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Century: Age of Ashes

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A fun, frantic, and free dragon-riding shooter.

Game Windows 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Maybe a skip game until they revamp it

Takes a long time to find a match. Ranked reward's are only for the top 5000 people. Cross play so pc players will have advantage and turning it off would increase match finding time to be longer. There are cheaters in the game. You notice one ever few games. Game feels lack luster. No way to reroll daily's or weekly missions. So you can get a daily you can't do easy or not at all. season pass levels up to slowly and they don't tell you when it ends as there is no count down on pass and if you buy it late. You will not complete it like fortnite were you can join the last week and be done in a day or two. Feels like a great game at the start, then it feels like a drag to play. You will have fun for a short while at least.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Gamers will be pleasantly surprised at the quality – and replayability – of this free-to-play game. Whether you opt for the default mouse and keyboard controls or use a controller, Century: Age of Ashes feels good to play and control. Plus, the game looks great, offers intense aerial dogfights in various maps, and has some depth with the various dragon classes, customizable upgrades, multiple modes, and other gameplay features. It’s music and sound effects are also noteworthy. To keep players engaged, there's ranked and unranked play, quick game skirmishes and more advanced maps. It also includes character leveling up, and a global leaderboard to gauge how your skills match up with other riders. Plus, players can take part in two different live events, which will change monthly, each with their own set of rules and themed rewards.

The in-game Bestiary lists all dragons you can unlock, while other tabs show classes and upgrades. Speaking of classes, there are some subtle differences, such as the fast and accurate Marauder, the more defensive and tougher Windguard, or the stealthy Phantom -- and new classes are supposed to be added to the game regularly. Despite a couple of the maps that feel similar, there isn’t too much to complain about with Century: Age of Ashes. Even the concern of having to pay to really unlock the fun in this game isn’t an issue here. Without paying for any content, it's quite easy to find yourself booting up the game to play another round, grinding through matches to use virtual currency for unlocking new things. For action fans, this is a fun and smooth fantasy shooter worthy of your time.

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