Tyrian 2000 Reviews (DOS)

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User Reviews

My first DOS game ever. Pixelspeech (1006) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
One of the best top-down shooters of all time! willyum (1030) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (32 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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The DOS Spirit (May 17, 2009)
Hvis du liker Raptor: Call of the Shadows, kommer du til å elske Tyrian 2000. Her er ingenting overlatt til tilfeldigheten, kvalitet ljomer i alle kilobytene og det er vanskelig å ikke bøye seg i støvet. Originalen var genial, og denne finpussede versjonen er endå bedre! Det eneste som mangler er vår erverdige «Golden DOS Spirit»-utmerkelse, og våpengalleriet er fulltallig.
Das alles wirkt wie ein Ausflug in die Vergangenheit; aber auch da gab es schon weitaus bessere Ballereien für Ihren PC. Tyrian 2000 hat bestenfalls Nostalgiewert.
Game Revolution (Feb 01, 1999)
Overall, the game is supremely lacking. Really only aimed at a few, very select gamers who are stuck in the old Aero-Fighter genre of shooters, Tyrian 2000 is just a more complicated version of 1942. This genre has been basically beaten to death; everything that could be done has been done. This time, they didn't even bother to update the graphics. My recommendation: don't bother even looking at the box.