Top Gun: Combat Zones GameCube


Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 72
    The lack of a strong storyline or multiplay hurt the game, though, as do the controller options, which leave you with a choice between the far too simplistic and the overly complex.
  2. Entertaining at times, frustrating at others, Top Gun never really picks gamers up and takes them away.
  3. The graphics vary wildly from very nice when you’re up high doing a bombing run to absolutely horrible when you get near the ground – what the hell is pop-up doing on a Gamecube?
  4. Game Informer
    It's as easy to put down as it is to pick up. [Nov 2002, p.134]
  5. Nintendo Power
    Play control is pretty good, although your plane is very slow to turn and maneuver. [Aug 2002, p.144]
  6. Play Magazine
    The tuning issues associated with the PS2 version have been ironed out and the overall presentation - frame-rate, control, balance, etc. - have all been aptly tweaked for the GameCube version. [Nov 2002, p.96]
  7. Overall, gameplay is its strength, but overall, it doesn’t seem to be up to par with its competitors, especially when drawing a player in.
  8. An average game, which could have been improved with better mission structure, variety and additional modes.
  9. 48
    Plain and simple, Top Gun: Combat Zones is just not fun to play.
  10. netjak
    It’s obvious that the game is garbage, but what makes it worse is the blatant descent from the developers. Everything from the “sweet still shots” to the marketing of how great the “low level combat” was is all a complete lie and Digital Impressions should be ashamed for using cheap tactics merely to sell a few copies of their game.

Awards & Rankings

#92 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MathieuS.
    Sep 21, 2004
    Good game.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 12, 2003
    Top Gun is the most boring game ever, it sucks, it's a waste of time, so don't even think about renting it.