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  • Summary: In Carrion you’ll assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Players will stalk and consume those that have imprisoned it to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. It will grow and evolve as you tear down the facility and acquire additional devastating abilities onIn Carrion you’ll assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Players will stalk and consume those that have imprisoned it to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. It will grow and evolve as you tear down the facility and acquire additional devastating abilities on the path to retribution that include a web-like ranged attack, the ability to bend light to become temporarily invisible, and even possess humans for maximum terror. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. Jul 23, 2020
    100
    The name of the game is survival, and the goal is to escape containment and leave no prisoners. It's easy to cast victims aside in the chase for more power and expanding influence. The true horror of the mission in Carrion only sets in as the credits roll.
  2. Jul 23, 2020
    85
    Games can have messages, but they can also be a venue in which we act out our most twisted fantasies free of judgment and consequence.
  3. Jul 22, 2020
    80
    Other than a few finicky control issues with grabbing the wrong object in a cluttered room or getting momentarily caught up in tight passages when playing as the beast's largest form, I had a breezy time. If you're looking for a cathartic pick-up-and-play game with little to no fat that you can slip in between this summer's massive story-driven titles, that's Carrion all the way. It's a devilish snack.
  4. Jul 23, 2020
    80
    If you love movies like The Thing and have enjoyed the games of Devolver Digital before then you should definitely give this a go. Carrion may not have the good looks of a Nathan Drake or a Lara Croft, but it has the kind of gooey, tentacle-y charm that you just can't find anywhere else.
  5. Jul 28, 2020
    75
    In spite of being quite short, and having an over-complicated system to switch between powers, Carrion is a very good game that offers something different from the mainstay. We specially like the animations of the monster and the fact that we play as a huge beast.
  6. Jul 28, 2020
    70
    Carrion is like a totally decompensated beat 'em up. Not because of its metroidvania-like level design, but because we advance destroying everything and everyone in this game. It is a power fantasy full of gore in which the protagonist can become a giant eater of men or a small and elusive mass. Simple and direct; the perfect entertainment for an afternoon.
  7. Jul 22, 2020
    40
    There just isn’t a reason to play Carrion. There is little narrative, repetitive combat, limited puzzles, and almost zero horror elements. The atmosphere is okay and it reminds me of Alien but that’s about as far as it goes with horror. Just leave this monster stuck in the vent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 78
  2. Negative: 5 out of 78
  1. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    Игра отличная оригинальная но за этим следует недочеты в виде запутанной карты ,нехватка сюжета хотя для него было готова почва , играИгра отличная оригинальная но за этим следует недочеты в виде запутанной карты ,нехватка сюжета хотя для него было готова почва , игра отличная но могла быть и лучше хочется продолжения ! Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    Created an account specifically to give a shout out to this game. As a massive horror fan (and one who has grown up playing Metroid games)Created an account specifically to give a shout out to this game. As a massive horror fan (and one who has grown up playing Metroid games) this game has been an absolute blast! The creators really gave the game teeth, woman and scientist cry and huddle in the corner as you grab them and bite them in half, hell you can even swing them around bashing them into the wall and ceiling!

    The game is very gory, full of tons of blood. The monster you play is simply fun to move and control, everything feels good, everything feels slimy and gross. It's a throwback to the scifi horror genre, especially The Thing. As you move down hallways you break lights and darken your path, you slither through chains and create bone chilling rattling noises. You are literally a monster from a horror movie and you are incredibly brutal. I was having trouble fighting some soldiers using flamethrowers and I discovered I was able to grab a freaking Vending machine and slam them with it!

    Hope to see a sequel, the devs did a fantastic job!
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  3. Dec 27, 2020
    9
    Fun game, good for the £12 it cost me. Towards the end I started to get a little lost & a couple of the puzzles were quite challenging. ThatFun game, good for the £12 it cost me. Towards the end I started to get a little lost & a couple of the puzzles were quite challenging. That meant a lot of traversing around the map trying to figure out where I was supposed to go next. I think it could have done with something to point players towards the objective at least, a map system would have been better. It did get stale in the last hour or so. I got around 5 hours out of it before that point. Grab it in a sale. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2021
    8
    I wouldn't describe it as a 'reverse horror', rather as a short and fun gore metroidvania. But I do understand where the complaints are comingI wouldn't describe it as a 'reverse horror', rather as a short and fun gore metroidvania. But I do understand where the complaints are coming from - even I had to google how to get to the ending, but, thankfully, I had enough luck to go through this game with almost no 'no idea where to go' issues. I would give it a higher score, but lack of proper guidance can be a serious issue. Still, it doesn't have to be and I'd say give it a try - it's on gamepass and maybe you'll have as great a time as I had.

    + moving with the monster is soooo smooth and fun
    + fights and puzzles properly escalating in difficulty
    + 4 hours is a perfect length for this kind of game
    + fitting pixel art

    - easy to get lost, with no in-game way to find out where to go
    - human memory puzzles seemed a bit unnecessary
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  5. Jul 28, 2020
    7
    Gets pretty repetitive after a while. The monster design is cool. Story and world-building are almost non-existent.
  6. Aug 14, 2020
    7
    Very unique game! Great concept! Great execution?

    You are the monster here! Eating humans, solving puzzles, making your escape route from a
    Very unique game! Great concept! Great execution?

    You are the monster here! Eating humans, solving puzzles, making your escape route from a facility where they held you in captivity.
    The monster is a tentacle monster with many abilities you can gain, make yourself bigger, stronger as you eat humans, growing and being more menacing and versatile. As you get more abilities, you can progress more and solve more puzzles. Yep, it's one of those games. It's a metroid-like basically. But still a bit more linear.

    What I like is the really cool pixel art, nice lighting, fantastic sound design, crazy abilities, useful physics system. Fantastic atmosphere! Decent checkpoints and satisfying killing. Also there are some cool flashbacks which you control too!

    Honestly I'm mixed about this title.

    It's short. Probably a bit too short for it's price! No multiple endings, no real replay value. Also the map... there is no map! But it's fine as it's more linear than many metroid-likes. The areas are distinct enough but could have more variety. The places kinda feel similar. Different look yes but in functionality they are the same. And the puzzles. They are cool and not that hard first but it gets repetitive. And I didn't feel the escalation in the story. Let's look at Super Metroid, you know you are getting close to the end. It has feel of progression, here it feels like you are going from A to B but it's all the same, except you get more and better enemies. Many times you can't win with brutality, you need to use your brain and abilities, that's really nice actually. But I didn't feel the climax. I didn't feel getting closer to the finish and I expected some big twist or some crazy stuff. Yes, the final level was... it was obvious, you are done and it's the final area but something was missing. Some extra creativity would have been cool.

    I really, really want a sequel! With some improvements. It's a good game! Very enjoyable. But it gets old. I completed it in 2 sittings, about 4-5 hours long. Cool game! Killing in creative ways is super satisfying. You feel the fear of the human characters. And that's so good!

    7/10... a bit sad about this... I wanted it to be even better. Still... play it! Maybe wait for a little sale but please, support the developers. They made a rough diamond.
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  7. Jul 28, 2020
    0
    Кроме прикольной фишки в виде монстра, и не плохой музыки, в этой игре ничего интересного почти что и нетКроме прикольной фишки в виде монстра, и не плохой музыки, в этой игре ничего интересного почти что и нет

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