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Outlaw Reviews (Atari 2600)

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

A game worth trying if you provide a second player, otherwise, don't bother... RobinHud (73) 1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars
Why can't the block people get along? TheoryOfChaos (55) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Dawn of the fighting game. eratik (114) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.8
Overall User Score (24 votes) 2.4

Critic Reviews

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Techtite (1999)
One of the classic video games that changed the look of gaming forever. In fact; it's still a little bit fun even to this day.
Outlaw is an imminently playable game that offers a good amount of enjoyment. Shooting through the obstacles to get to your opponent is a blast. However, when compared to the best shootout game from this era, Combat, it comes up a little short. With its tanks and planes, Combat offers more challenges, variations and excitement.
Because of the enormous changes in technology between the glory days of Atari and today, reviewing a 2600 game by current standards is impossible. But one thing that never changes regardless of hardware capabilities is fun. Games like Outlaw have an inherent enjoyability about them that can't be diminished by time.
VideoGame (Oct, 1991)
O game mostra dois pistoleiros do Oeste se enfrentado em variados tipos de tela.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Aug 10, 2017)
But let’s face it – not everything holds up with time, and your time playing Outlaw could be better spent playing a modern video game, a better Atari game or – heaven forbid – spending quality time with your friends and family.
The Video Game Critic (Jan 23, 2002)
It's hard to be critical of Outlaw, considering it's such an old favorite. This simple shoot-out game features large, slow, blocky cowboys. You can shoot at three different angles, with ricochets adding to the strategy. But what really makes Outlaw interesting are variations with cactus, covered wagons, and moving walls. There are even a few one-player target-shooting variations that are harder than they look! For an early Atari cartridge this isn't bad.