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73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
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  1. Dec 3, 2021
    90
    There’s a synergy and balance between the story, controls, and gameplay that make this a genuinely standout space adventure perfect for any fans of the genre.
  2. Dec 3, 2021
    90
    Chorus is fantastic. Its minute by minute gameplay is truly enthralling, whether a small-scale dogfight or a battle against a larger foe, while its varied and colorful world is gorgeous to behold. With its story and wider lore providing plenty of scope for the player to explore, Chorus is an ambitious and spectacular space shooter.
  3. Dec 7, 2021
    85
    Chorus is a pleasant surprise to finish 2021. Its satisfying combat, rewarding exploration, and beautiful galactic scenarios make it easy to recommend this title.
  4. Dec 3, 2021
    81
    Chorus is a space-combat shooter with a good personality, where intense intergalactic dogfights represent the most successful part of the game that is supported by an appreciable artistic direction. It's not perfect but it offers valid reasons to be played, especially by those who love space-themed shooters.
  5. Feb 2, 2022
    80
    A bit of a surprise, this one, a full-blooded space shooter that could sometimes throw a bit less at you but in the end stays fun and engaging. What a debut for the inexperienced team!
  6. Jan 26, 2022
    80
    Chorus is a title that flew under the radar and that's a shame, because the game does good things in certain areas. Flying the spaceship is a real pleasure, with the developer coming close to perfection in terms of control. The battles are also very intense, which is a real pleasure, but bear in mind that the pace will be somewhat disrupted later in the game. It can also get a little monotonous in the end, but don't let that stop you from giving the game a chance. You will be surprised.
  7. Jan 10, 2022
    80
    Controls are great, battle system is impressive, and story is nice to follow. Chorus - is a little love letter to space shooters' fans.
  8. Jan 5, 2022
    80
    Chorus is a straightforward yet fun adventure that makes space combat and exploration accessible for everyone. It has some solid combat mechanics, and the voice actors do a good job with their respective characters, but the story, and the overall lore of the game, are just plainly boring and generic.
  9. 80
    Chorus is a surprisingly traditional space combat game with great combat and an engaging, if dry, story. No multiplayer nonsense, no ship skins, no in-game purchases just a solid single player space shooter and we're here for that all day, every day.
  10. Dec 6, 2021
    80
    Chorus does an excellent job of cutting out the dull parts of space dogfighting, getting right to the flashy fun of blasting through enemy fighters and capital ships with superpowered abilities. Its large and pretty map is filled with fleshed-out side quests, and they’re varied enough that it’s easy to cruise around for a few dozen hours and really get the hang of the combat system. The story behind it all isn’t half bad once you’ve waded through a flood of sci-fi mysticism, and Nara and Forsaken are interesting characters to spend all that time with – which is a relief, because they’re the only ones we ever get to see.
  11. Dec 3, 2021
    80
    It feels like Chorus has been flying under the radar ahead of its release, but in the wake of Dune’s cinematic release, it now feels like it’s arriving at the perfect time for anyone wanting another dose of space weirdness. Its mix of mechanics and magic, of sci-fi and fantasy – and even notes of horror – aren’t entirely unique, but they are arranged in a way that will feel innovative and fresh to many. Factor in thrilling space combat and its otherworldly beauty, and Chorus is a game that is sure to take players by surprise.
  12. Dec 3, 2021
    80
    There are valid criticisms to be leveled at Chorus, but most of them stem from improvements in game design across the industry as a whole. Were this released a decade or two ago, it would have received myriad accolades. Anyone starved for an arcade space shooter that doesn’t take place in the Star Wars universe should give Chorus a spin. The protagonist is an interesting mess of a person, the action is varied enough and well tuned., and you’ll feel powerful while still being challenged. Chorus isn’t a perfect game, but a wise person once said to never let perfect be the enemy of good. Chorus is great, especially for the lower launch price, and that’s enough.
  13. Jan 2, 2022
    79
    Chorus provides both solid space dogfights with intuitive controls and a distinctly presented story that remains engaging throughout. It may have its maddening moments that hold it back from greatness but it's still an impressively promising original IP.
  14. Dec 14, 2021
    78
    In the end, Chorus provided a great experience overall. While a few kinks need working out, the amount of entertainment I got from it greatly surpassed my expectations and will surely satisfy fans of the genre.
  15. Dec 3, 2021
    78
    If you like this type of game, Chorus is a solid choice particularly considering there are not many space arcade shooters.
  16. 75
    There are not that many space combat games out there, so Chorus could be a good pick if you like an action packed and ready-to-go game that doesn’t require you to study astrophysics like Elite o Star Citizen. The drawback is that, mechanics wise, Chorus is fairly repetitive, and not that mechanically deep. It could still be a good choice if you’re aching to shoot space lasers, but in a couple of hours you might realize you’re becoming more of a space tourist than an ace pilot.
  17. Dec 6, 2021
    75
    Chorus is an excellent space combat game with ships that, although it doesn't stand out in anything, it fulfills all its aspects. And that, on many occasions, is better than being overly ambitious and that penalizes the final result. We especially highlight its combat system, which is arcade and simple for all tastes; as well as its narrative, which from the beginning gives off a special aroma, and keeps us hooked as we progress.
  18. Dec 3, 2021
    75
    We enjoyed space combat and a deep sci-fi storyline, but Chorus has some technical issues, even in next generation consoles, and some galaxy sectors feel empty. Difficulty curve sometimes feel unfair.
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  1. Dec 3, 2021
    One of the best shoot’em ups of this season. Great level design, controls and gameplay mechanics [Recommended].
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 53
  2. Negative: 10 out of 53
  1. Dec 6, 2021
    8
    It's a solid experience with few rough edges--the acting is solid, though the choice to have the protagonist whisper everything she's thinkingIt's a solid experience with few rough edges--the acting is solid, though the choice to have the protagonist whisper everything she's thinking was a bit odd. The story was a bit of a push to get through. But the feel of the game was strong, the controls were tight once you got the hang of them, and you were very quickly feeling like a space badass. I'm usually far more of a sim guy in terms of space stuff, but this was an arcadey world I could get lots in and enjoy. Full Review »
  2. Dec 5, 2021
    8
    This is a good AA game. The voice acting and story are definitely the weakest points.

    The HUD is very subtle and it makes it difficult to
    This is a good AA game. The voice acting and story are definitely the weakest points.

    The HUD is very subtle and it makes it difficult to find your targets and I find myself straining my eyes, especially while I’m circling around looking for my enemies at the same time I’m dodging because I’m getting shot at.

    That being said, the gameplay is Very fun and polished. The space fights are intense and rewarding. Piloting, drifting, using your powers, it all feels very natural, intuitive and fun, which isn’t at all common for these types of games.

    I also love the free roaming aspect of it, makes the world feel more alive and less artificial like in your typical roguelike.

    And all of that is what’s keeping me hooked.
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  3. Dec 5, 2021
    9
    Perhaps best described as a AA version of No Man's Sky meets Control, Chorus sets its players in vast asteroid belts in search of collectiblesPerhaps best described as a AA version of No Man's Sky meets Control, Chorus sets its players in vast asteroid belts in search of collectibles and side missions, all while the protagonist Nara attempts to repent for past sins and tragedies. While the writing and story direction don't ensnare the player with the incessant itch to progress, elements of the narrative are reminiscent of Control, complete with audible voices in Nara's head directing many of her actions. The graphics and performance are nothing short of a spectacle — the draw distance and equally appropriate photo mode are absolutely unparalleled. Anyone in search of a fun, customizable, and downright difficult space-action gameplay will not go wrong here. In a sea of buggy releases and unfinished products, Chorus shines as a polished, stunning visual and immersive experience set in various open-space environments. Full Review »