Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Reviews Summary

Refined Gameplay
Smooth Controls
Complicated Narrative

Summary: Bringing back the gameplay that the series made famous, Ace Combat 7 soars. While the story may get in the weeds, that's just another reason why this is a return to form.

Rating Summary

Based on 117 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

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Mike Epstein

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

Ace Combat 7: Unknown Skies doesn't do a lot ot update its classic arcade-style dogfighting, but it does look great and its gameplay holds up for the most part.

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Recommended
Jan 18, 2019

The lesser spotted aerial combat genre makes a glorious return in this heart-pumpingly exciting game.

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75 / 100
Jan 18, 2019

Uncomplicated but gratifying flying, in scenarios of increasing silliness and therefore likeability.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019
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8 / 10
Jan 18, 2019

A successful return flight for the veteran franchise, with highly entertaining aerial action that remains accessible for new fans and old.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2019

The game makes you work for each kill, and as a result you feel like you've achieved something notable with almost every ace you down

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8 / 10
Jan 19, 2019

Strong aerial combat, an earnest story, and a varied campaign herald a victorious return to form for Ace Combat.

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Jan 30, 2019

That being said, this is an excellent game and a fantastic Ace Combat game, and I’m glad to see the main series making a return after so many years

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2019

When it's firing on all cylinders, Ace Combat 7 absolutely soars as a return to form for a series thought dormant. It'll be interesting to see how Bandai Namco might take things forward from here on, but for now, the series is flying high and steady once again.

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9 / 10
Jan 18, 2019

In Ace Combat 7 dogfighting games have a new Top Gun. The VR sadly turned my stomach, but the series' trademark action is bigger and better than ever, with the spectacular weather effects introducing a level of realism and drama that will win over any wannabe Mavericks.

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