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Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Xboxdynasty (XD) (Aug 18, 2007)
Golden Axe ist meines Erachtens eine wahre Perle des Genres, trotz des Alters und der wirklich enorm kurzen Spielzeit von gerade einmal knapp 30 Minuten. Die genialen Features wie Magie, Reittiere, drei verschiedene Charaktere, Koop-Gameplay, die fantasievollen Stages sowie natürlich die Jagd nach dem AAA++-Ranking sorgen für enorm Motivation. Meines Erachtens gibt es auf XBLA bis zur Veröffentlichung von Streets of Rage 2 keinen Sidescroller, der mit diesem Titel mithalten kann. Zugreifen!
Maintenant on veut les autres titres du Système 16 sur XBLA monsieur Sega et pourquoi pas, des jeux venant d'autres anciens board et là, on pense tout naturellement à Golden Axe: The Revenge Of Death-Adder !
TeamXbox (Jul 23, 2007)
If you’re a fan of the original Golden Axe, this is definitely worth a download, as it’s essentially the exact same game you played in the arcade. The combat is just as basic, the magic looks just as bad-ass, and the end boss is still frustratingly tough. If you’re looking for more, however, this might not be the game for you. Aside from the welcome Xbox Live co-op mode, there really isn’t much in the way of extra features available. We still love you, Golden Axe, but what have you done for us lately?
IGN (Jul 17, 2007)
The first legendary adventure of Gilius Thunderhead, Ax Battler, and Tyris Flare is one that is still fun today. Co-op play over Xbox Live greatly extends the game's lifeline, and its emphasis on using a degree of strategy and communication over much more frantic titles such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles provides a nice change of pace. Its charm will probably wear off after two or three times. You could venture onto another console and purchase a SEGA Genesis collection for a much better deal, but this is really your only option to play Golden Axe on Xbox 360. And for that, 400 Microsoft Points (US$5) is not a bad deal.
GamesRadar (Jul 27, 2007)
Much like a lot of the arcade games back then, Golden Axe is fairly short and doesn't have a lot of replayability, as every enemy will appear in the exact same spot every time you play, and there are no branching paths. But for 400 MS points, a classic brawler with functional online play is something that belongs in your Live Arcade library.
GameSpot (Jul 19, 2007)
Golden Axe may inspire a ton of great, nostalgic feelings, as it was a classic in its day. But with unlimited continues, shaky online, and short length, there's not a lot to keep you coming back once you've completed it once or twice. If that sounds like five dollars of entertainment to you, then by all means, download away. But don't say we didn't warn you.
60 (UK) (Jul 15, 2007)
Golden Axe, then. Big, brutish, three-button sprite-based fantasy brawler with bags of nostalgic moments and inexplicable co-op charm: Yours to buy for the 39th time for just 400 points. (Sep 17, 2007)
The game is only a few levels long. This version of Golden Axe is based on the arcade version, no the Genesis one. So while the graphics look better than what would have appeared on the Genesis, the Genesis version of the game has an extra level added to it. That level is not in this version of the game, which greatly angered my friend.