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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: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. May 18, 2020
    90
    Deep Rock Galactic is an excellent cooperative shooter, the perfect game to play with your friends.
  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. May 24, 2020
    81
    The space dwarves’ mining adventure is quite entertaining as well as motivating – especially in co-op. Lack of variety keeps holding it back, though.
  5. May 25, 2020
    80
    Deep Rock Galactic is one of the best cooperative games of these times.
  6. May 14, 2020
    80
    Anyone fond of multi-player centric games that require teamwork and likes to fill a specific role will almost certainly find something to enjoy in Deep Rock Galactic. It's a great way to spend time with friends and has a lot of content depending on how much you mind doing the same things over and over again. Anyone who strongly dislikes repetition will probably get sick of it after a while, though.
  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: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. May 21, 2020
    10
    I subscribed now on metacritic to write this review because this is one of the best games I've been playing and enjoying in recent years.I subscribed now on metacritic to write this review because this is one of the best games I've been playing and enjoying in recent years.

    RDG is a cooperative (up to 4 players) horde shooter, a mix of games like left 4 dead for the horde mechanic and drop in drop out system, minecraft because of course you have to mine and looter shooters because there is loot although it's mainly cosmetics.
    You get sent with a drilling pod in the caves under the surface of a rocky planet to do a different mission everytime.
    The caves are randomly generated and there are about 10 different mission types and a dozen different biomes each one with it's different challenges.

    There are 4 classes, each one with its pros and cons, they work well when mixed together
    Gunner: heavy damage and can place ziplines
    Driller: can dig tunnels very easily
    Scout: has a hook and can run around the map like spider-man
    Engineer: heavy area damage and very good utils

    Pro aspects of this game:
    * It doesn't require much commitment to play, once you reach level 25 with a class you have unlocked 90% of the stuff other players have, the rest is just cosmetic and mods that can change the behavior of your class. Also a mission lasts up to 30 min

    * It feels too easy or too hard? just crank up/down the difficulty level.

    * there's a bar where you can hang out with your mates before being sent to the next mission

    * you can press V everytime something cool happens

    * no microtransactions (there might be paid dlc in the future)

    * Rock AND Stone brothers!
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  2. 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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  3. May 21, 2020
    10
    I have over 100 hours and I'm slowly convincing all my friends to buy it.
    Perfectly paced co-op gameplay with a great community that will
    I have over 100 hours and I'm slowly convincing all my friends to buy it.
    Perfectly paced co-op gameplay with a great community that will drop in and help on any mission, and a progression system that seems to continue infinitely, not to mention the rock-solid mechanics and shooting with a variety of interesting weapons.

    A must-have for any team-based shooter fan, or anyone looking to have a good time with the dwarves.
    Crack open a cold one with the boys, it's time to ROCK AND STONE!
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  4. May 15, 2020
    10
    One of the best coop games I've ever played.
    My favorite thing about the game is the randomly generated maps. Every encounter with the aliens
    One of the best coop games I've ever played.
    My favorite thing about the game is the randomly generated maps. Every encounter with the aliens ( there are a lot ) are different.
    Good physics. Amazing gunplay. Perks, upgrades for the four dwarf classes. Great experience with friends.
    Lots of things to look forward.
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  5. May 15, 2020
    10
    The game is excellent, Incredible for those who love coop game and mining game.
  6. May 16, 2020
    9
    One of the best co-op games out there right now. It feels like a mix of Warhammer: Vermintide and Minecraft
  7. May 26, 2020
    2
    While this game may work in a coop setting, I gave up after 3 hours of tedious single player experience.

    The experience was rather bland
    While this game may work in a coop setting, I gave up after 3 hours of tedious single player experience.

    The experience was rather bland from the start, but given the positive reviews I kept going for a while, assuming the game would pick up pace and/or variation further along. I gave up after 3 hours of digging through very similar looking caves; with very little variation in gameplay, even though I tried out all the different classes.
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