Ace Combat Advance Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2005
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    48
    Although your jet fighter naturally stays at one altitude, the game's unusual control scheme allows you to dive for a moment by pressing Up on the Control Pad. [Apr 2005, p.100]
  2. 45
    What they created here just doesn't work for sky battles.
  3. 40
    After spending a while with this game, you'll realize you're not actually playing Ace Combat. You're playing a quick-and-dirty flight game with the words Ace Combat slapped on the box, and entering eight-digit passwords whenever you want to pick up where you left off. This undercooked turkey barely earns its wings.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    40
    It may have a sophisticated graphics engine and a good assortment of aircraft but for a game that should be presented in 3D, it falls flat.
  5. Play Magazine
    38
    The thrill of the series has always resulted from engaging in semi-realistic dogfights amidst some of the most gorgeous visuals ever seen - features that are sorely lacking in the GBA version. [Feb 2005, p.81]

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    7
    This game can be summed up in one word. Meh.
    Would I recommend it? 10 years ago, I would've said yes. Now? Not a chance.
    Graphics are dated,
    This game can be summed up in one word. Meh.
    Would I recommend it? 10 years ago, I would've said yes. Now? Not a chance.
    Graphics are dated, singleplayer only, lackluster soundtrack, but...It does have a nice plane list, some kinda fun/challenging missions, and varied environments.
    It is pretty easy though, once you get the hang of dodging SAMs.
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  2. GabyH.
    Feb 22, 2005
    9
    A pretty good game for a GBA iteration of the popular Ace Combat franchise.