20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history. It’s not a reboot. It’s Flashback re-imagined.
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Mixed (242 reviews) - 57% of the 242 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 1, 2013

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20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history.

It’s not a reboot. It’s Flashback re-imagined. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today’s technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90’s.

Key Features



One of the best adventure-action games ever created re-imagined by its creators. It’s the same team. It’s the same passion. Only this time, they have had much more firepower at their disposal to recreate the legendary classic!

Gorgeous graphics, amazing animations. It’s the Flashback you’ve always dreamed of. True to the original spirit but made a million times better by using modern engines such as Unreal and Havok. The makeover is completely stunning.

It’s all about Gameplay. The team modernized gameplay mechanics, making the game more reactive, offering new features, like gadgets and an experience progression system. But the developers kept the original formula in mind: a fine balance between rolling and shooting, exploring remote space stations and obliterating hostile alien planets.

Bringing back new memories. The story was revamped to speak to 21st century gamers. Most of the cast of the original game is still here – Conrad, the Morphs – but you can expect new characters and a few twists you’re definitely not going to forget… this time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3 / Windows® Vista SP2 / Windows® 7 SP1
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9 / Radeon HD 2600XT or GeForce 7600 GS
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3 / Windows® Vista SP2 / Windows® 7 SP1
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX® 9 / Radeon HD 3470 or GeForce 8600GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
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Mixed (242 reviews)
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marclev
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
If you look at pretty much any professional review of this, it's treated like it's horrible.

It is however not that bad, if you keep your expectations in check (it's not got the same impact as the original), and is to a certain extent actually a fairly faithful remake. Definitely a fun game to pick up and play, although maybe not for long sittings at a time.

The voice acting is terrible though, what were they thinking?!
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The Badger
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Sadly, a very dull game. Some games should just be left in the past.
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slayer
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
One of the best games back in the day,on my amiga 1200, the new version is good, its an easier less stressful version of the original , but still enjoyable PLUS if a little updated nostalga isnt up to it then the original 1993 game is included, both are excellent games and well worth it imo.
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Obsidanse
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Come on guys this is low budget. Have a heart.
It's a nice retelling of a great old game.
I had far too short an attention span to complete the original so looking forward to experiencing the story by playing this version instead.
First level felt like the old one, and I'm enjoying it so far.
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Shit Happens
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
I like this incarnation of Flashback. It's better than the original in many ways. Better graphics and audio. Excellent cut scenes and voiceovers. Better menus and configuration options. It even includes a bunch of hints and tips that help you learn the basic mechanics of the game. You can turn the hints off in settings if you want. You can even download a copy of the original game.

As the description says, it was created by the same team who created the original game. Who better? It's not intended to be a remake of the original but a reimagining. That means it's supposed to be different. Some elements of the original game are missing while new elements exist which some fans may like and some may not.

I remember the original game. It was a great game overall but it wasn't perfect. The artwork and sound fx were great, the character animation was very impressive for a 2D side scroller and the story was very compelling. Level design was sometimes confusing. There are a few places where it's easy to get stuck if you can't see where to go or what to do. Simple tasks and puzzle slaving is fun but combat was frustrating. The bad guys are fast and tough and they will kill you if your movement timing isn't spot on. I must have died a thousand times before I finally finished that game. Uh!
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playornot
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Requires 3rd party activation aswell.

And currently the ubisoft service is not available, so atm game is usless
So it will get a negative response.
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Captain Cuddles
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
I loved the original version of this game. But Ubisoft has gone and screwed up another one of their IPs. This game took everything fun about the original, and took it out. Then just added bad acting, glitchy gameplay, and zero replay value. Skip this one for sure. 2/10
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BXM
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
Awesome remake o/
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festizio
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
Just not fun.
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Balor of Mordor
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
Loved the original but this remake sucks.
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fjk1138
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 3, 2015
Not as much fun as the original, but the graphics are nice. The main character voicing is stupid in many places, and the modernization of the combat (did we really need grenades?) adds little to the game. Play the Sega Genesis version of the original instead.
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roman.fedyashov
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24, 2015
The killer feature of the first game was the realism. This game is much worse than the first version. The guy's physics looks like he is a butterfly. So the gameplay is worse than even supermario for NES. The game is buggy and getting frozen sometimes... The story of the game is not clear as I always get mad when I run this game; Strongly not recommened for those people who played the first part and for those who didn't I would recommend to download the DOS/Sega/SNES version;
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LahnaMan
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4, 2015
A bad attempt to modernize Flashback. The only good thing about it is that it retconned Fade to Black.
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celeste_AR
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22, 2015
If we pretend for a second that the original didn't exist, you're left with one of the most generic and bland platformers out there. It feels and looks dated too, like something you'd find in a bargain bin back in the mid 00s. The mechanics are run of the mill, the level design is boring at best, crude at worst, the sound design is all over the place and the dialogue is cringeworthy.

It's just one of those 5/10 games, it's competent and decent, fully playable (if you can bear the somewhat awkward mousecontrol), but it does little to distinguish itself, and just blends in with the crowd instead. You might want to pick it up really cheap if you're into the theme, plus, you get the original game as a bonus, although it's somewhat awkward to play because it's done on an ingame console and there are no rebindable keys, so you might as well emulate it.

Overall there are way better games out there, so if you're a person with limited sparetime, you'd be safe giving this one a pass.
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GolemHead
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8, 2015
This game is okay overall but doesn't like the obligation to play with uplay and no steam achievements.
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Kenni
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21, 2015
I hope someone will trash this game and try again refreshing the original.
To me, the original was easier to control, harder to play and more rewarding for any achievements.

And also ubisofts way of doing things does not make this a pleasant game to even start,
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wolfomat
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21, 2015
DOn't buy it if you want the ubisoft-launcher pest.
still can't configure my joypad (the axis are inverted), tried with xbox-controller -> still not working.
Even a hack in the config files did not allow the change of the axis (up -> character moves down and vice versa) and this is a pain in the ***.

at all i was really really dissappointed, still i'd love to play this game... but all my supportrequests (two, one has been deleted, the other is unanswered....) have been ignored. don't buy!
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Vladimir
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8, 2015
Having seen the original one, I'm super disappointed with the remake (well you might have heard this before, haven't you?)

But not comparing with the old masterpiece: the graphics here is very disturbing: backgrounds are so bright that it is really difficult to concentrate on the action - it's even a pain to spot the main character sometimes. Especially in DeathTower and in Homeworld - all those lights and public or purple slime at the background are super annoying.
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mr_h
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3, 2015
ech. disgusting. requires installation of an additional 3rd party ubi-soft crap tool in order to play.

the game itself is 'fine,' which isn't saying much given how incredible the original flashback was.

combine a 'fine' remake with ubisoft crapsoft installers, and you're better off giving your money to a company that respects its clientele.
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bjw007wstp
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18, 2015
It's differ from the Snes and Genesis. But it's fun to play. I feel after awhile of playing it could feel boring after awhile. But I still think it's worth keeping. Not an everyday game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I like this incarnation of Flashback. It's better than the original in many ways. Better graphics and audio. Excellent cut scenes and voiceovers. Better menus and configuration options. It even includes a bunch of hints and tips that help you learn the basic mechanics of the game. You can turn the hints off in settings if you want. You can even download a copy of the original game.

As the description says, it was created by the same team who created the original game. Who better? It's not intended to be a remake of the original but a reimagining. That means it's supposed to be different. Some elements of the original game are missing while new elements exist which some fans may like and some may not.

I remember the original game. It was a great game overall but it wasn't perfect. The artwork and sound fx were great, the character animation was very impressive for a 2D side scroller and the story was very compelling. Level design was sometimes confusing. There are a few places where it's easy to get stuck if you can't see where to go or what to do. Simple tasks and puzzle slaving is fun but combat was frustrating. The bad guys are fast and tough and they will kill you if your movement timing isn't spot on. I must have died a thousand times before I finally finished that game. Uh!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Come on guys this is low budget. Have a heart.
It's a nice retelling of a great old game.
I had far too short an attention span to complete the original so looking forward to experiencing the story by playing this version instead.
First level felt like the old one, and I'm enjoying it so far.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
One of the best games back in the day,on my amiga 1200, the new version is good, its an easier less stressful version of the original , but still enjoyable PLUS if a little updated nostalga isnt up to it then the original 1993 game is included, both are excellent games and well worth it imo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Awesome remake o/
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I loved the original version of this game. But Ubisoft has gone and screwed up another one of their IPs. This game took everything fun about the original, and took it out. Then just added bad acting, glitchy gameplay, and zero replay value. Skip this one for sure. 2/10
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145 of 171 people (85%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
I loved the original. I have many fond memories of it. I loved the soundtrack of the original. This game isn't even worth the effort of shovelling it on my lawn and I'm fairly certain if I did it would kill it. This game isn't necissarily bad if you've never played "Flashback: The Quest for Identity" but if you're seeking the nostalgia of your childhood, this game will ♥♥♥♥ you off very quickly.

The only thing this game has in common with the original is that the levels are very slightly similar and the main character's name is Conrad. The end. The game felt very "dumbed down". There are popups on the hud EVERYWHERE that say, "Go here. You can climb this. Talk to him. There's only one path you can take but we're going to tell you to take it anyway!" Luckily, those can be turned off. I decided to play the game on medium and found out immediately that the difficulty settings were made for console ♥♥♥♥♥. There's a health bar, light falling damage, enemies attempt to tickle you to death, and healing stations are closer together than Starbucks. They also tried to add an RPG aspect by allowing you to gain experience, level up, and spend points in different skills. In a few ways this is good but mostly makes me ask, "Why the hell would anyone add RPG aspects to a Prince of Persia like?"

The controls feel similar to the original but they added an extra jump button and an arc style aiming system. The controls were definitely made for dual thumbstick controllers and then (horribly) modified for pc. Aiming is done by moving the mouse up and down to adjust angle and then moving the mouse left and right to switch sides. This gets annoying when you're trying to adjust your angle and accidently move your mouse too far to one side, causing Conrad to turn around and take it in the butt. If you have a controller to use with the game then it might not be that bad but mouse and keyboard controls get frustrating.

Bug time! This game contains bugs. There were a few times while aiming that the mouse would become locked in one place and I had to right click furiously to get control back. There are also times when grabing onto a platform would cause Conrad to get stuck and stand in mid air next to the platform. I only encountered this a few times and it did not deter me from the game but then again it never happened during a part where it actually mattered.

Playing this game does bring back warm nostalgic memories in the sense that I want to go dig out my old SNES and play the original game. Overall I feel like someone who played through the original once when it released is attempting to remake the game on age old memories. The only consolation I have is that I purchased this game during a Steam sale and didnt pay full price.
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65 of 74 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
If you played old Flashback and liked it, the only thing why you can check this game, to remind storyline and watch cutscenes in 3D. All other aspects of the game will disappoint you greatly. If not, just pass, because it just ugly mutant pretending to be a good game.
Don't want to compare it with old game, it's like compare Alexander the Great with bum Alexander, just because they have same names.
So, just pros and cons.
Pros first, not many of them, really:
+ UE3 doing it's job well, so graphics there not bad
+ Customisable interface
+ Few cutscenes, not perfect, but may be watched once
and cons:
- controls, devs tried to make hybrid between old scheme and modern, ummm, they failed
- aiming, you can turn your gun only in few angles
- difficulty, it's easy as hell (if do not count controls) , you can easily go face to face with 2 or more enemies and kill them all
- stupid air drones
-enemy placement and respawning
- useless levels and skills system
- Too talkative Conrad, he spam stupid phrases too often
- All other cutscenes, especially ending in the Death Tower
- Changes in story (lost and found girl for example)
- Even empty jungle looks more alive, then futuristic "should-be-overcrowded" city
- Level design
- Awful voiceover, I tried english and russian, it's like choosing between bad and worse
- Interface, overloaded with not needed information (at least most of it can be turned off in settings)
- Old version of Flashback included in the game, looks more like a joke in this arcade machine frame and without sound at all
- SFX...
enough?
nah, add also Uplay client as 3rd party DRM. (You need to install game, install uplay, update uplay, close it and finally run the game again)
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201 of 293 people (69%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
Uplay? No, I don't. Thanks for ruining this experience for me. Steam, please put up a LARGE disclaimer during checkout if I'm going to NEED secondary malware programs to run a "Steam" game I purchased, thanks.
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95 of 128 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
I was warned/told point blank not to buy this game, but being hard-headed I did anyways on the most recent sale. It was a huge mistake. There is pretty much nothing redeeming about the product.

Let me break it down for you: the area design is bizarre and exploring is both frustrating and tedious. The combat is imprecise and the enemies (on Normal difficulty) rapidly become bullet sponges. The platforming is even worse. The jumping animation is downright laughable and is hard to predict. I ended up skipping the cutscenes due to the painfulness of of the story, writing and voice acting.

Some of the level art is nice, but it isn't worth suffering through the rest to see it.

I regret purchasing the game and I wish I had listened to the recommendation to avoid it. The demo doesn't really reveal many of the issues of the game so considered yourself warned.



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79 of 112 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2013
From the publishing house responsible for publishing games that you have bought based on novel to game adaptations of a certain new york times best selling author, comes a remake of a game you probably haven't played before, because you're all like twelve, and don't know what's good. Flashback is a remake of a much better game by french publisher 'Delphine' and it was a god damn masterpiece. This game is still very much french, but obviously tries to capitalize on the call of duty dollars by having the character shoot all of the mans instead of solving all of the puzzles or discovering all of the mysteries. the game is designed pretty close to the original actually, besides different item placement and much more numerous enemies to shoot with your dutycaller9000. The story is also very much intact, though this time done through full motion video cutscenes with voice actors. The game is still pretty nice, and besides too much shooting early on, and about the same ammount of shooting later on, it is more or less faithful to the original. If you disagree, the original is included with this game so it's like you get that too incase you don't like this one. If you play this game, be sure to play on hard, as easy and normal dificulties are ♥♥♥♥ing garbage. I hope that ubisoft has plans to develop and re-release a remake of the sequel 'Fade to Black' so I can complain about that too.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
As a fan of the original game on the SNES (or Genesis, depending on your choice of console back then), I'm honestly pretty disappointed in this remake. The character's controls are completely different from the original game, which were slower and more deliberate and catered more towards platforming and careful combat, and yet the environments and enemy design did not change in order to reflect the change in controls. I found myself constantly running myself off ledges due to not being able to control my character's run speed, but I was also able to float around in mid-air and catch ledges in impossible and goofy-looking ways, so there was never any danger of dying due to fall damage.

Fall damage was instant death in the original game, encouraging you to think about how to move about environments, and every stage had every jump and platform in the perfect position, and everything was exactly where it was supposed to be. In this game, all the platforms seem entirely worthless, and there is usually more than one way to reach the goal by simply hopping around randomly between platforms, and there doesn't seem to be a very intelligent path you need to follow in order to complete areas.

Enemy placement also seems entirely random, especially in the first stage where annoying flying robots would shock you at incredibly inconvenient points, sometimes even during an autosave, causing you to constantly reload from death while having a stupid drone poke you in the eye.

The combat is also irritating and unbalanced. Enemies are almost always attacking you, and there are few options when it comes to running away or attacking. Enemies with guns will shoot you while you try to climb up a platform to safety, as well as the flying drones shocking you and never giving you a decent opportunity for escape. It seems to me that the developers didn't realize that the slow, deliberate controls in the original also required enemies to be limited as well in order for the combat to be made fair. Even though you are given less limited movement in this game, you are downright crippled in several common situations, which makes it incredibly easy for enemies to exploit you and kill you in very cheap ways.

Another grating annoyance in this game for me is the main character's dialogue and voice-actor. He constantly monologues to himself in order to give gameplay hints and witty banter, which is entirely unnecessary and really ruins the atmosphere. The dialogue in the original was simple, straightforward, and reflected the atmosphere of the game as being tense and dangerous. Having your character constantly crack annoying jokes when doing anything from using a healing station to killing an enemy really ruins the atmosphere, and I simply don't understand why they thought it was necessary to write the character in such a way. Another annoyance was having constant gameplay hints and camera pans to show you objects and enemies in order to hold your hand through the game. Game design like this is simply insulting and certainly does not follow the original game's example of clever, intelligent environment and gameplay design that encourages the player to think and experiment with the environment in order to solve problems.

Besides simple design choices that I didn't enjoy, the game has a lot of dissappointing physics and gameplay glitches that make the game feel really cheap. Several times I would watch as my character moonwalks several feet after being killed by an enemy before finally falling to the floor, sometimes even walking on air off of a platform, and one glitch even made me unable to sneak up on enemies and knock them out (something you are required to do in order to complete some sneaking missions), due to the button prompt not appearing consistently.

Ironically, in my case, Uplay allows you to immediately unlock and play the original game without completing any achievements, which I would prefer, simply because this game is very flawed and simply does not live up to the design of the original. Speaking of Uplay, this program succeeds in making playing Ubisoft games through Steam entirely cumbersome and annoying, which gives me one more reason not to reccommend this game.

If you want a better puzzle-based platformer in the vein of Prince of Persia or Blackthorne, just play the original game, or any other game in the same genre. This game simply fails to deliver such an experience, instead trying to offer a shallow action experience with many inappropriate or broken mechanics.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Around ten minutes of gameplay and I am both impressed yet ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off by this remake which is well know for it's beautiful graphics for 16bit and 32bit consles, the puzzles were good, the difficulty was fair (Even if you put it on hard mode) and the layout of the levels were quite fine and easy to navigate.

This game however pisses on some of those features while being impressive in diffirent ways. Difficulty is toned down; for example a simple elevator puzzle near the beginning; there were two triggers per floor; one to move the elevator to allow you to go up while forcing you to jump over the one between that and the elevator to set you back a little, did they really need to dumb that puzzle down? No they did not. Puzzles are dumbed down and the level design feels rushed.

I like the gun aiming system (Use a mouse, not a joypad for that) but then the tasks that require you to do it do not require thought as the solution is shoved into your face thinking you are lacking a brain. Graphics are quite nice but the background could have used more work but then again, level design feels rushed but I do like how the new conrad looks.

I'm going to be honest here; the game is flawed yet enjoyable, but I don't reccomend it because it's my review and I hate it when a reboot/remake dumbsdown simple puzzles and rushes level design to a mess that looks cramped as hell; leveling up is a stupid mistake seieng as the original game was intended for puzzle/survival than being combat-based; I stil lreccomendd it if you want a good platformer that feels new/original that doesn't involve mario or any indie developers at all but if you want a real challenge; go play the original.

Update: The 1993 edition is god awful, it's not the original Flashback at all; just some rushed recreation of the dos game with no music/sound at all and awkwardly placed controls you can't map. To make the recreation worse; they have it look like you are playing it on an arcade machine powered on outside in the rain with an effect to make it look like an outdated arcade machine (Thank god the 1993 edition is free).
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2014
Good game, is not that bad, but it is bad :( , I am a fan from the original Flashback game, and I am glad to own this newest version, love the graphics and the music, but there are so many flaws, I really wish the developers could program the game better, they really missed a huge chance here. Apart from the programing flaws, there are so many control issues, specially if you play with an Xbox 360 wireless controller and there are many crashes, if you load the checkpoint several times (playing hard so you die a lot), the game crash every 4 times you load the same checkpoint, and sometimes the game just crash.
There is the original flashback game that can be unlocked, but you play in a tiny screen, plus there are sound issues. An SNES emulator will do a better job.

Good part is that playing and ending the game in Hard is really a challenge and can be a fun, graphics are good too, and music.
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38 of 57 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Other than the name and the borrowed characters, the game has very little in common with the original.

Hoping to get a blast from the past, or close to it, but this game never really managed to do it for me. Controls are unprecise, graphics are updated. The original game still definitely has an 'edge' compare to this one which feels very 'ordinary' at best.

It is definitely a shame as knowing the game has been made by the original developers, this could have been so much more.

Sometimes classics are best left as they are.

A good point though; You get a copy of the original game (Although you cannot play it full screen it seems).
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Way to crap on the 1993 game with botched controls, rushed production and really pointless leveling system that does nothing to help with the bullet sponge enemies you face or the glitchy platforming.
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37 of 60 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
http://youtu.be/KXwJg6KwXqI

Flashback Video Review text version:


Flashback is a cool game in looks and concept that is ultimately let down by some awkward controls and gameplay elements that could have been better implemented. With a bit more core content, the game could have extended its presence, but as it stands, it's a short experience not likely to entice players beyond a single run through. For nostalgia's sake it's worth a punt, but some elements such as the voice acting might leave you a bit underwhelmed. The price might seem right at under £8, but in terms of value there's enough here to get your monies worth - but that will largely depend on how big a fan you are.

Score 6/10 - Review by Robert Cram
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Flashback isnt worth 5 euros at the moment. The game has bugs and glitches. Nice graphics, but the gameplay requires the player to keep shooting, not thinking.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Require ubisoft launcher, too.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
loved the original growing up.......this was a let down. not the worst game in the world but not great either/

56/100
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
just what flashback needed, leveling up and rpg elements and witty banter
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