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Combat (Atari 2600)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The only thing missing are gallons and gallows of pixellated blood. And head shots. lasttoblame (393) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
How to hate your best friend in 10 seconds or less TheoryOfChaos (55) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A classic, best when shared... RobinHud (64) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
Tanks for the memories... Foom (31) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Classic two-player fun eratik (109) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
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 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (34 votes) 3.1

The Press Says

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Atari HQ
When you consider that Combat was originally available for the Atari VCS in 1977, you'll begin to realize what a perfect pack-in game it was for the system. It offered a wide array of game selections and was simple and engaging. And it's held up very well even to this day. If anyone's looking for an opponent to play Combat with, I'm game!
The Video Game Critic
Combat is an archaic, simplistic game, but after all these years it's finally getting some respect.
Overall, it’s quite the nostalgic trip to hear all of the beeps and boops that the Atari was home to, but the nostalgia alone isn’t going to carry a game. Combat does have a few solid options to play, and they are fun and engaging while you take on a friend. However, unless you are easily entertained, you won’t find this as a title with high replay value. Combat is certainly good in portions, and could even be a solid title to add to an Atari-themed gameplay session, but will not be the gem of your collection. Fortunately, these cartridges are super easy to find, and are very cheap. If you like a simple game to destroy an opponent at, this would be worth your time, but if you’re looking for something more revolutionary, this would not be something that highlights stellar gameplay. Combat falls into Atari’s ever expanding, moderately entertaining category.