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Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is competitive tower defense and arcade action rolled up with ACE Team's quirky, Monty Python-esque humor into one giant, creative game for the ages.


Jump into the expansive, gut-busting story for an eclectic adventure featuring bizarre and irreverent takes on legendary characters, or for the first time, create and share your own levels to compete with friends and strangers online in a real-time mix of hectic tower defense and epic boulder-racing arcade action.


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Game Information

Game Title: Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break


  • PC (Jul 21, 2020)
  • PlayStation 4 (Jul 21, 2020)
  • Xbox One (Jul 21, 2020)
  • Nintendo Switch (Jul 21, 2020)
  • Google Stadia (Jul 21, 2020)


Developers: ACE Team, Giant Monkey Robot


Publishers: Modus Games, 3goo
Review Aggregator

OpenCritic - 72 average - 45% recommended

Critic Reviews

Digitally Downloaded - 4.5 / 5 stars


There's nothing else quite like Rock of Ages out there. It's a mesh of things that shouldn't work together, and that's why I suspect no one else has tried to replicate the mad genius of ACE Team's work.

GameWatcher - 8.5 / 10


Part racing game, part destruction derby, and even part tower defense, Rock of Ages 3 is all ridiculous fun. With a variety of gameplay modes and a map editor, there's a lot of life to this game, too. Rock of Ages 3 is a game that focuses on just being plain ol' fun and you know something? It really is.

GameSpew - 8 / 10


There’s no doubt in our minds that Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is the best game in the series yet.

Hey Poor Player - 4 / 5


There’s so much fun to be had with the Rock of Ages series, and Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break showed that really clever mechanics can be taken a step further, pushing already ridiculous limits. Although the difficulty barrier to entry is a little steep if this is your first foray into the franchise, Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is still fantastically fun and will keep you glued to your screen for months to come.

MonsterVine - 4 / 5


Rock of Ages 3 is a unique and charming game, made by a team that clearly has a lot of love for their product behind it, and this would probably have to be its most robust and complete entry in the series.

NoobFeed - 80 / 100


Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break undoubtedly treads familiar ground, although not without showing that, nine years on, Ace Team’s concept still has juice left in it. Aside from a couple of technical issues and cutscenes whose humor miss the mark, its unique hybrid gameplay that mixes boulder racing and strategic defense segments remains captivating while the majority of its hilarious Monty Python-esque skits act as welcome interludes in between its action.

ThisGenGaming - 8 / 10


Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break isn’t vastly different from prior entries but it is the biggest and best entry yet. It has the biggest campaign yet and has that same humor and charm we’ve come to expect from it. Better yet is that with a robust course editor finally you may never find yourself running out of courses to play and you can do so with others online or locally.

WayTooManyGames - 8 / 10


I loved three quarters of what Rock of Ages 3 had to offer and fell in love with its silly, Monty Python-esque presentation, especially its soundtrack. I enjoyed its challenging boulder-focused levels and I had a blast creating the stupidest obstacle courses I could think of with its excellent level creator mode. I can’t say I had the same feelings towards its undercooked tower defense mode, but I still have to recommend Rock of Ages 3 for the sheer amount of crazy content it has to offer.

Bazimag - Persian - 7.8 / 10


This is what this franchise has always been, the comedic bits are a little lacking this time around but adding the new Make part has made this one the best Rock of Ages game yet.

God is a Geek - 7.5 / 10


An absurd and delightful experience, Rock of Ages 3 is a great addition to your Switch library. If you don't mind some framerate dips, having tons of community levels on your portable console is ideal.

SECTOR.sk - Slovak - 7.5 / 10


Rock of Ages 3 is an abrurd an pythonesque take on tower defense genre.

Critical Hit - 7 / 10


Rock of Ages 3 may falter in the gameplay department thanks to repetition, uneven AI and a wobbly foundation for its strategy, but its madly charming presentation and a dedicated community of fans should be able to sculpt something gneiss out of this brave and boulder game.

FingerGuns - 7 / 10


Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is more of what worked in the previous games with a handful of new modes and a creation suite. A tactical tower defence game that’ll have you scratching your head combined with an arcade physics derby that’ll have you grinning over the destruction left in your wake, it’s a lot of fun to play. It’s still not perfect but for those who’ve had fun with the previous 2 games, this instalment builds on that formula in the right places.

GameSpot - 7 / 10


Rock of Ages 3: Make or Break won't always rock your world, but eventually the good times will roll.

Gamer Escape - 7 / 10


Rock of Ages 3 appears to be more of the same. It’s crafted well…but it’s just not something that fits in my personal taste. For a tower defense fan whose never tried out the franchise, this is likely a good starting point. Otherwise, only hardcore fans need apply.

God is a Geek - 7 / 10


There's a lot to like about Rock of Ages 3, but its tower defence half simply isn't one of them. Thankfully, community-made levels will keep the game fresh for a long time.

Hardcore Gamer - 3.5 / 5


Three years ago, Bigger & Boulder sought forgiveness in its shortcomings by repeating its originator's quirks.

Impulsegamer - 3.5 / 5


Rock of Ages III: Make & Break is more or less the same Rock of Ages experience you've come to expect, only this time it includes a level-editor.

Just Push Start - 3.5 / 5


For the most part, Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is going to appeal to a very specific type of gamer.

Pardis Game - Persian - 7 / 10


It can be said that Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break is a game that’s worth your time; Although it's not an awesome game, but there is no annoying aspect in it

TechRaptor - 7 / 10


Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is uniquely absurd, and gives players a massive amount of content.

TheSixthAxis - 7 / 10


Rock of Ages 3 stretches the series' core concept to the limit, but this tower defence and boulder platforming hybrid has still got some legs. Adding a few new game modes and the new level creation tool extends the game's longevity, but ACE Team could do with refining a few of the rougher edges still in the game.

VGChartz - 7 / 10


While the series is starting to grow long in the tooth — running low on laughs and short on captivating historical personalities — it can fall back on solid mechanics, a substantial campaign, and, now, the freedom to design and share homemade maps.

Wccftech - 6.8 / 10


Rock of Ages 3 could be incredibly popular with the right audience with its impressive inclusion of map-making on top of its wacky, over the top design. But there are so many caveats to what you need to enjoy the game, its hard to see it reaching widespread appeal.

IGN Italy - Italian - 6.4 / 10


Despite its hilarious story and its huge creativity, Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break fails in creating a consistent gameplay. Its good ideas and mechanics are too rough in implementation and fall quickly in repetitiveness and frustration, due also to awkward and counterintuitive controls especially in the tower defense part.

Push Square - 6 / 10


If you're looking for something different, this is worth a try -- just don't expect to be building masterpieces.

ReplayWire - 6 / 10


If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted game to play with friends or finding an escape from our current quarantine world, this is probably the game for you.

Slant Magazine - 3 / 5 stars


Make & Break is at its best when injecting variety into the campaign, not only mixing up the environments but the game modes.

Chicas Gamers - Spanish - Unscored


Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is a game that give us what it promises, an arcade game to have fun squashing things. It's a bit repetitive and if you have already played the previous games just the desire to see the crazy things that the creators have created in this game, will be enough.

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