Returnal

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Housemarque

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
86
Top Critic Average
89%
Critics Recommend
Based on 141 critic reviews
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Returnal

Rating Summary

Based on 141 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 141 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Apr 30, 2021

Developer: Housemarque

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter, Roguelike

Returnal Critic Reviews

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

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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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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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9 / 10
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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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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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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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Returnal - Story Trailer | PS5 thumbnail

Returnal - Story Trailer | PS5

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Returnal - State of Play Gameplay Walkthrough | PS5

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Returnal - Gameplay Trailer | PS5

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