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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.4
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Jul 14, 2006)
Under Defeat is tough, but you're provided three continues and high scores are saved automatically. If the game has a fault, it's probably the emphasis on huge bosses with their long life meters. Still, this is an absolutely stunning shooter that's truly a "must have" for collectors.
Shin Force (Apr 02, 2006)
This could be your last chance to buy a new release for the Uberconsole. Except for maybe a few fanboys, Under Defeat will surely impress even the most jaded of gamers out there. It features non-stop shooting action with awesome visuals. An excellent buy, so get it before it's banished to high-price-hell in eBay...
Defunct Games (May 13, 2006)
We have, yet again, a brand new game for this generation's elder statesman. Under Defeat is the most recent helicopter shooter, following in the sizeable footsteps of Zero Gunner 2. While Zero Gunner impressed me to no end, the controls in Under Defeat give the former a slight advantage; but the graphics are nothing short of amazing.
neXGam (2007)
Ich bin eher durch Zufall auf diese Spiel aufmerksam geworden (ich wollte eigentlich Ikaruga haben), aber dann hab ich mir aus Frust diesen mir völlig unbekannten Shooter gegönnt. Und ich hab es mit keinem Cent bereut, im Gegenteil: Under Defeat ist bei mir nun öfter als jeder andere Shooter in meinem Dreamcast Laufwerk anzutreffen. Es ist ein wunderschöner und umwerfender Old-School Shooter mit leichtem Taktik-Einschlag. Mutige Zocker können auch ihren TV umkippen, um in den Genuss eines Vollbild Arcade-Feelings zu kommen. Dann noch eine Arcade Stick angeklemmt und es ist genau wie in der Spielhalle.
Pour conclure, G.rev s´est déchiré et propose avec Under Defeat un shmup bougrement pêchu, incontournable pour tous les amateurs du genre qui devront avoir recours à l´import, tout en étant un parfait chausse-pied pour les moins experts de ce genre difficile à appréhender. Vous savez ce qu´il vous reste à faire...
Bordersdown (Aug, 2006)
Overall, this is a fantastic game that any shmup fan with a Dreamcast should buy as soon as possible. It's been said that this will be the very last offical release for the system, and if that's true, it'll definitely be going out in style.
70 (Sep 20, 2009)
Den einen mag es stören, dass außer Arcade Umsetzungen von Shoot´em´Ups fast nichts mehr für Dreamcast veröffentlicht wird, alle anderen freuen sich über jedes neue Spiel für die nicht tot zu kriegende Konsole. Vor allem wenn die Software qualitativ überzeugen kann, und das kann Under Defeat allemal. Beeindruckende Grafik, schöne Musik und ein spaßiges Gameplay wissen zu begeistern. Letzteres wird allerdings wegen wenig spielerischer Tiefe die Freaks nicht lange fesseln. Aber G.Revs Shooter ist vielmehr ein Geschenk für die Spieler, die ab und zu gerne diese Genre zocken ohne gleich Highscores aufstellen zu wollen. Und eben diese Spieler werden das Geschenk dankend annehmen.
70 (UK) (May 25, 2006)
As a result Under Defeat's underground Internet love-in is undeniably overstated at grass roots. Inarguably, what Under Defeat does, it does very well. The execution is perfectly pitched and it clearly ticks each and every box the developers drew up on the ideas table. But it's hard to shake the feeling that this is '80s gaming dressed in '00s visuals running on '90s hardware. The gameplay is sweet and eloquent but, underneath it also tired and relentlessly derivative. Whether that annoys you or not depends on whether you were looking simply some well-made twitch fun or a glorious resurrection.
Netjak (Aug 23, 2006)
If this were available in America 5 years ago for a decent price, say between $20-$30, I could see this game being much more popular despite the general malaise with regards to side-scrolling shooters here. It has a great combination of impressive graphics and its learning curve is much friendlier than most other side-scrolling shooters. Unfortunately, for a total price of around $65, Under Defeat is good but not $65 good. If you're a side scrolling shooter fanatic, I can see a splurge for this game, especially if you still cling to your Dreamcast. Besides, it isn't likely that you'll see this game ported to any non-Japanese console or arcade cabinet.