Aion PC

  • Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2009
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
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  1. Aion is one of the best, most well-polished MMORPGs to be released in a long time, which is reinforced by its popularity and hype. It stays within the traditions of an aging genre and makes sure to maximize on it at the same time. Nevertheless, its lack of unique components doesn't help set it apart from the competition, and calls into question Aion's ability to establish a solid, faithful, and long-lasting community.
  2. A streamlined, structured, gorgeous grind, an addictive and even rewarding grind if you're that way inclined, but a grind nonetheless. An ultimately grim and unvarying pursuit.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    NCSoft have produced a fine game but, in the end, it's simply too little, too late.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Solid and well-balanced MMORPG is somehow sterile and linear. Aion does not offer anything that its MMO competition already has. No reason to leave WoW or Warhammer Online. [Nov 2009]
  5. If you are tired to venture out by the same MMORPG, Aion is a great choice.
  6. 70
    It's a highly polished experience that will satisfy you if what you're looking for is yet another MMO, albeit one with a few more bells and whistles.
  7. PC Gamer
    70
    Rewards long-term play with interesting PvP combat. [Jan 2010, p.82]
  8. This fantasy massively multiplayer online game makes a great first impression, but almost every aspect of it devolves into a grind before you're even halfway to the level cap.
  9. PC Gamer UK
    60
    A genuinely beautiful place crawling with magnificent beasts, host to interminable hours of mindless, soulless grind. [Dec 2009, p.110]
  10. PC PowerPlay
    60
    Hard to see long-lasting appeal amongst the grind and lag. [Christmas 2009, p.48]
  11. If you play MMORPGs for the journey and the storyline, then Aion: the Tower of Eternity is not for you. There aren’t enough quests to engage you in the story, and spending days grinding mobs just to level is not something many people relish doing.
  12. 50
    Because of the relatively short amount of time I've had with Aion, and, to be honest, a general apathy toward playing any further, I've not yet experienced the so-called "PvPvE" endgame that lies in the central Abyss zone.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 417 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 165
  2. Negative: 54 out of 165
  1. PaulW
    Jan 13, 2010
    4
    If you
  2. DoeD
    Nov 12, 2009
    4
    Fun and exciting leads to boring and unrewarding, sieges boil down to simple zerg fests with no rewards for defending a captured fortress, Fun and exciting leads to boring and unrewarding, sieges boil down to simple zerg fests with no rewards for defending a captured fortress, finding groups in the abyss is hit or miss, you either roll, get rolled, go back and forth near a guard post, or overwhelm the towers and npc so everyone ports out Really, the grind is okay if you have the patience 44 was my limit, considering there isnt much to do other then *try* to find entertaining pvp outside arena or grind 2000 plat coins for one piece of gear. Full Review »
  3. RobbyM
    Oct 22, 2009
    6
    Visually fantastic