Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  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. Sep 29, 2019
    90
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall on Xbox One is easily one of the best in the genre, putting so many elements together into one fantastic package. It’s an easy recommendation for anyone who loves the genre, and will be able to sustain strategy fans for weeks and even months on end.
  3. Sep 10, 2019
    90
    If you're looking for an easygoing, mindless gaming session, Planetfall isn't in your ballpark—or even playing sports. But if you woke up this morning thinking, "Hey, I'd love to play XCOM and Civilization today, then you can kill two birds with one stone. Planetfall will fill your unique craving.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    80
    Graphically, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is great. It features a top-down approach allowing you to view the map at your pleasure, uncovering it as you go. Each race has it's own distinct style allowing you to easily tell the difference between all six and the sheer detail that has been put onto each building, enemy and weapon is insane. It really is a pleasure to look at.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Aug 29, 2019
    70
    The game itself, if you follow the heavily developer-directed path laid before you, has roughly 20-25 hours in it, and there’s more content yet to come, so balances and new content could sharpen the experience, but out of the gate it’s simply a schizophrenic collection of two key genres that, in principle, should gel, but here they kind of get in each other’s way.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  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 »
  2. SH1
    Dec 14, 2019
    4
    I tried to play this on my xbox, but could not last 1 hour. There seems to be no story, and the UI is just too busy for a console title. ItI tried to play this on my xbox, but could not last 1 hour. There seems to be no story, and the UI is just too busy for a console title. It may be better for PC where a keyboard/mouse will make UI navigation easier. Full Review »
  3. Nov 11, 2019
    3
    This is yet another Xbox One game that desperately needs mouse and keyboard support. It's really apparent that the developers of these gamesThis is yet another Xbox One game that desperately needs mouse and keyboard support. It's really apparent that the developers of these games simply don't care enough to put in the effort to support M&K on consoles. When releasing a 4X game it's a no-brainer that no matter how well implemented a controller might be, the superior control scheme will be a mouse and keyboard. Since the Xbox One has this capability and the developers know that it has this capability, the only conclusion you can come to for them not including support for M&K is that they simply don't care. For that reason I hope this game flops and the developers learn a lesson. Full Review »