User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amiga release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Génération 4 (Jul, 1988)
La version Amiga est la plus belle, surtout pour les décors. Les combattants, quant à eux, auraient pu être améliorés graphiquement. Barbarian reste le meilleur des jeux de combat.
Unless you have a weak stomach, you should tie on your lion-cloth, sharpen your sword, and dash out to the nearest bazaar for a copy of Barbarian right away.
Commodore User (Apr, 1988)
Barbarian on the 64 was great; this 16-bit incarnation is even better. It is graphically superior, a lot faster and smoother, and the use of sampled sound effects ice a beautifully prepared cake. One of the collection, methinks.
Zero (Jan, 1990)
So although it's yet another beat 'em up, it looks good and is fun to play. If you're the sort who hankers after those bygone days of Exploding Fists on 8-bit machines, then you could do a lot worse than spend 10 quid on Barbarian. [Budget re-release]
Amiga Power (Aug, 1991)
[Budget re-release] About as much fun as these things get. Great in 2-player mode, but only worth buying if you've already got IK+ and want something a bit different.
The two-player option does little to pep up the interest level, so though the game's amusing in the short term, there's nothing much here to make you want to come back to it time and time again.