Omega Five sees surprise return to Xbox Store

By Sean Carey,

Omega Five, one of the Xbox 360's best original arcade shooters that was delisted from the Xbox Store back in January 2019, has suddenly been relisted and is once again available to purchase.

According to the fine folk over at Delisted Games, the backwards compatible 360 game was relisted on May 5th, 2022, which also matches our Store data.

Omega Five

Classic backwards compatible 360 shmup back on MS Store

Unfortunately, we don't know why Omega Five was suddenly relisted. Konami, who acquired publisher Hudson Entertainment in 2012, hasn't given a reason for the relisting, nor has developer Natsume — we're not complaining, though!

In the shoot-em-up, which can be played either in single player or with a pal in multiplayer co-op, you will "unleash aggressive action" as a pirate, alien, or a samurai, against invading mechanical life forms. The game was released back in 2005 and saw somewhat decent reviews from critics. Over on Metacritic, Omega Five has Metascore of 72 from 33 reviews.

Omega Five

Omega Five

The baddest guys around have been gathered together in order to save the beautiful planet from the clutches of invaders! Take control of characters such as a pirate, alien, or samurai and unleash aggressive action against the invading mechanical life forms using the most awesome weapons in the galaxy! Team up with another player in multiplayer for co-op action or go solo in single player and shoot for the high score with Omega Five's intense scoring system!

Let us know if you decided to pick up Omega Five! We can't say for certain how long this game will be available to buy, so it might be worth picking up just in case.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5 or picking up wins in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
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