- Publisher: Terrible Posture Games
- Release Date: Sep 24, 2020
- Also On: Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
- Summary: Join the ongoing adventures of developers at the “world’s worst video game studio”, Shovelworks Studios, as they endure antics both absurd and topical.Part animated show, part game, 3 out of 10 is the first playable sitcom. We’re 99% sure that’s true. You can tell us if we’re wrong.
- Developer: Terrible Posture Games
- Genre(s): Adventure, General
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 4 out of 4
Mixed: 0 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Sep 11, 20203 Out of 10 is an outstanding mixture of cartoon and game, which gives an ironic look at the video game industry. It's a genuinely funny title, which at the same time makes use of all of the power of Unreal Engine 4 and manages to handle serious subjects. The season ends with a huge cliffhanger, which isn't bad at all. But there's a flip side to that coin, though, since I cannot wait a year to see more misadventures of my beloved characters.
Sep 3, 2020If you are looking for an escape from the craziness that is life then 3 out of 10 is the game for you. It offers something different for everything between the mini-games, the story, and the humor. Your adventures inside of Shovelworks Studios will take you all over the office and even into some outside areas. Video game development can be a cutthroat business and you will watch how the team interacts with each other as you play through the story.
Sep 8, 2020What makes 3 Out of 10 work is that it’s just plain enjoyable, mixing smart commentary on the gaming industry with a great cast that can weather the madness of their world. Like most TV series it takes an episode or two to fully establish itself, but I played these as they came out and caught myself looking forward to the season finale. The needs of a game are different than those of a TV show, but 3 Out of 10 does an amazing job of fusing them together into an episodic adventure that demands a hopefully-quick turnaround for Season Two.
Sep 3, 2020The first season 3 out of 10 ends too abruptly and introduces far more questions than it answers, but it is a welcome weekly dose of humor.
Positive: 8 out of 11
Mixed: 1 out of 11
Negative: 2 out of 11
Jan 18, 2021I love this game. The artstyle is charming, the characters are interesting, the minigames are individual. The story is crazy, with jokes youI love this game. The artstyle is charming, the characters are interesting, the minigames are individual. The story is crazy, with jokes you would never think about. Just play it. It's free.… Expand
Apr 11, 202110/10
Great "game" about game creating studio. 3/4 of time is like watching a series. full of humor and action twists. 1/4 is exploring and10/10
Great "game" about game creating studio. 3/4 of time is like watching a series. full of humor and action twists. 1/4 is exploring and mini-games. each episode is about half and hour. certainly it's a good and fun piece of art, worth experiencing.… Expand
Apr 25, 2021I'm really surprised this game doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. It's so well made! The sense of humour of this game is on a completelyI'm really surprised this game doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. It's so well made! The sense of humour of this game is on a completely different level. I got this game on Epic Games in the form of separate episodes instead of the entire Season 1. So I had to download and play each episode separately. And trust me, it was worth it!
3 out of 10 is a game that is based around Shovelworks, an indie gaming studio that never makes good games. None of its games have ever received a rating higher than 3/10. They even have a board in their office entrance which predicts the score of their next game. It's always stuck at 3/10, except in some instances where it goes to either 4 or even 2. The studio consists of 8 members - Jeb the dumb CEO, Midge the confused animator, Kevin the stubborn lead designer, Viper the aggressive VFX artist, Joan the nice old lady, Ben the bored artist, Pylon the green guy and Francene the annoyed HR Manager. All the employees hate each other's ideas, because of which they end up making a Frankensteined game called Swimming With The Sharks, which is supposed to be their magnum opus. They do get their interns, but they use them for a purpose I don't want to reveal.
Every episode is very hilarious. The sense of humour used in this game is absolutely new. If this were a TV show there would have been a laughter track after every joke, and that's why I don't like to watch sitcoms. Occasionally between the cutscenes we get a gameplay from one of the arcade games that we have played previously. There are callbacks to DOOM, The Legend of Zelda, Death Rally, Midtown Madness, Snake Game etc. There is a retro console in the Shovelworks studio on which there are absolutely mediocre games that have a very complicated story but a simple, if not a terrible gameplay.
My favourite character in this game was Viper. Every time he is on the screen you know something funny will happen. I like how he always replies about everything in context to blood and gore. He is like a more extreme version of those people who want to see violence and profane language in every piece of entertainment they find. But don't worry, there is no foul language or violence in this game.
At the time of writing this review Season 2 just came out a week ago. I have completed both the seasons. I really want to keep seeing everything the game has to offer. This is such a unique concept, I think it deserves a lot more popularity than what it already has.… Expand
Nov 6, 20203 out of 10 is a brilliant experiment mixing many genres, design techniques and concepts.
I wasn't sure to enjoy it, as I am mainly a3 out of 10 is a brilliant experiment mixing many genres, design techniques and concepts.
I wasn't sure to enjoy it, as I am mainly a point'n'click gamer, but I got hooked quite soon.
Original gameplay, original characters, original plot, original humor, original graphics and animation, original music, original settings. Everything is perfectly conceived and you can feel the love and care they put in this title.
Characters are incredibly characterized, there are so many details and references scattered all over the place, it is a pleasure for the eyes and the spirit.
I loved it, can't wait for next season!
Did I say original?… Expand
Aug 10, 2022Really good "game".
Full of various funny mini-games
The only thing I would tell in negative is the absence of translation. Is hard toReally good "game".
Full of various funny mini-games
The only thing I would tell in negative is the absence of translation.
Is hard to follow what happen on screen when you have to read and "translate on your mind" what they say… Expand
Apr 17, 2021A quite enjoyable game. It's basically a funny sitcom about a video game developer and its ridiculous staff. Sequences of animated buffooneryA quite enjoyable game. It's basically a funny sitcom about a video game developer and its ridiculous staff. Sequences of animated buffoonery are interspersed with playable mini-games. Your goal as a player is to collect stars by either finding them or earning them through games.
- I got it for free on Epic!
- It's funny and entertaining
- It's unique
- Some of the mini-games are really amazing!
- Some of the mini-games are a bit too difficult. I just can't get all 5 stars in many cases. It's not a big deal, because you can keep going to the next story sequence if you get too frustrated
- The mini-game of wandering the office is not super interesting.
- This being essentially a TV show, there's certainly no opportunity for player agency
- Nothing! It's lovely. I haven't spotted any bugs, glitches, or anything offensive.… Expand
Jan 31, 2021What I don't like about it:
So I played the first part of the game i.e. the five episodes. This is kinda a like periodic roller coaster. ItWhat I don't like about it:
So I played the first part of the game i.e. the five episodes. This is kinda a like periodic roller coaster. It is very low at the start of an episode; goes up at the end of one; then it is the same thing all over again.
The worst thing about it, the story is short. I think if you want to, you can complete the whole game in like an hour and half, yes, all the five episodes (just watching the story).
I think they really shot themselves in the foot by using this episode method. First if I have all the episodes, why can't I just continue the game from one exe, why do I have to close one and then open the other one to play it? It only makes this short story, worse.
There are so many mysteries in the story at this point that I doubt that they all would be answered/solved in the next 5 episodes.
Spoilers ahead: I actually enjoyed the episode 5 a lot, it showed promises, there was a level where they showed different kind of bugs and glitches that can happen to a game character. But it was only explorable, and again was cut short. I'm pretty sure time was spent on making that level, so why cut it short and not use it in a different way like a mini-game or something else, only devs would know. And once again, as soon as you start to get excited, boom episode over.
If they're going to do only 10 episodes of this, then I highly doubt that the conclusion of the whole story would be any good, if they keep doing things the way they're doing. If they're doing like 25-30 episodes, then instead they should've done 5-6 episodes i.e. compressing 5 episodes into 1. It wouldn't solve the problem of that periodic roller coaster, but at least it would make it a lot better if one could play it all once.
They let you skip mini-games, skip cutscenes, skip everything if the player wants to, like heck, why even make a video game at this point, What is the point in doing all this? Are you even not confident enough that player would sit through watching these cutscenes or playing these mini-games? You can complete the whole thing in 5 minutes at that point. You can call it player freedom only upto some extent, but this is not it.
What I like about it:
The core of the story is good - creepy, mysterious and all that, but the execution not so much.
Another thing unique about it, is the graphics/art, whatever you wanna call it. Which again is getting wasted.
As for the technicalities, I didn't find any bugs or glitches.
Sure I don't like every mini-game, but I tried my best to get 5 stars in each and every one of them. Spoilers ahead: I think it was one arcade style mini-game where you shoot boxes or something, to stop the robots from left/right sides where I didn't try to get the high score as it was quite difficult. But other than that, the first person games are which I enjoyed the most. Other than that, third person games like car driving, I enjoyed that one as well, and got 5 starts in that as well, after so many retries.
It all depends on your taste, like what game you wanna play or enjoy.
I think they were trying to get a 3 out of 10 and portray their own story with this game, well they got one from me. Spoilers: Unlike midge who tried to get 4/10, not happening right now.
Let's see how it does in the future, but if they keep continuing on the same path, I don't have high hopes. I highly doubt someone would pay to play this.
At least they shouldn't make cutscenes skippable, or at least ask players if they want cutscenes or mini-games skippable and only allow one, that's my view on it.
Why can't I just continue the game from one exe, why do I have to close one and then open the other one to play it?
Please make better use of the story, make it lengthy or improve it's quality, make the pace better or something. This just seems like another case of good potential ruined.… Expand