• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2020
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  • Summary: A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life.
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Sep 15, 2020
    100
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is full of the sorts of complexities and nuances that make you want to double back and analyze the script, lore, and artwork in every scene. There’s so much going on, but it’s handled in a way where you’re typically never given more than you can handle. Rather, it prepares you for its major moments.
  2. Sep 25, 2020
    90
    A drop dead gorgeous mix of time travel adventure and mech tactics told from 13 perspectives.
  3. Sep 15, 2020
    90
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a phenomenal visual novel — and a surprisingly great strategy game. In trying something different, Vanillaware has crafted one of its best games yet. It's got an engrossing story that's absolutely packed with mind-blowing twists and endearing characters, all wrapped up in a gorgeous visual style. Don't sleep on 13 Sentinels — it's one of 2020's finest.
  4. Nov 12, 2020
    90
    A game of two halves. One of them is an amazingly detailed and well-told sci-fi story, the other a fun, strategic RPG. And as a whole it works perfectly.
  5. Sep 22, 2020
    85
    Though its battles are bland, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim still stands as possibly the best game Vanillaware’s made, and a must-play for anyone missing the dense, meaty science fiction of mecha fiction’s glory days.
  6. Oct 5, 2020
    80
    13 Sentinels is a visual novel unlike any released this year and offers a unique experience that is unlike any other game. It's refreshing to play during a time of first-person cinematic open-world shooters, to find a story unraveled in a non-linear way to draw the tension and mystery of it out. There's no one way of summing up this experience, and that's the beauty of it. 13 Sentinels is something players will have to experience for themselves.
  7. Sep 15, 2020
    70
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is absolutely a high mark for the studio. It is such a refreshingly unique interactive title that I'd urge everyone to give it a shot. Maybe it won't get its hooks in you, but a game so brazenly different like this doesn't come around that often. You'd be crazy to pass it up if anything here sounds remotely interesting to you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 81
  2. Negative: 2 out of 81
  1. Sep 29, 2020
    10
    13 Sentinels is truly one of the best experiences I've ever had in gaming. It features rich storytelling, beautiful aesthetics and engaging13 Sentinels is truly one of the best experiences I've ever had in gaming. It features rich storytelling, beautiful aesthetics and engaging combat. Vanillaware is no doubt a national treasure in Japan for good reason. Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    I've gone into this game knowing nothing, my expectations were even high since I really enjoyed other Atlus games before but this stillI've gone into this game knowing nothing, my expectations were even high since I really enjoyed other Atlus games before but this still managed to blow my mind. If you want a game with a great plot, don't even think twice about picking it up, it always keeps you interested and wondering what's about to happen, I was barely able to leave it alone for two days because of how intrigued I was. I don't want to say anymore to not spoil the game but I wholeheartedly recommend it. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    Best yet from Vanillaware and one of my favs this year. With their signature art is an impressively deep and unique story with all sorts ofBest yet from Vanillaware and one of my favs this year. With their signature art is an impressively deep and unique story with all sorts of crazy twists and turns - gameplay included! Great characters, acting, and music. Loved it! Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2021
    10
    Very interesting plot of the game! Incredible beautiful art! For the sake of such exclusives it is worth buying a playstation!
  5. Jan 17, 2021
    10
    If you like Sci-Fi, and especially Sci-Fi movies, this game will blow your socks off.

    This is a visual novel first and foremost, with a
    If you like Sci-Fi, and especially Sci-Fi movies, this game will blow your socks off.

    This is a visual novel first and foremost, with a real time strategy mini game to represent the fights. The story is very complex, revolving around the lives of more than 15 characters and what happened to them in the past, present, and future. It takes a lot of brain power to understand all the characters and their motivations, then on top of it you need to understand the technologies and concepts behind everything. But the payoff is well worth the effort.
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  6. Jan 31, 2021
    9
    Bastante guay, me ha impresionado lo buena que es su curva de dificultad y escalado de los enemigos y niveles. La historia es brutal, pero esBastante guay, me ha impresionado lo buena que es su curva de dificultad y escalado de los enemigos y niveles. La historia es brutal, pero es bastante liosa con tantos saltos temporales. No me ha gustado que los protas sean tan hornies, a veces cansa. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2020
    0
    Absolutely one of the worst games i i ever played in 2020, everything is a boring and an uninteresting mess.

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