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Score Breakdown Based on 647 ratings
  1. 10 (102)
  2. 9 (187)
  3. 8 (222)
  4. 7 (74)
  5. 6 (22)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (18)

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  • User Rating 7

    Classic high score adventure with the original tomb raider.

    Rated on September 08, 2009 by ebbderelict

    Pitfall is an icon in old school gaming, and a quintessential title for the Intellivision system. You're given 20 minutes in the game to get the highest score you can get by collecting gold. Alo...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    A race against the clock, and the clock never loses.

    Rated on May 08, 2008 by garey017

    If you were alive in the 80's, there's not doubt you've heard of Pitfall. And you've probably played it on one machine or another. The idea is to run horizontally, from screen to screen, picking up ...

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

    A classic in every sense.

    Rated on May 08, 2008 by garey017

    If you were alive in the 80's, there's not doubt you've heard of Pitfall. And you've probably played it on one machine or another. The idea is to run horizontally, from screen to screen, picking up ...

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

    Swingin on the INTV.

    Rated on May 08, 2008 by garey017

    If you were alive in the 80's, there's not doubt you've heard of Pitfall. And you've probably played it on one machine or another. The idea is to run horizontally, from screen to screen, picking up ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The first perfect video game.

    Rated on July 15, 2008 by Ironlightsaber

    This was the first real and true action-adventure game --ever. The fact this game has two levels, multiple villains, varying challenges and great controls was so ground breaking that video games were...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Im fallllllllllling

    Rated on July 18, 2008 by j5r9s2

    year 1982, developed: Activision, platform gaming at its best. Cue the music.... Drum Roll please, here we have my favorite of the Atari games. So, lets get on with my review. One of the most sold ga...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    This might be the best game of it's time - it had tons of action - it was very challenging and is still fun to play now

    Rated on April 06, 2010 by EffigyOfAdam

    This might be the best game of it's time - it had tons of action - it was very challenging and is still fun to play now... I'm not sure what to say about this game that probably hasnt already been ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1

    Pitfall, it's, err,...pit-tastic. Yeah, that's snappy enough for them...wait did I just type that?

    Rated on December 19, 2006 by ax23000

    Do you like platformers? If so you owe it to yourself to find a copy of this game and play it, because it basically invented the platformer genre. The premise is simple enough. You're this guy expl...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    Pitfall is one of the greatest games ever made.

    Rated on April 30, 2006 by xEMPORER13x

    I do not have much to say. But Pitfall was the greatest game of its time. I played it first when my mother found her old intellivision at my grandmothers house. It was the first game I had ever played...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    Three lives or 20 minutes. The choice is yours on how to end the game.

    Rated on April 11, 2007 by nobeaner

    Personally I never actually sat around for 20 minutes to see how the game ended. most likely it just flashed yoru score but if anyone knows then they are more patient than I was at this game. The ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.