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
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 117 critic reviews
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9.4 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2017

Fly back to Strangereal for the next installment in the Ace Combat series. The game is beautifully crafted and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Easily one of the best flying games I have ever played, I know I will find myself returning to Ace Combat 7 quite often.

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9.1 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown's aerial dogfighting is absolutely exhilarating in multiplayer and might very well be my #1 multiplayer game to start out 2019 once my HOTAS arrives.

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9.1 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2019

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is a top-notch flight combat game with one of the best VR implementations that you'll ever have the joy to experience.

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91 / 100
Jan 17, 2019

I have a thing with niche games and Ace Combat is a fine example for that, previous entries kinda went a little down spiral but Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown brings the franchise back where it belongs, high in the air leaving competition far behind. I couldn’t have been more happy how this game turned out. So “sortie” to your nearest game shop or the Xbox Store and buy this fantastic game!

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9.1 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

This latest Ace Combat game is the best of the bunch, the product of two and a half decades of refinement as concerns an already excellent formula.

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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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9 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

Overall, I have had a great deal of fun with Ace Combat 7 and while it can be a demanding game at times, it is definitely a rewarding one. So if you want to fly through a beautiful blue sky filled with missiles, while surviving intense aerial dogfights, then Ace Combat 7 delivers on all counts.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2019

Ace Combat 7 is a hugely satisfying, even empowering, experience that's taken to the next level in VR

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Jan 18, 2019

Though not without flaws, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown manages to deliver an awe-inspiring and action-packed experience.

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Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 18, 2019

Twelve years have passed since the last great Ace Combat game. Fortunately, Project Aces have ignored recent failures and instead delivered a game that might be the best in the series.

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