Take flight as you explore exotic alien worlds and seek to avenge your fallen race
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Mixed (25 reviews) - 52% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2011

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In Yar’s Revenge, take flight as you explore exotic alien worlds and seek to avenge your fallen race. Gain experience to upgrade and expand your armor and weapon capabilities as you fight off the evil Qotiles. But remember to take care in the choices you make – as the fate of your species and home world hangs in the balance.

Key features:

  • An exhilarating on-rails shooter – a tightly scripted cinematic experience in which Yar flies through visually stunning Miyazaki-inspired landscapes while fighting a wide variety of memorable enemies.
  • 6 unique and beautiful environments - fly through the rich and lush environment of the Yar Village to the bio-technological nightmare of the Qotile Homeworld.
  • Upgrades and RPG elements - Gain experience while customizing your armor and weapon abilities.
  • Drop in/drop out co-op – Join your friend at any time and help them conquer the Qotile menace.
  • Flashback – Unlock bonus features such as the original comic and challenge modes which will test your skills.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon X2 4400+
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: : Radeon ATI Radeon HD 2600 or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or faster. Other integrated graphics, such as the Intel G43/G45 Express, are not supported.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Absolutely horrible controls! As a big on-rails shooter fan, I was vaguely looking forward to this, but it just plays so badly. Some interesting ideas, and it looks pretty good.

I'd say one of the worst aspects, even if only a subtle one, is the player and the on-screen gameplay feel... kind of detatched, as if the player doesn't exist in the same world, almost as if it's simply a video in the back ground that you can vaguely interact with.

All in all it's just kind of mediocre. I knew it was going to be bad after hearing the reviews of the xbox 360 version, but... it's not even 'so bad it's good', just really really bland. Avoid.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
Sub par game? I really have to ask what kind of gamers are out there. I grew up playing panzer dragoon on the sega dreamcast. I been around gaming almost since it's infancy. Now a days it's about first person shooters anything else is subpar. What a shame. If you liked games like panzer dragoon or panzer dragoon orta you'll like Yar's Revenge. Rip off of original Yar's Reveng. Nothing to do with the original. Thank goodness. The original does not look this good nor play this well. To compare the both is like comparing a calculator to a ps vita.

Problems-It's locked at 30fps. Go to ini and change to 60 fps.
Not at 1080, same thing. Unluck in ini in the steam folder. Not full screen. You get the picture.
Went to nvidia settings and set it at SLI 16x CSAA. Why? Because I could.....PCMR.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
It's fun rail 3D rail shooter, with a bit of challenge.

I read some of the negative reviews say either 'controller is bad' or 'just a typical rail shooter'.

1: possibly cos they are using a typical PC gaming control setting to play this non-PC game making it difficult.
2: they never played Panzer Dragoon, hence why they think its a House of the Dead clone.

Though the control setting doesn't have the settings for game pad but its easy to learn after you know the buttons, not difficult.

Been a long time since I played a game that is close to Panzer Dragoon since the last game in early 2000, and I love it, simple fun.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
Has nothing to do with the Atari classic other than the name. The name was just used to sell a sub-par game.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
This is a pretty good distraction to keep you busy for around an hour if you're into shooters, and a GREAT re-imagining of the original story to Yar's Revenge. This is a dual-analog on-rails shoot-em-up that's easy to pick up. The soundtrack is actually really good.

Alas, I don't think this game is worth $10. Be sure to keep an eye on it during the Steam sales, though.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2012
Nice music, great visual style, runs smooth.

The. Worst. Controls. Ever. for a rail shooter. Shudder...

Worth it if you're absolutely die-hard about rail shooters or you have fond memories of playing Yar's Revenge on the Atari 2600. Otherwise, leave it be.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
Game is pretty easy, but relaxing. I'm not sure if I would recommend it if you aren't a fan of the original. If you beat it, you can read the original "Qotile Ultimatum" comic book as well.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
cute little rail shooter.
6 short levels but fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
If you like Panzer Dragoon and Space Harrier,give it a spin..they dont make em like this anymore.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I like rail shooters. Yar's Revenge was an attempt to bring back an old Atari character as a rail shooter, and it just isn't successful. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but it's just not fun. It's not just a case of fondly remembering a genre as better than it actually was, because the Panzer Dragoon games are still a lot of fun. I can't recommend Yar's Revenge to anyone.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: June 26
Got this game as at a rediculous low price, enjoyed it so far as it brings back nostalgia feeling about old days games.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: March 8
The game looked good. Was looking for a game like this. Lots of nice visuals. I like the concept of the game.

Would have been fun if the mouse controller did not over compensate my movements. If I tried to move quick, the target would slam from one side to the other. If I moved slow, I didn't get enough movement. I just did not feel I had control during the game. Not like in the menu. The game play controls with the mouse didn't feel right to me.

If the game works with a game pad, I will give that a try, I don't remember seeing settings for that though.

Some like the game, I don't recommend it, but that is do to my experience with it.
To me, even the old StarFox on the SNES is better. The controls is real nice on that game.

The intro looked good, though ran a little to fast for me to read what was being said. I would have to grab screen captures stills and read form those.

Over all, not horrible, but I couldn't play well.


Just tried this with a control pad. The GameStop Afterglow PS3/PC controler. And it worked! And the game controled like a dream. For one time.

On the first try, the mane gun fierd by pressing the right stick button. this I did not like. It was the only thing I did not like. Otherwise it played great! Better than expected.

Then I met with a porb. I tried to configuer the controler with in steam, and the controler was no longet reconised by the game, as a frist player controler. With the right triger, it stared player two. And I could move player two, but I had no wepons for player two.

So in short, this game has hidden functions for game pad control, not avalable in any settup within any options. This game seriously needs that!

I feel this game would rock, if it was fixed with options to not only configuer the keybord controls, but also updare the game with the option to use a game pad, and alow configueration of the game pad as well.

If this game is ever updated so the game pad can be fully used, I will not feel like I wasted my money on this game, and would fully suport giving this game a big thumbs up!
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19.5 hrs
Posted: December 31, 2015
Great music. Bad game.
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0.0 hrs
Posted: November 28, 2015
i dont mind the game, but the controls are the worst...... and because of physX, it just wont run on my all AMD machine....
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2.5 hrs
Posted: October 6, 2015
A decent little game that's can be a pain in the ♥♥♥ to get running.

The graphics and gameplay are decent. Story was interesting, though trying to follow some of the conversations during gameplay can be a little rough at times. Overall though, I found it to be decent.

Main complaint was the controls. Definetely easier with a keyboard then a controller, though would be nice if we could map things ourselves (options seem to indicate so, but I couldn't get it working). Also, getting the game started took some configuring, though in the end, I don't think any of the tweaks actually carried over.

Over all a decent game, though not worth it's full price with its issues. Would recommend it if you can get it on sale.
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