A rock-solid combination of rock-rolling action, deep strategy, and captivating art and music from different ages of history, this is a game of crush or be crushed!
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Mostly Positive (15 reviews) - 73% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (2,260 reviews) - 92% of the 2,260 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 7, 2011

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August 26

Poll: Most / least effective units in Rock of Ages 1

Hey there, Rock enthusiasts. We need your help!

We are interested to know what kind of strategies you guys were using in the first game, what were your most / least used units?

Please take a little time to tell us what in your opinion were the most / least effective units in Rock of Ages 1 in this poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZMLPVZ5

You could also tell us about your favorite RoA1 strategies in this thread.

Also check out our latest Rock of Ages 2 dev blog, it's about cows! :)


Thank you!

Poll results.

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July 4

Week of Ages winners

The Week of Ages have come to an end, and here are the winners:


Saint Scylla


Kaptin Bluddflagg Didn't respond to my messages.



Congratulations! I have sent you all friend invites.

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About This Game

A rock-solid combination of rock-rolling action, deep strategy, and captivating art and music from different ages of history, this is a game of crush or be crushed! Two castles stand opposed; one is yours, the other is your enemy’s. They're a jerk and their castle sucks, so you’re going to try to smash it using an enormous boulder. Even as they build up their defenses, you're ready to roll over them in order to raze that unsightly tower. But beware! There’s a giant boulder headed your way, too.

Key Features

  • Brought to you by the insanely creative minds of ACE Team, makers of Zeno Clash!
  • Take control of a giant boulder and crush your enemies!
  • Use an amazing variety of units to defend your tower and knock your enemy off course.
  • Bring your fight to both online and offline multiplayer!
  • 3 different modes: War, Time Trial, and SkeeBoulder.
  • 5 rich, historic periods of art and music create a gaming atmosphere unlike any other.
  • FREE Original Soundtrack included with the game download.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1.5 GB or higher
    • Graphics: 256mb video ram or better (GeForce 7 series or higher/Radeon HD3000 series or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.2 GB
    • Sound: Windows supported Sound Card
    • Internet: Online play requires Broadband Internet Connection
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I enjoyed my experience with this game. Major points for being unique and surprising, especially the boss battles. This game certainly breaks the mold, so if you're looking for something new and interesting, then this is something you would regret passing up.
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316 of 409 people (77%) found this review helpful
190 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Historically accurate.
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84 of 88 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
Rock of ages is a game about rolling down a hill; to squish a little man, literally.

In Rock of Ages, there is a very minor story, hardly relating to the game. This isnt a bad thing because the game doesn't need a story to be enjoyed, however the story is humorous.

The core gameplay aspect of Rock of Ages is rolling your rock down a slope riddled with defences in order to smash down an enemy gate. The opponents, are not only people from history, also attack your gate and the player must build their own defences in order to slow down or stop the other rock. You gain in game gold in order to pay for defences, and to upgrade your rock.

The defences range from towers, elephants, catapults and even bombs. These are used to slow down the enemy rock, if enough damage is done to the rock, it shrinks, dealing less damage. The upgrades for your rock are simple, adding metal spikes or lighting your rock on fire, dealing extra damage. Damage is also decided by the speed of the rock when it collides with the door; the faster the rock, the harder it hits.

Rock of ages also has a few mini games, one of which is skeeball. Rock of ages also has trading cards, and very easy achievements, making the game apply to a larger audience.

Rock of Ages does things right

Its story is humorous

The gameplay is overall enjoyable

Easy 100% achievements

The co-op is good fun with friends

The mini games are mostly fun

The in game destruction looks good

Its overall very original

Rock of ages does some things wrong

It can be repetitive

Slightly boring to some older gamers

The Defences aren't overly effective

The respawn locations can really mess with the player

Lacks real substance

Overall rock of ages isn't bad, it's just basic. The $10.99(CAD) price tag is way too high unless the player is planning to 100% it. Its a fun game to play with friends, however. It also makes the game lots more fun.
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86 of 93 people (92%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
This game is like someone threw Monty Python, Tower Defence, and Marble Madness in a blender, turned it on high for a few minutes, arranged it into a delicious dessert, and sprinkled some history on top for flavor enhancement. Honestly, how can you go wrong with a game in which you control a gigantic boulder (of varying shapes and sizes - I must say the fist is my favorite), and use it to shatter your opponent's gate? Even better, you get to squash their defenseless, flailing forms immediately afterwards to an immensely satisfying whoopie cushion sound.

If that is not enough to satisfy, there are also trained war bovines, elephants, and mammoths for you to use and abuse in the defense of your fortress. There are also elephant-launching airships.. If you are like me, you may derive much more pleasure from their strategic placement to troll your enemies, whether they be human players (yes, this game has online multiplayer) or historical figureheads.

Highly Recommend for some hard core laughter.
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120 of 146 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Looks like Monty Python and gaming had a very special hug.
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117 of 144 people (81%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
Oh man, this game is great! You see, Rock of Ages is actually an accurate historical representation of medieval warfare. Instead of having men, women and children slaughter each other mindlessly over some petty argument, disputes were settled by using sentient boulders. Yes, rocks. As this round stone, you travel through the ages of classical art (t)rolling and smashing everything on your way! Just remember though, you are not alone. Just as it happens, the enemy team has sent away a boulder of their own, and you have to race down with them! Whoever splats (oh god I love that sound) the enemy general, wins.

All in all, hilarious visuals and sounds, fun gameplay, some surprisingly complex base defense features and absolutely fantastic multiplayer modes, together make this game a must buy. This game has the Pidgin's Feather Seal of Approval, 5/5 would poop on.
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142 of 188 people (76%) found this review helpful
123 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
-Awesome gameplay
-You get to play as a destructive rock that crushes things
-Funny storyline

- No sequel Sequel Confirmed!

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78 of 95 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2013
A surprising little gem of a game, Rock of Ages is one of the strangest games I've ever played, and can be best summed up as Monty Python meets Super Monkey Ball meets bowling.
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91 of 120 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Posted: January 1, 2012
I am going to play this
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86 of 113 people (76%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
Hillarious beyond History and Myth.
It will break your balls!
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4.1 hrs
Posted: October 23
Divertising, really funny and strategic and simple
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8.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
8/10 CajkyCritic
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
I feel like I'm playing a Monty Python animation sketch...
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Rity Rityna Ritynovsky
0.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
Product received for free
I do not know why but please do something about it

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3.5 hrs
Posted: October 7
My initial disappointment over the distinct lack of Def Leppard was mollified by how insane and fun this game is.

It's Marble Madness crossed with Tower Defense, with a style inspired by Terry Gilliam's Monty Python animations. If you like one or all of those things, then get this game. I'm incapable of believing that anyone could hate all of those things, because such a surfeit of darkness would pitch mankind into a global holocaust. That this hasn't happened means that this game is for everyone.

Maybe it's simple, but so is chocolate, and by my doctor's grave, I'll not denounce chocolate.
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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 4
It's Marble Madness but with a Bigger ball!. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jazxSQz0yL4
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8.7 hrs
Posted: October 1
Just No, Please DONT!
also best tactis Mamuths and Airships
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5.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
You send a boulder down a twisty slope towards your opponent’s castle, steering and jumping--don’t ask how--as you splat flat buildings and little screaming people, bouncing over defences and smacking into the gates. At the same time, your opponent (computer or human) does the same to you. After the rock bashes a chunk off the gate workers start carving another boulder and, in the brief downtime, you place defences like explosives, wind machines, brave doomed elephants and cows.

It's more meticulous than I expected. When I'm building traps I'm being rushed, but when racing downhill I'm constantly made to slow down. Still, there's nothing quite like it. The animation, which goes through various periods of art history as you progress, is gorgeous and hilarious. The boss battles aren’t a great addition, although defeating Michelangelo’s David by shooting a boulder at his ♥♥♥♥ was certainly an experience.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Rock of Ages has a very unique art style, with beautiful imagery and music. However, the gameplay is somewhat unbalanced, with the AI boulders controlling flawlessly and brushing aside your units, no matter how many you place. The game spikes in difficulty after the first tutorial, so approach with caution.
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