After Wave Downfall Review (Xbox Series S)

For this, After Wave Downfall Review we play an arcade shooter where the player battles against monsters, and completes various missions with a cool battleship.  Deathrix invaded the world and released a mysterious meteorite causing a great flood. Players can upgrade their ships for better performance to fight the most brutal enemies.

After Wave Downfall Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 624.6MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Shmup gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • The game plays out on a river bed and enemies come onto the screen and you shoot them.
  • Combo counter.
  • Pick up power for your big bomb attack, skill attacks recharge over time.
  • Big boss battles.
  • The collection menu will show all encountered enemies and locations.
  • Local leaderboards.
  • Single player and Co-op modes. (local)
  • Story mode supports Co-op.
  • Four game modes – Story, arcade, practice, and extra mode.
  • Three difficulties.
  • Stars will drop from enemies and these add to your score.
  • The game is very much a run-based game, one life and that’s it but you can just reload your save.
  • You can see your health in your ship/character.
  • Unlock new characters.
  • Resources can be earned in-game and then spent at the end of a level.
  • Upgrade your stats and abilities.

After Wave Downfall Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Co-op is local only.
  • No health pick-ups, well there are but they are so far apart it’s almost nonexistent.
  • The levels are very long.
  • Repetitive.
  • The camera goes all over the place.
  • Hard to see enemy projectiles.
  • Not sure why they did the whole one life thing.
  • Small play area.
  • Feels basic.
  • You have to unlock the difficulties.

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After Wave Downfall:

Official website.

Developer: 7 Raven studios

Publisher: 7 Raven studios

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


After wave Downfall is a Shmup that plays on a river, enemies can come in from all angles and you collect stars to score points and power cells to recharge your special attack. That is it in a nutshell and it sounds plain and to be honest, it is very plain, there is nothing new or unique in the shooter, I had a lot of frustration with it as the play area you have is small, the enemy projectiles are not clear and easily blend into the background, power-ups are not fantastic, unlocking new characters takes ages and overall it’s more frustrating than satisfying. I just couldn’t get into it, the levels were too long for a quick session, the gameplay was flat and unappealing and I gave up on collecting stars after the first level because who cares about my score? After Wave Downfall started off OK, it soon grew too frustrating and slow.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!