Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 81
    With the most sophisticated character development system in existence today and many features to make your characters unique, you have a sure winner here.
  2. A decent boost to the already feature-packed gameworld. [June 2003, p.86]
  3. Introduces significant gameplay changes and breathes new life into Ultima Online. Unfortunately, these changes have also reintroduced problems that had previously been addressed.
  4. The animation is average and the special effects are nice, but this game really does lack the eye candy sported by its competitors.
  5. 60
    But if you've never played "Ultima Online," this expansion pack won't give you much of a reason to give it a go. You're better off saving your hard-earned gold on an MMORPG that doesn't look and play like it was created in the century it's set in.
  6. Two new character builds, customized housing, and a new area seem like a big enough change to warrant new players, but they are executed in such a poor manner that this expansion will likely scare off more players than it could possibly draw in.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Aug 30, 2010
    0
    Ultima Online: Age of Shadows is the expansion pack that destroyed not only Ultima Online, but the hearts, minds, and souls of all the playersUltima Online: Age of Shadows is the expansion pack that destroyed not only Ultima Online, but the hearts, minds, and souls of all the players to ever enter Britannia. Between destroying the core Ultima feel and the addition of needless elements, in addition to removing the heart of the game, it also caused a rift in the community that can never be healed - Publish 16 and its community-dividing game changes. Full Review »
  2. DeanC.
    May 6, 2003
    10
    I just think this game is really good the best i have ever seen.
  3. DrewP.
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    This game Kicks ass, for all u panzy's whos guys r pussy's and suck ass and complain that the monsters r too hard! DONT F......N This game Kicks ass, for all u panzy's whos guys r pussy's and suck ass and complain that the monsters r too hard! DONT F......N PLAY THE GAME! Full Review »