Surround Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

This simple, yet addictive classical game was so successful that its clones are countless. RobinHud (73) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Fun Two-player game and easy to pick up and play. Ivan Obretenov (33) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Low Tech Fun eratik (114) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.7
Overall User Score (14 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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Atari HQ (2001)
Surround offers 14 different game options to choose from. They include one-or-two player options, no walls, and a type of panic option where as the game goes on, you begin progressively moving faster. However, the computer isn't very smart or challenging, so Surround is best enjoyed as a two-player experience. The graphics and sound are pretty basic, but what matters is the gameplay. Surround is a satisfying head-to-head game that is bound to offer memorable battles.
The Video Game Critic (May 05, 2004)
And let's not forget the "video graffiti" variations that let you paint blocky pictures on the screen. It's hard to believe this was once considered entertainment. Surround was one of the first Atari games to be discontinued.