13 Sentinels Aegis Rim

Rating Summary

Based on 77 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

96%

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IGN
Matt T.M. Kim

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

On 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Vanillaware flexes some serious storytelling chops to go along with its visual flair.

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Essential
Sep 15, 2020

Enigmatic and unapologetic even in the face of its most absurd ideas, this is sometimes messy, sometimes boring, but always astounding.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2020
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7 / 10
Sep 22, 2020

Not at all what you'd expect from the makers of Dragon's Crown, but as well as the expectedly beautiful artwork this has some of the most engaging high school melodrama this side of Persona.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

Even with lackluster battles, the constantly escalating stakes and evolving story pulled me in

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9 / 10
Sep 18, 2020

13 Sentinels stumbles a bit when it comes to combat, but the story it tells is absolutely superb.

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Sep 15, 2020

Beat by beat, you've seen elements of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim's plot elsewhere before, but you've probably never played anything quite like it. How 13 Sentinels strings its complex narrative together is nothing short of astonishing. It operates like a great melodramatic sci-fi TV show, only reworked and shuffled into an interactive format, and it takes full advantage of it. And for that, even with weak RTS battles complementing it all, it's an easy recommendation.

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Sep 25, 2020

In a year where new consoles are dropping, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is at risk of falling off the radar. I hope that players avoid that pitfall because this game is something special. It’s unique art and gameplay make it an unexpected treat, and it’s got the makings of an instant cult classic.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

Had Vanillaware crafted a title where the story and the action wove into one another flawlessly, we'd be looking at the greatest game the developer has ever made, without question. Unfortunately, that's not what this game is, and while what is here is great, it's crushing to see just how close 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim came to perfection.

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80 / 100
Sep 15, 2020

Vanillaware keeps being faithful to its own style, and now surprises us with a different adventure, 2/3 visual novel, 1/3 strategic combat game, but with a flawless visual style, a solid sci-fi plot and strategic combats with a nice touch. Maybe 13 Sentinels it's not for everybody, but if you have a taste for different dishes, you will love it.

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