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Assault: Retribution PlayStation Title Screen


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Assault: Retribution is a 3D run and gun platform game. Its story takes place in the year 2198. Arcadia, a world far away from Earth, is under attack by aliens. As members of the Arcadia Defense Force, the player takes part in the fight against the invaders.

Featuring 3D graphics, the game's perspective varies from side scrolling to top down. There are 4 weapons available to each character, though the differences are mostly cosmetic (a weak gun with wide spread, a stronger but slightly slower gun, a homing weapon, and a powerful BFG). As the character picks up a Gun item, the character's next tier gun slot is filled. Each gun can be upgraded three times, which increases the number of shots fired per trigger pull, but also increases energy drain. Energy can be recovered by picking up the appropriate item, as can health. It is also possible to store health or energy for later use (though each character has only one item slot). Other pick ups includes an invulnerable energy sphere (can't be stored), lighting barrier and bonus lives. Besides the usual movement and shooting, the characters can also aim up, down at various angles and have a 'strafe/ side step' move.

There are seven action packed levels. Multiplayer is possible in two-player co-op mode.


Assault: Retribution PlayStation The Starfire is Kelly's strongest weapon. One attack fires a few shots that track enemies; this one fires a devastating energy ball that uses up all energy.
Assault: Retribution PlayStation The game occasionally changes the perspective and movement direction. For a break from side-scrolling, the character now moves deeper into the complex.
Assault: Retribution PlayStation Even more interesting, Kelly can too, without any protective gear or even a mask.
Assault: Retribution PlayStation Riding a machine to another part of the space station.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Assault" -- European title

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Absolute Playstation Nov, 1998 81 out of 100 81
NowGamer Sep 01, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
Video Games Sep, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Sep, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Game Revolution Dec 01, 1998 C+ 58
IGN Nov 19, 1998 5.5 out of 10 55
Power Unlimited Jan, 1999 4.8 out of 10 48
GameSpot Nov 18, 1998 4.2 out of 10 42
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 16, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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vedder (58560) added Assault: Retribution (PlayStation) on Sep 03, 2008