Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 29, 2012
    68
    Overall, the game is definitely fun in short doses. It has a nice style and gameplay, which is a breath of fresh air in today's market. You may also learn a few things about history along the way!
  2. 60
    An impressively silly mishmash of game styles and historical references that still manages to entertain despite its lack of depth and variety.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 17, 2012
    70
    A one-trick pony. [Aug 2012, p.117]
  4. Jun 4, 2012
    70
    It's the kind of game that doesn't try to imitate any single game, and by combining several ideas into one it creates something new and unlike anything before.
  5. Aug 14, 2012
    60
    The lack of balance between platforming and tower defence coupled with a handful of under-featured game modes and unstable online multiplayer prevent it from being a "must have."
  6. 65
    To put the game into perspective, it's like Monty Python got together and said "Let's make a video game."
  7. 70
    Rock of Ages is rock solid, but it requires more to be the true Rock of the Ages.
  8. May 31, 2012
    72
    It has a lot going for it; first and foremost is that unbelievable innovation and blending of genres. The combination works surprisingly well and the control is fine, even if the physics and collision detection is a little off. The experience as a whole is too erratic.
  9. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 25, 2012
    60
    If you like Terry Gilliam's work you'll love the art aesthetic here as you romp through art history, visiting historical figures as you go. It's quite funny if you can appreciate its sense of humour, too. [October 2012, p79]
  10. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jun 29, 2012
    70
    Still, Rock of Ages is a true original and remains quite amusing despite some awkward moments. [Aug 2012, p.80]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. May 24, 2012
    9
    Enjoyment is relative to expectation with this silly little title. Having actually planned on paying full price for this kitschy entry, asEnjoyment is relative to expectation with this silly little title. Having actually planned on paying full price for this kitschy entry, as opposed to getting it free as a Playstation Plus member, I was already looking forward to playing Rock of Ages based solely on the promotional videos. Think Monty Python's terrific animated sequences meets... erm... I'd say maybe Katamari Damacy. Like the latter title, there will be times you're so close to completing a level you can practically taste it, only to find yourself eagerly starting over "just one last time." it's addictive, yes, but not immediately so. In fact, it sucks at first, but then you get a better sense of the developer's expectations and limitations... and it's at that point you surrender to its inherent, if somewhat silly, fun. Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2012
    8
    This is a fun little download! It's a whimsical and silly mash up of tower defense and a crazy bowling-like game. Basically, you and yourThis is a fun little download! It's a whimsical and silly mash up of tower defense and a crazy bowling-like game. Basically, you and your opponent (either AI or a human opponent) are in a race to beat down the castle gate of the other with a large boulder that you control down variously twisting and narrow obstacle courses that have cliff drop-offs on either side. But you need several boulder runs to crash the gate and it takes time to build a new "rock" each time. In between runs you and your opponent engage in the tower defense aspect; placing various silly obstacles such as cows, trebuckets and wind machines along the others' path to knock them off the track and slow them down. The "rock" is purposefully sluggish to control, but includes the ability to accelerate, change direction, and jump. It's a fun romp through a Monty Python-ish history lesson as well. Full Review »