Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Age of Booty gets huge points for common sense multi-player options and for being an entertaining, polished strategy game that's perfect for a quick or medium length game fix for small groups.
  2. 81
    Age of Booty is a multi-player affair so much in fact that you should not look at the challenges in the game as a single-player component.
  3. The included map editor defines the term user-friendly. [Oct 2008, p.84]
  4. Booty's multiplayer oozes longevity. [Nov 2008, p.101]
  5. It's easy to hear the words "console" and "real-time strategy" in the same sentence and immediately determine that Age of Booty is not for you. But the game really feels like it was built with the constraints of the average gamepad in mind while simultaneously not feeling dumbed-down or stripped.
  6. Age of Booty not only looks good, but it plays solidly enough to back up its aesthetic worth. If you’d like to first get your feet wet before diving into the raging sea that is the RTS genre, Age of Booty is the right vessel for the job.
  7. The game is simple to learn, yet lends itself to intense, challenging battles that can really get your adrenaline racing.
  8. 78
    It’s simple to grasp, but there’s enough depth and balance to please hardcore players.
  9. Age of Booty is an addicting RTS that while simple to grasp; it has enough to offer hardcore gamers. The single-player mode is hurt by uncooperative AI teammates but the online multiplayer more than makes up for this. Age of Booty is a winner for anyone who enjoys the RTS genre or always wanted to try it.
  10. 77
    With its colourful visuals, animated soundtrack and a real sense of “pick up and play” gaming, Age of Booty is a title most people with Xbox Live should check out, even if it is just for the demo, as chances are you’ll like what you see and purchase it for 800 MS points.
  11. 75
    OK, so maybe it is sorta piratey, after all. Either way, assuming you can find some friends to sail with, Booty's more fun than a barrel of grog with a wench on top.
  12. 75
    Age of Booty is an admirable attempt at making a fun RTS game on consoles. While its simplicity might be a turnoff for some, it is at least worth a look.
  13. Simple as it is, Age of Booty is a great way for all kinds of gamers to learn the basics of RTS gameplay.
  14. The game could have used a little more variety, but this $10 game proves to be yet another great game from Capcom!
  15. If it weren’t for the online multiplayer and map editor modes, there wouldn’t be much to say about Age of Booty. But this game wasn’t designed to be played as a single player game so a lot can be forgiven.
  16. While not devoid of fun moments, overall Age of Booty feels more like an endurance match than a strategy game in which the first one to slip up loses.
  17. As a single-player experience, Age of Booty is frustrating and poorly balanced. Take it online, however, and you've got something that's almost worth the 800-Point asking price.
  18. This pirate-themed strategy game is accessible enough to be enjoyed by just about anyone.
  19. Penis-shaped arenas ahoy! [Issue#39]
  20. Just don't bother playing alone. [Christmas 2008, p.94]
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. GarethHarvey
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    Awesome multiplayer mode. It is a simple RTS game - but has lots of strategic depth - and is a real hoot when you get a good team together.Awesome multiplayer mode. It is a simple RTS game - but has lots of strategic depth - and is a real hoot when you get a good team together. You really need a headset for multiplayer to work properly i.e. communication with your team is important!

    Production values are very high and I expect to be playing this addictive game for many months to come.

    For 800 points - this is really is XBLA bargain of the year.

    Get plundering you scurvy dogs! Yar!
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  2. ChrisP.
    Nov 10, 2008
    9
    Age of Booty is a really great casual game. It combines some really deep strategy elements with a stunningly simple interface that's Age of Booty is a really great casual game. It combines some really deep strategy elements with a stunningly simple interface that's easy for anyone to pick up and play. The theme, visuals and sound track are all good cheeky fun and go a long way towards emjamcomg tje ex[eroemce/ The single player 'challenges' are fun but this game truly shines in multiplayer mode which sports a plethora of different maps and team play scenarios. This game likely won't make your pulse poind, but it *will* provide hours and hours of lively, low impact fun, and after all isn't that what gaming is all about? Full Review »
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    10
    i love this game but come on xbox ps3 has 9 free map packs theres alot of money that could be made here i play everyday with alot of otheri love this game but come on xbox ps3 has 9 free map packs theres alot of money that could be made here i play everyday with alot of other people and its always the topic why were getting the shaft i would be willing to pay for each map lets get real players to submit custom maps ive seen some of the coolest maps people made n i have a few myself. its been 4 years and no dlc's plus everyone quits right before they lose they should be getting the loss for that alot of guys just boost the leaderboards when really they're not taking any losses cause they quit out please some do something this game can be improved which would get alot more people playing it Full Review »