Centipede Recharged Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Centipede Recharged Review, we get to Blast bugs and chase high scores in this glorious revival of an old-school classic, all while jamming to a heart-pounding original score by Megan McDuffee. Play solo or tag in a friend for local co-op across 30 unique challenges or the endless arcade mode.

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Centipede Recharged Review Pros:

  • Nice neon-like graphics.
  • 609.9MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, vibration, and vibration strength slider.
  • Graphics – effects, screen shake, Colourblind and immersive mode.
  • Single-player and local co-op.
  • Two game modes – arcade and challenges.
  • Online and local leaderboards.
  • Shooter gameplay.
  • Arcade mode is your go as long as possible with one life type deal.
  • Challenges are where you need to do something within a life, like kill 20 enemies or shoot 50 mushrooms.
  • 2D perspective.
  • You have a portion of the screen you can move around in.
  • Spiders will crawl in your area and drop power-ups.
  • Many power-ups from Bombs to shooting sideways to shields and rockets.
  • Very flashy particle explosions.
  • Your goal is to shoot and kill the centipedes before they get to the bottom.
  • Every time you shoot part of the centipede it will turn into a mushroom.
  • Mushrooms will act as walls for centipedes and you but you can shoot them to destroy them.
  • Feels like Centipede got a Pac Man Championship Edition makeover.
  • Silky smooth controls.
  • Addictive.
  • Very accessible and easy to pick up.
  • Old veterans will love the new features and challenges.
  • Power up names show as you collect them.
  • Excellent time-filler experience.

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Centipede Recharged Review Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • Takes a while to get used to.
  • Arcade mode is a slow burner.
  • Feels the same routine after a few hours of play.
  • The particle effects can make seeing your ship difficult.
  • No customisation.
  • Doesn’t have anything about the classic game.

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Centipede Recharged:

Official website.

Developer: SneakyBox and Adamvision Studios

Publisher: Atari Games

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Epic Game Store



  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

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!

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