Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. AceGamez
    60
    When you are attempting to implement two gameplay styles then you'd better be careful that there are no distractions or irritations to the player, or the tentative grip a game has to build upon will be lost. Stranger is still just clutching out with a gauntleted hand.
  2. Part of me feels the need to defend this game, as I find myself almost feeling sorry for it. It's like a well-meaning kid that , because of inadequate parents, didn't get the break it deserves.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    50
    Bearing in mind that you’ll need to do some serious thinking, Stranger is otherwise a pretty thoughtful game and one that is worth a good many hours play. [Mar 2008, p.62]
  4. 44
    While it does fuse elements of real-time strategy and role-playing games, it doesn’t do it with any genuine measure of success.
  5. Play (Poland)
    40
    A role playing game that poses as a strategy by using just the numbers. This means that your adventuring party can have as many as twenty or thirty members, and you have to take care of every soldier's needs and wants, from armor to magic crystals to retirement plans. The game's ugly looks combined with the unintelligible interface and bad AI make the whole thing marginally playable in the best moments and huge pain in the posterior in the worst. [Apr 2008]
  6. Stranger is one of strangest games of this year. Or any other year, for that matter.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    35
    A startlingly awful interface. [June 2008, p.89]
  8. PC Zone UK
    12
    Stranger looks remarkably terrible and plays worse. The game is just hideously optimised...Stranger takes the fantasy RTS genre backwards before breaking it. [Apr 2006, p.81]
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 23, 2016
    7
    Stranger is really strange RPG which offers you interesting story and variety of tactics. Personally I enjoyed playing this game but bothStranger is really strange RPG which offers you interesting story and variety of tactics. Personally I enjoyed playing this game but both interface and AI are quite troublesome. That is a pity because this game had far greater potential... Full Review »
  2. PeterHanson
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    This is a great tactical Role Playing Game similar to Rage of Mages and Knight Shift. This game is more clever in level design than mostThis is a great tactical Role Playing Game similar to Rage of Mages and Knight Shift. This game is more clever in level design than most current RGPs games and the story is fairly strong as well utilising a comic book style.

    On the down side there were performance issues released in version 1.0 which is now fixed and some of the art stlye isn't consistent making the game look a little unprofessional.
    Full Review »
  3. PeterHanson
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    This is a great tactical Role Playing Game similar to Rage of Mages and Knight Shift. This game is more clever in level design than mostThis is a great tactical Role Playing Game similar to Rage of Mages and Knight Shift. This game is more clever in level design than most current RGPs games and the story is fairly strong as well utilising a comic book style.

    On the down side there were performance issues released in version 1.0 which is now fixed and some of the art stlye isn't consistent making the game look a little unprofessional.
    Full Review »