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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
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  1. Dec 5, 2010
    6
    This was my first Ace Combat game, and not a bad introduction, either. The idea of a flight simulator game has appealed to me for a while, and actually being able to do that, on a portable system, was pretty cool. -- Missions take place over a fairly large area, and they are quite varied. My main qualm is that there aren't enough. My favourite was the straight-up dogfight, and that wasThis was my first Ace Combat game, and not a bad introduction, either. The idea of a flight simulator game has appealed to me for a while, and actually being able to do that, on a portable system, was pretty cool. -- Missions take place over a fairly large area, and they are quite varied. My main qualm is that there aren't enough. My favourite was the straight-up dogfight, and that was only one mission in the entire game. -- The branching missions were pretty cool, so if you choose to fly mission 2A for example, it will cause something different to happen than mission 2B. The end result is basically the same, however, so it seems kind of pointless in the end. -- It took some time to unlock everything, and yes, the final aircraft you get is pretty cool. But after I beat the game, aside from that one dogfight, I never played it again. It's still sitting in my room collecting dust. Not to say it wasn't fun, it just didn't last very long. Expand
  2. ACE5
    Dec 18, 2006
    6
    I had high hopes for this game, and was very excited to hear that the psp would finally get some quality titles. However this doesn't fill the void the way I want it to. The graphics are decent the gameplay is decent... but for some reason... it just doesn't feel quite right. Not to mention the fact that I didn't like the controls too much or the combat, and I was mostly I had high hopes for this game, and was very excited to hear that the psp would finally get some quality titles. However this doesn't fill the void the way I want it to. The graphics are decent the gameplay is decent... but for some reason... it just doesn't feel quite right. Not to mention the fact that I didn't like the controls too much or the combat, and I was mostly bored playing it. Expand
  3. jayn
    Mar 15, 2009
    7
    I'm an Ace Combat fan and I'm glad to point out that this game has the look and feel of Ace Combat. Missions are at a smaller scale though. My major complaint is that it seems to be on the easy side, the long load times in between missions, and the boring mission briefings.

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. PSM3 Magazine UK
    80
    Pretty similar to PS2 efforts but X's multi-player side helps elevate it to 'well worth a play' status. [Nov 2006, p.72]
  2. 87
    Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception makes a spectacular landing on the PSP.
  3. From the beautifully modeled and textured aircraft, to the expansive ground below, everything looks incredible for a PSP game. Explosions look natural, cutscenes are well choreographed, and the anime art looks as good as ever.