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The first Contra game for the 32-bit consoles and released exactly 10 years after the first Contra.

Unlike the original Contra and follow-ups, this is an overhead-view 2D shooter (with 3D graphics) that plays more like a side-scrolling Commando or Mercs.

The graphics are truly 3D; an option allows you to view them as red/blue images, and some packages of Contra: LoW come with 3D glasses to garner full enjoyment of the feature.

Hidden within the game – accessible on a certain level and through a secret code – are a mini-version of Gyruss and a Pac-Man-like game called Pactank.


Contra: Legacy of War PlayStation Attacking a giant scorpion.
Contra: Legacy of War PlayStation There are mini-games.
Contra: Legacy of War PlayStation The level "Urban Warfare"
Contra: Legacy of War PlayStation Facing a tank.

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Bravo Screenfun Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Feb, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Mega Fun Feb, 1997 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Jan, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Electric Playground Mar 28, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Dec 23, 1996 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Target Dec 05, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 C 50
Edge Jan, 1997 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Mar 08, 2011 D+ 33


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Related Web Sites

  • Contra Encyclopedia (Fan site dedicated to the official games in the Contra series. All versions of each game are covered. Information includes release dates, detailed game descriptions, regional differences, lots of trivia and interesting information about the games' developmental stages. There is also plenty of screenshots, links and additional resources)
  • The Contra Headquarters (A hosted fan "shrine" site devoted to all the games of the Contra series, including the PlayStation game Contra: Legacy of War. Content includes game info/descriptions, plot summaries, various kinds of media (images, MP3s, etc.) and links to other Contra-related sites. )
  • Wikipedia: Contra: Legacy of War (Information about Contra: Legacy of War at Wikipedia)
Robert Morgan (1059) added Contra: Legacy of War (PlayStation) on Apr 02, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (28954)