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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Frustrating because on one hand it does offer and present many cool things to the tactical strategy game genre – and does those things well, but on the other hand has poor design choices that make the game an endeavor just to enjoy the good aspects.
  2. The downsides include subpar voice casting, slow gameplay and rather dated by today's standards graphics. I wouldn't recommend it just to anyone – but fans of turn based strategy and RPG games might find a hidden gem here.
  3. 65
    If you're willing to endure the bad dialogue, limited carrying capacity, and annoyances inherent with a fully turn-based game, you'll probably find a lot to like about Paradise Cracked. It has an interesting story, plenty of gear to find and sell, and unique characters.
  4. Paradise Cracked is not the worst strategy game ever developed, but PC gamers needing a solid story to push the experience along will want to look elsewhere.
  5. A solid concept, but the execution is not all that good. The game is stereotypical in characterizations, the graphical quality is average at best and the sound begins well but breaks down quickly.
  6. A lack luster game that had fewer strengths than weaknesses. Featuring repetitive voiceovers, an unorganized interface and a story that never becomes as exciting as it sounds.
  7. Tedious gameplay, a plot that veers between goofy and incomprehensible, and an alphabet soup of grammatical errors render Paradise Cracked almost unplayable, let alone enjoyable.
  8. The dialogue is so bad, the voice-acting so hammy and the text interludes so laced with obtuse meaning that you'll be reaching for the quit button before you can say perestroika.
  9. Don’t play this. And if you must go near it, make it only in the spirit of exploring just how wrong a game can be.
  10. My biggest problem with this game is the sheer fact that the “Thoroughly modern storyline” is anything but. In fact it is as about as exciting as a show about painting fences and watching them dry and is as easy to follow as tracking a goldfish in the pacific.

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