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  • Summary: Tempest 4000 is an action-packed tube shooter based on the classic hit arcade game, Tempest.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 24, 2018
    90
    For those who have any love for the series, and appreciation for the era of the arcade, you absolutely can't go wrong with this one. I prolonged this review longer than necessary because I just wasn't done playing it – and I'm still not. It's a winner.
  2. Jul 17, 2018
    90
    Tempest 4000 is a defiant artifact that returns to life once a console generation. What would it be like if someone who made games for the VIC-20 in the early 80’s authored another game in 2018? How many programmers from that generation are still even in this line of work? An answer to these curiosities may seem like a precarious way to spend $30. Thankfully, as either a psychedelic wonderland or a classic arcade score chase, Tempest 4000 is full of eccentric support.
  3. Jul 23, 2018
    80
    So far, it all sounds good and it is, but one can’t help feeling a bit disappointed that nothing was done to enhance the game. The Dave Bowman stargate analogy cries out for a VR mode. Rez recently got one. So did Tetris. A VR Tempest experience is a logical progression for the game that wouldn’t fundamentally change the core nature of the game but it sure would enhance its trippiness.
  4. Jul 18, 2018
    71
    Fans of Tempest are sure to enjoy this latest installment in the long-running series. I definitely did. That being said, it doesn't quite feel like the next evolution of the classic formula. Here's hoping Tempest 5000 offers a more innovative take on the franchise.
  5. Jul 18, 2018
    70
    It's quite the barebones package, despite being an uproarious amount of fun in small doses. Some small control tweaks, additional content, and other changes might make this the best Tempest out of the rest, but for now it's still a great diversion and addition to the series' portfolio.
  6. Aug 23, 2018
    60
    Tempest 4000’s time-tested gameplay still rings true, but some of the visual and design elements in this release add some unintended challenge. For what is ultimately an updated quarter-muncher, it has a steep price, but those looking to relive the past in 4K could do far worse than this title.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    50
    For fans of Tempest and previous Minter games, Tempest 4000 is more of what they love. For those wanting precise arcade action or something new from this creator, it’s a flashing, overwhelming disappointment.

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  1. Mar 31, 2018
    8
    Tempest 4000 is fantastic. It adds to the already excellent TxK available on the PS Vita/TV. I was a big fan of Tempest 2000 on the AtariTempest 4000 is fantastic. It adds to the already excellent TxK available on the PS Vita/TV. I was a big fan of Tempest 2000 on the Atari Jaguar and I'm pleased that the same soundtrack is used in this iteration. The only drawback for me was the bonus levels in between rounds. On the PS4 you use the motion sensor of the remote to navigate the center of the "tunnel". It's not that easy. Big points are resolutions up to 4K, music, play-ability. It's addicting as hell with lots of action on the screen. If you liked any of the previous Tempest games, you'll love Tempest 4000. Big thanks go out to Jeff Minter and team. BTW, if your wondering how I got the game, it was on PSN last Wednesday for about 5 minutes before it was taken out of the store. Just long enough for me to pay for it and download. Expand