Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  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 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. Jul 8, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jun 21, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is sharp-looking, dryly ironic, and addictive. Anyone even remotely interested in systemic FPS games should play it.
  7. 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.
  8. Jun 2, 2019
    80
    Creative gameplay with a little strategy for a game that from launch stands out in the Game Pass library.
  9. 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.
  10. May 30, 2019
    80
    Void Bastards is a compelling mix of roguelike, first person shooter and distinctive visuals.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Jun 4, 2019
    75
    Void Bastards is more than just a beautiful game, it also has a smart mix of rogue-lite and shooter. It’s a funny little game offering many tactical choices but it doesn’t go much further, and soon becomes repetitive.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  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. Apr 2, 2020
    0
    Oh respect, un FPS tout en 3D putain, ils se sont gavés comme des porcs...! quelle orgie graphique, quelle... euh... couleurs... 3 ou 4Oh respect, un FPS tout en 3D putain, ils se sont gavés comme des porcs...! quelle orgie graphique, quelle... euh... couleurs... 3 ou 4 simultanément, pas plus. Peut-être 16 en tout. Et pour tout. Comment ça, ça ressemble à rien ce gros tas de merde ?!... c'est un indé très frais, plein de frâicheur !

    Avec l'espèce d'humour en solde (des fonds de tiroirs et des fins de série) et la géniale idée de faire commencer le joueur dans ce FPS en carton (aussi dégueulasse soit-il) sans munitions ! puis de toute façon, il faudra recommencer puisque le genre des "rogue-machin-merde" est là pour combler la paresse et l'absence de contenu...

    Recommence le même niveau comme un con, Ducon ! tu pourras même en parler au prochain dîner, bâtaaard ! Quel vide en tout cas et quelle nullité ! voilà, c'était l'étron indé du soir, à balancer avec les restes.
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  3. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    El arte y gameplay es increible, es bastante divertido de jugar y engancha el hacerlo.