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  • Summary: Genesis Alpha One is a revolutionary mix of roguelike shooter, base building and survival that puts you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.

    In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and global capitalism left unchecked have resulted in natural resource over-exploitation and
    Genesis Alpha One is a revolutionary mix of roguelike shooter, base building and survival that puts you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.

    In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and global capitalism left unchecked have resulted in natural resource over-exploitation and pollution; devastating the planet. Supported by Earth's remaining governments, four influential corporations initiate the Genesis program. As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone creatures and explore a vast, randomly generated universe.

    Your goal: Find new homes for humanity's DNA and save the species from extinction.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 90
    Genesis Alpha One is an extremely rare beast. A confident marriage of FPS, space sim, roguelike and strategy elements, it is quite simply the first essential indie title of 2019.
  2. 80
    Genesis Alpha One is one of the few survival titles that blends a real sense of high-stakes urgency while also juggling several gameplay styles in the process. Even though this may seem unwieldy on paper and fraught with challenges in gameplay structure and technical aspects, Radiation Blue have managed to marry together FPS, Management sim, RTS and roguelikes into a unique and compelling experience.
  3. 80
    The universe of Genesis is vibrant, with distant systems lighting the ship with a beautiful sci-fi glow, and the aliens representing a full intriguing gamut from cockroach-like beasts through to humanoid aliens. This is the kind of game that people who dream of crafting their own space exploration stories, without being dragged through any particular forced narrative, will absolutely love.
  4. 70
    Genesis Alpha One is an ambitious triple-I game that, even though it relies too much on continuously repetitive and similar-looking activities, provides a deep, engaging and challenging experience thanks to its great visuals, some surprises along the way and gameplay mechanics that quickly become natural and intuitive.
  5. Feb 3, 2019
    60
    Not always fascinating.
  6. Mar 4, 2019
    55
    Monotone missions and uninventive enemies, combined with bad AI, makes this game more of a chore than enjoyment.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    45
    Gathering the necessary resources to fulfill a Genesis mission can take a lot of time, especially if you end up getting pushed back by hostile invasions. There is a base sense of joy to be had from making the numbers go up, but I never completed a Genesis mission and I doubt whatever feeling or reward it gives was worth the effort to reach it. I think it is more than enough to say I have no interest in playing more of it just to confirm what I already know: it’s not great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Feb 26, 2020
    10
    I absolutely adore this game! No idea why people hat it so much. If you like nerdy space sims and care for immersion over graphics, then thisI absolutely adore this game! No idea why people hat it so much. If you like nerdy space sims and care for immersion over graphics, then this game is for you!

    Could be they patched it over the year after it's release, don't know, I'm literally late to the game but I have not enjoyed anything as much as this in a long time.
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  2. Apr 28, 2020
    10
    I love the concept of this game, I love the music the style it's all around a great game, two things I would like to see more than anythingI love the concept of this game, I love the music the style it's all around a great game, two things I would like to see more than anything though, first is the planet maps being made bigger, and there being a multi-player so you can play with friends. It would be nice if you could have a total of 5 players since you start with 5 crew members anyways Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    10
    I found Genesis alpha one extremely addictive, it took me several attempts to beat it, but it was well worth it and you can continue to playI found Genesis alpha one extremely addictive, it took me several attempts to beat it, but it was well worth it and you can continue to play even after you found your genesis planet. If your a fan of FTL then you'll love Genesis, it doesn't have the ship combat, but it has so much more with building your own ship, defending it and planet resource gathering all in glorious 1st person and the end boss fight is so cool and intense...I love it :) Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2019
    8
    This is what happens when you release a game these days with no money to pay the mainstream review sites for ad space.

    The game is great.
    This is what happens when you release a game these days with no money to pay the mainstream review sites for ad space.

    The game is great. Some of the most fun I've had with a roguelike in a long time. There are also a few bugs, especially with the AI, and some cool features/improvements that would make it even greater seem to be missing (like a tool/droid to scan vents automatically for alien eggs so you don't have to manually do it every 30 minutes like a red-shirt scrub), but hopefully most of these will be fixed/added in the future patches.
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  5. Feb 1, 2019
    7
    I would say this game is a solid 7/10, mostly because they created a fun game loop with a creative concept that may have been a bit tooI would say this game is a solid 7/10, mostly because they created a fun game loop with a creative concept that may have been a bit too complex for them to fully realize, while this game has many great points (detailed ship building, fun research system, great art design, and high replayability) it also has a few short areas that dampen the experience. Most of the negatives are around some bland combat, lack luster ai, and occasional repetitiveness. There are also some balancing issues involving invasion fleets, if you EVER get boarded by one of the roaming enemy ships, you're done, restart the playthrough. If boarded your ship will be flooded by endless waves of enemies that will kill all your crew members and eventually you. I've done a large number of playthroughs of this game and besides one that ended due to bugs infesting my ship and chewing apart the hallways, all have ended due to encountering a boarding party, These ship boardings are so overwhelming to the point where i wonder if its a glitch.

    Just to restate the positives... This game really is a gem, i mean so much crazy sh*t happens, that bug death I brought up was due to my tractor beam pulling in cargo that was infested with bugs, I thought my crew killed them all but it turned out one had escaped into the vents and made it to the ships left wing where it began laying eggs everywhere.

    Cut to five minutes later and I'm crawling in the maintenance tunnel desperately trying to destroy eggs and keep them from separating the entire wing from the ship and destroying our biotanks, denying the ship a steady flow of clones, but as I desperatly tried to clear the eggs, the spiders had metastasized through the entire ship and destroyed everything. And that was just one play through.

    This game has some awesome moments, but a few things hold it back too much for me to recommend at full price. I would wait a while for it to be cleaned up a bit and maybe on sale for like ten bucks off
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  6. Feb 5, 2019
    4
    Disappointment. Seriously guys. You hyped it up and thought you'd get away with it!
    You can't write phrases like "Rogue like on an Epic
    Disappointment. Seriously guys. You hyped it up and thought you'd get away with it!
    You can't write phrases like "Rogue like on an Epic Scale", "huge *cough* randomised galaxy", "deal with terrifying *cough* alien infestations" (btw *coughs* are added by me). NO, it's not on an Epic Scale. Epic is something that is important, lasting and complex. This is not. NO it is not a HUGE galaxy (see above) and NO the alien encounters are not terrifying if you have played alien shooters before (e.g. Prey, Alien. THAT was scary.) Graphics are basic. Reminded me on Halflife 20 years back and the game play is awfully repetitive.
    Please give it a go with some extra content, put some more details into the tutorial (explain the symbols, how to influence the air with plants, why are mushrooms growing on my ship?!!?, etc.). You have some time now for the Steam Store Release. Get going! I will have a look again then - maybe...
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  7. Feb 6, 2019
    2
    This game is a slog. So boring. It basically expects you to manage multiple systems within the game with no direction. It is much worseThis game is a slog. So boring. It basically expects you to manage multiple systems within the game with no direction. It is much worse than No Man's Sky was at launch. Here is your ship, here are the planets, here are some generic aliens, have fun everyone! The game is not fun....AT ALL. It gets a 2 from me because it runs at 60 FPS. I traded it in after 3 hours. Save your money. Expand

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