Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Jun 28, 2016
    72
    The Technomancer is a well made action-RPG and the best title released by Spiders so far, thanks to the additional polish and increased size of the game's content. Just don't expect to be able to explore a massive world like those in Fallout 4 or The Witcher 3 or you may be disappointed.
  2. Jun 30, 2016
    71
    A low budget action RPG set on Mars, with lots of good ideas, but also with some quirks and problems.
  3. Jul 14, 2016
    70
    The Technomancer isn’t a great RPG, but it’s close. There are issues with the combat that pop up from time to time, and the whole setup of the side-quest system quickly devolves into a matter of running back and forth between places you’ve been to over and over.
  4. Jul 6, 2016
    70
    A fun little adventure which will definitely grow on you.
  5. Jun 28, 2016
    70
    Technomancer makes a valiant effort to be the next big open world RPG and comes close to achieving it, but in the end it feels like the developer was trying to fit too many things in to one game.
  6. Jun 30, 2016
    69
    The Technomancer has some interesting approaches but lacks a lot of polish at many points. Especially the constant back tracking gets really annoying with time. The lack of budget definitely take their toll on many game aspects.
  7. Oct 21, 2016
    65
    The Technomancer is one of those rare games in modern gaming industry. Medium budget games with AAA ambition in mind. The game offers a rich sci-fi world with tons of lore and meaningful choices, but it’s combat can be a great hit and miss and it’s graphics seem outdated. It does everything in adequate fashion, but nothing in spectacular way. We need more games like this one.
  8. Jul 1, 2016
    65
    The Technomancer could have been a far better game with a more polished combat and better storytelling, but its intriguing premise quickly disappears.
  9. Jun 28, 2016
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  10. Jun 28, 2016
    64
    The Technomancer has an original setting and some peculiar narrative premises, but the story develops in an unoriginal way, and the RPG gameplay dynamics are pretty weak, repetitive and sometimes inconsistent.The Technomancer has an original setting and some peculiar narrative premises, but the story develops in an unoriginal way, and the RPG gameplay dynamics are pretty weak, repetitive and sometimes inconsistent.
  11. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 18, 2016
    60
    Although hobbled with a dull combat system and voice work that lacks any real emotion, the story of The Technomancer is a real pleasure. [Issue#253, p.53]
  12. Aug 9, 2016
    60
    A step forward for the developers, Spider, The Technomancer still might not be their lightning in a bottle, although it could quench your thirst for RPG during this summer.
  13. Jul 19, 2016
    60
    The Technomancer in the end, if ambitious, doesn’t quite meet the standards of its seniors it so desperately vouches to meet.
  14. Jul 16, 2016
    60
    The setting is great, but weak combat and limited choices stop this RPG from going anywhere fun.
  15. Jul 15, 2016
    60
    The Technomancer isn’t anything to write home about, but if you’re willing to overlook its flaws, this is Spiders’ most compelling world to date. Their vision of Mars is one that would be worth exploring even with its rough edges, if not for the sheer imbalance of a combat system that persistently drags the experience into the dregs of frustration. Spiders isn’t short on interesting ideas, it’s just the execution.
  16. Jun 30, 2016
    60
    Like Spiders Studio's previous works, The Technomancer will find an audience among those who don't mind sampling from the ambitious French house, but others may want to play other available action RPGs before trying this title..
  17. Jun 29, 2016
    60
    The Technomancer has frustrated me a lot over the last couple weeks, because I really enjoyed the world that Spiders created and wanted to get to know the characters more, but the constant choke points and combat inconsistencies make me want to stop playing.
  18. Jul 5, 2016
    55
    Full of the ghosts of “the game that could have been”, The Technomancer’s solid combat mechanics and well thought out character classes cannot mask the absolutely terrible voice acting and presentation of the story. Through it’s 30 plus hour campaign it is fairly impossible that you will care about any of the characters you come across. Extensive backtracking and enemy respawning will test a potential player’s goodwill to it’s limits.
  19. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 23, 2016
    53
    Synopsis of story looks promising: Mars, secrets of technomancers, government conspiracies, etc. – but in practice it’s incredibly bland, lacking both interesting characters and twists. Same goes for tasks: the game will make you protect dumb NPCs, find N spies before time is up, and, of course, complete a truckload of fetch quests. [Issue#211, p.64]
  20. Jul 1, 2016
    52
    The Technomancer is yet another valiant attempt at an ambitious RPG, but there are other recent games out there which have done it so much better.
  21. CD-Action
    Sep 16, 2016
    50
    The game offers five endings but I’m sure most players will not even see one, because The Technomancer is disappointingly shallow, confined and devoid of passion. [09/2016, p.42]
  22. Jul 22, 2016
    50
    Not good but not awful, The Technomancer serves more as a showcase for the future potential of Spiders than a game worth playing on its own merit.
  23. Jul 18, 2016
    50
    The project, which pays for boring fight system, uninteresting game content and shallow script along with poor voice acting. Good art style, and several nice scenes are not enough for good game in thirty-something hours on boredom.
  24. Jul 17, 2016
    50
    Spiders is a developer with its heart in the right place, and one can tell it wants to make good games. For some reason it struggles to pull out the stops needed to make something great, save for the time it outdid itself with Of Orcs and Men. With The Technomancer, we have a game trying to be a sprawling sci-fi adventure while paradoxically not trying much at all.
  25. Jun 28, 2016
    50
    An uneven slab of Mars adventuring, The Technomancer carefully straddles the line between never really being good while never falling into being bad.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 181 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 181
  2. Negative: 46 out of 181
  1. Jun 30, 2016
    9
    I created this account just for this, because I think this game is beeing unfairly reviewed by critics.

    It's a good game, feels like the
    I created this account just for this, because I think this game is beeing unfairly reviewed by critics.

    It's a good game, feels like the old bioware rpg's, and it is another game that proves that critics doesn't like games anymore, they just want movies to watch.
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  2. Jun 29, 2016
    9
    A surprisingly good Science Fiction RPG: If you like Alpha Protocol and Divinity DKS, you'll know what to expect in terms of 'lack of polish',A surprisingly good Science Fiction RPG: If you like Alpha Protocol and Divinity DKS, you'll know what to expect in terms of 'lack of polish', but there is real depth here if you're willing to look.

    I really like the world building, factions and combat and don't even get me started on how deep the customisation tree is (Path of Exile type levels). If you're looking for something to tide you over until Andromeda next year, this is the game for you. Spiders has even aped MANY of golden-era BioWare's tricks from Kotor and Jade Empire, so you'll be right at home if you're a fan of those games or Commander Shepard.

    This review is more like an 8.8, but I'll round it up for the PCMR brothers and sisters.

    Sincerely,
    Ivory Samoan.
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  3. Jun 29, 2016
    8
    Played the game for over an hour now, in my opinion it is a lot like an upgraded version of Mars war logs, which to me isnt a bad thing. ThePlayed the game for over an hour now, in my opinion it is a lot like an upgraded version of Mars war logs, which to me isnt a bad thing. The only real negative thing i have to say about this game so far is that the movement is clunky like TW3 when it was first released. Full Review »