Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 19, 2019
    90
    Combining strategy, procedural-generation, and survival, Finji's Overland is a challenging, memorable trip across post-apocalyptic America.
  2. Dec 2, 2019
    80
    A strategy game that is as unique as beautiful. Prepare yourself for the challenge of completing dioramas-puzzles under the stress of noise.
  3. Oct 24, 2019
    80
    Overland is a truly curious take on the post-apocalyptic genre, its turn-based gameplay turning an otherwise tired setting into something worth your time. You’ll feel vulnerable, desperate, and anxious on your hellish road trip and while that journey might outright frustrate you at times, it’s one you certainly won’t soon forget.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    80
    Overland is a simple but effective survival game that evokes elements of the genre's best and puts them to good use.
  5. Sep 19, 2019
    80
    Every movement you commit, every action you command, and every item or character you sacrifice for another will be an apprehensive decision. But taking each of those tough steps makes you even more grateful to hear the soft chime of your car's open-door alarm when you make it back, and the rev of the motor when you escape down the highway, relieved to leave another pack of abnormal creatures behind.
  6. May 11, 2020
    75
    Controls aren’t immediately obvious, and with such limited movements within each turn, you’re a) mostly figuring it out as you go along, and b) dying a lot. For many people, of course, the difficulty is the point, especially when we’re talking about survival horror — which, its isometric puzzle trappings notwithstanding, Overland definitely is. It doesn’t hold your hand (which, for some — i.e. me — may be a drawback), so if you’re tired of the current apocalypse and in the mood for one that’s a little different, it might just do the trick.
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  1. Sep 20, 2019
    A survival strategy game that might be too uncompromising.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Sep 1, 2020
    8
    I really enjoy this turn-based strategy game- the theme, the art style, and even the brutal difficulty. Sure it's not perfectly balanced andI really enjoy this turn-based strategy game- the theme, the art style, and even the brutal difficulty. Sure it's not perfectly balanced and strokes of ill luck can be frustrating, but when you manage to get out of a tough scrape it's immensely satisfying. The game is all about close calls. I highly recommend playing your first few games with the "level restart option" on until you learn the quirks and mechanics of everything (basically there's no instructions so you'll learn by trial and error). I think that's part of the fun and mystery that this post-apocalyptic game provides. Full Review »