Planet Xbox 360 writes: "The latest in a growing string of space shooter titles to grace Xbox Live Arcade changes things up, by offering a sideways look at side-scrolling shooters. Rather than the usual left-to-right or top-to-bottom non-stop spaceship blasting, Aces Of The Galaxy puts the camera behind your ship; giving you a third-person view of what the cockpit sees. Despite the shiny new camera angle and flashy graphics, the title feels as though it was raised by old school games, and then forgot where it came from.
The story, what there is of it, is told in pre-level text-based messages. The basic premise is that you, a human, have stolen an alien spacecraft from their base and are attempting to make off with it, with loads of alien baddies on your escape trail. It is as good of a story as you are likely to get from a shooter, and you are likely to care just as much as usual. This genre is all about action, difficulty, and sore thumbs. Sadly, the game only delivers on two of three."