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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

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Total Reviews: 64
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: 13 Sentinels has lackluster combat, but the story it tells is absolutely astounding.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
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Critic Reviews: 64
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 64

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

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Critic Reviews for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

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High Score - 100/100
100%
Average Score - 86/100
86%
Low Score - 60/100
60%

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

Recommended
Malindy Hetfeld (Eurogamer)

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

September 15, 2020 |

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.

September 22, 2020 |
7/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
4/5 stars
Caty McCarthy (USgamer)

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.

September 15, 2020 |

Malindy Hetfeld (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

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

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

7/10 - (Read Review)

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)

4/5 stars - (Read Review)

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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Best Adventure Game

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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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