Wing Commander Arena Image
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Wing Commander Arena is a fast-paced space combat game where players can team up to attack other teams of ships. The game introduces the classic franchise to an arcade-style experience that allows up to 16 players online in battle at once. Players can propel their[Xbox Live Arcade] Wing Commander Arena is a fast-paced space combat game where players can team up to attack other teams of ships. The game introduces the classic franchise to an arcade-style experience that allows up to 16 players online in battle at once. Players can propel their customized ship through space, fire torpedoes and unleash deadly gravity bombs as they try to climb the leader board. Online players will compete for Frag count, high score and dueling stats. Wing Commander Arena features four styles of play: single player, multi-team, multi-player free for all and multi-player duel. Within the game there are eight game maps that include team maps, free for all maps and dueling maps, so Wing Commander Arena offers a gameplay experience for every Arcade gamer, whether they want a quick ten minutes of action or a longer more immersive game. [Electronic Arts] Expand

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Wing Commander Arena Gameplay Movie 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    85
    Between equipment variety, handling differences, respawning pick-ups, and the cunning nooks and crannies of each map, the emergent strategic possibilities deliver surprising depth. [Aug 2007, p.72]
  2. All-in-all, Wing Commander Arena is what an Xbox Live Arcade game should be about- fast-paced pick-up-and-play action with a dash of depth. If you can live with being lost in space, and in only one plane of such a vast expanse, then download Wing Commander Arena post-haste.
  3. Honestly for 10 dollars/800 MS Points you really can’t go wrong with Wing Commander Arena.
  4. 49
    It manages to be both convoluted and shallow all at the same time. Playing this game can literally be related to Lost in Space.
  5. Wing Commander Arena has the right idea, but the gameplay and presentation come together to form an extremely dull experience.
  6. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    40
    Four modes, 18 different ships, loads of weapons and power-ups, none of it especially enjoyable. [Sept 2007, p.96]
  7. X-ONE Magazine UK
    20
    Rubbish. [Issue#24, p.101]

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jacknick2
    Aug 2, 2007
    10
    Better than most offerings on live arcade.
  2. PekkaS.
    Jul 27, 2007
    10
    It's a great addition to XBLA. Good Co-op.
  3. HWNDarkside
    Jul 27, 2007
    6
    I don't know what game some of those ^^^ reviews were playing - but scoring 80+ is far too generous. Worth 800 points? Maybe. Single I don't know what game some of those ^^^ reviews were playing - but scoring 80+ is far too generous. Worth 800 points? Maybe. Single player lacks any depth and is no more than training for multiplayer battles. Fortunately mulitplayer options are reasonable entertainment. The controls are a bit limiting and the fact you only fly in 2D seems a bit lame, but you do get upto 4 weapons per ship and 18 ship to choose from, all with their own individual weapons set and handling. Only buy if you like shooting stuff. Expand