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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51

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  1. Dec 1, 2018
    5
    This game is fine, but it has a fatal flaw. It has no variety, and the replay value is really low. It is a big flaw considering that this game is aimed to play it again and again. Sorry, but it is not happening.
    This game is based in a minimalist strategy game, where you play over and over until you die, and you must start from scratch. And, since the game is quite repetitive (i
    This game is fine, but it has a fatal flaw. It has no variety, and the replay value is really low. It is a big flaw considering that this game is aimed to play it again and again. Sorry, but it is not happening.
    This game is based in a minimalist strategy game, where you play over and over until you die, and you must start from scratch. And, since the game is quite repetitive (i counted around five types of enemies), then it's hard to try to play it again.
    The game, as a strategy game, is fine, and the graphics are acceptable (for a minimalist game), but it lacks story, variety and any achievement. Even the "loots" are meh.
    I died for the third time and I think I get it enough.
    I give a 5/10 only because it's an indie game.
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  2. Jan 5, 2020
    5
    A small game with simple mechanics. It is enjoyable for a while, but then it becomes repetitive. There's no depth nor no variety which may result in becoming bored after short while.
  3. Jun 13, 2020
    7
    Definitely worth playing. Lack of narrative? True. Lack of achievement? Maybe. But the gameplay is actually unique, and the tactic you could use is richer than most people initially thought. When do you throw the archer/infantry into the battlefield makes a big difference, and which party do you put on the front line makes a difference as well, which further depends on the topography ofDefinitely worth playing. Lack of narrative? True. Lack of achievement? Maybe. But the gameplay is actually unique, and the tactic you could use is richer than most people initially thought. When do you throw the archer/infantry into the battlefield makes a big difference, and which party do you put on the front line makes a difference as well, which further depends on the topography of the island.

    This game is worth at least 7 out of 10.
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  4. Mar 7, 2020
    7
    Bad North delivers in both quality and quantity in this easy-on-the-eyes point-and-click. The animations are clean and crisp. The sound and music are perfect for the atmosphere. Lacking majorly in the narrative department, this game makes up for itself with strategic and rewarding play that can take away hours in an instant.
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    7
    Enjoyable game. Although designed for playing again I felt satisfied with playing through it once (~7 hours) and won't feel the need to play it again (by the end of a campaign it does become a little samey).

    Graphics and sound are simple but nice.
  6. Jun 22, 2020
    7
    This game is good but let's just say after 20 hour of doing the same thing... It becomes boring.
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 30, 2019
    70
    For what it lacks in scope, Bad North makes it up with an addictive, rewarding roguelike strategy gameplay layer.
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    84
    All in all, Bad North's gameplay is very engaging and keeps you on your feet. Despite some weakness in the narrative department, most design choices pay off. It is a polished experience that has kept me entertained for a good amount of time.
  3. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    65
    A minimalistic, good-looking RTS built around a heavily emphasised risk/reward system. It might not be remarkable, but it was still able to make me lose track of time. [01/2019, p.78]