Invite some friends, order a pizza, and prepare to relive your childhood in the best possible way."
Push Square (8/10)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a superb beat-'em-up that captures the spirit of Konami's coin-op classics, but modernises them in all the right areas. With smooth combat, gorgeous presentation, and rock-solid rollback netcode, it all adds up to deliver a super fun experience."
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is exactly what it looks like: A lovingly crafted reimagining of the TMNT arcade beat-em-ups from one of the best beat-em-up developers in the business today."
"This game is so mechanically satisfying, so endearingly fun, that I couldn’t wait to hop back into the familiar environments, which remind me so much of crouching around that TV as a kid all those years ago."
The Metacritic scores are still being counted at the time of writing, but it looks like TMNT: Shredder's Revenge is going to sit somewhere around the mid-late 80s or even potentially the early 90s mark as an average, which is an outstanding result for the talented developers at Tribute Games. Bring on Thursday!
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