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  • Summary: Your adventure starts when you get stranded on a tropical island. This is your island, your adventure. Do whatever you like! It’s the ultimate sandbox sim.
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jul 31, 2018
    What’s good about Castaway Paradise is that it’s a great time sink; easy to spend an hour or two just mulling around the place, catching a few fish, pulling out some weeds or just tending to your crops. It isn’t the sort of gameplay that will appeal to everyone, but if you are looking for a game to simply pass some time, this is the perfect choice
  2. Aug 3, 2018
    Castaway Paradise is a game that is an Animal Crossing-inspired game and has the benefits of bringing this kind of genre to consoles like Xbox One. Maybe it can get monotonous but it's perfect for kids and adults alike.
  3. Aug 23, 2018
    The one positive thing that I did truly enjoy, despite its flaws, was the fact I could have a bad day, not in the mood for my usual gaming, only to put this game on and complete a few quests and become calm and relaxed. That's what this type of game experience is supposed to be; laid back and stress free. Plant crops at your own leisure, meet new characters, and restore the islands. This game is perfect for those gamers that have no idea what Animal Crossing is.
  4. Jul 31, 2018
    Castaway Paradise has an obvious comparison to Animal Crossing, but in its current state, it’s a long way off before it’s anything truly alike. There’s an endearing quality to the game, but its repetitive gameplay loop, its bugs, and its basic visuals, ultimately holds it back. That said, this is indeed fun in short bursts and there’s no lack of quests to fulfill and things to collect. Just don’t expect it to meet its inspiration.
  5. Sep 23, 2018
    Castaway Paradise is a title that tries to live up to other genre defining hits like Blue Harvest and Animal Crossing, but merely comes across as a cheap knock-off of the two. A life simulator that doesn't look very lively, your money is better spent else where.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2018
    Poorly executed, lacking personality and completely disrespects your time. Avoid. [Nov 2018, p.84]
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  1. Aug 1, 2018
    If you’re not a fan of slow paced game’s that have a likeness to Animal Crossing then this won’t change your mind any time soon. The game doesIf you’re not a fan of slow paced game’s that have a likeness to Animal Crossing then this won’t change your mind any time soon. The game does suffer with a few technichal issues every now and then and whilst none of them are major issues they can still be quite annoying. There is some customisation present in the game but I found the customisation to be a little basic and in the end I was crying out for more. Does Castaway Paradise do enough to get a recommendation from me? It's one of those game’s that’s perfect to pass an hour or two here and there and it’s also a game that won’t cause you too much stress at all. In the end I played this game with my children and they really enjoyed it because it does have a few similarities to that of Animal Crossing so if you’re a fan of these types of game’s then you will thoroughly enjoy your time with this game and when it’s all said and done this game gets more than enough right to get a recommendation from me. Expand