Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
  1. 45
    Top Gun is short, not particularly attractive, has awful voice acting, and costs $15. If you're absolutely desperate for a flight combat game, Top Gun might seem attractive, but there are better F-14 starring titles to choose from on PSN.
  2. Top Gun delivers some intense aerial action while it lasts, but it's a very short ride.
  3. This is an overpriced, underwhelming, uninspired, and unceremoniously average flight combat game that does nothing special with its license or its gameplay.
  4. Top Gun is average at best and boring at worst.
  5. At this price, though, it's hard to knock something for being fun and accessible, even when it's not exactly pushing the boundaries. And with 16-player multiplayer to seal the deal, Top Gun finally has a decent game to call its own.
  6. Top Gun's nostalgia factor is writing cheques/checks this game can't cash, leaving it flat-spinning into oblivion. This game has lost that lovin' feeling and now it's gone, gone, gone, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa.
  7. Top Gun is amusing for a little while, and hearing "Danger Zone" again (even if it is a cover... c'mon, why not the original?) is all well and good, but when it's so monotonous and has so little character in the "plot", it won't stay in play for too long.
  8. 25
    For those looking to relive some of the fun of the movie, avoid this mediocre flight combat game; you'd be a thousand times better off sitting around with your co-workers and seeing who can recite the most lines, or figuring out who can chomp their front teeth the loudest.
  9. I can sum up Top Gun with a single word. "Embarrassing". "Unnecessary" also works. We don't need this game.
  10. This is a simple and entertaining arcade game, but its campaign falls too short in durability.
  11. Top Gun has a simple gameplay, an engine with too many issues, and a tasteless story mode.
  12. Jan 4, 2011
    With a little more time and attention, Top Gun could have been a decent flight simulator. If you're into flying games, buy one that takes itself more serious.
  13. There have been worst movie tie-ins, but this fails to channel either the spirit of the film or the excitement of a real combat flight simulator.
  14. Repetitive missions and drab recitals of dialogue don't justify the price. [Issue#51, p.118]
  15. Dec 25, 2010
    We've no problem with Top Gun's short length, but we do have a problem with the dull gameplay and uninspiring visuals. [Issue#198, p.103]
  16. Top Gun ends up being fair to middling; and is certainly a long way from being the best flight-combat game out there. Although, you could do worse.
  17. Top Gun is okay, but it certainly doesn't impress.
  18. Ultimately Top Gun for PSN is enjoyable but far too short to the point where I'd have to question the value for dollar.
  19. The presentation is sloppy and pulls you out of the action inexplicably at times, but there is fun to be had here.
  20. If you like flight-sims, definitely try a demo of this game at least and make your own opinion. If you aren't familiar with this genre though, stay away and go spend your money on something more fun, like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World maybe.
  21. In the end, the very existence of Top Gun is a confusing one, as there was hardly any demand for a modern videogame based on the aged franchise. Strip away the camp value of the movie, and there is nothing left but unimpressive dog fights that have been polished years ago by other jet-based games like the Ace Combat series.
  22. Top Gun isn't the worst flight combat game out there, but there are also far better ones. It's sad that such a great film franchise has been giving so little respect, as Top Gun the film has all the ingredients for making a fabulous game.
  23. This downloadable reincarnation could've introduced Maverick to a new generation of flight combat fans who haven't seen the film. With lackluster campaign missions, empty-looking levels and awkward dialogue between every other character but your own, this is almost guaranteed to not happen.
  24. If you think you have what it takes to be the next "Top Gun," you can take to the skies for $15 on the PlayStation Store. However, if you decide not to take the gamble on this game, perhaps a video rental of that classic movie will give a much better feel for the real "Maverick."
  25. The game didn't even make me want to quote Top Gun once in this review. It's just not good, even if you feel the need… the need for speed.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 11, 2010
    gross and disgusting....i would say more about top gun...but frankly i just wanna hide because i gave my money to own this wretched excuse forgross and disgusting....i would say more about top gun...but frankly i just wanna hide because i gave my money to own this wretched excuse for a videogame.... pardon me i need to go yack Full Review »