Area 51 Reviews (Arcade)

Area 51 Arcade Shoot the barrels!


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

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Arcade 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.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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The storyline isn't as goofy as you see in other games, and the screens which run while the game isn't in use are actually fun to watch. There is also a variety to the backgrounds as you play. First you'll find yourself in a warehouse, and later you'll find yourself firing off the back of a jeep as it careens through the compound. There is a certain amount of gore, but it's nothing like what you'll see in a game like Mortal Kombat. And, at fifty cents, the cost is reasonable too. Do yourself a favor and check it out the next time you're in the arcade.
The Atari Times (Mar 03, 2002)
I cannot tell you enough that this game is very good. I mean it has great graphics, It has OK sound, amazing control and incredible gameplay. I mean, what more could you ask for in an arcade shooter? There is always fun in this game playing the training missions, practising your skills. Especially if you are playing with a friend! blasting aliens is just amazing fun! If you are up to a big challenge, you can always just pop in a couple more quarters in the machine and play using two guns the game will be much harder. But will you be prepared?