Take flight as you explore exotic alien worlds and seek to avenge your fallen race
User reviews: Mixed (21 reviews) - 52% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2011

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"30fps lock. Can be unlocked with .ini change. Genre: Rail-shooter."

About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
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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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 16 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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