Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

  • Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
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  • Smart difficulty curve, Numerous unlockables add longevity, Vaunt gauge is a great offensive and defensive tool, Stylish artwork, Supports up to four players in local coop.
  • Suite of options in controls, gameplay, and extras is impressive; difficulty can introduce you to shootemups; Farce Mode is hilarious.


  • No online multiplayer; lack of content for the casual player; a little on the easy side.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Realm of Gaming on 90

PCWelcome to the dance of death. The setting is a steampunk alternate history in which the British have colonized the New World (Mars, obviously) and are being attacked by the Spanish and their Martian allies. Now it is up to the exiled Sir Walter...

By Destructoid on 80

Ever since arcades in the West shut down in the late-90s, shoot-em-ups (or shmups) have faded in popularity as cinematic console games grew in favor. In its place, Cave and a handful of Japanese indie developers have kept the genre alive -- retuning...

By IGN Gear on 85

From the splash screen down to the final credits, it's evident that a huge amount of TLC was poured into crafting Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony. It's an accessible, punchy shooter with some clever mechanics at play and a surprising level...

By GameSpot on 80

Stylish art and a gradual difficulty curve make Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony a treat for shoot-'em-up fans of all skill...

By GamePro on 80

Set on Mars in 1619, you and three friends unleash English fury on martians and the Spanish in this historical sci-fi shooter. Game Name: Jamestown Developer: Final Form Games Price: $9.99 Platform: PC (Steam, Direct2Drive, Gamersgate) Jamestown:...

By 1Up on 94

It's hard not to be won over by the charm of Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony; after all, the game's premise focuses on the history of the titular American colony, but with an entirely new backdrop: Mars. Okay, so maybe they didn't get...