Ultra Age Reviews

Ultra Age is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Cubed3
Top Critic
5 / 10
Jun 21, 2022

Clearly a budget title, even looking past some of the obvious flaws like the laughably bad voice acting or the older console generation looking characters, the core game itself - fighting - leaves a lot to be desired. Enemies largely are punching bags with annoyingly large HP pools, but the game is unforgiving with how long there is between being able to save. Ultra Age had some clear potential but it really needed its quality spread across all aspects, the bad parts drag the rest of it down making it largely passable.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2022

Ultra Age is a fun third-person action game that has a great combat system, interesting story, and great dialogue between the main character and his cyborg buddy. If you like NieR or Devil May Cry this is a great title for a good price.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2022

Ultra Age gets the combat mostly right. While it isn't perfect, the combat system feels fluid enough that you can make a spectacle of dashing around mobs and tagging them with dazzling combos. Everything else about it feels half-baked, from the pacing to the story to the sound and pick-up system. Those who crave action may overlook these things because the combat is good enough, but those who are looking for something with better quality would be better served looking elsewhere first.

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7 / 10
Nov 20, 2021

High paced action, with climatic boss fights, a sharp and slick weapon management system, and a very welcoming combat system aren't harmed by the game's rather dated graphics and its underachieving plot, and the fun that can be extracted from this experience has made Ultra Age more than earn its place within the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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Oct 19, 2021

At the end of the day, Ultra Age is a middle of the pack action thing that has the basic mechanics of the genre down, but doesn’t do anything to stand out, and it has some real balancing issues. but struggles to balance difficulty progression as well as pushing boundaries in the genre. Unfortunately for the developers, this is one genre in which we are spoiled for choice, both in terms of finding challenging games to enjoy, and complex, thought-provoking experiences.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Ultra Age may not be a complete package, offering little outside it's compelling combat. However, the moment to moment gameplay is incredibly enjoyable, even if the Nintendo Switch version of the game is noticeably stripped back.

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Sep 27, 2021

"Time-traveling without a clear destination."

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2021

Visual Dart and Next Stage have in Ultra Age a diamond in the rough, conveying the feeling of not having been sufficiently polished. Ultra Age reveals itself as a title with an interesting premise with a very rewarding combat system, but with some serious problems at key points in the experience. For this reason, we cannot in good conscience affirm that they do not tarnish the experience as a whole. Still, we believe that if there is ever an "Ultra Age 2" (following the sugestion of the after the end credits scene) we can see this saga in a bigger picture in the videogames business.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2021

Whatever side of the line you land on, the constant will be that Ultra Age is a lot of fun to play. While its systems might not be deep; the enjoyment of juggling combos/blades and enemies is worth the 7 hour length.

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DVS Gaming
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 22, 2021

Ultra Age isn’t a flawless classic by any means. But Next Stage has created a surprisingly enjoyable hack-and-slasher, thanks to a weapons system that continues to evolve and some exciting action. It also doesn’t look bad either, though the voice acting isn’t entirely up to snuff. Sure, it could’ve been better, but this sword is still plenty sharp. And that’s good news for a game that some might have feared would show its…age?

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7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2021

Ultra Age is an excellent title for those who are looking for action inspired by classics of the hack ’n’ slash genre, but who don't want to be stuck with the familiar games of this genre. Its biggest highlight is a fluid, fast and addictive gameplay full of style and effects that fill the eyes. The plot and visuals aren't her strongest point, but that's a detail you can wipe away to really enjoy the game.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2021

Ultra Age bets it all on its own style of conventional combat and mostly succeeds as a result.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2021

In a nutshell, Ultra Age reeks of low budget jank, but its (awful) presentation is deceiving. This is actually a surprisingly competent hack ‘n’ slash that respects its sources of inspiration, all while adding some interesting elements of its own.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2021

An action slasher in the vein of Devil May Cry, Ultra Age is a post-apocalyptic tale of a boy and his robot, fighting their way to the truth. With a large variety of blades and some minor performance issues, players are in for a good time (if they can ignore the voice acting).

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6 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

If we were to evaluate exclusively the ultra Age combat system we would not hesitate to say that it is a small pearl. Unfortunately, however, we find ourselves having to consider the entire package and it is therefore impossible not to take into account the serious problems of this production, ranging from level design to the graphic sector, passing through some very questionable gameplay choices.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2021

Ultra Age certainly offers a unique experience, making it a great addition to the action genre. The elaborate look and the frantic combat are its biggest highlights. Even so, the impression is that the game is not fully exploiting its potential, which can be corrected in a possible sequel.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2021

As it stands Ultra Age is one of the most impressive small-scale 3D action games you can get a hold of.

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Sep 9, 2021

Ultra Age is a really fun fast-paced action game that shouldn’t be missed by fans of the genre. It may be lacking in certain areas but makes up for it with its addictively satisfying combat mechanics. The game will take about 6-7 hours to complete, so it is not the longest and there isn’t much replay value. But the visuals are amazing and a real testament to what indie developers are capable of at the moment.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

Ultra Age executes a very fun and engaging combat system with bosses that were unique and great to fight. However, introducing so many combat mechanics with its many swords and never using them during boss fights is a major letdown. The story was basic and the dynamic of Age and Helvis never grew over the journey in the many boxed-in levels. Thus, I can not recommend this game since the only enjoyment to be found is in its combat. But the game never felt boring, and it shows the clear ambitions that weren’t executed well by two indie studios. While I won’t remember the journey Age and Helvis went through in the years to come, I will remember the fun I had with its combat.

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Noisy Pixel
Jalil Shareef
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

Ultra Age is a no-brainer for indie action game fans. The adventure features seamless gameplay, fun boss designs, a low price, and the potential to create a franchise. It challenges the player to pay attention to enemy movements, create new playstyles and understand the game mechanics to the fullest while keeping it fun and creative. While the story has its shortcomings, I am sure with some added detail in the future; it can become a hit of its own.

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