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  • Summary: The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
    - Reactive World and Insect Life -
    Explore this immersive and persistent world, where the insect life reacts to your actions.

    - Base Building and Crafting -
    Shelter and tools are critical to your survival. Build epic bases to protect you and your stuff from the insects and the elements. Craft weapons, tools, and armor, allowing you to better fight, explore and survive.

    - Online Co-op -
    You can face the backyard alone or together, online, with up to three friends - it is your choice.

    - Campaign -
    Uncover the secrets lurking in the shadows of Grounded as you freely explore the backyard and progress through its mysterious story.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 28, 2022
    90
    Grounded is a fantastic survival game with a killer premise, rewarding progression, and boundless creativity that even a host of bugs can’t spoil.
  2. Sep 26, 2022
    90
    Grounded concluded its early access tenure with one final update to pull everything together and add hours of fresh new content, resulting in one of the best games of 2022. Grounded is bound to inspire other titles in the survival genre for years to come.
  3. Sep 26, 2022
    85
    Grounded is a deep and compelling survival game that immerses us in a fascinating world waiting to be explored, full of challenges and graced by an excellent co-op mode. It's a game that doesn't hold the player by hand, and for this reason it can often leave you stumped requiring a lot of tenacity and patience, but it can also offer great rewards. Recommended for survival game fans and newbies alike, especially those eager to enjoy it with friends.
  4. Sep 27, 2022
    80
    Grounded has great ideas and delivers a truly entertaining experience. It is one of those games that are made for you to start a game and get lost for hours while you get resources, improve your tools and build the best base of all together with your friends. What started as a small and crazy idea evolved into an exceptional survival that shines with great strength.
  5. Oct 3, 2022
    80
    Grounded is an impressive entry in the survival game genre and one where the setting of being tiny in a suburban backyard amplifies its strengths as well as the stuff that we’ve all seen before in other titles. There’s just something fulfilling about hacking away at a thistle stem and using the falling debris to craft arrows - and then using said arrows to take out fireflies at night and then using those materials to create a makeshift mining helmet equipped with a torch. Even though the default settings feel overly punishing, and grind-y in terms of crafting, Obsidian does let you make your own rules - which for any time spent playing games in a backyard setting, is a definite plus.
  6. Oct 2, 2022
    80
    Grounded provides some great survival mechanics and challenging combat in a rather novel environment with an intriguing plotline. The game can be very tough but also very rewarding. However, it can take a while to really get the game going with the analysis mechanic and the lack of explanation revolving around many other ludemes.
  7. Sep 26, 2022
    70
    Grounded has always been a solid idea on paper, but Obsidian brings that potential to full fruition for launch, delivering on the thrills and fun of its brilliantly Spielbergian conceit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 7 out of 41
  1. Sep 28, 2022
    10
    Great combat great story game full of bugs everywhere buy this game now or play on gamepass
  2. Sep 29, 2022
    10
    Grounded is an embodiment of what the triple AAA industry is lacking. Pure Creativity. Obsidian have successfully blended their renown RPGGrounded is an embodiment of what the triple AAA industry is lacking. Pure Creativity. Obsidian have successfully blended their renown RPG formula into a Subnautica-Esque survival game. It continues their legacy of excellent story tellers, as Grounded's charming story keeps me engrossed throughout and always has me thinking "What'll happen next?".

    But, where the game truly shines is it's unique setting. Grounded wouldn't be the same without this endearing sandbox. The backyard stands tall among all the other open worlds out there. The setting is booming with originality and imagination. It's clear the developers created this space with love. The world building and variety of environments makes exploring it a must. No matter what way you go, you'll always stumble upon something to do. Whether that be explore a hole in the soil, a lab filled with robots or simply question how a baseball ended up stuck in the soil. All of it adds to the incredibly designed world of the backyard.

    However, shying away from the whimsical and captivating side of the backyard, Grounded quickly becomes a fight for survival. As you trek across, bug infested terrain fearing what's around that blade of grass. Frightening, yet playful. Obsidian, cleverly, juxtaposes these two sides of the backyard. Making the space never feel old. The combat in grounded is also surprisingly more fleshed out than other survival games. Grounded includes a parry system that rewards players from blocking perfectly. It also becomes more tactical than expected, as you find yourself fighting off hordes of insects.

    A game that truly stands out from the rest, and undoubtedly flourishes in that pursuit.
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  3. Sep 29, 2022
    10
    Un juego Creado por OBSIDIAN en el motor grafico Unreal Engine con un apartado visual similar a las peliculas de Disney Pixar basado en laUn juego Creado por OBSIDIAN en el motor grafico Unreal Engine con un apartado visual similar a las peliculas de Disney Pixar basado en la pelicula Querida encogí a los niños de Disney... un juego de supervivencia hermoso donde somos unos niños que fueron encogidos por un cientifico y en el que somos del tamaño de un insecto atrapados en el patio trasero de una casa enfrentandonos a montones de bichos de diferentes tipos con un mapa amplio lleno de muchas misiones y actividades para realizar... debemos recolectar diferentes tipos de materiales tanto de vegetación como de insectos si queremos sobrevivir .. demasiado adictivo, una maravilla jugarlo con amigos online. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2022
    10
    This game is so fun and addicting! I love playing this with friends on a shared server!
  5. Sep 29, 2022
    10
    REALLY AWESOME holy **** Finally a great first party game from Xbox this year and it amazed me! Grounded's story and survival elements mixedREALLY AWESOME holy **** Finally a great first party game from Xbox this year and it amazed me! Grounded's story and survival elements mixed with unique gameplay makes this one of the best survival games I have played in the last years. Also one of my favourite obisidan games only behind fallout new vegas. Amazing price aswell and day one on game pass Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2022
    9
    I played the game a lot when I was in the previous game it was very raw but always had a great idea as no one thought of a game based on thatI played the game a lot when I was in the previous game it was very raw but always had a great idea as no one thought of a game based on that and the survival mechanics fit well in the game, I still haven't started playing the final version, I think about what the Obsidian has to offer this game with new content because with this theme there is a huge tree of possibilities. Expand
  7. Oct 5, 2022
    0
    vaya mieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerda de juego

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