Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. The graphics in the updated versions do look rather good, but the game is just too frustrating to play for long periods of time.
  2. A product of their dated environment for sure, but still two fine examples of video gaming when considered within context.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    You can also play with the old graphics and relive that '80s charm. [Oct 2007, p.74]
  4. They’ll likely stir some major nostalgia for a lot of older gamers out there that remember when arcade games were fixtures in bars and pool halls - back when the cabinets came complete with ashtrays and drink holders. But they haven’t stood the test of time as well as some other bona fide arcade classics.
  5. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    Not shat or shovel, Asteroids Deluxe is one of the very, very few early eighties games that still play well. [Feb 2008, p.94]
  6. It's simple, accessible and briefly entertaining.
  7. 50
    The Asteroids Deluxe package is another classic game that feels like its achievement points are worth more than the purchase itself.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    40
    Old, tired and uninspired. [Jan 2008, p.99]
  9. X-ONE Magazine UK
    40
    [An] abomination. [Issue#29, p.117]
  10. There are two huge flaws in the release of Asteroids for Xbox Live arcade; the fun factor and the price.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Dec 11, 2016
    3
    I don't normally get so pissed at a product that I have to vent, but how do you screw up "Asteroids" so badly? "Asteroids Deluxe" is screwedI don't normally get so pissed at a product that I have to vent, but how do you screw up "Asteroids" so badly? "Asteroids Deluxe" is screwed up as well — missing the background image that the graphics were layered over to distract you from the fact it's basically the same game — but few really played/remember that game. That's like screwing up "Joust 2" or "Mappyland."

    "Asteroids," though, is iconic, and part of that iconography is the "Duh....DUH...duh...DUH..." music/heartbeat. To release what is supposedly an accurate port of that game without that music is unforgivable.

    (Sorry for reviewing a 9-year-old port of two 35+-year-old games, but I just bought this on a whim last night.)
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