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  • Summary: In Citizens of Earth, you head home after a too-long election, hoping for a respite. On the contrary, you are accosted with a myriad of oddities. You immediately (following your cup 'o joe) embark on a mission to travel the land, battle mutants, gain allies, overthrow a puppet government,In Citizens of Earth, you head home after a too-long election, hoping for a respite. On the contrary, you are accosted with a myriad of oddities. You immediately (following your cup 'o joe) embark on a mission to travel the land, battle mutants, gain allies, overthrow a puppet government, snorkel for buried treasure, and, with the luxury of time, grab a well-deserved refill on your coffee. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    As an adventure that does just about everything right in the fun and technical sense, CoE's most valuable triumphs are its sense of humour and accessibility; whether you’re politically knowledgeable or oblivious, and if you have a near-romantic relationship with turn-based RPGs, you will risk yawning through a filibuster if it means becoming the Vice President of this world.
  2. Jan 20, 2015
    80
    The game’s greatest attributes are its humor and its fresh take on traditional RPG elements.
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    75
    Despite some of these issues, I still found Citizens of Earth to be largely enjoyable, and it does a solid job of capturing that 16-bit RPG feel the developers were clearly going for.
  4. Jan 20, 2015
    70
    Citizens of Earth has a good balance of humor, old-school RPG, and solid turn-based mechanics.
  5. Jan 27, 2015
    68
    A nice homage to Earthbound and so many other brilliant 16 bit-RPGs.
  6. Jan 22, 2015
    65
    A quirky game with its heart in the right place and its head in the clouds.
  7. Jan 20, 2015
    55
    The glaucoma-inducing choice of interface and the stretching of space and gameplay time beyond the point of breaking make this a hard game to broadly recommend. This would have been one hell of a 6-hour jaunt, but at upward of 20 hours for a basic playthrough, the amount of fluff is suffocating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 25, 2015
    9
    I don't know why critics are destroying this game. The best advice I can give you is that the demo plays JUST like the full game, so if youI don't know why critics are destroying this game. The best advice I can give you is that the demo plays JUST like the full game, so if you enjoyed the demo then you definitely need to buy it!

    Yes, there are striking similarities to EarthBound but Citizens of Earth really manages to create its own niche. The entire game is a big joke, not taking itself too seriously. If you are buying this because you thought it was going to be a modern day EarthBound then of course you are not going to like it.

    When you start playing Citizens of Earth leave your preconceived notions at the door and don't take the game too seriously. If you're not laughing while playing, you're doing something wrong.
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  2. Mar 18, 2015
    8
    I've not been playing long but from what i've seen this is a pretty good game.Being an older gamer it reminds me a lot of the 16bit rpgs forI've not been playing long but from what i've seen this is a pretty good game.Being an older gamer it reminds me a lot of the 16bit rpgs for super nintendo.That's a good thing. Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2015
    7
    being an old geezer such as i am, i like this game. It has the comedy and such. It has the rpgin and such. If you took chrono cross and mixedbeing an old geezer such as i am, i like this game. It has the comedy and such. It has the rpgin and such. If you took chrono cross and mixed it with old school dragon quest. It mite be something like this. No complaints. Only paid $4.95, keep that in mind 4sure homies. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2015
    0
    A cheap ripoff of Eathbound, minus any fun or reason to care. Atlus wouldve been better off buying the Mother franchise and helping to finishA cheap ripoff of Eathbound, minus any fun or reason to care. Atlus wouldve been better off buying the Mother franchise and helping to finish and publish the fan produced Mother 4. Citizens is not worth the grind or the money. Expand