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
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  1. Pocket Games
    65
    Very different from the PS2 games, but still a fast-paced and somewhat fun dogfighting sim. [Spring 2005, p.68]
  2. 60
    When compared to the rest of the Ace Combat games before it, it feels like a letdown, limited in so many areas and also forgiving in terms of fighting against a supposedly invincible enemy army.
  3. The story has been whittled away to the barest of plots, just enough to tie the missions together, and the movies and voice acting are obviously gone.
  4. A fairly playable, albeit generic, portable air combat game with a passable selection of fake planes and simple missions.
  5. This game will only last you few for a few hours, if you're lucky.
  6. If the developers had focused on making this title more of a 2D shooter on rails instead of trying to recreate the Ace Combat experience on the GBA screen, it could have been more enjoyable.
  7. A pretty average-and notably short-videogame.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
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  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.