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  • Summary: Deep Sky Derelicts is an original combination of turn-based strategy and RPG, enriched with tactical card combat and popular roguelike elements. Explore derelict alien ships, fight, loot and upgrade your gear, all in distinctive retro-futuristic comic book aesthetic style.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    90
    Deep Sky Derelicts makes me happy. I play through a lot of early access titles, and I’ve often had reasonable ideas on how games can improve- only to have them released with little to no changes. That isn’t the case here, with changes to balance and resource availability turning this into a game I don’t have a problem recommending.
  2. May 4, 2020
    85
    Deep Sky Derelicts poses as a true original dark sci-fi roguelike experience, successfully distancing itself from Darkest Dungeon clone title it received. With its definitive edition, even with lack of compelling narrative, it is a rich experience with a huge depth of combat, exploration and customization that is to be expected from such experience.
  3. Apr 6, 2020
    80
    Overall it’s a fun game and a great way to pass the time. It’s not overly violent (well I mean you are killing creatures, robots etc… but it’s all in comic book style art so it doesn’t come across as gory) so you can play it with younger eyes about (something far more likely to be the case with the current pandemic). It’s pretty decent value too when you consider the replayability of different character types with different strengths and weaknesses and different play options outside the main storyline. If you like RPG’s, roguelikes, tactical card battle games there’s a good chance you will enjoy this.
  4. Oct 9, 2018
    70
    If you're looking for a turn-based strategy game set in a dystopian world where you won't feel attached by your characters and don't need to pay attention to the story, Deep Sky Derelicts has a lot to offer. Keep in mind though that while it's easy to pick up, Snowhound Games' title is hard to master.
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    A sci-fi version of Darkest Dungeon. It has a weak story and its procedurally generated missions are tedious, but battles and development of your heroes are strangely addictive.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    60
    Craftsmanship-based science-fiction RPG fun with cards, which at the same time doesn´t offer any reason to why it should be memorized for a long time. Basically, all of its elements are good, but not exceptional. [Issue#291]
  7. 50
    Fatally flawed with bugs, soft locks, and incomplete map generation, Deep Sky Derelicts is a fun game when it works. More often than not, however, it doesn’t work.

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  1. Jun 30, 2020
    9
    An intriguing blend of a CCG, a Dungeon Crawler, and a Rogue-Lite buried in a gritty sci-fi RPG universe. Once I had a handle on theAn intriguing blend of a CCG, a Dungeon Crawler, and a Rogue-Lite buried in a gritty sci-fi RPG universe. Once I had a handle on the energy/scanning mechanics the game became a joy to play with interesting characters and monsters, charming tid bits of lore and a dark dystopian atmosphere. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2019
    9
    An intriguing blend of a CCG, a Dungeon Crawler, and a Rogue-Lite buried in a gritty sci-fi RPG universe. Once I had a handle on theAn intriguing blend of a CCG, a Dungeon Crawler, and a Rogue-Lite buried in a gritty sci-fi RPG universe. Once I had a handle on the energy/scanning mechanics the game became a joy to play with interesting characters and monsters, charming tid bits of lore and a dark dystopian atmosphere. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    8
    The game has nice graphics that harmonize very well with the style of the presented world. The music is selected in such a way that we canThe game has nice graphics that harmonize very well with the style of the presented world. The music is selected in such a way that we can feel the atmosphere of abandoned spaceships, emptiness and hopelessness. The gameplay is not absolutely innovative, it draws on already known solutions, but the system of character and equipment improvement adds a lot of freshness. For me, a big plus are actions depending on the cards, not the location of the character. Expand