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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Gunk is a game about two friends who run a small scavenging outfit together, and who travel from one space rock to another in search for resources they can harvest and sell. One day they land on a planet that looks dead from a distance, turns out to be unlike any other they’ve set footThe Gunk is a game about two friends who run a small scavenging outfit together, and who travel from one space rock to another in search for resources they can harvest and sell. One day they land on a planet that looks dead from a distance, turns out to be unlike any other they’ve set foot on. A slimy parasite­ — or gunk — covers vast areas and seems to corrupt the otherwise vibrant nature and wildlife. It’s clear that they must fight this gunk to understand what’s happened and to save the dying planet. But this also creates a rift between them; on one hand, the planet will die if we don’t rid the planet of the gunk. On the other, we’ve got problems of our own and surely this isn’t our fight to begin with. So, who cares… right? Do we have to? [Thunderful Group] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 16, 2021
    80
    Enjoyable, but rather slight, The Gunk is an intriguing journey through an alien planet while vacuuming up goop. There isn't much to it, though, which I found a bit disheartening.
  2. Jan 10, 2022
    75
    The Gunk is a game that does a decent job of offering ideas that other titles have explored in better ways. The gameplay is fun at first barely evolves. The story, especially the interactions between Becks and Rani, is decent but has nothing especially memorable to offer. The game has everything it needs for some cool cooperative play moments but does not offer those mechanics.
  3. Dec 29, 2021
    72
    Charming puzzle action-adventure with novel vacuum cleaner alien-slime mechanics. It can be completed on a cozy evening.
  4. Dec 16, 2021
    70
    The Gunk is a simple little platforming adventure full of malicious messes that are plenty fun to clean up.
  5. Jan 3, 2022
    67
    There is nothing special or complicated about The Gunk, but it proves to be a relaxing and light adventure that focuses on the manual removal of a toxic substance and the abrupt return of nature.
  6. Dec 19, 2021
    62
    The Gunk is a rather visually stunning experience with many drawbacks that prevent it from scoring higher. While it has some noteworthy high points, it also has some devastatingly low points that show that Image & Form Games are just dipping their toes into 3D world design.
  7. Dec 17, 2021
    40
    The Gunk is not a disastrous game. I enjoyed turning my brain off for five hours and exploring this strange and mysterious planet. It’s okay for games to just be empty calories sometimes, and I wouldn’t knock The Gunk for just being a generic popcorn flick. The Gunk aspires to be more than that though, and it falls considerably short. The quality of the SteamWorld games gavethe expectation that this would be a fresh take on the third-person adventure genre, but The Gunk is too shallow for me to recommend - even in the slow December months. If you’re looking for character-driven action-adventure games on Game Pass, Lake and Firewatch were both added earlier this week. Give those a look and leave The Gunk in the gutter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Jun 28, 2022
    10
    Great graphics and art style, nice music and simple story but the game play was very, very satisfying.
    I did not expect so great experience
    Great graphics and art style, nice music and simple story but the game play was very, very satisfying.
    I did not expect so great experience from this game : started at the evening and finished next day at night (or in the morning - depending on how you look at).
    It's a pity that so few languages ​​are supported, MS could support the team in this matter. But anyway great game, now, one of my favourite.
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  2. Mar 17, 2022
    9
    Very fun game. Not to hard and great graphics and music. Short enought and a must play to everyone! It's in gamepass, try it!
  3. Dec 18, 2021
    8
    I loved the art style and graphchis of game, animations wasn't super good but they were ok, the main problem was game play, there are 3-4 gameI loved the art style and graphchis of game, animations wasn't super good but they were ok, the main problem was game play, there are 3-4 game mechains and you see and use them along the entire game and it is only fun first 2 hours then you just turn off your brain and walk i hope we will see another title like this game but with more various game mechanis,3d modells, more clear animations Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2022
    5
    Me ha parecido terriblemente básico, la verdad. Una historia simple que se alarga más de la cuenta. Está bien si es un juego del que noMe ha parecido terriblemente básico, la verdad. Una historia simple que se alarga más de la cuenta. Está bien si es un juego del que no esperas gran cosa.
    Eso si, visualmente es súper bonito.
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  5. Dec 18, 2021
    3
    I have gotten stuck twice, once where I needed to reset the game and a second time where the gunk can't be removed. Can't play the gameI have gotten stuck twice, once where I needed to reset the game and a second time where the gunk can't be removed. Can't play the game anymore, needs updated to fix bugs. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2022
    3
    Symulator zbierania gnoju w akompaniamencie męczących lesbijek. Okrutnie liniowy. Całą rozgrywka opiera się na parciu po prostej ścieżce,Symulator zbierania gnoju w akompaniamencie męczących lesbijek. Okrutnie liniowy. Całą rozgrywka opiera się na parciu po prostej ścieżce, czasem podskakując. Nudny, nieciekawy - fabuła nie angażuję a rozgrywka jest tak ninjaka że w połowie gry mam wrażenie że nawet twórcy nie chcieli kombinować tylko już jak najszybciej skończyć Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2021
    0
    #XboxNeedsRussianVoice
    0 points for the lack of localization in this game into Russian

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