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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. As you can tell, I really had a great time with Galactrix – it is well worth the price of admission, and a recommendation for any puzzle game fan.
  2. The puzzle is the main draw for Galactrix with the RPG elements mostly along for the ride. But I will say that there were enough RPG elements to give it a fresh take and the puzzle element was more than worth the price of admission.
  3. Its handful of setbacks slightly outweigh its improvements, but Galactrix still offers an addictive, puzzle-meets-RPG experience that won’t disappoint most fans of the original PQ, as well as anyone looking for an accessible game that still packs plenty of substance.
  4. There is so much content in the game. It is well worth the money. There are few things Galactrix could improve on, but don’t be fooled, it is a very solid game.
  5. Shady A.I., gameplay that gets stale fast, and a story that is impossible to decipher when you're losing to the enemy forces in the first turn means you should avoid Puzzle Quest Galactrix.
  6. 85
    The developers really hit on something with the Puzzle Quest formula, and I'll be on board as long as they can keep it engrossing.
  7. 68
    One for fans only. [Issue#181, p.89]
  8. I'd have happily raved about this clever Bejeweled-style puzzler were it not for its utterly outrageous price. [Sept 2009, p.107]
  9. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is a vastly inferior sequel to the amazing Challenge of the Warlords, and manages to alter several feature for the worse. The most disappointing things are that the tempo is much lower, the gameplay seems more haphazard and the hexagonal shapes detract from the strategic gameplay. Fun for newcomers perhaps, but the original is much more recommended.
  10. The cast of characters are forgettable, and the story is hokey, but you'll be happy to play the puzzle game and grind your character through the levels indefinitely. [Aug 2009, p.77]
  11. If you were hooked by the first game, you'll blow dozens of hours on this one before interest starts to wane.
  12. It just isn't much fun. While the concepts lay the groundwork for another fun and innovative title, the execution is totally botched, leaving you with a game that makes you tense and angry nearly every time you play it.
  13. 80
    Galactrix is a big game, more than your average downloadable offering and an engrossing blend of RPG and match three puzzling. The zero gravity board adds challenge and strategy, and the gameplay formula is so addictive and the quests so numerous that it is a difficult game to put down.
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  1. Nov 9, 2010
    9
    Maybe its me, but are reviewers trying to squash certain games??? based on the reviews of pq galactrix and pq chronicles I have AVOIDED thesMaybe its me, but are reviewers trying to squash certain games??? based on the reviews of pq galactrix and pq chronicles I have AVOIDED thes games for months....MONTHS!!! HEY i said freek it I want them anyway today..LIKE WOW...bad graphics? boring? dudes did they issue a patch while u slept??? SORRY I AM LUVN THIS...IT IS STAR TREK PUZZLE GAMED OUT!!! I DONT KNOW ... maybe u see somethin i dont im jumping through leapgates tracking down this thing that escaped. im battlin aliens, running errands for the federations, helping people, the graphics are like bejeweled2 or blur in that they are crsp and pop...eye candy...it plays like bejeweled2 or puzzle quest except its an octogon and the pieces dont move unless u match em and then some slide in to take there place. theres 50 or 60 hours of play here. and different modes of play. mining, battles, and hacking leapgates all play different so u dont get bored. there is a ton to explore and a few trophies utimately this is a puzzle game...however modern warefare, bad comany, and medal of honor are all first person shooters done by different comanys but play pretty much the same...at least with quest, galactrix and chronicles they play wildly different...chronicles will make u say wtf? as it is sideways. if u are a trekkie who likes puzzle games this is it but the nature of the game is on both...be curious and explore... Full Review »