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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 70
    This isn’t a game that compels me to play for hours on end. However, it provides ample entertainment, and is one I can easily come back to for some good-old-fashioned island adventuring (plus zombies).
  2. 70
    Its bare-bones design philosophy means it’s perhaps not the best title for survival genre diehards, but it’s a refreshing title to hit the Switch and one you might find yourself playing for way longer than planned.
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    58
    Radiation Island is a fun game to play, despite its mistakes (not a few). Even though, it seems that such fun is due to its influences from similar better games. One more example of smartphone games that do not work properly on Switch.
  4. Mar 30, 2018
    50
    From a gameplay standpoint, despite some rough edges on its crafting systems, Radiation Island delivers a truly entertaining gameplay loop within the survival genre. However, even with its ambitiously huge environments, the game is overshadowed by its shallow technical aspects.
  5. Mar 19, 2019
    50
    In essence, Radiation Island is a zombie-infested survival adventure game on a budget. It is yet another mobile game that has washed ashore on Nintendo Switch and one that fails to ever become a memorable experience on the portable home console. It has clear potential but ends up feeling incomplete, in needing more content to help keep the player both engaged and motivated.
  6. Feb 28, 2018
    40
    Radiation Island is a good survival horror premise that sadly never delivers. We are unsure if the game will continue to see future support and updates to better streamline the entire experience, possibly leaving it in this limbo state on Switch forever and as such our final score reflects the game’s current state. It's a shame Atypical Games decided to bring this game to Switch before other games in its catalogue as it sets a dangerous precedent on the eShop. Buyer’s beware: the titular radiation is the least of your worries on this island... but that hole it will leave on your wallet most certainly is.
  7. Mar 5, 2018
    25
    Atypical Games obviously put a lot of effort into making Radiation Island stand out among the recent flood of survival games from indie developers and I applaud them for it, but the Switch version is a deeply disappointing port in desperate need of major patches.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 9, 2019
    8
    Not sure why it has any bad reviews!...it better than most Survival games out there!...I like it!
  2. May 22, 2019
    3
    Here is my honest opinion, Radiation Island is a really cool game with really decent graphics, a game that offers an open world experience forHere is my honest opinion, Radiation Island is a really cool game with really decent graphics, a game that offers an open world experience for such a cheap price, however I feel as though they came up short on their goal. The game is incredibly boring, often offers nothing to do but grinding for resources or struggling to kill but the simplest of enemies. The progression system in the game feels all out of whack, making the player feel no matter how far they progress their obstacles will always be large, and the world, generally empty, for such a large open world they didn't put too much into it. They should have put more time into the game, if they did, this could have been a really decent game. Including some bugs and glitches, I can't recommend this game to anyone unless they have absolutely nothing else to play. Expand