Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Xbox 360

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. While Rocketmen: Axis of Evil doesn’t give off the best first impression, those that take the plunge and buy the game will find a good game that worships the old-school shooters a bit too much at times.
  2. The developers clearly realized that they had something special going and require online play if you want to unlock all 12 achievements.
  3. Not a bad game, but not enough to keep your attention. The long levels of wash-rinse-and-repeat action will please only the Achievement-loving space cadets.
  4. 70
    It has its fair share of problems, but if you can get beyond them, you'll find underneath a rather pleasant game that can be played with everyone in the room.
  5. For eight hundred Microsoft points, there's only a mild amount of fun to be found in the gameplay--even in the most diehard heart.
  6. Fun for a little bit, but even die hard fans of the genre will be put off after an hour or so.
  7. If you are looking for a quick fix of top down shooter shenanigans and you happen to be moderately blind or ignorant of the other titles on offer, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil may just be worth a look.
  8. A mindless romp that is probably worth the ten dollar price of admission. If you're expecting a title that will provide you with lasting appeal, then you will be sorely disappointed.
  9. Rocketmen mixes cel-shaded graphics with serialized space adventure to provide a twist to old-school, top-down shooting.
  10. Rocktmen could be thrilling, especially considering the genre isn't exactly prolific, and the four player co-op mode is appealing, but there are many issues.
  11. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    Looks great and it's rammed with fun ideas, but it's gimped by the soft guns and float-o-characters. [May 2008, p.97]
  12. On paper Rocketmen: Axis of Evil sounds like fun, but we've played this game far too many times before.
  13. 57
    The half-hearted RPG nods, quixotic story treatment and frustrating camera detract from a core of solid gameplay. The basics are there, but Rocketmen's problems overshadow the basic shoot-em-up beneath.
  14. Rocketmen: Axis of Evil offers up some interesting concepts, but the muddled execution bogs it down.
  15. Rocketmen is one of those games that could have been pretty interesting, but just doesn't live up to its potential.
  16. Rocketmen: Axis of Evil is far too short a game at the ten dollar price tag and will do nothing more than frustrate and annoy casual fans of the shooter genre.
  17. I certainly like the depth and variety of the XBox Live Arcade offerings. There are truly some gems in there that are worth their cost in points. Sadly, Rocketman: Axis of Evil falls short of that mark.

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