User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amstrad CPC 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.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Barbarian's actually isn't a really original concept. You've all seen something like it before in the myriad of combat games. What makes it so special is that Palace panache and faultless quality and craftsmanship of the designers, artists and programmers.
Amstrad Action (Aug, 1987)
The graphics and animation are unsurpassed, the music excellent, the action difficult, and the sense of humour great. However, let's face it: its a combat game pure and simple The basic concept and action hasn't changed at all since the days of Fist, and I find it hard to get excited about the format. What the game has going for it is that it combines the graphics animation, speed and gameplay of all the other combat games to make a very playable one You'll be delighted at first, but with all the tarting-up in the world you can't disguise the basic gameplay.
85 (Jul 21, 2011)
L’Amstrad CPC se dote d’un jeu de combat qui risque bien de marquer l’histoire du genre. Profitant d’une réalisation repoussant la machine dans ses derniers retranchements, le soft nous propose une expérience unique avec la possibilité de décapiter son adversaire ce qui reste le fer de lance du jeu. Mais avant d’arriver à cette attaque ultime, le joueur devra passer par un entraînement intensif afin de pouvoir maîtriser les nombreuses compétences de son barbare. Sans quoi, sa tête ne tardera pas à faire office de ballon de football.
Tilt (Jul, 1987)
Barbarian est de loin le meilleur duel du moment.
Spielerisch ist Barbarian von höchster Güte. Ich halte es für das bisher beste Kampfspiel. Die Steuerung ist hervorragend gelöst und leicht zu beherrschen.