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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...
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
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
705 products in account
33 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Very fun, but very short. Despite having 30 possible levels, you do 10 per run-thru each time...so you could finish the whole game in a little over three hours if you worked at it. Wicked fun while it lasts, Aces of the Galaxy is unfortunately hampered by similar problems to what too many of Activision's other older titles on here have - namely poor maximum resolution [1280x1024 standard / 1280x720 wide], no saving between levels, and spotty at best controller support. It controls very well with a keyboard and mouse though, and gets nice and insane near the end. If it can be snagged for $7.50 or less, I'd say it's worth it if you like more casual space schmups, and it also happens to run very well on newer machines - something way too many of the other old Activision titles sadly can't boast.

Best part: You can kill the credits on game end, including government agencies. Not that I'm advocating doing that for real, or anything. ;P
Posted: August 19th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
78 products in account
1 review
0.1 hrs on record
Really sloppy control and interface design, and there's no reason to make a PC shooter where you have to keep mashing buttons like this. Graphics are pleasant enough, but were stuck in 4x3 for me. Overall this feels like someone tried to make a more arcade-ish Starfox knockoff, and in doing so lost all of the worthwhile elements of the source.
Posted: May 4th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
368 products in account
19 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
251 products in account
3 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
running windows 7 w/a 360 controller and game runs perfect. Fast, colorful on rails shooter. Old school fun.
Posted: May 2nd, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
465 products in account
75 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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