Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    75
    It’s hard not to notice the potential greatness it could have had if not for a few design concessions to its minimalist design philosophy, proving that sometimes a little complexity is a good thing.
  2. Aug 1, 2013
    90
    It's hard to tell just what rymdkapsel is with nothing but screen shots to go on, but rest assured that whatever it is, it's awesome.
  3. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    In essence, you have to play it less and less, and it will feel better every time. It's all about going out of your way not to go out of your way.
  4. Aug 6, 2013
    90
    Rymdkapsel is an addictive, hypnotic waste of time.
  5. Aug 1, 2013
    100
    Nevertheless, Rymdkapsel feels tailor-made for iOS in both form and function, and its elegant, subtle constituent parts nest within one another as neatly as its four-block tetrominos snap together along a space station corridor.
  6. Aug 12, 2013
    75
    It’s a simple strategy game that’s easy to learn, but difficult to master.
  7. Aug 6, 2013
    90
    Its simplicity allows players to focus on the big picture aspects of building, directing, and growth, while its puzzle-like room construction adds a layer of complexity that encourages different approaches each playthrough.
  8. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    A fascinating spin on the RTS genre that shows you just how intricate minimalist design can be.
  9. Sep 10, 2013
    70
    Rymdkapsel is a special strategy game for your tablet or phone. Play it for fifteen minutes and you'll end up confused. Play it longer and you'll imagine you're playing a classic RTS, without a story though. Rymdkapsel looks charming with its minimalistic graphics and limits itself to the essentials, but in the end this is also the reason why it plays like many other games in the genre.
  10. 90
    How minimalistic can you make a strategy title? The answer is Rymdkapsel. Super addictive, with a flair for details and clever design. Rymdkapsel is a short but perfect brain twister for iPad.
  11. Aug 6, 2013
    80
    The implementation of minimalist strategy is brilliant really, with clever systems that are fun and challenging to learn. And while the experience is short-lived after you have learned everything, it's a unique experience that is well worth taking the time to master.
  12. Aug 1, 2013
    90
    Using simple building mechanics, sparse hands-off combat, and just a light smattering of overall goals to achieve, Rymdkapsel’s gameplay reinforces its presentation to offer a clever and challenging experience.
  13. Aug 2, 2013
    90
    Rymdkapsel leaves a lasting impression like few iOS games, and provides such a worthwhile experience in the heat of the battle making it a must buy that everyone should take part in.
  14. Aug 2, 2013
    85
    There is almost nothing bad I can say about Rymdkapsel. Everything is simple, minimal and cut down. I can hardly think of how the game would function if one of the room-types were removed for the sake of implementing something else.
  15. Aug 7, 2013
    90
    Accessible and engaging, Rymdkapsel puts a fun retro-minimalist spin on a familiar genre – a perfect combination for gobbling up your free time.
  16. A weirdly engaging game that can easily eat away a long evening of couch lounging.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 8, 2013
    8
    Short but relaxing game. Like tower defence yoga where you will become one with the cosmos.
    Wishing, however that you could have more than
    two minions in every defense bunker because after level 30 it´s almost impossible to survive.
    But a wonderful game, highly recommended! One tip is to not play it on your girlfriend's family dinner, I got the evil eye when I did that
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  2. Apr 30, 2014
    8
    The genius of rymdkapsel is how immersive and deep the gameplay is despite the intuitively compressed minimalist presentation. Anyone looking for a 'deeper' mobile game is well served by rymdkapsel. Full Review »
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    8
    A surprisingly fun game that draws an intriguing amount of diversity from a few simple ingredients. I'm not a core gamer, but I greatly enjoyed this meditative space strategy game. Full Review »