Space Crew

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

28%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2020

Space Crew is a solid follow up to Bomber Crew that delivers some pretty in-depth management gameplay. The game looks good and building up your ship and crew while completing missions can be quite fun. I would like it even more if there was more mission variety and the controls were better suited to console. Decide if those negatives are that big of a deal for yourself before you join the United Defense Force

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

Space Crew is a solid management and strategy title with enjoyably tense space battles, but the grind does get repetitive after a while. A bit more variety to mission structure would be very welcome.

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Unscored
Oct 13, 2020

All of these issues are fixable (some quite easily, I’d hope), and just a little extra content could do so much to hide the edges of the game. I hope it comes. Because the compulsion reactor at the heart of Space Crew is putting out more power than is currently being used.

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5 / 10
Oct 13, 2020

Space Crew is a reasonable introduction to the Crew series, but it tones down the entertaining chaos and difficulty a bit too much.

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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2020

It’s quite a challenging game from the get-go, so anyone seeking a more relaxed experience would do better to look elsewhere, but Space Crew makes for a solid follow up to its predecessor. Though it retains Bomber Crew's flawed control scheme, it ultimately proves to be quite enjoyable, bringing some in-depth spaceship management to the table.

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7 / 10
Oct 13, 2020

A compact, confident, bite-sized roguelite with a bit too much emphasis on the 'lite'.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2020

You will learn to use every trick your crew can perform to survive, or you will die over and over and over again as I did. Even with no room for error, I still found Space Crew fun, making me want to beat its missions just to spite it.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2020

Cute visually, but lacking the gameplay depth of its predecessor, Space Crew is a slow grind that offers glimpses at what could've been. A decent follow up to Bomber Crew, Runner Duck's latest game aims for the stars but just gets out of the atmosphere.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Ultimately Space Crew does have some notable moments and gameplay ideas, and it’s astounding that Runner Duck, a very small team, developed a game of this scale. But the core gameplay loop loses its luster far too quickly and drags on for far too long to give a full throated recommendation. That’s not to say this game doesn’t have its place; if you’re interested in space sims, but the complexity or difficulty of other games in the genre has put you off, then Space Crew may be for you. If you’re a vet of the genre looking for another dazzling adventure, though, then stay far, far away.

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60 / 100
Oct 22, 2020

Although very limited, Space Crew is a game that manages to appeal in short sessions, using its concept to deliver good moments to the player. It is a pity that the repetitive design and lack of variety in the gameplay limit its potential.

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