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Average Player Score
Based on 1099 ratings
7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 1099 ratings
  1. 10 (178)
  2. 9 (242)
  3. 8 (337)
  4. 7 (214)
  5. 6 (49)
  6. 5 (29)
  7. 4 (17)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (23)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:8.3

    It's just like being at the Arcade, just no quarters!!

    While this is an old-school game even by Atari 2600 standards, it works well on that platform and provides a very fun experience. The play is the same as you (may) remember at the Arcades, your in a small spaceship bl... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Asteroids

  • Rating:7

    Addicting - and not much else

    Don't expect too much from this game. It can definitely be addicting at times, but aside from that, there isn't much to this game. If you're looking for a simple way to have fun, this is a good game for that. If you're ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    There’s only so much you can do on the Atari 2600 using run-of-the-mill TV sets.

    Well the wait is finally over – Asteroids, the massive arcade hit that even challenged Space Invaders for the top dog position two years ago (1979) has arrived to the Atari VCS 2600. Seriously it’s an awesome... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    There’s only so much you can do on the Atari 2600 using run-of-the-mill TV sets.

    Well the wait is finally over – Asteroids, the massive arcade hit that even challenged Space Invaders for the top dog position two years ago (1979) has arrived to the Atari VCS 2600. Seriously it’s an awesome... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Pure,raw, mindless, and addicting.

    The Atari 2600 has been regarded as one of the most influential and successful gaming consoles in history. Despite going through many slippery slopes and obstacles, it did present itself with alot of really good games th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Asteroids on the 2600 is an extremely faithful and addicting port of the arcade classic.

    Okay, you know how I usually do the good and bad stuff and rate the game-play and graphics? Well I'm not doing that for arcade games before 1982 or on the 2600 because they were pretty primitive. Anyways, here's the revi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Surprisingly fun!

    Review 4: Asteroids, 2600/ Atari flashback 2 To my surprise, there was a 2600 port of Asteroids. I should have known, after all, it was very popular in the arcades. Whatever the case, Asteroids for the 2600 is in man... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Use your quarter on pong.

    Review 2: asteroids, Atari Collection/ Arcade Well, this is my second review on a quarter operated Arcade game made by Atari, and I have to say… I'm really disappointed. Pong was amazing, and after the buzz it create... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Why crash into asteroids if you can shoot them?

    Yes, it's 1981, 6 years before I was born and Asteroids is coming to the Atari 2600. This review is gonna take you to the various option that this Atari game has to offer you. Story. Well in those days they didn't h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    old school space shootem up

    Picture these settings Year is 1979 Developed by: Atari Shooter Game, 2Players Alt. turns Your in space, not only that but your the captain of this vessel, in the middle of an asteroid field. Not only do you have to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Me vs a million space rocks

    Life was good. I no longer needed to feed hundreds of quarters into a machine. I could play at home on my Mom's TV. Asteroids offered the change to take that very little triangle ship and blast big rocks into smaller ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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