3, 2, 1 Blast-Off! Launch yourself into the intense space-shooter Aces of the Galaxy™ — A non-stop, old-school arcade thrill-ride for the 21st century and beyond. Utilize an impressive arsenal of upgradeable weapons including high powered missile launchers, devastating torpedoes and the ever-reliant chain gun to annihilate the...
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Mixed (22 reviews) - 50% of the 22 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 4, 2008

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3, 2, 1 Blast-Off! Launch yourself into the intense space-shooter Aces of the Galaxy™ — A non-stop, old-school arcade thrill-ride for the 21st century and beyond. Utilize an impressive arsenal of upgradeable weapons including high powered missile launchers, devastating torpedoes and the ever-reliant chain gun to annihilate the ships of the wretched Skurgian Empire.

  • Temporal Shift — Intense feature slows down the hordes of enemies
  • Stunning Visuals — Bring the action up close and personal
  • 3rd Person Action — Retro-arcade shooter gameplay style

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP
    • Processor: Pentium(R) 4 2.0 GHz or AMD(R) equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB of RAM for Windows(R) XP or 1 GB of RAM for Windows Vista(TM)
    • Graphics: 9.0c-compatible video card with 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB free uncompressed hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card and speakers or headphones
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Mixed (22 reviews)
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Domixion
0.6 hrs
Posted: May 6
This is the first On-Rail Shooter game i have ever played on a computer, and i must say i really like it. Normally i am not a big fan of types like this game, but this one got me. Everything is good but i wouldn't pay 10$ for it. (I got it for 5$ myself)
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Alucard
1.2 hrs
Posted: February 13
when i bought this years ago, there was the mouse issue.. now the game just doesnt lunch.... i wish i could erase this game, from my library
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drgonfire1
0.5 hrs
Posted: November 29, 2015
It feels like playing a third-person version of Space Invaders, when you can see it.

There's a reason Aces of the Galaxy sits at "Mixed" in it's reviews: it's not for everyone. Certainly it's not the type for me. While there is something to be said for "On Rail Shooters," I cannot say that Aces makes the best of this particular style. In particular, Aces makes use of many many brilliant colors and explosions which happen in such frequency that seeing what is happening is a challenge.

Overall, I can't say that I was enjoying Aces. Had it been a third-person version of Space Invaders, I might have had more fun with the idea, but the novelty of such an idea is hampered by the rail.
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crazy_charlie321
0.7 hrs
Posted: December 21, 2014
I suppose it is an okay game but..

Fun?
Yes it actually is and not too difficult either and kind of refreshing.

No saves?
I do not have a lot of time to play and there´s where the lack of a save option stops me from playing further.

Gaming gear used:
There was also a problem with my logitech rumblepad, I had to disconnect it to get the game working properly. I had it plugged in for another game but obviously this game does not like that. I used my mouse and keyboard for this game.

Recommend:
No. If it only had an autosave/save function then I´d would have voted positive surely.
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triforceforever
0.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 7, 2014
Cant really recommend this game. Gameplay is repetative and uninteresting and the controls are hit and miss. looks and sound are good enough, but the game isnt worth your money, there are free flash games out there that are better then this
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ROGUE
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 31, 2014
Find a blunt object and start beating yourself in the head with it... I guarantee that will be a better experience than trying to play / troubleshoot / fix your system after installing this POS. I wish I was exaggerating.

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Crux
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 17, 2014
A great little game that'll be of great joy to anyone who played old-school rail shooters. You're a stalwart human space hero fighting against the evil Skurgian aliens. Blow up enemy spaceships and enjoy alien warlords shaking their fist at the "pathetic human scum". Have I made my point yet? Great little game, takes about 45 minutes across nine levels, highly recommend.
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Axophor
1.0 hrs
Posted: July 11, 2014
Great arcade space-craft fighter shooty thingy! Umm... if only I knew how to describe it. Amazing game, great fun, adrenaline packed and best of all... EXPLOSIONS IN YO FACE!
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worlebird
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 7, 2014
I cannot recommend this game - it just doesn't work, and the support for it is horrible. I have seen some people who seem to be able to get it to work, and I wish them all the best. For me, it gets to the menu, I cna select a ship, but when I click "Play", it hangs. Music still plays, but no game. Worst of all, I can only kill it remotely, because it completely takes over the desktop - try to CTRL/ALT/DEL and you can't see task manager because the game is in the way. Can't minimize it. Can't ALT/TAB, because the instant you change windows, the game takes back over again.

And the support. What support? Steam has nothing in the way of support for this game, so far as I can tell. They say contact Activision. Activision has no reference to this game on their site anywhere, and you can't submit a ticket for anything that's not on the site. There is no generic way to contacxt support except Twitter, and so I am now engaged in a days-long Twitter conversation which has barely gotten past the "have you verified your game cache" stage.

It looked fun, but don't risk it. NOT WORTH THE RISK TO BUY.
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Anterk
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 1, 2014
Aces of the Galaxy is a competent game that gets on my nerves. Aces reveals console-port-itus by making it impossible to change the controls ingame, and if you have a 360 controller hooked up expect to get lots of rumble you can't do anything about.
I was attracted to Aces because it looks and plays a bit like Rez HD. You can move side to side and dodge, but you have no ability to change your path. When executed well, this can be alot of fun. However, shooting in Aces is accomplished by clicking the mouse button instead of holding it. Within the first few minutes of play, I encountered swarms of enemies, and I do mean swarms. You can fire missiles by holding the right mouse button and dragging it over your enemies, but the recharge for this ability encourages you to click away with your guns, and this quickly becomes a pain.
Outside of gameplay, two more issues quickly made the experience intolerable. Firstly, the majority of the enemies arn't well-differentiated from the background, the shots they fire back at you, or thier own vapor trails. The result is an incredibly busy, confusing, and deadly mess, and that's before you start adding your own shots to the mix. Secondly, I quickly encontered a piece of music that was ear-splittingly painful, and while I could certainly turn off all the music, I really don't see the point of playing a game like this without decent beats.
This is obviously a subjective review, so I encourage you to examine other sources.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
Aces of the Galaxy is a classical rail shooter and has pretty much everything you could ask for. It's fun to play, has nice graphics and catchy music.
However, if you want to finish this game, you better allocate enough time. It's not a lengthy game, but it still lacks a save feature. Which is a bit poor.
Also, don't be surprised if power-ups float by outside the "rail", quite often they're beyond reach and you can't get them.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 15, 2014
This game is a good old fashioned rail shooter that was decently executed.
Its bright and colorful, and fast paced.
However this is ZERO support for this game, and if you use dual monitors the game will crash. You will have to disable a monitor to play.

I suggest a 360 gamepad to play.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Fun arcade type space battle game. Main story line doesn't last long, but it has loads of replayability.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
A great little game that'll be of great joy to anyone who played old-school rail shooters. You're a stalwart human space hero fighting against the evil Skurgian aliens. Blow up enemy spaceships and enjoy alien warlords shaking their fist at the "pathetic human scum". Have I made my point yet? Great little game, takes about 45 minutes across nine levels, highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This is the first On-Rail Shooter game i have ever played on a computer, and i must say i really like it. Normally i am not a big fan of types like this game, but this one got me. Everything is good but i wouldn't pay 10$ for it. (I got it for 5$ myself)
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Decent-ish. Difficult to recommend one way or the other. Poor resolution and gamepad support, but the basic gameplay is some fun starfox-like business. It's quite pretty, although the gameplay is not quite as nuanced as its contemporaries (sin and punishment 2?).

Still, compared to Yar's Revenge, Aces of the Galaxy is good, and might be the best on-rails shmups on Steam, if that's your fancy.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
I cannot recommend this game - it just doesn't work, and the support for it is horrible. I have seen some people who seem to be able to get it to work, and I wish them all the best. For me, it gets to the menu, I cna select a ship, but when I click "Play", it hangs. Music still plays, but no game. Worst of all, I can only kill it remotely, because it completely takes over the desktop - try to CTRL/ALT/DEL and you can't see task manager because the game is in the way. Can't minimize it. Can't ALT/TAB, because the instant you change windows, the game takes back over again.

And the support. What support? Steam has nothing in the way of support for this game, so far as I can tell. They say contact Activision. Activision has no reference to this game on their site anywhere, and you can't submit a ticket for anything that's not on the site. There is no generic way to contacxt support except Twitter, and so I am now engaged in a days-long Twitter conversation which has barely gotten past the "have you verified your game cache" stage.

It looked fun, but don't risk it. NOT WORTH THE RISK TO BUY.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
running windows 7 w/a 360 controller and game runs perfect. Fast, colorful on rails shooter. Old school fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
Great arcade space-craft fighter shooty thingy! Umm... if only I knew how to describe it. Amazing game, great fun, adrenaline packed and best of all... EXPLOSIONS IN YO FACE!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
when i bought this years ago, there was the mouse issue.. now the game just doesnt lunch.... i wish i could erase this game, from my library
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