Age of Wonders: Planetfall Reviews

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameSkinny
Top Critic
Aug 4, 2019

The turn-based strategy game of the year has arrived, and the unexpected transition from fantasy to sci-fi is handled superbly.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019
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ACG
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Aug 5, 2019
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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall excels thanks to an emphasis on customization that makes it stand out from the competition.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall turned out to be more specific than the triquel. It seems that Triumph Studio managed to get stuck in time, steal some ideas of competitors and at the same time predict development of trends. However, it is still a very exciting game that will be interesting to fans of the genre. Especially it should be recommended to the owners of PS4 and Xbox One, which ignores by Sid Meier's Civilization.

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Aug 5, 2019

Dinosaur-soldiers, character customization, and strong storytelling help Age of Wonders: Planetfall get over the early-game onboarding hurdles and micromanagement woes.

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85 / 100
Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall, while a bit opaque in some areas, is the most entertaining 4X I've played in years.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

A good format that optimally mixes two different strategy modes, but which in turn has too much information to process and requires time to adapt, with a somewhat more repetitive campaign than we would like.

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Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is an intergalactic strategy game that rewards patience.

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9 / 10
Aug 5, 2019

Initially unwieldy but eventually engrossing, Age of Wonders' latest entry translates its Civ-meets-XCOM formula brilliantly to a new sci-fi setting. Even if the elements of that sci-fi are a bit rote.Phil Iwaniuk

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

It is deep, fun and has extremely high replay value. It's disappointing that the multiplayer has a couple of hiccups but the AI is solid and provides a good challenge with plenty of entertainment. Whether you're playing a custom scenario or the campaign, you are in for a good time. Planetfall may end up being my personal game of the year and I can't recommend it enough. Especially for console players who rarely get these type of games. If you like strategy or grid-based tactics, buy it immediately, you won't regret it.

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8 / 10
Aug 5, 2019

The science fiction setting puts a compelling new spin on Age of Wonders: Planetfall, with a lengthy single player campaign and half a dozen contrasting factions to see rise from the ashes of the Star Union. There's some niggles I have on console, but this is easy to recommend if you're hankering for a new 4X strategy game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

A very capable turn-based sci-fi 4X game that mixes Civ with squad-based tactics.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

No more fantasy setting for Triumph Studios: Age of Wonders: Planetfall brings the 4x series into the future and this transaction in almost perfect.

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Aug 5, 2019

It's been a long time since Age of Wonders III was released back in 2014, and Age of Wonders: Planetfall reminds me what makes this series so great. This is a strategy game that feels like classic Age of Wonders in every respect, but thrust into the future with a renewed energy. There's essentially two games here that work in concert with one another, and Age of Wonders: Planetfall demonstrates how to do this flawlessly. The missions feel handcrafted, rather than "make your own fun"; the planets are colorful and vibrant, teeming with life, and the factions are unique, silly, and fascinating. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better strategy game than Age of Wonders: Planetfall this year, or in the past few years.

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8.2 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a great 4X, but it lacks in accessibility.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall brings a new setting, and lots of improvements, to a classical 4X series. The increased complexity can be occasionally overwhelming, but the strategical experience remains top notch.

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Unscored
Aug 5, 2019

Don’t make the mistake I nearly made and disregard it: if you enjoy the tactical and strategic game styles it draws from, you’ll find a game that doesn’t go out of its way to innovate on either front, but one that performs a bloody lovely duet.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Whether you're a veteran of the genre or a relative newcomer, Planetfall will keep you plotting and planning your rise to glory for a long time.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Planetfall is certainly worth exploring, but not all strategy fans are going to want to set up permanent residence.

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