Aces of the Galaxy

Critic Score User Score
Windows
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3.9
Xbox 360
75
4.0
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Description

Aces of the Galaxy is a third-person, futuristic space shooter where the player needs to take on the entire Skurgian armada with a single craft after stealing it from them. The game is very hectic as various waves of enemies are sent in at the same time. Movement is not completely free, following the direction of the camera, but the player is able to influence the direction by moving towards the side of the screen or by performing barrel rolls.

There are different ships to choose from, all equipped with a chaingun and torpedoes. The torpedoes need some time to recharge but by holding a button they can be linked to target multiple enemies. Power-ups increase firepower, repair the ship or unlock the mission select screen at the end of the level. The game consists of main nine missions, but by picking up the warp power-up during the game there are three different environments to choose from. Larger enemies are highlighted red, the player can build up a bar to trigger temporal shift that slows down time, and there is button to scan for invisible enemies that usually grant a large amount of points.

There are three difficulty levels and various achievements to unlock.

Screenshots

Aces of the Galaxy Windows An incoming message
Aces of the Galaxy Windows Turning towards an enemy.
Aces of the Galaxy Windows The amount of enemies is often insane.
Aces of the Galaxy Windows Barely dodging an incoming laser.

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Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox 360 Jun 02, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
Console Monster Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 83 out of 100 83
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jun 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80
TalkXbox Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jun 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Jul 09, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Jun 10, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 05, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally conceptualized under the name Space Opera. In its early stages, it was conceived as a mix between the shooter it is now, and a rhythm game.

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