GameSpot Reviews

Player Reviews

Average Player Score Based on 2002 ratings
7.9
Please Sign In to rate Golden Axe
Score Breakdown Based on 2002 ratings
  1. 10 (260)
  2. 9 (554)
  3. 8 (642)
  4. 7 (329)
  5. 6 (122)
  6. 5 (41)
  7. 4 (11)
  8. 3 (7)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (27)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

What Gamespot Users have to say about Golden Axe

  • User Rating 10

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

    Rated on September 04, 2009 by darthcobain17

    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 beginn...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Armchair warriors unite

    Rated on September 13, 2004 by dragoonlover

    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 scho...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The Axe Still Hits Hard Nearly 20 Years Later

    Rated on June 06, 2007 by sonicboom713

    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 ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

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

    Rated on October 28, 2004 by palaedorian

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3

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

    Rated on January 19, 2006 by ApeOverlord

    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 i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A golden game it is...

    Rated on January 24, 2006 by meg431

    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 ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Golden Axe is astonishing

    Rated on January 01, 2005 by deityoflove

    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 ...

    3 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Axbattler the sword-wielder!

    Rated on February 22, 2010 by AjarnLenny

    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 th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    A Magic Twist

    Rated on September 12, 2006 by Shawn_Watson

    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 a...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    Awsome game.

    Rated on February 24, 2005 by blead_the_dream

    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 ho...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.