Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition Reviews

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Oct 4, 2021

On paper it does everything XCOM does and more, but poor balancing and overcomplicated rules means it's just not as much fun.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2021

An SRPG big hitter just got bigger, but did it get better? If you are up to the challenge, this is the best the genre has to offer on PS4.

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60 / 100
Oct 27, 2021

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition offers the same wealth of content available on the PC, and the controller support is good enough for those willing to overlook some fiddly inventory and menu management. However, the technical performance is far beneath what it should be, so your best bet is to wait for the promised patches to arrive, or simply enjoy a smoother ride on PC if you can.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

The changes that have been to the formula that was created for XCOM are welcome ones, and hopefully this isn’t just a one-off adventure into this universe.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2021

Phoenix Point manages to blend the very numbers-based approach of classic X-Com with some of modern XCOM's streamlining. The result is a colossal, cavernous tactical strategy game that struggles to hold its shape at times. Its wealth of information and systems requires patience, but if you can persevere, it's very much worth the time.

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Generación Xbox
ABreaker1477
Top Critic
9.2 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2021

‎I had been waiting for a long time for the launch of Phoenix Point on Xbox, and as I said at the beginning of this analysis, the wait has been worth it. ‎‎Phoenix Point is everything we could expect from a new installment of the mythical X-COM saga, the‎‎ only thing that instead of being called X-COM 3, is called Phoenix Point.‎

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5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2021

Phoenix Point can be hard to even start up on the PlayStation, but there is still the potential of enjoying the game for how the story plays out. In the future, I hope that many of the bugs for Phoenix Point on the PlayStation 4 are fixed.

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65 / 100
Oct 20, 2021

Phoenix Point is a good game, but marked by a series of issues that truly limit its quality. The technical issues make it so even the most hardcore fan has a hard time enjoying the many good ideas it has.

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4.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2021

I'm sorry to say that Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is a good game in a bad edition. A lot of problems here. If you have a high tolerance for any shortcomings, you can try. Otherwise, wait for corrections, but these will need a lot.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

It definitely has its issues but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition. From its clever battle mechanics to its depiction of a world at the brink of utter annihilation; it's one immersive and exceptionally rewarding SRPG.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2021

Phoenix Point is an excellent retainer for fans of turn-based strategy games. Despite being a style that doesn't have a wide range of connoisseurs, it is still well defined in all aspects and with a deep strategic system to be considered by those who want to try it. The flaws noted do not leave negative feelings that prevent us from enjoying this title. If you want to try the genre, here without a doubt is an excellent option. For fans, including those who have probably played the X-COM titles, they won't feel that it's a copy. Certainly with some similarities, it's true, but with quite a different feeling.

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Unscored
Nov 6, 2021

The incredibly detailed combat, deep strategic layer, living world, and immense variety didn’t just fill the void in my heart left by the absence of X-COM 3, it replaced it entirely.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

A worthy successor to XCOM, Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is an ideal game for those who are looking for a complex turn-based strategy title. It may be difficult, but it is a completely immersive experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is a very good game, objectively. It is an absolute treat for seasoned veterans, and there is enough intrigue here that’ll satisfy new comers to the genre. The game has plenty of content and a story of survival with plenty of moments of self-doubt and revelations. But the game itself doesn’t run well on PS4. And that’s unfortunate. Only time will tell if patches can improve on the experience.

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Thumb Culture
Martin Hosking
8 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2021

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is an absolute cracker. If you’re a fan of the XCOM series or even games like Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom then you are in for a treat with this game. Controlling the game with the DualSense controller is no chore. Snapshot Games has done a fantastic job of converting controls from keyboard and mouse to a control pad. With four DLCs included, including the newly released DLC 4: Corrupted Horizons this is definitely a brilliant deal. I award Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition the Thumb Culture Gold Award.

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Hey Poor Player
Shane Boyle
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 7, 2021

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition is a fantastic turn-based strategy game. Its unrivaled world-building and innovative combat make this a must-play for fans of the genre. If you can overcome the lack of variety in the early game, then be prepared to lose hours upon hours as you race to save humanity from complete obliteration.

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7 / 10
Oct 6, 2021

Phoenix Point is a game I desperately wanted to love. It has exceptionally complex and deep mechanics, solid turn-based combat systems and fun global strategy gameplay, coupled with a decent story and some decent new additions to provide it its own identity. It is also, however, riddled with technical problems, inconsistent mechanics and frustrating difficulty spikes. Like a true phoenix, it can rise with glory when it wants to, I only wish it didn’t thud back down to ashes so frequently.

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Oct 6, 2021

Between combat with free-aim and comprehensive exploration through the Geoscape, Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition has a lot of content to offer. Like other strategy games, such as Empire of Sin, players can win multiple ways, and there are plenty of chances to lose. Unfortunately, the console edition has a lot of issues with loading and crashing, but as long as players have the patience, the game is still enjoyable. Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition comes with the base game and four DLC expansions for players to tactfully explore.

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