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  • Summary: Inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 28, 2019
    100
    It's a smart, stylish, and daring genre mash-up that blurs the line between indie and big budget games. It's one of the most tightly designed games I've ever played in my life and that comes through in every possible way, from UI and art direction to combat and level design. It's without any excess parts, and so its design feels constantly well-reasoned and well-executed and expects you to play it just the same. Across the board, Void Bastards is unforgettable.
  2. Jun 14, 2019
    88
    Void Bastards is a brilliant take on the first-person genre. The gunplay is solid and satisfying. The added tactical element makes me feel in control of my experience and less like it was just tacked on. The game can get very challenging, but I was still compelled to keep pushing and trying new strategies. Death comes at a unique cost, losing my current criminal. Heck, there were times where I’d die just to get rid of a criminal that had an annoying trait – and that’s part of what makes this game so unique. The bottom line, Void Bastards is an absolute gem and definitely worth playing.
  3. May 28, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is many things when you get your hands on it, but the most important influences that it draws from all combine to form a game that feels uniquely witty, addictively compelling and satisfyingly deep to explore thanks to tight gameplay, a colourful comic book visuals and a style all of its own.
  4. May 30, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is a compelling mix of roguelike, first person shooter and distinctive visuals.
  5. Jul 8, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jun 6, 2019
    73
    The graphic style is captivating, as is the sheer volume of weapons and in-game situations. Unfortunately the initial surprise of the first few hours fades very quickly, and at the end of the campaign a certain repetitiveness is accused, although the work is not particularly long-lived.
  7. May 28, 2019
    55
    Void Bastards is a serviceable first-person shooter, at best. Whilst intriguing, initially exciting, and quite deep as far as its crafting goes, the game’s lack of play depth and environmental variation makes for a very repetitive trek overall. On top of that, its unrefined combat and its lackluster AI proves to be a further hindrance throughout. Still, there’s certainly some fun to had in this loot-fueled space romp, it’s just very fleeting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    El arte y gameplay es increible, es bastante divertido de jugar y engancha el hacerlo.
  2. May 29, 2019
    10
    Es un juego bastante original, es un poco repititivo pero aun así, sigue siendo divertido. El apartado artístico está bastante bien. RecuerdaEs un juego bastante original, es un poco repititivo pero aun así, sigue siendo divertido. El apartado artístico está bastante bien. Recuerda al borderlands. Expand
  3. May 31, 2019
    10
    Void Bastards is great game and highly recommend it for anyone. First of all the visuals are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. The game-playVoid Bastards is great game and highly recommend it for anyone. First of all the visuals are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. The game-play is smooth, fun and satisfying, while you go through each ship looking for loot to help rebuild your own ship. It will have you on the edge of your seat while you're either running from an enemy about to kill you, or on your last seconds of oxygen. Can you get what you need and make it out alive. Well why don't you go see and try it out yourself. I for one can say its one of the best I have ever played. Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2019
    8
    It took me a couple of hours to really appreciate everything this game has to offer. Cool, comic-book design stands out from the start, butIt took me a couple of hours to really appreciate everything this game has to offer. Cool, comic-book design stands out from the start, but elaborate crafting opportunities and strategic gameplay takes a little longer to appreciate. Every time i die, or come against a particularly difficult vessel to navigate i instantly stop playing, yet i keep coming back to try again. If there was more variety in the level design, i'd probably still be playing now. I think this is the sticking point however.

    Really unique and fun game that is really worth playing...just too repetitive i think for sustained enjoyment.
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  5. May 29, 2019
    8
    Void Bastards certainly has a unique name but so are the gameplay and the comic book visuals within it. This uniqueness is felt almostVoid Bastards certainly has a unique name but so are the gameplay and the comic book visuals within it. This uniqueness is felt almost immediately thanks to its cartoon visuals and solid sound design which stay vibrant throughout your journey. Void Bastards is an FPS, but it’s not like other games in this genre so if you’re looking for something different then this game will be refreshing in that sense. Fans of the genre then will be pleased that the shooting elements are tight and responsive and that the combat has a surprising amount of depth to it along with plenty of weapons to use and craft. In regards to crafting the elements actually feel important to the game, and there’s a number of different items you can create which does give the game some replay ability. Unfortunately despite the replay ability the game doesn’t have a huge amount of content for you to finish which is little disappointing in the end, because the content that's there is packed full of style, fun and humor. Void Bastards has blown a breath of new life into the FPS genre, and it gets so much right that it makes this game a must buy for fans of the genre. You’ll even enjoy Void Bastards if you only have a slight interest in the genre. Nicely done Humble Bundle. Expand
  6. Oct 3, 2019
    8
    This game is soooooo addictive... just one more ship... frustrating at first but once you crank down difficulty to easy you soon seeing howThis game is soooooo addictive... just one more ship... frustrating at first but once you crank down difficulty to easy you soon seeing how awesome this game is. Borderlands style graphics amusing character voicing and included on game pass make for a great package. There is dlc but I need to finish the game before dlc decision is made.
    Not as difficult as Surge or everspace but I'm loving possibly enjoying this game more.
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  7. Nov 23, 2019
    0
    Game looks repetitive. They try with these animations but end feels uninspired.

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