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Average Player Score Based on 2025 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 2025 ratings
  1. 10 (262)
  2. 9 (557)
  3. 8 (647)
  4. 7 (332)
  5. 6 (125)
  6. 5 (44)
  7. 4 (13)
  8. 3 (8)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (28)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating: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

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  • Rating:4

    Golden Lacks

    Streets Of Rage shows porting 16 bit beat em ups to an 8 bit system can be succefull.Not just successful, but add something unique to the game through it's own aesthetics and exclusive content, appealing not just to thos... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    golden beat em up

    It's a staggeringly short game but one that makes up for it with it's fantastic features and quirks. The majestic music that really makes you feel like you're on a grand voyage, the dazzling spells which visuals fill up ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Golden Axe hasn't aged well; it's just boring and frustrating to play.

    When I was younger, beat-em-ups were all the rage. They were popularised by the Arcades, but later were ported over to the home consoles. One of the first PC games I ever played was Golden Axe and it was a child-hood cla... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Lemme axe you a question.

    Ah, Golden Axe. I remember the night I bought the Mega Drive game on Saturday March 27th 1993. I went to a little trading cart (an actual cart) in the Falkirk shopping centre and came away with this and Streets of Rage. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A great classic game.

    The AMIGA 500 version of Golden Axe is better than the SMS and SEGA GENESIS versions. It plays like a hack n slash type game.You can select a Barbarian,female warrior or dwarf and you'll travel through the world(r... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Genuine retro goodness.

    In the age of arcade games, a game was usually flashing on a screen. On the Sega Genesis, you'd have your socks knocked off to find a game that was even slightly enjoyable. Golden Axe was fun on swift wings to anyone who... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:9.5

    Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was Golden Axe....

    Golden Axe....Its name brings fear and joy to the minds of many....fear in that once loaded up you will not be doing anything eles other than playing Golden Axe....Joy as you will not be doing anything eles other than pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:7.5

    It's an okay beat'em'up fighting game, but i don't get what the fuss is all about?

    Story: the game's plot is based on sorta a Conan-the-Barbarian style of fantasy. An evil entity known as Death Adder has captured the King and his daughter, and holds them captive in their castle. He also finds the Gol... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful