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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
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  1. Golden Axe, then. Big, brutish, three-button sprite-based fantasy brawler with bags of nostalgic moments and inexplicable co-op charm: Yours to buy for the 39th time for just 400 points.
  2. 75
    Co-op play over Xbox Live greatly extends the game's lifeline, and its emphasis on using a degree of strategy and communication over much more frantic titles such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles provides a nice change of pace. Its charm will probably wear off after two or three times.
  3. Between its unlimited continues and crusty looks, you're probably only going to be interested in this game if you liked it back in 1989.