DuckTales: Remastered reviews score round-up

Monday, 12th August 2013 08:15 GMT By Dave Cook

DuckTales: Remastered’s reviews are dropping like dead ducks shot out of the sky by some moustache twirling poacher. We’ve got all the scores here.

We don’t do reviews here on VG247, but I’ve been playing the Steam version for a while. It’s a visually superb touch-up of the original that perfectly captures the globe-trotting vibe of the show, however, I found the narrative chit-chat broke the flow of the platforming.

That niggle aside, the remixed soundtrack is ace and seeing previous elements of the old game creep back into the new one is brilliantly nostalgic. The fan service-o-meter is off the chart as well. If you loved the show dearly then you need to try the game.

All that said, I’d probably concede that the NES original is still the better game due to its old-timey charm, tough challenge and Mega Man-esque veneer, but that’s probably the retro sentimentality creeping through.

Here are the reviews. Judge for yourself:

Polygon – 5/10
GamesRadar – 4.5/5
Edge – 5/10
Joystiq – 3/5
Meristation – 8.8/10
The Escapist – 4.5/5
Ready-Up – 8/10
Videogamer – 6/10
GodisaGeek – 9/10
ShopTo – No Score
GamerGen – 16/20
Press-Start – 4.5/5
Gamespot – 4/10
Viciojuegos – 88/100
Vandal – 8/10
Vooks – 4/5
Stevivor – 8.5/10



  1. Badumtsss

    Haven’t played it myself, but it looks kind of low. Will wait for some Steam sale then :P.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. polygem

    Will pick this up next week. I am sure that i’ll enjoy it.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Joe Musashi

    I’d seen some footage of this – about a 15 min run of a level with some developer commentary. The first 5 mins was all lines of text between characters. I was really surprised there was so much text and that it went on for so long. I can understand how it’d intrude if all you wanted to do was play the game.


    #3 1 year ago
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    #4 1 year ago
  5. prudislav

    Seems like most of the reviewers wants those crappy “modern standards” on top of original gameplay. afaik keeping original gameplay intact was WF’s gola from the start with just revised visual and i am glad for that.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. backup

    was garbage from beginning
    no surprise at all

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Fanboy Slayer

    I guess some sites didn’t get their review money lol

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 that would be funny if such a thing actually existed.


    #8 1 year ago
  9. Harrison-Fjord
    16/20 (8/10)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review – No Score

    Cheers :)

    #10 1 year ago
  11. De-mon

    Vandal: 8/10

    #11 1 year ago
  12. VibraniumSpork

    Yeesh…that Polygon review’s particularly harsh, and I generally find them pretty trustworthy.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Nefarius

    Hello VG247!

    There is the review from our web Viciojuegos:

    88/ 100

    Thanks! :)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Blackened Halo

    Here is a review from our website GameSpot:


    #14 1 year ago
  15. Mus42

    Hmm not the end result I was hoping for, one for the winter Steam Sale.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. prudislav

    Quote from driend of mine:
    So wait, let me get this straight; many reviews so far have whined about the gameplay.. despite it being pretty much a carbon-copy (right down to the level design!) of the original? The original that is lauded by so many people as a one of the greatest NES games out there…? They then go on to whine about the difficulty while bemoaning the lack of… accessibility?

    Holy fuck. Gaming journos fucking SUCK. It’s no wonder everything is streamlined and accessible these days, people are too goddamn stupid

    #16 1 year ago
  17. bradk825

    I have to wonder if Edge and Polygon played the same game as everyone else. Quite a difference in the scores.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Dave Cook

    @16 “Holy fuck. Gaming journos fucking SUCK.” any chance you could refrain from tarring us all with the same brush please? K, thanks.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. bradk825

    @18 Dave, are you saying you didn’t personally write all those reviews from all those sites from different parts of the world? What do you do all day then? Play Duck Tales?

    #19 1 year ago
  20. prudislav

    @18 sorry i just repost what my friend sais and i completely agree with that part above the one you quoted :-)
    I am probably too fed up with that awesum “Modern Design” , all those cinematics, corridors, helathregens, easy mode, quest pointers everywhere, QTEs, accesibility for all those derps around, “targeting bigger audiences” and so on

    read couple revies of DT:R and from what i saw its exactly what it should be – revised graphics leaving original gameplay intact and most of the reviewers rants about it that it need awesum modern features….
    no it doesnt – everyone doesnt want streamlined,accesible and cinematic crap

    #20 1 year ago
  21. TheWulf

    What I took from some of those reviews is that they’re absolutely terrible at games that require any amount of skill. I wouldn’t want those people reviewing indie games like Megabyte Punch or Beatbuddy, that’s for sure. I really think you need specialist retro journos to review stuff like this.

    The thing is is that modern games require very different skills to retro ones, and some (hello Assassin’s Creed) are so laughably easy that they don’t require any skill at all, and they end up being more along the lines of ‘push buttons to see spectacle fests and explosions’ rather than being games. But even for the modern games which do require skill (and they do exist), the skill sets are very different.

    The Polygon review was hilarious because it reeked of bitterness. Someone wasn’t very good at playing retro games! And that’s the way of it, really.

    I made the point the other day that you have some games which lull people into thinking that they’re amazingly skilled — everything from MMOs like WoW to mainstream games like Assassin’s Creed — and then when you take that illusion away by sitting them down with a game that requires more skill than jump on all of the buttons, with your feet, they flip a shit and accuse the game of being bad.

    That’s disappointing. And I expected better of Polygon as they’re usually more reliable than that. But then… this is why I have some sites I go to for reviews of indie games, some I go to for reviews of more retro games, and some I go to for reviews of more mainstream things, and I’ve learned why it’s not a good idea to mix these.

    Still… that Polygon review is entertainingly bitter. My goodness.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. TheWulf


    Don’t rage about it, be above that. Just be amused about how much it says about their ability to play games rather than the game itself and move on. Frankly, I’m finding this all rather funny.

    I’m wondering who’ll rage bitterly about old games next?

    This is why you don’t give a review about a NES remake to a person who’s never played a NES game before in his life, and it’s painfully and abundantly obvious that this is indeed the case. Good grief.

    This is why reviews to a degree are still something of a joke to me. I think that the only way to do this sensibly is to have people with the right prerequisites. It’s like giving Civilization V to someone who’s only ever played third person action games and telling them to write a review by tomorrow.

    Either that, or they thought that it would be simple due to those dinky little quaint consoles of yore (and how wrong they were).

    I dunno.

    But it’s amusing!

    #22 1 year ago
  23. TheWulf


    Don’t tar yourself with that brush, Dave. TotalBiscuit has referred to saying that he’s a writer for the gaming media, rather than being a games journalist. The problem is is that a word like journalist has certain expectations, and no one really lives up to it.

    However, games media writer? That doesn’t carry the same level of pretension. It’s not your fault, it’s just that a lot of people out there tend to let the term down with unprofessional displays. And believe me, I’ve seen no end of unprofessional displays when it comes to the gaming industry and its journalists. Again, not your fault, at all, but there is a bit of sordid history there.

    It’s hard to not have a bit of a sour taste when speaking of ‘games journalists.’ So I’ll just catalogue you as someone of the gaming media and leave it at that. :p

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Rebal_swe

    Love the game, btw gave it 7,5 :)

    #24 1 year ago

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