The Curious Expedition Image
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century. Together with famous personalities you will venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 24, 2016
    90
    For $15, providing hours of intriguing, choice-driven, replay-able, and overall curious game play makes The Curious Expedition a fun and worthwhile purchase for anyone with a thirst for exploration. I couldn’t find anything that took away from my quest for fame and fortune, save for the occasional repeated point of interest or animal encounter.
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    90
    A love letter to the joy of exploration and randomness. [Issue#256, p.64]
  3. Sep 5, 2016
    80
    Motivating and entertaining adventure game with interesting decisions, great character design and strategic diversity.
  4. Aug 31, 2017
    80
    A good example of the well-balanced encounter between causality and mechanics, procedurality and systemicity.
  5. Oct 24, 2016
    68
    It also places that desire for discovery within another person’s mind, just like Conrad, and keeps its player, like Conrad’s reader, at a critical remove. It lets you see a bigger picture than the grid of hexagons it depicts; it lets you see the mindset that creates the grid, and what that way of thinking inevitably ends up doing.
  6. Sep 9, 2016
    60
    Comfy, charming, deadly – but also static and boring in the long run. It plays a lot like Renowned Explorers, but is inferior in almost every aspect.
  7. CD-Action
    Dec 12, 2016
    60
    The idea for this roguelike is great, but in my case The Curious Expedition’s charm wore off too quickly. I took the first place in my fifth or sixth attempt and though every time the game managed to surprise me, I needed just three hours to do it. [12/2016, p.57]

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