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There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 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 and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.8
Overall User Score (26 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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With the possible exception of quarters and other coins, Atari seems to have a lot of trouble with round things. Take, for example, Pac-Man. He was a sorry excuse for a dot. And Evil Otto, the insanely grinning face that bounces around in Berzerk, is no exception. He is translucent and has a tendency to flicker. But he's the only disappointment in this most recent Atari arcade-to-home conversion. The rest of the game is outstandingly loyal to the arcade game in both graphics and play.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 06, 2016)
Lots of good game variations; you can play with or without Evil Otto and can also adjust for robot lethality and extra life benchmarks. A masterpiece.
The Atari Times (Aug 18, 2003)
This is a common game to find nowadays too, so pick up a copy of it if you don't own one already. Don't be a "chicken" (this is also mentioned in the coin-op original) about it, intrude those flea markets, make your way through their maze of games, and shell out the "coins" that are in your "pocket" (which is also mentioned in the original)! And go Berzerk!
The Video Game Critic (May 01, 2001)
Otto may look silly, but he keeps the game moving and creates a sense of urgency. Always a challenge, Berzerk stands the test of time.
Oldies Rising (Sep 30, 2013)
Ancêtre de jeux comme Super Smash TV, Berzerk est une des pierres angulaires de tout un genre, une pièce qui se remarquerait si on l’enlevait de l’histoire de l’évolution du jeu vidéo. Oublier le soft de Stern Electronics dans la conception de ce qu’est notre média aujourd’hui reviendrait à penser les voitures actuelles alors qu’on n’a pas encore inventé les moteurs à injection : on y jouerait, mais sûrement pas de la même façon. La conversion Atari 2600 s’en sort avec les honneurs et nous offre une expérience de jeu proche de l’arcade avec une frénésie toujours présente face à ce titre qui nous appelle sans cesse au défi.
Atari HQ (2000)
Atari did one of its best arcade-to-home ports with Berzerk, and it's definitely worth a look, if even just as a history lesson.
Le Geek (2012)
While sadly missing the robot speech and diagonal robot fire, this home version is stylish and captures the game well. With rock solid gameplay and various difficulties to suit nearly every skill level, Berzerk is easy to recommend and one of the best arcade conversions on the system.
VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Você deve achar a saída de um fantástico labirinto eletrificado, no qual encostar nas paredes significa a morte! Além disso, robôs atirarão sem piedade contra você.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 11, 2008)
Berzerk is one-player only, which is not a really big deal. With twelve game modes, this is a game that has a new challenge for you every time you think you finally have the game figured out, which gives the game a lot of potential to last a reasonably high amount of time. The game is quite common, so it is not too difficult to find or expensive to procure, so I would say there is little reason for you not to consider trying this game if you have not done so already.
JoyStik (Dec, 1982)
One of the nicest aspects of Berzerk is its accessibility. It looks easy. The maze room passageways are large, and the Robots are relatively small. However, looks are deceiving - Berzerk is not an easy game to master.
Atari Berzerk was a classic arcade favorite that works well despite the 2600's limitations. Still, it has several game variations that make it a good play. It lacks the voice synth of later versions, but all the arcade memories will flood inward as you fight like a robot!
That aside, Berzerk is definitely one of the best arcade ports for the VCS. However, if you simply have to have the voices, then take heart - a version of Berzerk that features the voices from the arcade, entitled Berzerk Voice Enhanced, was created by Mike Mika and released for the VCS in 2002. He also reworked the game so it more closely resembles the original arcade game.
Tilt (Jan, 1983)
Beaucoup de variantes et beaucoup de niveaux de difficulté dans cette cassette affreuse, qu'on a pourtant beaucoup de mal à quitter. Stressant.