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  • Summary: Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

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Deep Rock Galactic Has Dwarves With Guns And Hordes Of Enemies - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 24, 2020
    100
    Finally, a non-traditional co-op multiplayer game with very intense atmosphere. Original, dark and bearded, it is Deep Rock Galactic. No need to dig deeper. [Issue#304]
  2. May 13, 2020
    95
    Deep Rock Galactic is a great mix of Minecraft and Starship Troopers with excellent gameplay and variety. However, graphics can occasionally be slightly off and exits for the drop pods will on rare occasion be inaccessible. This is an easy game to get started in and easy to get hooked on.
  3. 90
    Deep Rock Galactic is proof enough that keeping focus and executing on a single idea can lead to excellence. Ghost Ship Games debut title is cooperative bliss, and a must-play for all fans of the genre. For Rock and Stone!
  4. GameStar
    May 17, 2020
    82
    Although the game degenerates into quite a grind after the completion of the first series of missions, the procedurally generated worlds and the friendly community provide enough variety for long enough.
  5. CD-Action
    Jun 25, 2020
    80
    A compelling cooperative experience mixing Left 4 Dead, Minecraft and Aliens franchises. [07/2020, p.56]
  6. May 25, 2020
    80
    Deep Rock Galactic is one of the best cooperative games of these times.
  7. May 21, 2020
    68
    Deep Rock Galactic offers some enticing exploration, as discovering randomly generated caves can be a thrill each time, and the unique abilities of each class are fun to combine. But things quickly begin to grow stale, like the air this far down into the earth, with repetitive missions and little reason to grind out your experience levels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 59
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 59
  3. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. May 13, 2020
    10
    Most fun you'll have with a video game this year. Tons of customization (dwarf cosmetics, weapon mods, weapon skins, perks, drone mods, etc.)Most fun you'll have with a video game this year. Tons of customization (dwarf cosmetics, weapon mods, weapon skins, perks, drone mods, etc.) that is all earned simply by exploring and playing the game.

    The atmosphere is somehow incredibly tense but relaxed at the same time. The gunplay is spectacular and doesn't get old.

    All of the maps are procedurally generated and the assorted map modifiers are randomly assigned ensuring you never play the same dungeon twice, giving DRG insane replayability.

    More content and fun than ANY $60 AAA game for half the price.

    Don't sleep on this!
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  2. Jul 4, 2020
    10
    I have been playing this game a long time before release. The devs are fantastic! What you dream about when you think of the kind of peopleI have been playing this game a long time before release. The devs are fantastic! What you dream about when you think of the kind of people you want updating your game.

    Constant meaningful updates to a game that is already fun, smooth and constantly giving you a reason to dive back in. Always easy to find a group of people and even if you don't use a mic...no big deal. The game makes it so easy to work as a unit with people you don't even know.

    What a great game!
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  3. Jan 13, 2021
    10
    Really good game, ill tell you that with 130 hours of single. Even alone with Bosko, its fun. Yeah,there is some grind but...hey, just pick upReally good game, ill tell you that with 130 hours of single. Even alone with Bosko, its fun. Yeah,there is some grind but...hey, just pick up better difficulty. I know, 3+ is hard but....i know, i know, youll hate me but...git gud. Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2020
    10
    phenomenal game. At first glance, this game did not impress me. However, after giving it a try and playing with 3 other friends, I came to thephenomenal game. At first glance, this game did not impress me. However, after giving it a try and playing with 3 other friends, I came to the conclusion that this game is just pure fun. There are so many things this game did right that other games just dont get. The combat is intense&fun. The randomly generated caves are complex and never the same. Gameplay loop doesnt feel repetitive. The class system gives the players more ways to enjoy. If not for the subpar graphics, i would confidently say this is better than 90% of all triple A games. Although I do want more classes, more guns and more enemy variety tho. Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2021
    9
    Gameplay: A+
    Story: D (but who cares?)
    Graphics: B Audio: B Lengh: I played 200h+ New take on 4 player coop like L4D. But + Mining &
    Gameplay: A+
    Story: D (but who cares?)
    Graphics: B
    Audio: B
    Lengh: I played 200h+

    New take on 4 player coop like L4D. But + Mining & building & exploring. Perfect coop with friends.
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  6. Jul 3, 2020
    9
    If you like cooperative FPSs, spamming emotes, voxel graphics and a color palette and soundtrack that reminds one vaguely of the DescentIf you like cooperative FPSs, spamming emotes, voxel graphics and a color palette and soundtrack that reminds one vaguely of the Descent games, you might like Deep Rock Galactic, an up-to-four-player coop FPS about dwarven asteroid miners and their daily grind.

    The titular interstellar mining concern has just hit upon the richest source of ore in the galaxy: a pisshole of a rock called Hoxxes IV. The only problem? It's infested with territorial alien bugs- crawling Glyphids, flying Macteras, rolling Q'ronar and more. So grab a beer, pickaxe, gun and some friends, hold on to your beard, and prepare to dive. Just watch out for those damned Bulk Detonators.

    Someone described it as a mix of Minecrafts' digging and Left 4 Dead's shooting, and while that is a crude comparison, it's not inaccurate. Of note, Deep Rock does not use iron sight aiming at all. Right Mouse is instead used to swing your pickaxe, used for both digging and as a melee attack. The closest thing to a sniping weapon in the game, the M1000 Classic, instead uses a charged shot mechanic. Given that fights are often up close or at odd angles, and your enemies' propensity for crawling on walls or flying, the combat might remind one of the early Quake games, albeit with reloading and a sprint mechanic.

    DRG has four character classes, a range of mission types and procedurally-generated level layouts across many different biomes, with many enemy types, environmental hazards and gameplay mutators to keep things interesting. Missions have three possible levels each of length and cave complexity. Mission types include excavating teal Morkite ore the dwarves (maybe) use to make dark ale, repairing broken "MULE" mining robots and then defending a damaged escape pod, gathering blue Aquarq crystals and returning them to a fortified mine head, eliminating fearsome Glyphid Dreadnoughts, or gathering alien eggs for who knows what (It might be omelettes). Along the way, you can find red Nitra ore, which can be exchanged for supply drops to replenish your limited ammo and equipment, gold for a cash bonus, and various other color-coded minerals used to purchase upgrades to your gear. Some are found in surface deposits, while others are buried just below the surface, with telltale surface indicators. Each player can carry only a limited amount of ore on their person, but you can deposit it into the robotic mule MOLL-E, or "Molly", who follows you about most missions. You may also deposit ore into the escape pod or minehead if either is present. Normally Molly hangs about, but you can call her to a targeted location by pressing C. At the end of the mission you are awarded credits and XP for your chosen class, with a "hazard bonus" applied based on your chosen difficulty level, 1-5. Hazard 5 must be unlocked first.

    Classes are satisfyingly varied and I switch mine between missions frequently. They include the fast-tunneling Driller who also packs a flamethrower, pistol and satchel charges, an Engineer with a platform deployer, sentry guns, semi-auto shotgun and grenade launcher, a Gunner who backs up his minigun with a large-bore revolver, zipline deployer and shield generator, and a Scout with an assault rifle, sawed-off shotgun, grappling hook and flare launcher. Each also has an additional primary and secondary weapon that can be unlocked through leveling and completing "weapon license" assignments. Some classes are more useful in some situations then others: I recommend bringing a flamethrower-equipped Driller to any Elimination mission for example, as he can quickly burn through a Dreadnought's regenerating armor. However, each class is viable and solo-capable. Should you choose to go solo, you have the option of being accompanied by the friendly and lively hoverdrone "Bosco", who can mine, shine light on indicated areas, and engage enemies with a machine gun and, once upgraded, a manually-requested rocket strike. He can even revive you and return your salutes! There's also the possibility you might encounter the armed mule robot BET-C, or "Betsy". Initally hostile due to infesting polyps on her hull, you can shoot these off and then repair her to have her join your team, turning her heavy guns and grenade launcher on the bugs.

    Leveling your characters also increases an overall account level, which unlocks various cosmetic alterations to your dwarves' appearance for purchase, with things like a Warhammer-style Slayer mohawk, enormous Dr. Robotnik-esque handlebar mustache, Hagrid hair and a helmet reminiscent of Dune 2's Sardaukar troops.

    DRG has a surprising degree of depth, flavor and light-hearted humor. It reminds me of the better co-op shooters of the past decade, and I heartily recommend it. It benefits from speedy load times and smooth gameplay, slick controls, frequent updates. Rock and Stone, brothers.
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  7. Nov 20, 2020
    0
    I suspect there is a good game somewhere in here, but there is way too much mediocre grindy nonsense to get much of a view of the better gameI suspect there is a good game somewhere in here, but there is way too much mediocre grindy nonsense to get much of a view of the better game that could have been. It's also worth noting that there is no single-player option - you've got to rope a few friends in for this very not-fun ride. Expand

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