Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. 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.
  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. While the game is short there is plenty of replay value with multiple levels, branching mission paths and different ways to beat the level. Impressive effects are mixed with great graphics and sounds in a complete package.
  4. 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.
  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. Aces of the Galaxy is a wild ride that isn't as dangerous a way to travel as it may first seem to be.
  7. Games Master UK
    This space shooter isn't outstanding but offers a quick arcade fix. [Sept 2008, p.84]
  8. Aces of the Galaxy is an exciting, beautiful game that captures the spirit of classic arcade space shooters.
  9. Aces of the Galaxy gets repetitive after a while, and the steep difficulty certainly isn’t for everyone, but those who are willing to enlist in a tough, fast, and intense shooter would do well to check this one out.
  10. 84
    What it sometimes lacks in pacing and excitement it mostly makes up for in character and presentation. If you're at all a fan of the genre, and if you hate the Skurgians as much as we do, give this one a try.
  11. Aces of the Galaxy shines in the graphics and sound departments with solid game play that infuses the essence of classic space shooters.
  12. So mindlessly enjoyable that you'll soar right past those flaws. [May 2008, p.73]
  13. Unless you're a huge fan of on-rail space shooters, and also enjoy being a completionist then you'll be disappointed with the lack of content in Aces of the Galaxy.
  14. The white-knuckle moments that fill the experience are a blast to share with another person. But it still doesn’t make the game any easier. The mad difficulty of the game is not only what will attract gamers of a certain ilk to its crazy action, it’s also what will turn some people off. But hey, it’s an XBLA title and one of the most impressive looking ones we’ve seen yet.
  15. Despite the disappointment of the online mode, Aces of the Galaxy is a brilliantly crafted montage of many of gaming histories most successful titles.
  16. I was surprised at how good this game was, yes it borrows heavily from Starfox, but that’s a good thing.
  17. I enjoyed it, and you might too, but your mileage may vary, depending on your tolerance for repetitiveness and a steep difficulty curve.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BrodyT.r
    Jun 4, 2008
    Awesome old school arcade space shooter! Definitely worth the 800 points!
  2. RyanM.
    Jun 4, 2008
    This has to be the best Xbox Live Arcade game out there.
  3. Mar 24, 2011
    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 buyabsolute 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 Full Review »