A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX Xbox 360

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 7, 2013
    85
    If you’re on the fence about it, try the free trial – you’ll get to play through the first stage, including a boss battle, and get a perfect idea for how the game feels.
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    80
    As it stands, A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX is a highly polished 2D platforming shooter that is able to seamlessly blend influences from three great franchises and turn it into a fun and unique experience in itself. A.R.E.S. doesn’t redefine the genre, but it doesn’t have to because of how well-executed it is.
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    75
    It does have it’s moments of difficulty, but fans of side-scrolling shooters looking for a decent romp through a Mega Man-esque experience should take a look at A.R.E.S.
  4. Oct 8, 2013
    75
    This isn’t what I’d label a long-lasting or memorable experience by any means, but if you’re hankering for some old-school 16-bit action this week, it’s worth the $14.99 asking price.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 10, 2013
    10
    This game is old school fun... I picked it up because my friend said he played the original version and the EX was supposed to have moreThis game is old school fun... I picked it up because my friend said he played the original version and the EX was supposed to have more gameplay. I agree that soundtrack kicks butt- and couldn't put the game down until I finished it. I just wish it was even longer. Full Review »
  2. Oct 12, 2013
    9
    Solid. Ignore the haters. This is a throwback to games when they were less forgiving. If you can't handle a moderate challenge this may notSolid. Ignore the haters. This is a throwback to games when they were less forgiving. If you can't handle a moderate challenge this may not be for you. However, if you want a decent romp definitely pick this one up. Full Review »
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    10
    ARES isn't perfect- but is perfect for what it IS. The game is a fun ride that doesn't coddle the player, but gives a sense of accomplishmentARES isn't perfect- but is perfect for what it IS. The game is a fun ride that doesn't coddle the player, but gives a sense of accomplishment when you do succeed. Pick it up and rock out with the soundtrack. Full Review »