Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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 13, 2019
    90
    Void Bastards is a great game, with a good art style, and it really hits the spot for a first-person shooter.
  3. 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.
  4. May 28, 2019
    85
    Void Bastards is a fantastic strategic shooter than has a wonderfully refreshing take on the FPS genre.
  5. Jun 21, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is sharp-looking, dryly ironic, and addictive. Anyone even remotely interested in systemic FPS games should play it.
  6. Jun 17, 2019
    80
    Whether you’re being stealthy or outright flamboyant in your pursuits of slag and biomass and plaz, Void Bastards offers up a fresh and engaging take on the first-person rogue light sub-genre in a package that is has the gameplay to match its vibrant art style.
  7. Jun 2, 2019
    80
    Creative gameplay with a little strategy for a game that from launch stands out in the Game Pass library.
  8. May 30, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is everything I want from an indie title. Excellent gameplay and level design, intelligent writing and lore-building, an innovative art style and an addictive gameplay loop to finish – the latter of which doesn’t get old quickly despite its rogue-like nature.
  9. May 30, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is a compelling mix of roguelike, first person shooter and distinctive visuals.
  10. May 28, 2019
    80
    Between its compelling art direction, surprisingly complex strategic decisions, and inventive weaponry, there’s a lot much to love in Void Bastards. Unfortunately, its overall structure and narrative will leave you feeling empty by the end. That’s not to say you shouldn’t let yourself enjoy all that this charming, stressful game has to offer. Just don’t expect to feel totally satisfied once you escape to the right nebula.
  11. 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.
  12. Jun 4, 2019
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  13. 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.
  14. May 28, 2019
    70
    A very compelling mix of roguelike and first person shooter, with highly distinctive visuals and pleasingly difficult tactical choices.
  15. May 29, 2019
    60
    I reached the end of my first playthrough of Void Bastards in around 12 hours, and for at least half of that time it felt like a slog.
  16. 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.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    El arte y gameplay es increible, es bastante divertido de jugar y engancha el hacerlo.
  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. Full Review »