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Aeon Drive

2Awesome Studio, CRITICAL REFLEX
Sep 30, 2021 - PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

71%

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Aeon Drive Trailers

Aeon Drive - Launch Trailer | PS5, PS4 thumbnail

Aeon Drive - Launch Trailer | PS5, PS4

Aeon Drive: Tournament - Announcement Trailer thumbnail

Aeon Drive: Tournament - Announcement Trailer

Aeon Drive - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2021 thumbnail

Aeon Drive - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2021


Aeon Drive Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Aeon Drive

Aeon Drive is all about running very fast and nailing every jump, slide, and teleport without missing a beat or putting a step wrong.

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Phenomenal controls and addictive gameplay are the crux of Aeon Drive. This is a very good speedrunning game that I wish did more to draw in a certain crowd, but it'll please the devoted all the same.

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Aeon Drive isn't quite up there with modern platforming classics like Celeste, but it's pretty darn close nevertheless. While its narrative won't win any awards, this is simply a supporting backdrop to the fantastic gameplay on offer. Bolstered by solid performance and minimal loading screens, racing through the levels feels exhilarating as you jump, slide, and teleport your way through the maze-like environments. With an online leaderboard to satisfy your competitive nature and added multiplayer to boot, Aeon Drive is a speedrunning triumph that absolutely deserves your attention.

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Sloppy level design and sluggish run speed and teleportation turn the speed-based Aeon Drive into a bit of a slog.

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It does have a multiplayer option and online leaderboards for each stage, so if competitive speed running is your thing, Aeon Drive delivers. For me, it's an interesting curio that I'm glad I played, but won't be returning to often.

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Aeon Drive is a 2D platformer focused on speedrun with a touch of collecting. It's also a lesson that not everything has to be complex, deep and emotional. Sometimes, simple fun without major complications is best.

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Those into speedrunning or action-packed platformers would be wise to check Aeon Drive out. While it’s not spectacular in any particular way, there’s little to find fault with here, and it’s fun to jump into if only for a few minutes at a time, attempting to finish new levels or improve your times on those you’ve already completed. And as ever, dashing through levels with a friend or family member by your side makes the action that much more enjoyable.

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Aeon Drive delivers a very focused experience for anyone who loves classic platformer action and wants to test their skills against other players on constantly updated leaderboards. There are a lot of cities to get through and plenty of paths to master using the teledagger. But the game would be much more engaging if it dropped the 30-second limit.

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