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7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 549 ratings
  1. 10 (72)
  2. 9 (159)
  3. 8 (214)
  4. 7 (57)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (14)

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  • User Rating 8.8

    The Quintessential Shooter

    Rated on August 14, 2007 by DroidSmuggler

    Growing up in the early console days allowed me to experience many of the great shooters that were so popular back then. After all, this was the perfect genre for the 16-bit hardware of the time and ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    The shooter that defined, if not invented, a genre

    Rated on August 29, 2007 by adraedous

    Chances are you have heard of Gradius. You may not know the ins and outs of the games, but odds are you know that -- a) It's a side-scrolling shooter and b) it's a classic. Gradius is, indeed, a class...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2

    A great port of a great game.

    Rated on January 10, 2007 by 36O

    The Gradius series is my favorite series of space shooters. Its original with its customization and sideways shooting. This is a perfect port of the first in the series. It has all you want and need w...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Painfully hard. Amazingly addictive.

    Rated on November 28, 2007 by JohnDW

    Gradius is a side-scolling space shooter. The gameplay is simple - shoot the enemies and dodge their bullets. Gradius has a simple upgrade system - you can choose from a speed powerup, double shot, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Gradius will get you high on adrenaline within seconds and successive highs will only last longer and longer...

    Rated on June 26, 2011 by evrdayblues

    Playing Gradius is like having an infinite supply of micro adrenaline doses that you can pop anytime and just dig the ephemeral high as often as you like. Sometimes the high is really short-lived as ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.4

    Meh, it's ok.

    Rated on April 10, 2007 by gamefan06

    After seeing the review here, I downloaded Gradius. It seemed like an ok game, but there was a humongous problem with it. Now maybe this is just me(and it probably is), but this game is just way too d...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The first shooter that got me into the genre. (Actual: 7.75/10.0)

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Bowser05

    As far as shooters goes, this has to be one of the best of its time. It containted an absolutely unique idea: customization. As you progress through the game, you get upgrade points. You could use the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.