Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Oct 19, 2018
    87
    This is a unique product because it has toys-to-life elements but refuses to push players down that path if they don’t want to. Though the gameplay loop can grow repetitive over a long play sessions, the fact that players have so many customization options and a beautiful world at their hands keeps most frustrations away. Ubisoft Toronto has a vision for this game and it’s apparent there are more stories to tell since each character of the Equinox brims with personality. Space is a vast expanse, full of new worlds to explore and toys to make.
  2. Oct 19, 2018
    83
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a great new take on the concept of toys to life. Also, it presents a very interesting view of an open world game.
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    A fine game for all ages that excels in the presence of awesomely detailed physical ships. Within the toy-to-life genre this comes as a great surprise that really delivers on the fun factor. The difficulty is a little bit unbalanced unfortunately which is somewhat inconvenient, considering the audience this game caters to. The gameplay tends to be repetitive by nature but on the flipside there is an enormous galaxy for you to explore in which there is plenty to see and do. The game plays well overall and the in-game customization of your ships is deep enough to keep you entertained for a long time to come.
  4. 80
    Starlink: Battle For Atlas is a fun and enjoyable open-world space sim that tells a charming story with a likeable cast of characters. Despite its repetitive side activities and money-sucking selection of toys, the core gameplay loop and combat system are worth your time. The fact that everything can be brought digitally is also a plus.
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    78
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a new way of playing by joining external toys with a title that, although it is focused on the smallest of the house, for the high cost of its collectables falls short in terms of content and variety of missions. Even so, if your hobby is having a good time in front of the screen admiring the interplanetary beauty while you enjoy making a collection, this title is totally recommended.
  6. 75
    While it’s not perfect, Starlink is a fantastic base for a new wave of toys-to-life games, innovating on the genre in a special way that further connects players with both the toys and the experience. And even when the game is off, for this 30-year old gamer at least, the spaceships are still fun to play with.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 43
  2. Negative: 15 out of 43
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    9
    It is EXACTLY the game I hoped it would be: arcade space combat a-la Wing Commander, X-Wing, and StarFox, well-made toys that would look goodIt is EXACTLY the game I hoped it would be: arcade space combat a-la Wing Commander, X-Wing, and StarFox, well-made toys that would look good in any display case, and casual open-world gameplay like other TTL games. Some of the characters are a little flat (Judge, Mason), others are fantastic (I enjoy the performances of Eli, Kharl, Shaid, Razor, and Hunter especially). The story isn't mind-blowing, however, it's easy to follow and compelling because it's very well-told. They don't waste a lot of time, they just jump right in, which is the best way to tell these stories. The StarFox stuff is probably the highlight of the game, though. All four members are there, same voice actors, they got the writing pitch perfect, and the inclusion of SF sound effects and music and Star Wolf can easily trick you into thinking you're playing an actual StarFox game.

    I think the low scores on this game are stemming from what a lot of low scores these days stem from: overhype and outsized, unrealistic expectations. The game world is huge, yes, but the game itself is pretty casual (space dogfights can be pretty hard though, even on Normal difficulty). There are a limited amount of things you can do, but as you do them you can unlock more and more lore, and upgrade your characters and weapons to enable better and better things. If that's what you're into, and you like that arcade style shooter gameplay, this game is for you. If not, it's probably not your cup of tea and you should look elsewhere. Personally, it's not going to make my Game of the Year list or anything, but it's a great way to unwind at the end of the day and collect some sweet sweet plastic.
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  2. Dec 21, 2020
    7
    At first, this game felt amazing. Ubisoft really stretched their open-world formula to a new level with 7 planets to explore instead of a fewAt first, this game felt amazing. Ubisoft really stretched their open-world formula to a new level with 7 planets to explore instead of a few cities. However, soon the game felt repetitive and boring, traveling between planets felt long and tedious and most of the open-world was very empty. Ubisoft needs to learn that a large area does not mean a good game as quality>quantity. The game did a good attempt to bring toys-to-life back into relevance however this concept has been long expired.
    Also, I didn't bother buying the toys as they were way more expensive than the digital versions. I recommend buying this game on sale as the game will get very boring if played for a long session.
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  3. Jun 20, 2020
    3
    Купил на днях игру, очень понравилась! Прохожу целый день, но немного скучно из-за ограниченний отсутствие второго сезон пасса!
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    Купил на днях игру, очень понравилась! Прохожу целый день, но немного скучно из-за ограниченний отсутствие второго сезон пасса!
    - разочарование отсутствие русской локализации, а почему нет?
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