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  • Summary: Can you alter Deponia's fate? Do you have what it takes to change Rufus' past, present and future without accidently destroying the whole planet? Fight time itself in this action-packed, platypus-tastic and insanely hilarious story.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 6, 2016
    89
    Full of atmosphere, funny and like LucasArts. Part 4 of the trilogy (!) stays true to its predecessors and that's how it should be. Please don't stop!
  2. Mar 4, 2016
    85
    Deponia Doomsday contains one of the greatest opening scenes we've ever seen in a Point 'n Click/Adventure game, featuring none other than David Hayter. It's a must-play if you enjoyed classics such as The Curse of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle.
  3. Mar 20, 2016
    82
    I like the fact that Rufus returned to terrorize his environment. This destructive journey is a wild ride spiced up with time tiers. Classic point & click doesn’t get much better.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 21, 2016
    74
    Although in the new chapter Rufus is once again alive, well and goofs around as much as ever, don’t expect that he’ll get his “happily ever after” this time. On the other hand – who even needs that “ever after” when you’ve got a time machine? [Issue#208, p.57]
  5. Apr 5, 2016
    70
    Deponia Doomsday is an experience hardcore fans of these series will love. Its humour is as crude as ever, the story is confusing, and its characters are still missing a few vital brain cells. But with a beautiful art style and interesting puzzles, Daedalic has delivered yet another solid adventure game.
  6. Mar 12, 2016
    70
    The lovable-yet-flawed characters, the interesting, detailed environments, and the snappy story are definitely back again this time around. If you are new to Deponia, however, be prepared for some tedium and confusion to go along with the colorful fun.
  7. May 18, 2016
    60
    Faint return of the popular adventure series. Deponia still charms with its original concept and humor …and even Rufus lost none of his charm. The devs from of Daedalic bring us an adventure that is good only with its story, but not with a gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Mar 2, 2016
    10
    Best Deponia ever - nuff said!

    Good potion of humor, surprising and funny story. In simple words this game is worth every minute of play
    Best Deponia ever - nuff said!

    Good potion of humor, surprising and funny story. In simple words this game is worth every minute of play time. I really loved the whole Deponia trilogy but this is pure gold and was a fantastic suprise for me as fan.
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  2. Mar 2, 2020
    10
    This title, as well as all the other ones in the saga share a handful of characteristics that make them the best modern-era point-and-clickThis title, as well as all the other ones in the saga share a handful of characteristics that make them the best modern-era point-and-click games, they are:
    -A protagonist which is both very charming and a complete idiot
    -Incredibly gorgeous artwork
    -Very good plot (although I gotta say the end of the whole saga is rather dissapointing)
    -Beautifully crafted puzzles which are very satisfying to complete
    -Very well-made character personalities (Lottie, Toni, Bozo, Cletus and McChronicle to name just a few)
    -Really good ambientation, both in the post-apocalyptic Deponia as in the utopic Elysium
    -Rufus and Goal make a pretty silly and somewhat adorable couple
    I honestly find no way in which any human being could play Deponia and not enjoy it other than if they dislike point-and-click adventure games as a whole.
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  3. Mar 2, 2016
    10
    Some people call the Deponia series the "Monkey Island" of the new millennium. Rightfully so. Rufus is even more anti-hero than Guybrush couldSome people call the Deponia series the "Monkey Island" of the new millennium. Rightfully so. Rufus is even more anti-hero than Guybrush could be. He's a meanie and an egoist and he provokes emotion. The humor is crude and snappy and the characters range from lovely to awkward. The 4th installation of this great series again is a delight to play! One of the best point and click games ever Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2016
    8
    I liked this one at lot. Loved the entire series. Can't give it a ten though. There were so many bugs and so many of my saves wereI liked this one at lot. Loved the entire series. Can't give it a ten though. There were so many bugs and so many of my saves were corrupted. I had to resort to pulling saved game files off the studio's website just to be able to progress in the game. This happened about 4 times and was game breaking so it obviously needed a little time to go through some more debugging. That said, I liked it. Not sure about the ending (won't spoil it) but overall I thought it was pretty good. Hope there's another. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2020
    8
    Finally, a continuation from a sad ending. So far the game is awesome! You have to play the whole series and it is worth it.
  6. Mar 7, 2016
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First of all, let me say this: the humor is just as good as previous titles and the mechanics by miles are much better. It's obvious to anyone that the complexity of storyline and mechanics are improved by far compared to any previous entry. I'd also like to say that time travel mechanics and storylines involved with such mechanics are my absolute favorites. I know just enough about theoretical physics that I can argue theoretical applications of them (note that I did say theoretically argue) so the fact that, while simplistic, their idea of how time travel would work in Deponia was neat and didn't involve any of the moronic staple rules of most, like running into your old self tearing the fabric of reality, etc.

    If it were just about how well they designed the game, it would be a clear 10; however there is one massive problem: nothing happens. You go through the entire game to "change" the ending (I felt the old ending was fitting) only to realize that the last 12 hours or so you just spent have not only changed nothing, but also trapped alternative reality versions of yourself and stranded them.

    I don't have a problem with sad endings, all things in time must end. However, the point of a video game is to tell a story that you, the player, can influence and only with your influence can a resolution be met. In this case however, the game basically says that nothing you do matters, and go and **** off.

    To that point, there is no actual resolution to meet; the conditions from the start and the end of the game are exactly the same in which Rufus must plummet to his demise. There's even the whole side-plot of the Rufus that hides in the luggage of the time machine and does nothing but waste time with his story.

    So I have to say, what's the point of a game without resolution? Game Three ended with "Sure you died but you saved Deponia!" but this one ends with "Sure you died several times more, but you...uh...well you didn't **** things up....?"
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  7. Apr 24, 2017
    0
    You are forced to die again in another idiotically contrived circumstance by the developers at the end of this game. There, I just saved a lotYou are forced to die again in another idiotically contrived circumstance by the developers at the end of this game. There, I just saved a lot of you both time and money. Expand

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