Today marks the day of the embargo lifting for “Atomic Heart,” the new sci-fi game from Mundfish that has generated some controversy due to its ties to Russia. The question on everyone’s mind is whether the game is worth playing. The reviews are in, and the consensus is that the game is merely okay, with some highs and lows.
As of this writing, the game has received reviews on Metacritic for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, with scores of 75, 74, and 78, respectively. In the context of the video game landscape, where games that are contenders for Game of the Year often receive scores above 90, studios receive bonuses for scores of 85 or higher, and anything below 60 is considered a disaster, “Atomic Heart’s” scores can be considered passable.
The game has attracted attention for its promotion of featuring Soviet robots with faceless designs, and in practice, the game tries to be a spiritual successor to Bioshock but falls short. Reviews are mixed, with some praising the game’s unique features and others criticizing its flaws.
Gaming Trend gave “Atomic Heart” a 9.5 out of 10 and called it a Game of the Year contender. In contrast, GamesRadar only gave it a 5 out of 10, saying that the game had too many big ideas but failed to execute them properly. Twinfinite gave the game a 4 out of 10, highlighting its promising combat system but noting that it was let down by its frustrating aspects.
Overall, the game’s divisive reviews mean that it’s up to the individual to decide whether it’s worth playing or not. However, the game’s marketing and its shapely Soviet robots were not enough to convince some reviewers, including Skillup, who gave it a “Do Not Recommend” rating.
Credit: Skill Up Youtube Channel
We’ll have to wait and see how fans react once the game is released. For now, we can conclude that “Atomic Heart” is not a must-play, but it may still appeal to some players.
By Mateo Feo
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