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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Critics Consensus (Play It)

13 Sentinels has lackluster combat, but the story it tells is absolutely astounding.

Game Info

A departure from the studio’s traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware’s signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life.

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Total Reviews: 64

Nom: Best Adventure Game (2020)

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43% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

64

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

100%

Median Score

88%

Low Score

60%
What did you think of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim?
Player Reviews1 Votes
9.9
Malindy Hetfeld (Eurogamer)
September 15, 2020
Recommended

Enigmatic and unapologetic even in the face of its most absurd ideas, this is sometimes messy, sometimes boring, but always astounding.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
September 22, 2020
7/10

Not at all what you’d expect from the makers of Dragon’s Crown, but as well as the expectedly beautiful artwork this has some of the most engaging high school melodrama this side of Persona.

Caty McCarthy (USgamer)
September 15, 2020
4/5 stars

Beat by beat, you’ve seen elements of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim’s plot elsewhere before, but you’ve probably never played anything quite like it. How 13 Sentinels strings its complex narrative together is nothing short of astonishing. It operates like a great melodramatic sci-fi TV show, only reworked and shuffled into an interactive format, and it takes full advantage of it. And for that, even with weak RTS battles complementing it all, it’s an easy recommendation.

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Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Adventure Game

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

George Kamitani

PRODUCER(S):

Akiyasu Yamamoto

DESIGNER(S):

Kouichi Maenou

PROGRAMMER(S):

Kentaro Ohnishi

ARTIST(S):

Yukiko Hirai. Emika Kida

WRITER(S):

George Kamitani

COMPOSER(S):

Hitoshi Sakimoto, Yukinori Kikuchi, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Yoshimi Kudo, Rikako Watanabe, Kazuki Higashihara, Azusa Chiba

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