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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] In 2084, man creates a species of super-advanced cyborgs known as Robotrons. Recognizing the imperfect nature of their creators, the Robotrons conclude that the inefficient human race must be exterminated. In Robotron: 2084, only you and a single family of clones remain. If mankind is to survive, you must destroy the Grunts, Brains, Enforcers, and Tanks - but avoid the indestructible Hulks at all cost. Can you withstand wave after wave of android invasion and rescue Mommy, Daddy, and Mikey... before it's too late? [] Expand
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  1. 75
    If you were obsessed with the original, you'll be just as obsessed with this one, though playing with controller sticks isn't quite the same as using the arcade joysticks.
  2. There’s plenty of nostalgic, and newly added, fun to be had in Robotron: 2084. Both those who have played the original to death and those who have never blasted their way through the game will have tons of fun with the added multiplayer features.
  3. Robotron is one of the games that have fared pretty well in these collections, but with the scoreboards and online competition that the Xbox 360 version of the game provides, this Xbox Live Arcade download is at least as good as the original arcade hit.
  4. Sometimes your laster aiming can be a bit wayward but with practice you'll be carving through those killer robots like a knife through hot butter. [Issue #16, p.78]
  5. Robotron 2084 is true to the original and many regard that as one of the best games ever made - but with most other retro games offering some sort of overhauled main mode and the classic alongside it, recommending this is hard for players who simply want more then a port.
  6. The same retro person, crying in the corner, wishing it was more popular and that more people would talk to it. [Issue#5, p.120]
  7. Robotron has to be the weakest link in the line up of Midway games for Xbox Live Arcade. Simply because of Midways Smash TV which is a superior game that is more fun.

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  1. FreelanceJournalist
    Feb 6, 2006
    Few games are as frustrating as Robotron; I don't know what it is. It's nice to have Achievements and a leaderboard to go with it, but the play is so archaic. The one thing that made it stand out -- moving with one stick, shooting with the other -- is usurped by several other Live Arcade games like Geo Wars and Mutant Storm. Either of them is a better choice than this. Expand