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Returnal

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Housemarque
Apr 30, 2021 - PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
8.5 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Destructoid
7.5 / 10
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Returnal Trailers

Returnal - Story Trailer | PS5 thumbnail

Returnal - Story Trailer | PS5

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Returnal - State of Play Gameplay Walkthrough | PS5

Returnal - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 thumbnail

Returnal - Gameplay Trailer | PS5


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Critic Reviews for Returnal

Its roguelike runs are too long and it needs a way to save in the middle of them, but Returnal's third-person shooter action, clever story, and atmosphere are excellent.

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In Returnal, Housemarque builds a game on both euphoric highs and confounding lows.

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Returnal can be messy, tough, and perhaps a little too uncompromising for a $70 game. And yet, despite the moments of pad-clenching exasperation, it remains a moreish experience even after you've plummeted its depths.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

What should have been a hotchpotch of other people's ideas, made worse by frustratingly high difficulty, is in reality one of the most cleverly designed video games of recent years, with superb action and endless replayability.

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Returnal brilliantly meshes roguelike mechanics with precise combat and enigmatic exploration, making for an excellent game

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Returnal blends elements of shooters, roguelikes, action games, and horror to redefine bullet hell and conjure a mysterious, moody masterpiece.

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Returnal is a mostly thrilling sci-fi action romp that suffers from a lack of scale at times. In the moment, I'm completely fixated on my run, upgrading like a fiend, and dashing around for iFrames like I was playing a Capcom game. But after that run ends and I'm looking at the bigger picture, Returnal can feel a little smaller than it actually is. Keep that in mind before you take the pricey plunge.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Sony Acquires Housemarque - And Maybe Bluepoint

Sony Acquires Housemarque - And Maybe Bluepoint

Though Sony says it's not in an arms race with Microsoft, recent history suggests otherwise. Today the company has revealed its latest acquisition, the Finnish team at Housemarque, while an apparent social media mixup may indicate another buyout is not far behind.

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Resident Evil Village was One of the Top Downloads on the PS Store for the Month of May

Resident Evil Village was One of the Top Downloads on the PS Store for the Month of May

The top downloads for the PlayStation Store in the month of May have been revealed

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The PlayStation Store's Top Downloaded Games for April Have Been Announced

The PlayStation Store's Top Downloaded Games for April Have Been Announced

Sony has revealed the top downloaded games on the PlayStation Store for the month of April

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Returnal Review Embargo Details

Returnal Review Embargo Details

Returnal is a week away from launch, which means its review embargo is coming up quickly. If you're wondering when you can find the earliest Returnal reviews online, here's what you need to know.

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