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Average Player Score Based on 871 ratings
6.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 871 ratings
  1. 10 (47)
  2. 9 (43)
  3. 8 (137)
  4. 7 (314)
  5. 6 (195)
  6. 5 (70)
  7. 4 (30)
  8. 3 (15)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (11)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    Online play makes this game better than ever!

    If you enjoy old school arcade games and playing online, this is the Xbox Live Arcade game for you! The game play is simple and fun, and you can now play people from all over the world. I can't tell you how much fun ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:4

    Flat out boring.

    Sure the game is a classic but it was not re-created well at all. There is not much good to this game unless you can get luck and find a game on live not many people play it. It is fun to try and get far in the game but ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Gauntlet (2005)

  • Review Score:4.8

    ahh the good old "bit" era and what a great revival game.

    Remember when you first beat gauntlet you couldnt get enough of it now you have the new games and forgot about it, not anymore. I always liked gauntlet on the old systems but i was suprised and glad when i heard the XBOX... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    What's old is new again!

    I can remember when this was an arcade game. I used to go through so many quarters on it. I love it and am glad that it was brought back. To date, I've spent a few hours on it and have fallen in love all over. The best p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Flat out boring.

    Sure the game is a classic but it was not re-created well at all. There is not much good to this game unless you can get luck and find a game on live not many people play it. It is fun to try and get far in the game but ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    Best. Co-op. EVER.

    Gauntlet is the original dungeon crawler. It's an old Arcade coin op game. The gameplay's pretty cool, but outdated. The Graphics, what do you want, they stink. The game sounds Mediocre (except for the announcer, he ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.4

    But old-school doesn't mean it's good.

    Believe me, Gauntlet was one of my favourite pastimes when I was a little kid. I swear I must have spent $500-600 dollars just playing the various version of Gauntlet in the arcades. But now, it just comes off as bein... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.2

    An Old Classic, how does it sum up? Find out here

    Well an old classic here on a next gen console, well its not exactly the same with some small tuned up graphics and editing though the game is still relativly fun to play. You control either a Warrior, Elf, Valkyrie o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Just like the classic arcade game

    When I was younger, much younger, I loved going to the arcade and playing Gauntlet with my friends. It was a simple, yet challenging game that ate through my allowance like a termite through wood. The port to the 360... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Although it is challenging, anyone looking for a simple and fun acrade game should give Gauntlet a look.

    I'll keep this one simple and to the point. Gauntlet is an old acrade classic where you can choose from 4 different characters, Elf, Valkyrie, Wizard, and Warrior. The goal of the game is to get through as many levels ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    This is the HOME VERSION ! Blecch !

    Okay folks, be fairly warned before slapping down your hard-earned MS Points for Gauntlet on XBLA. This is the home version, NOT the arcade version. Which means, duller graphics, less complex levels and a "cheape... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    It is the arcade with an important missing element for all other console versions the music is nowhere to be found.

    OK Xbox live arcade is a great service how ever some games are getting very skimped on with things missing here and there whle things are added elsewhere, and this is one of them, so lets get the glaring flaw out of the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful