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Release Date: July 8th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Tachyon Project

Overview -

'Tachyon Project' is a shoot ‘em up created by Eclipse Games, a 5-man team working out of Zaragoza, Spain. Eclipse is a relatively new studio with only a few games under their belt. 'Tachyon Project' will see release on the Xbox One first, to be followed later on PC, Wii U, and PS4.

Worth a Look
Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
July 8th, 2015

Video Review


If 'Galaga' or 'Defender' had been created in the modern day, they would probably look a lot like 'Tachyon Project'. The game’s modest, arcade-style visuals are colorful and explosive, and the different enemy types are easy to distinguish from one another. The background and hex grid aren’t much to look at, but there’s so much going on in the screen that you probably won’t notice them anyways. The game has very few issues with stuttering, although there is a time distortion effect when certain enemies are killed that can disrupt play for a split second.

Audio Review


The soundtrack alternates between high-pitched electronic dance rhythms and more relaxed, sedentary tunes. Both complement play in their own way, and the fast ones in particular are pretty good. The sound effects are objectionably discordant and jarring, especially when Ada is struck by an enemy or, curiously, in the pause menu, which I feel compelled to mute while I write this because it is so loud and dissonant. The cutscenes are unvoiced.

Final Thoughts

'Tachyon Project' does stand out on its own from 'Geometry Wars', but its inspiration borders on the derivative. The cadence of the campaign poses a problem, what with the first three-quarters being a bit too easy and the last quarter being much too hard. The challenge mode also seems like a missed opportunity. 'Tachyon Project' is a competent shmup, but isn’t much more than that.