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  • Summary: How would you react if a sentient alien civilization was discovered that challenged everything you knew about biology, chemistry, physics, and religion?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. 80
    The brevity actually solidifies how stellar the narrative truly is, and I can’t recommend it enough to all gamers who love a good story, especially a good mystery.
  2. Feb 20, 2018
    70
    The Station tackles with some of life's biggest questions with finesse, and will have you pondering it all long after the credits roll.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 4, 2018
    70
    Despite being primarily a story-focused experience, the action proves just as enjoyable. [Apr 2018, p.96]
  4. Feb 19, 2018
    60
    So called “walking simulators” live or die on whether they deliver an engaging story, and while The Station appears – at least at first glance – to have this covered, it misses the mark in a number of important ways. It’s not bad by any means, but its characters and themes feel light and underdeveloped. While it stumbles narratively, it does at least successfully craft a tense atmosphere, but neither this nor its modest number of enjoyable – if somewhat easy – puzzles are enough to make this a prime candidate for first contact.
  5. Jun 2, 2018
    60
    Despite being just another walking simulator with a touch of digging around, The Station provides an interesting story featuring solid voice actors, and a great finale.
  6. Feb 20, 2018
    55
    As a moody sci-fi walking sim, The Station is a minor success. The environments look great and the puzzles offer just enough interaction to keep the player engaged while moving through the world. Sadly, the story just can’t manage to hold up its end. Between the odd timeline issues, the poor job the devs do of keeping their twist under wraps, and an ending that raises far more questions than it answers, the plot squanders some very interesting ideas.
  7. 40
    A promising premise and some well-executed puzzles aren't enough to save The Station from the dull nature of its story and characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 20, 2018
    10
    This is not an action game. This is not an adventure game. This is a thriller-exploration game and I loved every second of it. While not theThis is not an action game. This is not an adventure game. This is a thriller-exploration game and I loved every second of it. While not the longest the atmosphere is fantastic. Near the best I've experienced. Good visuals and a true joy to experience. Don't rush through this game, explore and discover it. It's worth it. It probably has my favorite ending of any game I've played. Makes the whole experience all the better. As of writing this the set price is $15 and I would jump at it, but with the length I would recommend waiting for it to go on sale, as it is definitely not for everyone.
    If you like the Giant Sparrow games (Unfinished Swan and Edith Finch) this narrative is of that quality.
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  2. Feb 22, 2018
    6
    "Walking simulators" aren't for everyone, that's for sure. The Station's main story is interesting enough to keep you wanting to know more and"Walking simulators" aren't for everyone, that's for sure. The Station's main story is interesting enough to keep you wanting to know more and keep pushing forward until the end. The visuals are very good, aside form some serious frame rate issues here and there.

    The real star of the game is probably its ambient and eerie mood, which is well supported by a rich sound environment. Compared to games such as Gone Home or Dear Esther, The Station proposes much more interactions with items and offers a few very good puzzles that helps the player getting a real feeling of actually "playing" a game instead of just "watching" or "walking" it.

    The length of the game is a bit deceiving, with well under 3 hours of gameplay from the start to the ending credits. Even priced at 19.99$ CND, On this point alone, it just feels like a bit of a rip-off.

    The Station is a great effort that will please all lovers of the genre for sure, but definitely isn't for everyone. Our best advice would be to wait until the game gets a price cut before buying it. It is a good game and one that still deserves to be given a try even if it's not perfect...
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