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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Gunk is a game about two friends who run a small scavenging outfit together, and who travel from one space rock to another in search for resources they can harvest and sell. One day they land on a planet that looks dead from a distance, turns out to be unlike any other they’ve set footThe Gunk is a game about two friends who run a small scavenging outfit together, and who travel from one space rock to another in search for resources they can harvest and sell. One day they land on a planet that looks dead from a distance, turns out to be unlike any other they’ve set foot on. A slimy parasite­ — or gunk — covers vast areas and seems to corrupt the otherwise vibrant nature and wildlife. It’s clear that they must fight this gunk to understand what’s happened and to save the dying planet. But this also creates a rift between them; on one hand, the planet will die if we don’t rid the planet of the gunk. On the other, we’ve got problems of our own and surely this isn’t our fight to begin with. So, who cares… right? Do we have to? [Thunderful Group] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 16, 2021
    80
    Overall, The Gunk feels like a weighty, enjoyable adventure that goes to some surprising places with its story. I had a great time clearing up the gunk and living my best adventurer life, and the length of the game seemed just right, ensuring that the gunk didn’t overstay its welcome. To make things even better, The Gunk launches straight into Xbox Game Pass today — so you can’t not give it a go.
  2. Dec 22, 2021
    75
    The Gunk is a creative, witty, and charming adventure game, albeit a bit on the short side at only five or six hours in length. Still, the writing, world, and exploration more than make up for the short campaign as players will find themselves immediately immersed in the world and Rani and Becks’ friendship. Unfortunately, a few technical problems plague the game, the most blatant of which – getting stuck on various items – becomes frustrating in later platforming sections. Still, The Gunk is an adventure well worth partaking in.
  3. Dec 16, 2021
    70
    Players can move through each area cleaning up Gunk, defeating the Gunk creatures, and exploring to gather resources and discover secrets. Along with traveling across the planet, Rani will also run into a few combat encounters. She can use Pumpkin to grab and throw enemies or damage vulnerable spots on them. Battles are far and few between, but they still help to break up exploration enough that the game doesn't get boring. The Gunk offers players a fun experience with consistently entertaining gameplay.
  4. Dec 22, 2021
    60
    The Gunk's placid approach would make it an ideal game for kids, yet the presence of a few ill-suited swear words nixes that notion. Regardless, cleaning up the Gunk and restoring the planet to life still provides a satisfying loop, and there's something to be said for a game that doesn't demand too much of the player. It's fairly laid back and relaxing at times, but even at three hours in length, The Gunk's unambitious and routine design struggles to sustain an entire game. The endearing relationship between its two leads makes up for this somewhat, but you're left feeling like they deserve something more than what is an inoffensive and rather forgettable game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Dec 22, 2021
    10
    Tiene muy buenos escenarios, y gráficos, no es un juego muy tocho pero si para relajarse y pasar el rato, 10/10
  2. Jun 28, 2022
    10
    Great graphics and art style, nice music and simple story but the game play was very, very satisfying.
    I did not expect so great experience
    Great graphics and art style, nice music and simple story but the game play was very, very satisfying.
    I did not expect so great experience from this game : started at the evening and finished next day at night (or in the morning - depending on how you look at).
    It's a pity that so few languages ​​are supported, MS could support the team in this matter. But anyway great game, now, one of my favourite.
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  3. Jan 28, 2022
    10
    The game is very good, it's a pretty nice pick specially if you get it on Gamepass. I enjoyed it very much, cool story and awesome aesthetics.
  4. Feb 27, 2022
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is fun little adventure game held back by it’s linear campaign and the lack of challenging encounters. Still fun to play but could’ve been better. Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2021
    2
    Don't have Russian language. Pls we want!!! Пожалуйста добавьте русский язык, хватит игнорировать наш рынок. Нам уже очень надоело играть вDon't have Russian language. Pls we want!!! Пожалуйста добавьте русский язык, хватит игнорировать наш рынок. Нам уже очень надоело играть в игры что без субтитров, что без озвучки #XboxNeedsRussianVoice Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2021
    0
    0 points for the lack of localization in this game into Russian
    #XboxNeedsRussianVoice
  7. Dec 21, 2021
    0
    #XboxNeedsRussianVoice Требуем полною русскую локализацию.Конечно это стоило бы писать под крупными играми(ака Хейло),но все же#XboxNeedsRussianVoice Требуем полною русскую локализацию.Конечно это стоило бы писать под крупными играми(ака Хейло),но все же

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