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 (243 reviews) - 57% of the 243 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 (243 reviews)
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Frani Batou
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
BAD GAME. DO NOT LOOSE YOUR TIME AND MONEY. Also the whole Uplay is a grotesque joke.
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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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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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