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.
User reviews: Mixed (149 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 1, 2013

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About This Game

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
Helpful customer reviews
76 of 99 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 4
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
I was going to review this game but sadly I erased my memory of the experience and stored it in a holocube which I purposefully lost...

I'm guessing it was bad though.
Posted: July 25
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
This is on sale at gamefly right now for like $2 bucks. This is fun to play, very polished game.

I loved the original, this is better.
Posted: June 7
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This game is awful. Okay? Like... I loved the original Flashback, and honestly, this is what I bought this game for. BUT IT DOESN'T EVEN START! The bloody uPlay thing pops up when I click the button to play the original and nothing else happens. The remake is terrible in it's own way. There's too much combat, the aiming system is designed for a gamepad and is absolutely unreliable with a mouse, the voice acting sounds like it has been done by somebody who has never voiceacted anything at all before. The puzzle elements present in the original Flashback (like, getting a thing and not knowing what to do with it) are completely gone "thanks" to the objective system. Finally, the hell is with the level up thing? Flashback was never meant to have any RPG elements, and honestly, it would be way better off without them. At last, uPlay. Dear god, it's annoying.
Posted: June 22
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6.0 hrs on record
By playing Flashback I was hoping to get a nostalgia trip and a happy reunion with Conrad. After six hours I wouldn't say it's the best game I've played, not either a game I put a lot of time in, but I liked getting flashbacks to a bygone era. The steering is more action oriented than the original and the story is changed a bit. I bought the game on sale on Steam and the low price justifies the six hours of gaming fun (completed it on Normal difficulty). I don't think I'll be playing through all of the achievments in the game. However, recommended for a challenging and nostalgic gaming session.
Posted: August 3
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
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 helth 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.
Posted: December 20, 2013
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