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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Launch yourself into the intense space-shooter Aces of the Galaxy, a non-stop, old-school arcade thrill-ride for the twenty-first century and beyond. Utilize an impressive arsenal of upgradeable weapons including high powered missile launchers, devastating torpedoes, and the ever-reliant chain gun to annihilate the ships of the wretched Skurgian Empire. Save planet Earth cooperatively at home with a friend or join up on Xbox Live. Use the temporal shift to slow down the hordes of enemies and prepare yourself for the battle. Classic retro-arcade shooter action mixes with stunning next-generation visuals to bring the action up close and personal. [Sierra Online] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. 90
    Blasting alien scum, avoiding mines and meteors as you put up with the self-absorbed (yet hilarious) villains will bring out anybody's inner Alex Rogan.
  2. Aces of the Galaxy is certainly not for everyone. Whilst the level of quality is clear and fun is certainly to be had, the game will scare off many with its fast and confusing style of gameplay.
  3. Aces of the Galaxy is an exciting, beautiful game that captures the spirit of classic arcade space shooters.
  4. An XBLA title that is worth its weight in Gold Memberships. The frantic pace and satisfying gameplay will appeal to fans of space shooters. However, if you're not a particularly skilled gamer, or you've got carpal tunnel issues, I would suggest sticking to the surfeit of quality puzzlers on XBLA.
  5. Aces of the Galaxy is a well-made and enjoyable 3D space shooter. Although it lacks a few desirable components and may not have great story depth or especially unique design, it is good for its pure arcade-style gameplay and can be played over and over.
  6. 67
    Possibly due to the lack of any real danger/reward progression, or perhaps because of the inherent visual cacophony -- which hits even harder in the perfectly playable, yet crazily hectic, two-player multiplayer co-op game -- Galaxy eventually feels more than a bit repetitious.
  7. Other on-rail shooters are a lesson in design Aces of the Galaxy must have skipped. [Sept 2008, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    0
    absolute rubbish game basic robbed formula of a game seen it on lots of other games before just dont buy it or you regret it you should buy castle crashers instead Expand

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