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  • Summary: Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game through which you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear andStarlink: Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game through which you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear and skills on the fly. Travel the stars to unite the galaxy against villainous destructive forces. Modular, customizable starships: Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to assemble the starship of your dreams with a level of customization and creativity. Changes to your physical ship instantly appear in-game allowing you to immediately jump into the battle. Starships at your fingertips - Take control of your starship in a whole new way. Your custom starship attaches directly to your game controller as you pilot through Atlas. Open, living star system - Travel seamlessly through the vast exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System, full of unique challenges to discover and overcome. Explore 7 massive unique planets and space. Plus, fly directly from the planet into space for more battles and back to another world. Creative combat - Build your unique play style. Experiment with different pilot abilities and weapons to discover and unleash devastating combos upon your enemies and overcome deadly challenges. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    100
    Regardless of which version you purchase, Starlink: Battle For Atlas will provide one of the best console space shooters in years, and is now my favorite Star Fox game of all time.
  2. Oct 15, 2018
    90
    With its exclusive use of some substantial Star Fox content, you’re getting the best version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas on Nintendo Switch. And with a more accessible and ultimately enjoyable version of No Man’s Sky's gameplay mechanics and Mass Effect’s original vision, you’re getting one of the best dogfighting/space exploration games you can buy outside of Elite: Dangerous. Its gameplay loop does run out of steam after a while thanks to the required grind, but with a surprisingly ungreedy approach to content access and toys-to-life integration, Starlink really could be the spark that reignites the genre’s renaissance.
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    Starlink Battle For Atlas revives the ‘toys to life’ concept but making a step forward in the process. Ubisoft Toronto achieves their intention to conjugate both exploration and flight phases with a true sense of wonder from the very start until the end. Recommended not only for children but also for hardcore players.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    78
    Starlink marks a bold and intriguing return for the toys-to-life genre. An engrossing if ultimately flawed space journey.
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    75
    The world and characters they’ve created are intriguing enough for me to want to see more of it. If there was just a bit more variety, Starlink could be a fantastic franchise for both kids and adults alike.
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    70
    A good game that's robbed of greatness by a lack of ambition and terrible toys-to-life implementation. Everything it gets right – the clever mix-and-match shipbuilding, the combat, the controls, the imaginative alien worlds, the decent space opera storyline – can’t escape the vortex of tedium that comes with pedestrian mission design, planets that are mechanically the same, and the crushing knowledge that people who buy just the Starter Pack are getting an unquestionably inferior experience.
  7. Oct 17, 2018
    30
    Before you know it, Starlink turns playing with toys into something that feels an awful lot like work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Having such a blast with it. This game will be for you if 1) you like spaceships customization 2) well crafted space shooter gameplay 3)Having such a blast with it. This game will be for you if 1) you like spaceships customization 2) well crafted space shooter gameplay 3) STARFOX! The story is simple enough that you can simply enjoy it, the controls are tight and well thought and the universe is so cool to explore. The fact that you can take this with you on the go is so amazing! A must buy. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    Once again, grouchy, cynical reviewers who do not get it. Starlink on Switch is fantastic, fun, addictive, kept me up all night and love loveOnce again, grouchy, cynical reviewers who do not get it. Starlink on Switch is fantastic, fun, addictive, kept me up all night and love love love where it has gone. Stop whining over the toys. They are fun and innovative and...you dont need them to beat the game! Just level up bigtime, as you do in most RPG games, and you will defeat everything!

    If you want Zelda in Space meets Starfox, this game is for you!

    A must buy for ever Switch owner.
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  3. Oct 20, 2018
    10
    Having an incredible time with this game. It has planet and species exploration, action, great characters (including StarFox), brutal weapons,Having an incredible time with this game. It has planet and species exploration, action, great characters (including StarFox), brutal weapons, memorable ships and a great storyline. One of the year's Highlights for me! Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Best Starfox game to date (without being a Starfox game perse), since N64!!
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    9
    I'm giving this game a 9 only because of the micro transactions. The exploration is vast, the gameplay changes frequently enough to keep itI'm giving this game a 9 only because of the micro transactions. The exploration is vast, the gameplay changes frequently enough to keep it interesting, the story and voice acting is great. It's a good game. I picked up the Switch version for the extra Star Fox content, and surprisingly Fox and his crew fit right into the game, not feeling out of place at all. The game reminds me a lot of No Man's Sky, but fun and full of content. Flying is great and once in land mode it feels like a 3rd person shooter, or like I'm playing Destiny with all the different world events that pop up. It also provides enough of a challenge to keep adults playing, and the toys are not required since you can purchase everything digitally. I'll be playing this game for many hours. Hopefully they keep adding expansions to the universe. Expand
  6. Oct 18, 2018
    8
    Pretty solid spaceship game if you like this types of games. The game itself is like a merge between the actual No Mans Sky, Starwars RougePretty solid spaceship game if you like this types of games. The game itself is like a merge between the actual No Mans Sky, Starwars Rouge Squadron games, in the game you can find starships battles like StarWars Rogue Squadom and in the planet exploration zones similars to No Mas Sky, the transition between the two types fo zones is throw a animations that make you feel that you are entering or exiting the atmosphere of a planet, the missions can be very repetitive, but entertained, the only issue in the game (for me) is that the game don't have online Multiplayer, in this type of game that multiplayer mode could be awsome.
    Another plus for the game is that you can build your own starship based on the pieces of the starships and weapons that you already have, if you are using this toys to life it coild be more flexible and funny, but it also can be done if you using the digital version of the starships (you can useing the digital version of the starships that you have phisically)
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  7. Oct 20, 2018
    0
    It's just another repetitious grinder with a cash shop taking center stage. It's more like a mobile game designed for whales than a game meantIt's just another repetitious grinder with a cash shop taking center stage. It's more like a mobile game designed for whales than a game meant to entertain. The praise i see this game getting is typical of shiny new releases, but if the reviewers bothered to put in any time into the game, they would realize they are hampered unless they dole out more cash for more ships. Of all the games Ubisoft has released in the last several years, this one is the most cash-grabbing piece of crap I've seen yet. Expand

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