Auto Age Standoff Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Auto Age Standoff by Phantom Compass.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Auto Age Standoff is an 80’s themed vehicular combat game that plays similarly to Twisted Metal. There’s no story so it’s main focus is on it’s multiplayer based battles.
The game currently features 8 game modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Elimination, Team Elimination, Point Capture, Cube Command, Team Cube Command, and Horde Mode.
Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are pretty standard game modes where you mainly focus on destroying each other or the opposing team. Elimination and Team Elimination is probably the quickest game mode where you knock out opposing players by destroying them. Point Capture is one of my favorites and is sort of like King of the Hill where each team tries to capture a point in the map. The team that manages to hit 100% captured wins the match. Cube Command and Team Cube Command is another favorite. In this game mode players must capture and hold onto a cube in the game world to gain points. The cube damages you over time though so a heavy vehicle is recommended for the most amount of points. Finally, Horde Mode is a survival based game mode for multiple players where you take down waves of the opposing team. The enemies you encounter increase in strength as you progress through each wave as well.
Currently the game features only 7 maps and you can play through them pretty quickly. Maps include Crossroads, Hot Dam, Ghost Town, Eagle’s Nest, Core Sample, Eagle’s Fall, and Aerie. Each map is unique and has a different theme. My personal favorites are Hot Dam and Ghost Town.
You can also adjust various parameters when setting up a game, like player count, the inclusion of bots, timed or score based gameplay, and allowing unbalanced teams.
The game can be played online, in offline single player or in a splitscreen environment. I will admit that the game currently has a small fanbase so it can sometimes be difficult to find games to play with other players but I hope that more people will wind up discovering the game to allow for more multiplayer mayhem.
You can also customize the many vehicles that the game has to offer to suit your play style. You can choose from weapons, rams, missile launchers, rear utilities and bonus additions like armor and more health.
Overall, Auto Age Standoff is a very fun game that exudes the 80’s, from its artstyle to it’s 80’s anime style theme song. The game’s multiple game modes are a lot of fun as well but I will admit that you can burn through the available content pretty quickly. On the plus side the game is update pretty frequently and they had just recently released version 1.3 which added a ton of new stuff. The game is expanding and if you enjoy vehicular combat games as much as I do then you’re sure to have a lot of fun with auto age standoff.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon. Happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Auto Age: Standoff$9.99
Features of Interest
- Very Fun/Addicting Gameplay
- Lots of Vehicles To Customize
- Tons of Replay Value
- Great Soundtrack
- Great Art/Graphics
- A Little Light on Content But It's Improving All The Time
- Small Fan Base Currently
- Difficult to Find Other People To Play With
- You Can Burn Through The Current Content Pretty Quickly
- Could Use More Weapons