Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 5, 2019
    93
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a hugely ambitious title, made up of many elements that depend heavily on one other. It offers an experience that only the most veteran of the strategy will enjoy, but that anyone will know to value. It is a titanic project that offers countless hours of gameplay and endless playable possibilities as well as stories. Undoubtedly a must-have of the turn-based strategy.
  2. Aug 16, 2019
    90
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall is simply a must-have for any strategy games lover out there. Incredibly deep, varied and addictive, it masterfully mixes management and diplomacy traits with turn-based tactics. Definitely one of the best games of this kind for consoles.
  3. Aug 7, 2019
    90
    For console owners, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a rare treat. It’s not only a 4X strategy game that they can play from the comfort of their couch, it’s a bloody good one at that. It doesn’t do the best job of getting players up to speed, but once they have everything figured out they’re in for what is perhaps the best strategy experience currently available on console. It just requires a little bit of patience and persistence to work through a confusing first few hours. After that, there’s little to disappoint those seeking to display their colony-building prowess.
  4. Aug 5, 2019
    90
    Whether you're a veteran of the genre or a relative newcomer, Planetfall will keep you plotting and planning your rise to glory for a long time.
  5. Aug 16, 2019
    80
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall is truly an awesome game and is excellent value for money. I can only describe this game as a console love child of the beloved board games Monopoly and Chess. Players, like myself, can easily find themselves spending 15+ hours on a single level, trying to complete all of the optional and story-based objectives. The one drawback of the game is that it’s not something that can be completed quickly and requires a level of planning and patience to play. However, this game does offer something for everyone regardless of experience or age.
  6. Aug 5, 2019
    74
    Despite having a vertical drop for a learning curve and looking and feeling kind of average as far as modern gaming goes, Age of Wonders: Planetfall succeeds in being a richly deep and complex space strategy hybrid that will no doubt appeal to long time turn-based strategy fans, and newcomers alike.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 11, 2019
    9
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a blend of Real Time Strategy, and Tactics Combat in a turn based setting. Taking Fantsy Sci-Fi to a new levelAge of Wonders: Planetfall is a blend of Real Time Strategy, and Tactics Combat in a turn based setting. Taking Fantsy Sci-Fi to a new level with 6 Factions, all centered around a different race. Let me start with how beautiful AOW: Planetfall is, from the main map to the combat areas, the units and terrain are phenomenal! The detail in place is a show of the love that went into making this game. Expand your grasp on the regions, and annex new structures and areas to grow your foothold on the planet. Research new technologies and economical advances across an impressive tree. Face off against 5 other players or take on the campaign in a Co-Op game with online multiplayer. Was massive wars across the face of many different planets and prove your hold on them in multiple different Multiplayer modes. The system in place can feel overwhelming, even complicated to some newcomers to the game style, but practice and playing the campaign, with or without friends will greatly help you to understand the game play so don't give up! AoW may have out done themselves with this installment to the series! With a good story and intense and immersive play Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a must have for anyone who enjoys a good Real Time Strategy, or Tactics game, as it illustrates the best of both worlds! Full Review »