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  • Summary: The world is over.

    But its not quite over for you at least, not yet. And now that youve got thousands of tonnes of locomotive at your disposal, ready to take you as far down the tracks as you have fuel to feed it, youve got the definite advantage over the infected hordes. The real
    The world is over.

    But its not quite over for you at least, not yet. And now that youve got thousands of tonnes of locomotive at your disposal, ready to take you as far down the tracks as you have fuel to feed it, youve got the definite advantage over the infected hordes.

    The real question is whether or not youll bring survivors on-board with you, or leave them out there to fend for themselves. Sometimes people can be more trouble than theyre worth.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    The thing with The Final Station is that it knows what it wants to be. This proud survival game mixes the eerie with action smoothly, and I couldn't help to be impressed. While it is more linear than I would have liked, it delivers on a thrilling experience that I can't get enough of. The pixelated style and its gameplay are some of the smoothest seen on the platform, and it is hard to pull yourself away just a tiny bit. The Final Station is an intriguing journey through and through.
  2. Mar 25, 2018
    82
    An indie surprise in the catalog of the eShop, highly recommended if you like the zombie genre. Allow yourself to be transported by its silent and decadent atmosphere: explore, drive your train and let yourself be trapped by dangerous creatures of this magnificent world created by Do My Best Games.
  3. Feb 28, 2018
    80
    The Final Station is a unique journey among the current Switch library you will not want to skip on, especially if you managed to stay away from the original PC release up to this point. World building and plot is brilliantly delivered by numerous little details of which we have rarely seen developers explore with such efficiency to deliver so much tension and sense of urgency from the player. Despite linearity, when you do reach the end game you can immediately jump into the The Only Traitor DLC included in the Switch version, which will enable you to experience the same events under a new character. Make sure you don’t miss out this train ride.
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    As a vehicle for story, The Final Station is a tremendous effort which keeps you wondering as you piece together the snippets of story and while the combat and exploration suffices, it doesn’t live up to the narrative the developers deliver. Together, they make for a great experience, with a cryptic flair in the style of Twin Peaks, which leads to a superb set of final moments, leaving you wanting more and delivering with the extra content in the main menu
  5. Mar 2, 2018
    79
    Two years after the PC release, The Final Station arrives to Nintendo Switch retaining the good and bad ideas. A pixelated 2D adventure that mixes little exploration/action areas in an apocalyptic world with some micromanagement on a train. But, soon, the mechanics get repetitive, with an irregular storyline plagued with errors in its translation.
  6. Feb 26, 2018
    70
    In spite of an unfortunately stiff script and repetitive gameplay, The Final Station is still one of the most atmospheric and interesting survival titles in the genre. With a genuinely impressive ambience that revels in morbidity, each moment of gameplay is immersive and sombre. Surviving feels like an actual goal as enemies are relentless and ammunition is difficult to come by. Managing the train and keeping passengers alive is stressful, but it's stress that's rewarded and adds to the hostile aesthetic of the world. The last act does lose its way in terms of narrative, and the writing leaves much to be desired, but the moment to moment experiences are conceptually great and make for a memorable journey. The Final Station might be lacking in some departments, but what it does well, it does well.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 14, 2020
    8
    So, it got this on special and i'm not a fan of these types of games but WHOA it blew my mind.

    The story is weird and exiting,planning on
    So, it got this on special and i'm not a fan of these types of games but WHOA it blew my mind.

    The story is weird and exiting,planning on how to enter a room and fight off infected people led to an even better experience.

    Deciding on who to save on your train was also fun.

    What i really loved about the story i was pulled into it, fighting to survive and just kept going on forward. The end was sad but its a welcome change to normal scripts of hero saving the day.

    Bonus is free DLC and this was about 4 hours long. This time in a american muscle car.

    This is a must play
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  2. Apr 21, 2018
    8
    Very nice game , deep story , and it motivate you to try and understand it by yourself
  3. Feb 23, 2018
    8
    A world is at its end, a single train travels the Earth, and an unknown threat appears out of nowhere. You are the conductor of the train. YouA world is at its end, a single train travels the Earth, and an unknown threat appears out of nowhere. You are the conductor of the train. You are to travel the world. You are the last hope for humanity. Are you up to the challenge? Is it worth it?

    The Final Station starts off simple enough: you wake up and head to work through a 2D side scrolling town. On the way you can talk to citizens, pick up items, and read notes. When you finally set out for your next town on the train, you’ll have a passenger that has a life and hunger meter. The train itself has a few things you can interact with, including med kits and food for passengers. You’ll find yourself speaking with people on an IM type of service, fixing the electricity, keeping the train from overheating, and more as you progress.

    Each stop you make will require you to explore the area to find the security code to progress. The train gets locked into a barrier and can only be released with the security code. At first it’s a simple task of finding it within a locker or having someone print it out. But it soon becomes a dangerous endeavor as you go up against the unknown silhouettes that are out for blood.

    The game is broken into two different types of gameplay: town exploration and train traversal. The majority of the experience will take place in the exploration aspect, where you encouter a lot the story. Each building is blacked out until you open a door, lighting the room it’s connected to. Maybe there are people in it, maybe it’s empty, or maybe you get jumped. There’s only one way to find out. Sadly, when you are low on life and you do get killed from a surprise attack, the checkpoint system will almost always set you back where you were. Not entirely, but it creates an expectation for fights to turn out a certain way. If you use too much ammo you may choose to die so you can optimize the way you survive the battle.

    The game holds a decent amount of backstory, whether you find it by reading or simply taking in the scenes you come across in town. The sweeping landscapes while going from town to town also tells a story, as you’ll see war torn battlefields and peaceful lands lit up by fights at night. For being a pretty short experience, it does a great job of building the world around the player.

    While fights get harder as you progress with different enemy types changing the way you approach battles, so does the train portion of the game become more intense and stressful. As the conductor it is in your best interest to get all the passengers to their destination as you are paid for each delivery, allowing you to buy better gear, as well as medkits and food to help with keeping the passengers alive to get the money to… you get the idea. As more obstacles are added, the harder it is to keep everything in working order. On top of that, passengers on the train are constantly talking, giving more insight into the world. While managing passengers and the train, you’ll have to decide on what is important, and what is worth doing.

    A sweet, succinct experience that gets a bit repetitive near the end, but well worth the travel expenses. The Final Station was something I didn’t expect to like as much as I did. Between the world building and the sporadic train gameplay, this is a train you don’t want leaving you at the station.
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  4. Jun 13, 2019
    6
    There's an interesting story going on in this game and it really rewards you for paying close attention. You'll see the kind of twisted darkThere's an interesting story going on in this game and it really rewards you for paying close attention. You'll see the kind of twisted dark storyline behind the scenes if you do, and most stories that try this kind of thing don't execute as well.

    The downside is the gameplay is boring and kind of garbage.
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