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  • Summary: Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 90
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a game on an epic scale in every sense of the word. Both a world-building strategy sim and a turn-based tactical RPG, Planetfall offers a wealth of content to keep players engaged for a long time to come. While some initial commitment is needed to get past the learning curve, playing becomes smooth and intuitive within a couple of hours. Armchair generals with a penchant for lasers, robots and mysterious planets will find plenty to enjoy in this tremendously deep title.
  2. Aug 16, 2019
    85
    A few minor flaws can't ruin this truly great game. Almost everything in Age of Wonders: Planetfall has been done perfectly. The futuristic world turned out great, the satirical atmosphere is refreshing, and the combination of the best parts of Civilization and XCOM resulted in such an addictive game that the developers should warn about it beforehand.
  3. Dec 9, 2019
    85
    Despite a collection of minor technical issues, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is one of the best strategy games on any platform this year, console or otherwise, and weaves a compelling tapestry of play within every layer of its design, including tactical battles that are so good, they almost seem out of place in 4X. It may not entirely escape the colonialist trappings of its genre, but it manages to sneak in a thoughtful twist or two as it indulges in a delightfully weird sci-fi reverie.
  4. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    The science fiction setting puts a compelling new spin on Age of Wonders: Planetfall, with a lengthy single player campaign and half a dozen contrasting factions to see rise from the ashes of the Star Union. There's some niggles I have on console, but this is easy to recommend if you're hankering for a new 4X strategy game.
  5. 80
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall successfully brings a 4X title to consoles. The manual combat can slow things down too much and there's a learning curve to tackle, but the controls generally do the trick and there is so much content here for a solo player that you'll lose dozens of hours to it and still have much more to explore.
  6. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    Planetfall offers a lot of content for fans of strategy gamers, as the amount of customization, options for growth, and routes to victory are staggering when all put together.
  7. 60
    Alas, if you’re coming to Age of Wonders: Planetfall for a brand new angle on games you’ve played before, then you’ve come to the wrong place. It’s novel to see several different recognizable mechanics blended into one genre soup. The final product isn’t better than the sum of its parts, though. It makes the 4X a faster game to play, but not a better one, ultimately.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    Great game. Combination of
    - Civilization = the city managements, world map exploration, diplomacy.
    - HoMam = Instead of units you move
    Great game. Combination of
    - Civilization = the city managements, world map exploration, diplomacy.
    - HoMam = Instead of units you move whole armies with unique heroes. And there is a story campaign with branching sotry and dialofues.
    - New Xcom = Each battle can be played in a very similar way to the Xcom missions.

    The result is very fun and addictive game.
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  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    Sheer perfection, after you overcome the learning curve. Music is great, scenarios and characters are interesting, playing with differentSheer perfection, after you overcome the learning curve. Music is great, scenarios and characters are interesting, playing with different races is a blast and conquering planets is fun, but gameplay can seem quite complex at first. Takes some time to get used to it, but after you do you'll have tons of fun. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2019
    10
    A rare gem on console. Beautiful and near-perfect turn-based 4X strategy experience in scenarios and multiplayer.
    Single player campaign did
    A rare gem on console. Beautiful and near-perfect turn-based 4X strategy experience in scenarios and multiplayer.
    Single player campaign did not really captivate me, so this may account for the negative user scores.
    Bit of a learning curve even for a strategy gamer, but worth it. Can be played in multiplayer without PS subscription.
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  4. Aug 9, 2019
    9
    XCom + Civilizacion que mas se puede pedir.

    Lo que no me gustaba de Civ era que no tiene combates muy espectaculares, es no se mucha
    XCom + Civilizacion que mas se puede pedir.

    Lo que no me gustaba de Civ era que no tiene combates muy espectaculares, es no se mucha gestion y ya, soy mas de poder definir un combate yo mismo y no por el simple hecho de que una unidad sea mas fuerte, que vale que es importante pero podes hacer tacticas para con inferioridad poder salir adelante y en Civ no se puede hacer eso.

    Aca con el combate x4 es totalmente distinto, sumas un buen juego de gestion como Civ y combates tacticos de XCom.

    La verdad yo no necesito pedir mas nada de un juego asi.

    PD: no le doy 10 porque por lo general siempre juego re solo y a nadie le interesa este tipo de juego.
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  5. Nov 19, 2019
    0
    Age of Wonders (PC) veteran ... playing this (or trying to) on console

    WAY TOO MANY BUGS MULTIPLAYER UNPLAYABLE (CRASHES EVERY TWO TURNS)
    Age of Wonders (PC) veteran ... playing this (or trying to) on console

    WAY TOO MANY BUGS
    MULTIPLAYER UNPLAYABLE (CRASHES EVERY TWO TURNS)
    SINGLE PLAYER CRASHES A LOT

    I dunno why but the developer released an expansion before stabilizing the base game. AVOID THIS GAME UNLESS YOU LOVE WASTING MONEY
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