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  • Summary: Explore and reshape distant worlds. Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe. On thisExplore and reshape distant worlds. Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe. On this adventure, players can work together to build custom bases above or below ground, create vehicles to explore a vast solar system, and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to seeking out and thriving while on exciting planetary adventures. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 81
    Astroneer is a survival space simulator that offers a rich and colourful experience based on some interesting game mechanics.
  2. Feb 6, 2019
    80
    Astroneer is a limited but attractive survival game, a little colorful charm that shines in terms of crafting, vehicles, exploration and cooperative.
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    80
    Although there is no particular story or purpose to follow in Astroneer, a very deep gameplay along with entertaining multi-player and stunning visuals are enough to make it worth your time and money.
  4. Feb 12, 2019
    72
    Astroneer is a great adventure if you play it with someone, since playing it alone makes it quite simple and repetitive.
  5. Apr 5, 2019
    70
    Astroneer is simply another sandbox survival game, albeit enriched by several interesting features. Nothing new or surprising for genre fans to see.
  6. 70
    In short, Astroneer is a calming, vibrant, genuinely enjoyable experience until you start to set goals for yourself. At this point it becomes a bit of a chore and strays into frustrating grind territory that has no real guarantee of tangible results – and suddenly the buggy menu system, tangled controls, and lack of resources culminate in an inevitable fit of rage. Luckily, if you need a bit of post-anger stress relief, we have just the game for you… have you played Astroneer yet?
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    50
    Astroneer‘s a neat little game full of little quirks and things to discover, but near the end of my time with it I was definitely starting to burn out on the loop of creating equipment on one planet before blasting off into space, landing in new, harsher environment, and starting from scratch once more. Grab an Astropeer and a couple of Astrobeers and this title could easily provide a few evenings’ worth of entertainment. Beyond that, the numerous bugs and repetition of the core experience make it a less appealing prospect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 51
  2. Negative: 16 out of 51
  1. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    Astroneer is a wonderful and accessible open world survival crafting game, where you land in a solar system and need to survive.

    The
    Astroneer is a wonderful and accessible open world survival crafting game, where you land in a solar system and need to survive.

    The visuals are spectacular, I often find myself standing on the top of a mountain taking watching a sunset, or standing in my base listening to the hums and beeps of my modules whirring while I wait.

    The game has 6-7 distinct new planets, all with their own visuals and things to do, and the game now has an overarching "story" that pushes you from planet to planet while you try to understand these massive monolithic structures.

    This is an excellent indie title, and proof that developers can make early access games and release a solid product at the end.

    Pros: Incredible visuals, tactile UI, diverse solar system, multiplayer, new added goals that make me want to progress, free customization

    Cons: some annoying bugs and sub par performance in multiplayer. I fully anticipate them figuring this out ASAP though.
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  2. Nov 2, 2020
    10
    What a game. Colorful, funny, addictive. I played this game for like 60 hours and Im not bored at all. It haves bugs but the developers areWhat a game. Colorful, funny, addictive. I played this game for like 60 hours and Im not bored at all. It haves bugs but the developers are working on it, they fixed so much of them and they are creating more content. Hope they wont stop doing the incredible game they are creating, hope they create another one and hope they have more score in metacritic, cause in one year, the game changed a lot. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    Great game, there's so much to to and it feel's like there's never enough to discover!
  4. Nov 17, 2019
    8
    Fun game to relax with, quick to learn, and god for all ages. This game is a must play if you enjoy building and exploring games.
  5. Feb 7, 2019
    6
    Astroneer is a sandbox open world game where you can build stuff on different planets and fly to them in spaceship that you've built. I likeAstroneer is a sandbox open world game where you can build stuff on different planets and fly to them in spaceship that you've built. I like the "Lego" kind of building mechanism and the terrain modification (digging mechanism) that opens the doors for creativity to the player. But many would agree that it becomes boring over time. Many people believe that the game is boring because it has no purpose or no story behind it, but i think the problem is something different. Unfortunately there are still not enough survival challenges to face with for a game that calls itself a "survival game".

    First of all, you don't have to eat nor drink, which makes the game easy enough from the start. But I think the game doesn't really needs that, instead it should be focusing more on the space and planet conditions, which eventually increase the survival difficulty and make it harder to live. In the alpha version, there was only one or two natural disasters which appeared frequent enough times in different planets. That's the storm and the toxic rain. First time I saw a storm coming after me I paniced yet was very exited of the game. I was exited for surprises like that because that would mean I would have to find creative ways for protecting my base and myself, that would be a great challenge for a survival game. But no matter what, the base would still remain the same and nothing breaks, which made me sad and unsatisfied. Right now is a 1.0 version, and nothing has changed. Moreover, there are not enough enemies either, and most of them are pretty easy to avoid and are repetitive. They do not threat the player by chasing him, and they do not destroy the base. Which if they would, that would give more fun to the game. For addition, it would be cool to see some diseases that the player gets from the places on the planet and its conditions. That could increase the challenge of the game too.

    By giving a challenge to survive, the player instantly enables their survival instincts, and tries to survive. This gives the game an instant purpose for playing it, which the players are seeking to find. We can take an example of another space based strategic game which called "no oxygen included", that makes an incredible job by making itself challenging to survive.
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  6. Feb 11, 2019
    4
    I've created a Metacritic account today because either the devs or some die hard fans are upvoting Astroneer on Metacritic currently which,I've created a Metacritic account today because either the devs or some die hard fans are upvoting Astroneer on Metacritic currently which, uh, feels odd imo. As for the game, it is okay. It is not ground breaking, nor good looking, it is rather... average? Currently Steam reviews are going down for good reasons I suppose. The terrain looks ugly most the time. Check out Steam reviews for more complaints, esp. by disappointed long time players and Early Access fans. I, personally, find Astroneer a bit too buggy, laggy, the terrain with either too many cracks (mesh holes, actually) or too ugly? How did they come up after so many years in EA with such awful textures and models? This is not okay for that price. And the long term gameplay... is just not fun. Wait for a decent discount. Astroneer is no way worth more than $4-5. But, of course, it could be so much more, but my guess is, as some journalists pointed out, that the actual devs did not have the experience in handling such a game on their own, as if they did not fully grasp what survival fans need and want. But I fully understand why other players enjoy it, for sure. Cheers Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2020
    0
    This game is a disgrace to everyone who ever likes space, the framerate makes me want to throw my macbook clamshell out of the nearest windowThis game is a disgrace to everyone who ever likes space, the framerate makes me want to throw my macbook clamshell out of the nearest window and proceed to go outside with a sledgehammer and smash it. Expand

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