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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 7, 2015
    100
    The developers at Abbey Games (ah, no wonder the abbess was such a tough cookie!) have created a thoroughly charming encounter system that sets it apart from the usual tactical combat.
  2. Power Unlimited
    Nov 3, 2015
    85
    We're happy to conclude Renowned Explorers is indeed exactly as fun as it looks. There’s a very small learning curve, yet the game offers enough depth to keep it fun for a long time. [Sept. 2015, p. 065]
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    Hand drawn turned based strategy where you lead the explorers on an adventure to become the best there are. With bandits, treasures and wild animals, there is never a dull moment in Renowned Explorers.
  4. Sep 14, 2015
    70
    Renowed Explorers offers a lot of stuff to love. The game is complex, the combat is nice and traveling is worth while as well. There are a few things we miss about this game though: a good tutorial, the possibility to change the difficulty level and locations to travel to.
  5. Jun 6, 2017
    70
    Another roguelike that explains a tales of pirates with some technical issues but interesting gameplay mechanics.
  6. Oct 14, 2015
    70
    The systems are surprisingly complex, given the cartoonish presentation and focus on enjoying yourself. While mastering it isn’t easy, it’s plenty forgiving if you want it to be, and the replay value alone easily makes it worth the $19.99 price on Steam.
  7. Nov 30, 2015
    55
    Amazing adventures in the world of Dull Numbers! Want more excitement? Launch MS Excel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Sep 14, 2017
    10
    i can't for the life of me understand how it has such a low user score. Review bombing? This game is incredible. A hidden gem. i implorei can't for the life of me understand how it has such a low user score. Review bombing? This game is incredible. A hidden gem. i implore gamers to try this one out. It's worth every copper. Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2015
    10
    I tried to brute-force my way through this game and lost. Then I went back and made a crew that was best at insulting enemies. I just insultedI tried to brute-force my way through this game and lost. Then I went back and made a crew that was best at insulting enemies. I just insulted a pack of wolves. 10/10 would play again :) Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2015
    10
    I simply love this piece of art. The deep strategic and tactical gameplay demand a lot of your inner expedition leader.
    Also, the art and
    I simply love this piece of art. The deep strategic and tactical gameplay demand a lot of your inner expedition leader.
    Also, the art and audio tingle your senses.
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  4. Sep 12, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I came for the artwork and stayed for the strategy. Very XCOM-like. When you realise that the party selection screen is probably the most important part in the game you will love it even more :) Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2015
    7
    this game has really good potential and is very enjoyable.
    however, it falls in the most important part a rouge like can fall. replay value.
    this game has really good potential and is very enjoyable.
    however, it falls in the most important part a rouge like can fall. replay value. u gain very little by doing more playthroughs and there aren't enough events.
    after finishing ftl once i wanted to finish it many more times (on hard).
    after finishing this once (took me 4 tries), though enjoyable, i didn't want to play again.

    wait for some dlc or expansion.

    good game. not worth the money.
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  6. Aug 23, 2019
    7
    pretty decent turn-based strategy game. the art is nice. the "encounters" are fun and challenging. setting up your crew is cool. however, Ipretty decent turn-based strategy game. the art is nice. the "encounters" are fun and challenging. setting up your crew is cool. however, I don't like how shallow the tutorial was and how deep the game can be. I gave up quickly after the first expedition because I didn't really know what to spend my gold and "resources" on. the tutorial didn't explain much. overall a 7/10. A for effort, but still not the greatest game. Expand
  7. Jun 1, 2016
    0
    The game is too linear based and missions the same. It's not even like Heart of Africa where you did some actual exploring. Play a game or tooThe game is too linear based and missions the same. It's not even like Heart of Africa where you did some actual exploring. Play a game or too and the redundancy will set in and you'll find you're just repeating yourself over and over.

    Not to mention the fact the devs are deleting posts on the official forums on Steam trying to hide how bad the game is or overpriced it is.

    I'd recommend a long wait on this one as it's not as good as it might look. The other one that is out recently is a tad better but if you want a real experience exploring then find an emulator and get "Heart of Africa" by EA.
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