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Average Player Score Based on 566 ratings
6.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 566 ratings
  1. 10 (32)
  2. 9 (45)
  3. 8 (148)
  4. 7 (170)
  5. 6 (71)
  6. 5 (39)
  7. 4 (22)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (12)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    Your commanding officer orders you to play this game!

    This was the second game I ever played for the NES, and I was five at the time, which lead to beating the first level, but landing? never. Although I kept coming back for years to come Gameplay: Classic shoot em up ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Top Gun

  • Review Score:6

    This game...isn't very good.

    Top Gun for the NES is an acquired taste. It's like a fine wine; sure at first it tastes like crap, but with every tasting it gets better and better. Too bad I haven't played enough to like it. I've played this game ma... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Start of a great genre!

    The angry nintendo nerd thinks this game is bad and hard, but really it isn't. You have 4 missions, but they are pretty long, you can attack enemies, land on carriers, you name it! With some missles and your machine gun,... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Your commanding officer orders you to play this game!

    This was the second game I ever played for the NES, and I was five at the time, which lead to beating the first level, but landing? never. Although I kept coming back for years to come Gameplay: Classic shoot em up ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    This game sucks!

    This called Top Gun was based on a crappy movie, so why would you want to play the game? The game was pretty cheap, it only cost me a dollar. But I should have spent that money on a double cheesburger. The graphics aren'... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    one of my early favorites

    i played this game when i was very young we're talkin about 4 or 5 but i still remember all the fun my family had with it. a good game doesnt need flashy graphics or a great system to run. a good game needs a family, a g... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Its a good game but I guess only people that played it back then would agree with me.

    So a lot of people might think and say Top Gun is a bad game, I believe Top Gun isn’t a bad game, in fact it’s not a bad game at all. The deal with Top Gun is that it is a difficult game and when I was younger (actually,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Not for everyone!

    Top Gun is basically a very hard game for those who are not used to flight sims that much. This is one of the first flight sims that came out. It gets interesting when people get used to the game, otherwise this game is ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    "Top Gun" is a great game featuring everything you could expect from a good jet sim.

    "Top Gun" is a jet sim, pretty similar to "Airwolf". It's concept doesn't really stand out, but the game is saved by it's awsome gameplay. GamePlay: The game takes place in exiting jet fights. The... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Had nothing to do with the movie!?!

    So a trend started around the time that Top Gun came out in 1987. A trend that many companies started to follow. Video games titles after movies, but actually had nothing to do with the movie. I actually liked the Top... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Even for being an early flight simulator it could have done a lot better.

    Top Gun is another one of those movies that game developers thought would be a good idea to turn into a video game. It was developed by Konami of all companies. They may have struck big with Castlevania, but for this gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful