Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd (1997 VG) cover.jpg
European cover art by Simon Bisley
Developer(s)Gremlin Interactive
Producer(s)Steven Zalud
Programmer(s)Jim Tebbut
Artist(s)Simon Bisley
Composer(s)Stuart Ross
Pat Phelan
  • Arcade
    • WW: 1997
  • PlayStation
    • EU: November 1997
    • NA: 8 April 1998
Genre(s)Light gun shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer[a]
Arcade systemSony ZN-1

Judge Dredd is a light gun shooter video game developed by Gremlin Interactive, based on the comic book of the same name. It was published by Acclaim Entertainment for the arcades, and for the PlayStation by Gremlin Interactive in Europe and Activision in North America, respectively. The PlayStation emulated version was re-released by Urbanscan for the PlayStation Network on 24 January 2008.


Judge Dredd is a light gun game set in the 22nd century, where Judge Dredd fights an ex-judge prison escapee, who kidnapped the mayor, and his army of merciless androids.[1][2][3] The gameplay is similar to Area 51 and Maximum Force with some elements from Time Crisis, in that the game's full motion video is integrated with the action.[3]


Next Generation reviewed the PlayStation version of the game, rating it one star out of five, and stated that "in an all too common display of galling disrespect toward gamers by the videogame industry, a major publisher like Activision has once again tried to slip a gaming travesty past an unsuspecting public."[2]



  1. ^ Up to 2 players cooperative gameplay.


  1. ^ Judge Dredd (back cover). Santa Monica: Activision. 31 March 1998. ISBN 0-87321-240-1. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Judge Dredd". Next Generation. No. 42. Brisbane: Imagine Media. June 1998. p. 136.
  3. ^ a b "Judge Dredd". IGN. San Francisco: Ziff Davis. 2 March 1998. Retrieved 15 March 2020.

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