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  • Summary: Lightning fast and action packed, Rifter is the love child of Dust Force, Bionic Commando and Hotline Miami, mixed with acrobatics and parcour. Run and gun and swing and dash in this neon-colored platformer.


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 6, 2018
    These don’t stop Rifter being a standout game, not only in aesthetics but in the feel of motion. When the flips, jumps and grapples all come together, there’s a rush of adrenaline. And it’s all raised by that bouncing soundtrack and disco visual style. Precision platforming is currently hot and Rifter will easily step into the shoes left behind by Meat Boy and Celeste.
  2. Jul 25, 2018
    Rifter is a fantastic neon-synth action platformer with a gorgeous, distinctive style and a rewarding challenge. It can be a bit merciless at times, especially when chasing after success on the bonus levels, but the tools to win are available even if they can be a bit tricky to access sometimes. You’ll need to bring your A game to wring the most from Rifter, and the reward is a lightning-fast 2D adventure that sees frustration turn to a satisfying mastery as one goal after another eventually falls to a combination of persistence and growing skill.
  3. Jul 17, 2018
    Rifter is a game that, despite a few control issues, offers a really good and fresh platforming experience. The high difficulty, the light-speed platforming and the neon aesthetics are the keys to one of the greatest surprises of the year so far.
  4. Jul 12, 2018
    As Rifter is in some dire need of some polishing here and there, it falls under the category of those titles that are very good, but also hard to recommend to just anyone. Those who can handle its flaws, however, will get to enjoy a tough, and surprisingly fast, platformer that's built for those who love speed-running.
  5. Jul 17, 2018
    Rifter is stylish as hell, and even the writing manages to extract more wit than one would expect from characters composed of simple geometrical shapes, but the sharpest presentation in the world couldn’t convince me that I was enjoying myself. I’m sure it’ll find an audience among those with an astounding level of patience, but for me, Rifter was all frustration, zero reward, and probably the best game I’ve ever hated.
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  1. Aug 7, 2018
    Very dynamic gameplay and visuals, really a great feeling when you get in the zone.