Gravitron 2 is a retro styled arcade gravity shooter in which you must pilot your way through some of the most devious terrains ever devised. Key Features: 40+ stages packed full of enemies and traps 3D sound in a 2D enviroment Online highscores Configurable controls Stylized neon vector graphics Bucket load full of particle effects...
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Mostly Positive (20 reviews) - 70% of the 20 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 31, 2008

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Gravitron 2 is a retro styled arcade gravity shooter in which you must pilot your way through some of the most devious terrains ever devised.

Key Features:

  • 40+ stages packed full of enemies and traps
  • 3D sound in a 2D enviroment
  • Online highscores
  • Configurable controls
  • Stylized neon vector graphics
  • Bucket load full of particle effects
  • Dramatic musical scores
  • 10 Achievement awards (Steam version exclusive)

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 128MB or higher
    • Graphics: Opengl capable
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 30MB
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Only 19 reviews.
Overall mixed?
This game deserves better.
It was one of the first non-valve games i owned on steam and it was a very memorable expierence.
It is very difficult but if you like lunarlanderstyle gameplay this game is really awesome.
In my opinion totally underrated, I totally recommend it if you know how to map your mouse and keyboard controls to a game pad, because then the game gets really stellar.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
The reviews currently say "mixed" which is INSANE. Those of you that wrote negative reviews are worthless.

Gravitron 2 is one of the 100 best video games ever made. It delightfully merges gameplay elements from Gravitar, Tempest and Choplifter! in one amazing package. I'm seeing people complain about the controls - these people are lazy and probably trying to use a mouse. It's got Asteroids-style controls, buttons for everything. So now it's Gravitar, Tempest, Choplifter! and Asteroids.

There's more levels than anyone will probably ever play. It looks gorgeous. It has a wonderful learning curve, things blow up nicely when they blow up and it is THE best retro arcade-style game on Steam. There are some levels where you need to think a bit and some where you can just go hogwild. It also has shields and the ability to get more fuel from the environment, so now it's Gravitar, Tempest, Choplifter!, Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe and Scramble. I'll tell you exactly what it is: a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ masterpiece.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2012
Gravitron 2: it is fantastic and I'm in love. Delicious neon-vector graphics, top-notch flying and shooting that are satisfying to master, and exhilarating end-of-level escapes.

Descend into an enemy infested planet, rescue scientists, destroy some pods, then make it back outside and through the atmosphere before the whole place blows in 60 seconds - that final minute accompanied by crazy intense music. And make sure not to run out of fuel at any point along the way!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Retro genius of the highest order. Love it!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
Until Retrobooster, this was by far the best cave flyer available on the PC. It behooves every right-thinking gamer to give this a positive review here to get that "mixed" off of there, because it's a travesty of the highest order. The HIGHEST!

Although the half-hour negative reviews claiming it's "too hard" are pretty funny. Stay in school, kids.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Nice and simple and simply addictive. The very game I loved as a kid. The graphics are clean without going over the top. There's something to be said, less is more in this game. Controls are simple and exact. Use of the mouse gives you extreme control if you us a light hand. Thrust, shield and shoot and keep an eye on your fuel. Perfect for a nice relaxing play. You can't lose with this game. Definite five stars out of me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Accidentally seeing this game has "Mixed" reviews prompted me to write my very first one ever. Seeing the user reviews is probably my most used parameter (after video + screenshots) to decide whether or not to purchase the game.

I feel the problem here is that more people that enjoyed the game should write a review.

This game is simply the best cave flyer / gravity shooter of modern times. As another review says, the negative reviews given to this game are for the wrong reasons (and worthless).

Gravitron 2 borrows a lot of the good stuff from my favorite Commodore 64 game, Thrust:
- Tight and responsive controls.
- Health and Fuel resources to manage.
- Missions inside asteroids/planets.
- Increasing difficulty until becoming quite insane (which is part of the charm of these games)

While adding a few other interesting things:
- Different enemies / challenges (moving platforms, lasers, missiles, etc.).
- Rescuing scientists.
- Great Music.

If you love any gravity shooter from the old days, you can't miss picking up Gravitron 2.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Awesome game.
Only one thing : the bouncing effects, way too strong, if you happen to be hit in a corridor its becoming uncontrollable.
That doesn't make any sense...
and its very very annoying.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
Althought I haven't got to finish this game, I've enjoyed played it. Even tho the controls are problematic and sometimes frustrating, it is still fun thanks to its gameplay mechanics and pleasant particle effects.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
As I write this review, the overall user reviews is MIXED. MIXED?!?!?! Are you ♥♥♥♥ing kidding me? This game is hard, you absolutely have to use a keyboard and not mouse or better yet a controller. The level design is superb, the sound effects amazing, retro feel/design and implentation is outstanding. So many classic games wrapped into one, do your self a favor and give it a try. It's $5, and it's a game that's challenging in a fair way, so you'll be back and glad you bought it.
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LosTChG
6.6 hrs
Posted: March 14, 2015
Fun classic physics game, but really hard. However, it's appealing enough to play for a while from time to time
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Hulk Hogan
2.0 hrs
Posted: January 18, 2015
The game is fun, but very difficult. The difficulty ruins it for me.
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