Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    Looking at the big picture this is probably the most mainstream-friendly indie title I’ve played on the Switch that I would anticipate will appeal to a wide audience. While not as deep as something you’d see from the likes of Platinum Games, the general gameplay hook is there, combining fast-paced melee combo attacks with some gunplay and strategic combat. The fact that it is being delivered in a budget-friendly package with so much content out of the gate more than compensates for the relative age and somewhat dated visuals it brings along for the ride. If you’re looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping, whether you’re at home or on the go, Implosion delivers a challenge and excitement in a wallet-friendly package.
  2. 85
    It looks good, plays great, and is a very solid and affordable title for the Nintendo Switch. If you are looking for something a bit darker and faster paced on the Switch, Implosion is a solid choice.
  3. Jul 17, 2017
    85
    At $12, you can’t go wrong with Implosion. While it sometimes shows its mobile roots, the Switch version of the game is frantic, fluid fun with a great amount of content and thrilling gameplay. It’s games like these that make me never lose hope that Rayark will astound me again with its next release.
  4. Jul 17, 2017
    70
    Implosion is a satisfying mobile game that ultimately feels worthy of its console release, but it is a little inconsistent in its execution. Weak writing and ho-hum presentation are balanced by the depth of replayability and mindless but fun hack ‘n’ slash gameplay. We give Implosion a moderate recommendation; though it certainly doesn’t hold a candle to big-name alternatives, Implosion does a good job of creating an engaging and entertaining gameplay experience that’ll give you many hours of fun.
  5. Aug 13, 2017
    60
    Implosion is a hack 'n' slash action game that looks - from a distance - much better than it actually is. Once you start playing however, you'll find a fairly average (if not downright mediocre) title with some great looking graphics. There's simply nothing unique or enticing about this one aside from its shiny appearance, so you're probably best to look elsewhere if you're looking for something that engages you in any meaningful way.
  6. 60
    While it’s not to the standard of its rhythm games, Rayark did well with its first RPG. Implosion looks gorgeous and is a very slick production. You can tell that it’s a game that comes from a studio that has had minimal need to develop narratives previously, and on the Nintendo Switch, the game’s mobile roots hurt it, but then the Nintendo Switch is also a portable console, and as a game that’s best played in short bursts, it’s a good one to have sitting on the hard drive or memory card.
  7. Sep 21, 2017
    50
    Implosion - Never Lose Hope could certainly be more memorable if it focused on delivering what it does best - good production values and a compelling customization system. Alas it quickly becomes overrun by repetitive enemies, disappointing combat, uninspired level design and a plot that is easily overlooked. Implosion could have been a memorable and remarkable game but it's clear that the its development went into another direction.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Jul 9, 2017
    10
    Un juegazo, comparado con su precio me parece una maravilla para todos los poseedores de una Nintendo Switch. Gráficos buenos, mensaje paraUn juegazo, comparado con su precio me parece una maravilla para todos los poseedores de una Nintendo Switch. Gráficos buenos, mensaje para todos los haters que dicen que los gráficos de la Switch son una m*******, buenos controles, buena trama, un hack and slash muy barato que merece la pena. Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2017
    9
    This is such a great game for the Switch. Beautiful graphics, easy controls and a decent story line.
    It's perfect for playing on that bus or
    This is such a great game for the Switch. Beautiful graphics, easy controls and a decent story line.
    It's perfect for playing on that bus or subway ride. You can get a lot done in a short amount of time.
    It also has a good replay value for those of us who need to get all the level achievements.
    Definitely worth the price and time.
    Full Review »
  3. Jul 30, 2017
    9
    By no means a perfect title, but the amount of content you get along with the level of polish for the price makes it one of the best values onBy no means a perfect title, but the amount of content you get along with the level of polish for the price makes it one of the best values on the Switch. Full Review »