Isaac Wagner: "A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda aims its sights high, but completely misfires. The poor platforming, janky shooting mechanics and cheap boss fights are the ultimate downfall of this action-platformer, but the ill-conceived economy in the game which makes healing cheap and easy removes a lot of the skill in the combat and boss fights in the game only adds insult to injury. While it does have strong production values, they can't save A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda from being just a bad game that tries to pursue greater ones."