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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Gracias al game pass lo estoy disfrutando, aunque al inicio es un poco molestos por todo el tutorial que se tiene q hacer, pero es un muy buenGracias al game pass lo estoy disfrutando, aunque al inicio es un poco molestos por todo el tutorial que se tiene q hacer, pero es un muy buen juego de estrategia, recomendadisimo. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Su sistema de estrategia es muy bueno, la táctica y los tiempos de juego te lleva a sumergirte en su sistema de estrategia y historia, y loSu sistema de estrategia es muy bueno, la táctica y los tiempos de juego te lleva a sumergirte en su sistema de estrategia y historia, y lo màs importante, es que uno tiene que pensar bien la jugada. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    Wow, the depth is amazing! Its like a mix of HMM3 and Age of Empires. I didn't know what I've been missing. Controls are very smooth. So gladWow, the depth is amazing! Its like a mix of HMM3 and Age of Empires. I didn't know what I've been missing. Controls are very smooth. So glad this came to console. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2019
    5
    This game is not made for your average gamer nor is it made for anyone looking for fast paced gameplay. The tutorial was not only boring butThis game is not made for your average gamer nor is it made for anyone looking for fast paced gameplay. The tutorial was not only boring but there is way to much to take in the first few minutes..you just forget what does what. I’m giving this game an average score because it has incredible depth for the strategy player. I loved both civilizations and XCom and after I heard this game is pretty much combined..I thought..this game is going to be awesome..how wrong was I. I thought maybe I just wasn’t in a gaming mood when I first tried it because my wife was feeling a little frisky and I just had to attend to those matters, so I shut it down and I’d give it the proper attention in a day or two..so I fired it back up and started the tutorial again. It just bored me to death. Like I said..I’ve played civilizations and xcom and absolutely loved them but this game is just way to deep for me or maybe it just kinda sucks. Maybe if your an academic powerhouse..you may get a lot from thus game but if your just a gamer looking for fun and a strategic experience not bogged down by whatever is wrong with this game because I just can’t point out what’s wrong with it. then move on. I’m glad this was on game pass because I really was going to go in blind and purchase this because I how could you go wrong with a hybrid game that mixes xcom and civilizations. Also it got really good reviews but I think maybe the reviewers were busy with other games and tried this and just said..meh..it’s a good game and moved on...anyways..I hope others find joy in this game because I kinda thought it sucked and I gave it a chance. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. 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. Expand
  7. Jan 17, 2020
    0
    This is a very cheap pc-port. I just feels like there was no thought put into how it would play on console at all. Like the text that’s wayThis is a very cheap pc-port. I just feels like there was no thought put into how it would play on console at all. Like the text that’s way too f-ing small! What a waste. Expand

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