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7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 2004 ratings
  1. 10 (260)
  2. 9 (554)
  3. 8 (642)
  4. 7 (329)
  5. 6 (122)
  6. 5 (42)
  7. 4 (12)
  8. 3 (7)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (27)

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  • Review Score:10

    One of my childhood favourites! It's easy, but it's fun.

    Golden Axe is one of the classic Sega Genesis games I remember absolutely loving when I was growing up. The game takes you on a medieval adventure through 8 levels of hack and slash fun! At the beginning of the game you ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Armchair warriors unite

    Before there was Streets of Rage, there was Golden Axe. And even now, despite it's age, Golden Axe does things right that many slow, boring 3D brawlers do wrong. It wonderfully captures the old school arcade feeling of... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    The Axe Still Hits Hard Nearly 20 Years Later

    Almost 15 years before games like Baldur’s Gate and Champions of Norrath revolutionized the hack and slash genre, Sega’s Golden Axe was at the forefront of that revolution and was the best beat-em up available on any sys... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Hack and slash was pretty much defined from this game so its a must have for fans of that genre.

    Hack and slash was pretty much defined from this game so its a must have for fans of that genre. What that means to the non hardcore gamer is that you chop lots of things up. This game was full of it and gave any oth... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3

    Hmm... Looks like a primitive version of Metal Slug!

    I only bought a Plug in and Play version of this game and to my surprise such a primitive game holds out well. This game came out before I was born and I was surprised I never played it nor heard of it in the 90s. It's a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A golden game it is...

    This game must be at least 15 years old but that doesnt mean to say that its missing what the games now days have, yes the games now have better graphics and better and longer story lines but nothing compares to ripe old... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Golden Axe is astonishing

    Golden Axe is one of the best old school games ever... and still is great, Sega must very proud of it's miracle game and they should make new 3d ones and they will probabily get really good ratings from me.... It has ... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Axbattler the sword-wielder!

    A game that got translated well from the arcade halls into our living rooms on most formats. This is a review of the Genesis version. In the game you get to choose between 3 characters: Ax-battler the barbarian that, fo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    A Magic Twist

    This is one of the best remembered Genesis games. Tho it's absolutely nothing special. It's almost totally like Streets of Rage with magic spells instead of special kung-fu moves and set in the dark ages. You can choo... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Awsome game.

    I first feel in love with this game playing it on the arcade. It was one of the best hack n slash of the old school I think. It probably still ranks up in the top to me. I can play this game for hours. The graphics a... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful