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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 75
  2. Negative: 6 out of 75
  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. Jul 26, 2020
    8
    4 hours in. What a well-crafted game! It's so fluid to control and the game mechanics keep expanding to keep things interesting. And the cool4 hours in. What a well-crafted game! It's so fluid to control and the game mechanics keep expanding to keep things interesting. And the cool thing is that you don't just go from A to B to C. Nonono, sometimes you go back to A or B because you unlocked an ability that allows you to go through a passage that was closed to you earlier on. It makes it a tiny bit confusing but also makes it seem more consistent.

    The game does lack a bit in the story department. It's told through these interactive sequences that sort of plug into your monster-memory through some big machines you enter throughout the game. It's decent enough, although not that interesting. At least not 4 hours in where I've experienced about 4 of those sequences. But I would not be without them! They add flavor to the game and breaks up the monster-gameplay segments. So it's a definite plus, just not as interesting as it could have been I think.

    But no matter, the game is fun to play and I keep wanting to go back and play it some more. It's great for half-hour play sessions. Then the gameplay does tend to become a little repetitive. But just quit it, and later in the day you'll want to play it some more. I think it's because of how different it is to everything else. Even though the gameplay is a bit repetitive, it's also interestingly enough put together that you can't get enough of it. Just not for hours at a time.

    Great game!
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  5. Jul 26, 2020
    7
    The game play is decent, you're going back to the past to see what happened and how it happened, and has some nice puzzles, but not more thanThe game play is decent, you're going back to the past to see what happened and how it happened, and has some nice puzzles, but not more than that, i feel like it could have been far better if more content was added. Not worth the 19.99 euro imho, better wait for sale. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2020
    6
    Good vibe, physics, sounds and music, but after a while the game became more of a maze with no storyline.
  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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