NEO Scavenger PC

NEO Scavenger Image
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: NEO Scavenger takes place in a near-future, post apocalyptic Earth, where human warfare and supernatural activity have fragmented mankind into struggling pockets of civilization. Harsh wilderness and blasted ruins cover most of the planet, dotted by fragile settlements that can beNEO Scavenger takes place in a near-future, post apocalyptic Earth, where human warfare and supernatural activity have fragmented mankind into struggling pockets of civilization. Harsh wilderness and blasted ruins cover most of the planet, dotted by fragile settlements that can be extinguished in an instant. A few cities survived the apocalypse, evolving into massive, ultra-urban fortresses. Other areas have become so devastated that even to this day, the only inhabitants are the ghosts of the past. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 8, 2015
    85
    NEO Scavenger is a fantastic very complete game with original and intense mechanics, and huge replayability. But most of all, it is highly lethal. A real challenge for lovers of survival games. Blue Bottle Games has created a very interesting offer at an affordable price that guarantees many hours of entertainment. A unique and almost essential title, which will test our skills and will force us to make brutal decisions in order to survive.
  2. Jan 9, 2015
    80
    The result of a passionate night between the F.T.L. and Fallout games is a bit ugly to look at and very hostile to the guests. If you have the nerves of steel you can find some hundreds of hours of pure entertainment. NEO Scavenger game is definitely the most interesting survival game of the last year.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Old-school strategy, what tries and succeeds to bring you first-hand all the anxieties, that you would probably experience in a post-apocalyptic world. [Issue#249]
  4. Dec 22, 2014
    79
    NEO Scavenger is a deep, exciting sandbox for discovery with some truly surprising and inspired moments of storytelling. Its detailed and gritty survival mechanics bring an edge of realism, but often serve as a daunting barrier to some of the best parts of the story.
  5. Jan 22, 2015
    75
    The biggest asset and problem that the game has is its difficulty level, because it does create that feeling of challenge that every good rogue-like needs and can produce moments of small but enchanting triumph, but it also tends to limit access to the story a little too much.
  6. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2015
    69
    A bleak-but-enjoyable survival game that's occasionally just a little too harsh for its own good. [Mar 2015, p.72]
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jan 24, 2015
    67
    Top games of survival genre, alas, are all built from an action or platformer base, which are rather constraining for a thoughtful (or just not-so-agile) player. So NEO Scavenger offers a unique experience: surviving with the luxury of turn-based gameplay. [Feb 2015]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Dec 31, 2015
    10
    I would not usually rate a game a 10, but thinking back on my 100 hours of playtime, I do not remember thinking a single bad thing about thisI would not usually rate a game a 10, but thinking back on my 100 hours of playtime, I do not remember thinking a single bad thing about this game. The combat system is my favorite of any game. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2015
    10
    The combat in this game is not "atrocious" nor is the UI, it takes some learning but once you get into it, it's a real hard survival sim! It'sThe combat in this game is not "atrocious" nor is the UI, it takes some learning but once you get into it, it's a real hard survival sim! It's also actually a roguelike as it meets all of the specifications.

    I love the setting, post apocalyptic Michigan is a great and haunting place to wander about while killing people with a rock for their rag shoes.

    I don't want to drag this review on and on, but I REALLY love the game. Go get it!
    Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    As a true roguelike, this game will maul your face with a shiv made from broken glass and you'll die shivering in a moldy cabin. If thatAs a true roguelike, this game will maul your face with a shiv made from broken glass and you'll die shivering in a moldy cabin. If that doesn't appeal to you, you won't like this game. If you want merciless realism, a baroque crafting system, and handy advice on surviving the apocalypse with nothing but some pieces of a shopping cart and a shiv made from broken glass, you'll love this thing.

    This is not Fallout 3. In Fallout 3 you craft electrorifles out of bubblegum. In this you're lucky to craft a piece of string. You will literally craft broken glass into smaller pieces of broken glass. Among the top ten games I've ever played.

    Similar To:
    Arcanum
    Don't Starve
    Gnomoria
    Okay, kinda maybe the Fallout series.
    Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2015
    9
    This is an incredibly detailed and well-polished game considering its low asking price of 15$. It has a stunningly deep storyline for thoseThis is an incredibly detailed and well-polished game considering its low asking price of 15$. It has a stunningly deep storyline for those who wish to follow it, with multiple side-quests, plenty of mystery and intrigue, and a truly satisfying end for those who have the patience, skill, and fortitude to actually complete the game. While it may be a bit hard to pick up and seem brutally unforgiving at first, NEO Scavenger is artfully crafted to reward the player for learning, adapting, and trying over and over and over. With no leveling system or exp points, the only way to truly get better at the game is to learn and practice, and so when you're able to survive past a week for the first time, it's truly rewarding, and only makes you want more. Sure, the game could be more realistic in some small ways, and yes the permadeath does make uncovering the story ark difficult, but whether you're playing to survive and conquer the wasteland or to find out who you really are, there's no denying the beauty this game has. Along with the game's own attributes, the fommunity is incredibly active and tight-knit as a result of the depth and challenge of the game. There are some very well-developed mods and even a gorgeous walking-dead-style texture pack in the works. I would highly recommends this if you love survival games, but if you're impatient or looking for some quick fun, this probably isn't your game. Expand
  5. Jan 4, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Funny enough about a year ago I was talking to my friend about how cool a true survival game would be. He recommended DayZ and as much as I've enjoyed that game (240 hours) I needed something new. This is a game for certain type of gamer. If you would like a true hardcore survival game this is the choice for you. I have invested 25 hours to this game and I am still finding myself playing this. Many will whine that this game does not push their super rigged computers with impressive graphics but considering this was a game created by one fellow that is forgiveable as the graphics are still good to the eyes. This game will NOT hold your hand. I have played free of wikis and guides and I have found it rewarding to discover new things I can do such as the variety of ways I can make a noise alarm or discovering their is a refuge that well help with all your needs near the middle of the map if you are nice. The biggest gripe I have with this game is the difficulty of this game and the story that comes with it. Their seems to be an 'end game' yet after the hours I have invested it appears I have only discovered the tip of the ice berg. This would be great except for the fact that because this game is so brutal I'll frequently find a new piece of the puzzle only to walk one hex and get shot by some dude running around killing people who have electronic devices on them. Sheesh! Overall I would give this game a buy if this sort of thing sounds interesting to you. Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2015
    8
    Nice game. I like the sense of progression of your character, obtaining clothes, water, medicines while scavenging. I love the stats system:Nice game. I like the sense of progression of your character, obtaining clothes, water, medicines while scavenging. I love the stats system: thirst, rest, food, health etc. The crafting system is nice, but very repetitive. Combat is simple but interesting too.

    The only thing I don't like is the way you die, always frustrating. You think you have all under control after fighting against weather, hunger, foes, etc. and then, a group of enemies appears, you can't flee and they kill you. I miss more information, like damage and range of weapons, how to use some objects, abilities. The manual should be improved.

    Anyway, a good game to having fun and one of the best rogue-likes I played.
    Expand
  7. Jan 12, 2015
    0
    From large shopping bags that somehow can only hold a single bag of chips and break while holding light items to needing three litres of waterFrom large shopping bags that somehow can only hold a single bag of chips and break while holding light items to needing three litres of water to barely stay satiated (the amount of water you need in a survival situation per day), game is so unrealistic that immersion is impossible to anyone that isn't stupid. Like most survival games, made by morons that know absolutely nothing about survival. Expand

See all 18 User Reviews

Awards & Rankings