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. 83
    Joint Strike is a great way to kill a short period of time...just like an arcade game should be.
  2. 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.
  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. Full of retro goodness, Joint Strike is a flashback to the sore thumb days of old.
  5. 1942: Joint Strike is a great pickup for any fan of the 1940 series or any fan of shooters in general.
  6. 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.
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 »