Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 17, 2021
    Some jank does not stop Encased from being one of the most ambitious and greatest CRPGs in years.
  2. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    If you like early Fallouts and other traditional 2D RPGs, if you think X-COM games from the 90s were awesome, if you enjoy reading sci-fi classics – this game was made for you. The story set in the alternative 1970s is not perfect and it’s obvious that the developers had to work with a tight budget, but Encased makes up for it with sheer fun. Actually, I think I haven’t enjoyed a game so much since Wasteland 3 was released. [11/2021, p.48]
  3. Sep 26, 2021
    A quality cRPG in the footsteps of classic Fallout that will satisfy fans of the genre. Some flaws do not allow it to reach the top scoring levels but in any case it is clearly a worthwhile purchase.
  4. Oct 6, 2021
    A rich, original-Fallout-inspired RPG with a brilliant story. You can play it in any way you want and it’s the good kind of gaming freedom. But the sound design could have been so much better.
  5. Sep 16, 2021
    Dark Crystal Games’ passion for this type of game shines through in every facet. They have made every attempt to make the game as accessible to a wide range of players as possible. The game feels tight in terms of performance and I encountered no bugs. How much one will enjoy the game really depends on how much one will put into it.
  6. Sep 7, 2021
    Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG is finally emerging from its nearly two year Early Access period and is all the better for its time spent in player-engaged development. Fans of Fallout 1 and 2 and Shadowrun are going to immediately fall in love with what Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG has to offer them, from its impressive character creation to vast world-building, from its ambient aesthetics to its divergent storytelling, and every nook and cranny worth exploring in between. You may be stuck underneath this Dome for the rest of your life, but rest assured you’ll be far too busy living your best post-apocalyptic life to care about anything outside of it anyway.
  7. Sep 17, 2021
    Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG is a worthy purchase for all fans of classic Fallout games, thanks to a well-crafted post-apocalyptic setting, great worldbuilding, reactive world, and solid overall gameplay. The clunky interface, basic combat, verbose writing, and overwhelming amount of status conditions to keep track of damage the experience a bit, however, making Encased a game that only the most die-hard RPG fans will enjoy right from the start.
  8. Sep 6, 2021
    It doesn't quite manage to reach Fallout's brilliance and quality, but Encased is still a fun experience, capable of providing lots of meaningful possibilities and an interesting new post-apocalyptic world to explore.
  9. Sep 9, 2021
    Multi-layered role-playing game for exploration and stealth enthusiasts and also everyone who doesn't care about exciting combat.
  10. 75
    Encased is a decent RPG with extraordinary worldbuilding. It might not reinvent the wheel, but it certainly brings a worthwhile adventure that deserves to be experienced.
  11. Sep 14, 2021
    Encased is an old school RPG with lots of content and an exciting story. However, it is perhaps a little bit too faithful to the classics.
  12. Sep 13, 2021
    Encased is a very classic isometric RPG that harks back to early Fallout. There is great care taken in the game world and fans of the genre will get lost in it. It's a shame that the combat system isn't particularly layered.
  13. Sep 25, 2021
    Very responsive, fairly faithful to its inspirations, Encased knows how to offer a complete RPG, which intelligently responds to the decisions you make. Unfortunately, the title stumbles on its combat portion, rather failed and too anchored in the past, and is sometimes confused in the follow-up of the objectives to be accomplished. A pleasant experience, but not unforgettable, therefore, reserved for fans of old-school C-RPG.
  14. Sep 10, 2021
    I will say the amount of art, voice overs, and unique environments is really impressive. You’ll still have to do plenty of reading but they do a good job of making the world look, feel, and sound unique. Everything feels handmade and it almost makes me think if this developer team remade Fallout I just might make time for that trip back to the wasteland.
  15. Sep 8, 2021
    Encased can suck you into it for dozens of hours for exploration and complex, difficult battles with various tactics but also leave you frustrated with the way it approaches the story and characters.
  16. Sep 7, 2021
    If hard sci-fi sends you to sleep, you might want to give this a miss, because every now and then, the story be can a little dry. But for everyone else, if you’re prepared to give Encased your time and attention, and overlook what are mostly fixable flaws, you’ll discover an engaging, compelling and pleasingly deep RPG.
  17. Sep 6, 2021
    Encased is an interesting CRPG set in a dystopian alternative past that pays tribute to the original Fallout 1 & 2 for gameplay and core mechanics. Good storytelling and visuals. The combat lacks a bit of depth and strategy, but overall a good gaming experience.
  18. Sep 20, 2021
    Encased: a Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic RPG seeks to recreate the best moments of the first Fallout games. Unfortunately, it also brought with it a lot of outdated mechanics and repetitive designs. Along with this, technical problems, bugs, and unreliable localization ruin the experience.
  19. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 22, 2021
    Encased has plenty of polish, but not enough substance beneath it. The game never goes anywhere with its 70’s setting, and, despite the “sci-fi” part of the name, doesn’t even try to consider the scientific implications of the premise. [Issue#255, p.60]
  20. Oct 8, 2021
    "A very decent clone of Fallout." That's at the same time the biggest compliment, as well as the strongest criticism for Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG. It is a labour of love that is almost as fun as the one it passionately pays homage to, and is thus easy to forgive its lack of fine-tuning. Unfortunately, it also lacks what made Interplay's gem the legend it is, which is, of course, the writing. You see, the key word in the phrase "a very decent clone of Fallout," is the word 'decent.' This otherwise entertaining piece of software is definitely that, but decent just won't do for most people.
  21. Nov 19, 2021
    The world of Encased is scant on exciting adventures, yet it’s overflowing with gibberish to the point that it breaks any suspension of disbelief.
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  1. Sep 6, 2021
    Encased is role in its purest form. A science fiction story that captures you from the first minute, original as well as familiar. The construction of his world and background through main missions, secondary missions and characters that you meet during the adventure makes you completely lose track of time when you sit in front of him. More could have been asked of his combat system. However, isometric RPG lovers are in luck. Encased is one of those covered in this year 2021.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 50
  2. Negative: 11 out of 50
  1. Sep 9, 2021
    its a great rpg with alot of costumization , choice and consequence , great atmosphere , its really worth it
  2. Sep 16, 2021
    Охуенная игра! Потрясающая атмосфера! 11 из 10!!!
  3. Sep 9, 2021
    Interesting concept. Deep atmosphere. It really resembles me Fallout 2. Stealth in the game is certainly weak, but this moment is inherent inInteresting concept. Deep atmosphere. It really resembles me Fallout 2. Stealth in the game is certainly weak, but this moment is inherent in all the latest games of this genre. I got a lot of memorable moments and had a nice time. Waiting DLC and fixes. Full Review »