Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 12 out of 14
Buy On
  1. That feeling of mild disappointment is a good way to sum up You Are Empty. It feels a little behind the times and doesn’t fully deliver in every respect, but it’s still fun from start to finish.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 69
  2. Negative: 24 out of 69
  1. PL
    Feb 10, 2008
    9
    Great level design, great gloomy atmosphere, great soundtrack, very arty and very well done movies in between levels. Game mechanics are a bitGreat level design, great gloomy atmosphere, great soundtrack, very arty and very well done movies in between levels. Game mechanics are a bit clunky but this is not really annoying. Enemies are also anything but smart but they're definitely fun. Though primitive in it's game design (shoot everything that comes in your way), this game somehow manages to be addictive, mainly because of the gloomy stalinist-totalitarian atmosphere. Full Review »
  2. MakoI.
    Nov 30, 2007
    8
    You are Empty is a generic first person shooter. You shoot bad guys, clear a room, and repeat, until you have found the exit. But this game You are Empty is a generic first person shooter. You shoot bad guys, clear a room, and repeat, until you have found the exit. But this game is still pretty fun. The weapons are all pretty neat, like the nail gun, electric shock cannon, and that submachine gus with a drum mag. The enemies are pretty diverse and interesting, like this half human half helicoptor guy who flys into the air and tries to spot weld you. Also there is leaning, if that helps. Just don't expect half-life2. Full Review »
  3. Warmonger
    Nov 20, 2007
    6
    I can understand all the negative reviews but you know what? I've seen worse! This game actually has a creepy atmosphere and music that I can understand all the negative reviews but you know what? I've seen worse! This game actually has a creepy atmosphere and music that sort of sucks you in (love the cinematics)... no the graphics are not spectacular and the game does have it's flaws but in all fairness.....it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be! Full Review »