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Average Player Score Based on 248 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 248 ratings
  1. 10 (31)
  2. 9 (74)
  3. 8 (80)
  4. 7 (30)
  5. 6 (19)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (0)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7.3

    For nostalgia buffs only.

    If you spent anytime in an arcade during the late 80’s and early 90’s, you will know the name Outrun. I used to be embarrassed to play it at the arcade because when you wrecked the cabinet would vibrate violently and I ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about OutRun

  • Review Score:9

    A simple yet addicting driving game.

    Out Run is often wrongly described as a "racing" game. In reality, you're not racing against anything other than the clock. The designer, Yu Suzuki, classified Out Run as a "driving" game. On a side note, you may reco... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    16 bits of car flipping.

    Out Run is often wrongly described as a "racing" game. In reality, you're not racing against anything other than the clock. The designer, Yu Suzuki, classified Out Run as a "driving" game. On a side note, you may reco... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    One of the most memorable arcade games of the late 80's.

    Out Run is often wrongly described as a "racing" game. In reality, you're not racing against anything other than the clock. The designer, Yu Suzuki, classified Out Run as a "driving" game. On a side note, you may reco... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    See what happens when you don't buckle up.

    Out Run is often wrongly described as a "racing" game. In reality, you're not racing against anything other than the clock. The designer, Yu Suzuki, classified Out Run as a "driving" game. On a side note, you may reco... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Best racing game of its time hands down!

    In a time where people thought games such as pole position were good racing emulations, Out Run was a state of the art arcade racing game that combined system 16 technology for sprite scaling and colorful graphics with a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Blast from the past...I would spend so many quarters on this game at the arcade.This was a fun game at the arcade.

    Outrun had to be the best coin-operated game at the arcade.But what a disappointment when they trasferred it to the Genesis.I bought it just so I would have it in collection.But nothing can take away that feeling of putt... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Sega does it again with a fun driving experience!

    Outrun is a mid 80's driving game. You would drive your sports car throughout several levels attempting to get to the finish before time runs out. At each checkpoint, you are given more time to make it to the finish, b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    More of a drive really fast and try not to kill yourself game than a racing game this game was super fun.

    More of a drive really fast and try not to kill yourself game than a racing game this game was super fun. This game still serves as one of my primary arcade memories. This and Mortal Kombat were the kings of the arcad... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Great racing/driving game by 1987 standards.

    Yes, it's simple by today's standards. There's no customizable cars, no photo-realistic tracks. But this game is from 1987, and back in 1987 this game was state of the art. It has "3D" graphics, an invigorating soundtrac... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3

    For nostalgia buffs only.

    If you spent anytime in an arcade during the late 80’s and early 90’s, you will know the name Outrun. I used to be embarrassed to play it at the arcade because when you wrecked the cabinet would vibrate violently and I ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful