1942: Joint Strike PlayStation 3

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 1942: Joint Strike is a great pickup for any fan of the 1940 series or any fan of shooters in general.
  2. 83
    Joint Strike is a great way to kill a short period of time...just like an arcade game should be.
  3. games(TM)
    80
    A game that's just as enjoyable as any other in the series but with a wow factor that far exceeds the vast majority of them. [July 2008, p.123]
  4. 80
    The game's appearance combined with solid controls and generally tight feeling of the game make it more than an old remake, and evidence the success of a less direct tribute.
  5. Suffice it to say, 1942: Joint Strike is a fun diversion for those who aren't accustomed to the ins and outs of vertical shoot-em-ups and a great throwback for those who are. What it lacks in techno music, vector graphics, or shtick, it more than makes up for with a solid experience that can be enjoyed singly or cooperatively.
  6. Full of retro goodness, Joint Strike is a flashback to the sore thumb days of old.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 25, 2011
    9
    This game is a must for all fans of classic top-down shooters, and fans of the series. If you like shooters, then you'd be a fool not to grabThis game is a must for all fans of classic top-down shooters, and fans of the series. If you like shooters, then you'd be a fool not to grab this one up at the $10 asking price. Full Review »
  2. MarkBennett
    Oct 15, 2008
    6
    Looks ok, plays ok but its too short for the price tag. Can't understand that for such a short game it does not loop back to the startLooks ok, plays ok but its too short for the price tag. Can't understand that for such a short game it does not loop back to the start but at a harder level. Basically the game ends when you get through the last level which only takes about 25-30 mins. Full Review »
  3. ToddK
    Sep 2, 2008
    8
    If you were a fan of the 80s original arcade game, you will love this new upgrade. It is super fun in short bursts trying to get new high If you were a fan of the 80s original arcade game, you will love this new upgrade. It is super fun in short bursts trying to get new high scores. And for only $10 bucks you can't go wrong. Full Review »