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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 329 ratings
  1. 10 (77)
  2. 9 (128)
  3. 8 (75)
  4. 7 (26)
  5. 6 (4)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • Rating:7

    Still good for a few minutes of occasional fun.

    River Raid is a scrolling shooter videogame released by Activision for a bunch of consoles back in the 80's. The player controls an airplane in a top-down view over a river and gets points for shooting down enemy planes,... Read Full Review

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

    A simple Activision classic.

    River Raid is a scrolling shooter videogame released by Activision for a bunch of consoles back in the 80's. The player controls an airplane in a top-down view over a river and gets points for shooting down enemy planes,... Read Full Review

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

    Very simple.

    River Raid is a scrolling shooter videogame released by Activision for a bunch of consoles back in the 80's. The player controls an airplane in a top-down view over a river and gets points for shooting down enemy planes,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    If you've ever had the urge to raid a river, then this is the game for you.

    Of all the games for my 2600, including classics like Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pitfall, this is easily my favorite. The game play is simple, just fly your jet down the river and shoot the bad guys while avoiding l... Read Full Review

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

    Despite its dated graphics, River Raid remains challenging and addictive even for experienced gamers today

    The year was 1982, and budding developer Activision was hot coming off multi-million copy sales of titles Kaboom! and Pitfall! for the Atari. One of the first female video game designers Carol Shaw dreamed up River Raid,... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    OH SNAP, RIVER RAID!

    Damn River Raid is so sweet. I remember hunting this game down like mad. This was one of the games that made me go crazy. It took the defender shooter style and turned it around and added some spice. To play this game yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.8

    A great top down shooter, hours of enjoyment!!

    This is a classic old schoot top down shooter, I have never found an end to the game and don't really expect to. The idea is simple, fly down the river blowing up enemies and making sure you have enough fuel while av... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6

    Wow!

    Probably one of my favorite on the Atari. This game provided a lot of excitement for something so simple. It gave the player the most realistic experience he/she had ever felt with a game designed with large pixels. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.8

    it maybe old but it still kicks ass!

    uhh...thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats it thats i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful