Exo One Reviews

Exo One is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 22, 2021

An otherworldly journey that runs out of things to do.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Dec 6, 2021

Exo One is not a mechanically deep game, nor a narratively enthralling one, but nevertheless, I see myself returning to it many times in the future. The game pulls off a fantasy I’ve heretofore only approached in my dreams: to leave all remnants of Earthliness behind and skim the surface of an alien world, the desert as smooth as polished glass.

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8 / 10
Jan 5, 2022

Exo One is an enjoyable other-world experience that challenges players with the mastery of an alien spacecraft. Tight controls and great physics more than make up for the odd repetitive spot, making Exo One an absolute must for anyone with an Xbox Game Pass subscription. Even without one, I’d still recommend picking it up.

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7.3 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

A short and interesting interstellar trip that lacks the spark to become truly memorable.

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Unscored
Nov 23, 2021

A science fiction journey in which you roll and glide across epic planetary landscapes, but which quickly loses all momentum.

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Dec 11, 2021

Soar across alien vistas powered only by kinetic energy in this interplanetary search for the mysterious, life-giving monolith

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Nov 18, 2021

As confusing as this might sound, Exo One is every bit relaxing as it is intense. Its exploration of the mysterious and deep reaches of space combined with its perfectly arranged soundtrack creates a different kind of sci-fi experience that should definitely be checked out by fans of the genre. As far as I know, this is Exbleative’s first title, but it’s an absolute banger. I’ll be eager to see future projects from the studio, science fiction-based or otherwise.

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Unscored
Nov 18, 2021
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9 / 10
Nov 18, 2021

Intriguing and startlingly original, Exo One offers a quiet, meditative experience that's both foreign and mysterious.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

Exo One is an anomalous video game. A project that came to light after five years of work that mixes within it an excellent management of physics and a satisfactory movement system, and it does so with an intensity that is sometimes unexpected. Exo One is an acid trip in the icy sidereal void, an exploration of the (un)known universe that pushes you to look inside and confront the immensity of the cosmos, while sliding on the surface of strange and distant alien planets. A very powerful experience, completed in less than three hours but capable of etching itself in focus in the eyes and mind.

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Olly Smith
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2021

Exo One is almost a perfect sci-fi puzzle game, let down by one poor level right in the middle. The movement, the beauty of its scenery, and the peculiarity of the narrative is something I really appreciate about video games as an art form.

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KeenGamer
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2021

Exo One is a notably well-crafted audiovisual journey that is quite enjoyable to simply play through. While the story is lackluster and can even sometimes get in the way of the real joy of actually playing the game, it still adds some degree of depth and direction. Still, the game could do with an option to skip the story all-together and a level selection option after beating it to go back to your favorite planets. Leaving the story aside, flying through the different planets alongside your alien craft is quite an experience on Exo One. Headphones recommended.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2021

It's a mystery on whether you can deem it a positive or a negative that if you were to take away its meager narrative implications, Exo One would still be the exact same game.

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Dec 3, 2021

A beautiful game of movement, momentum, and emotional weight, Exo One is a deeply satisfying sci-fi experience.

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75 / 100
Jan 20, 2022

Game-story-sensory experience... Exo One offers us a journey of very simple but interesting control. A way of traveling through the universe in grandiloquent settings, but also clearly introspective. An adventure through the cosmos, through exoworlds alien to ours, and yet, with the necessary emotional connections in those scenarios and in the development of the story. An interesting and far-reaching science-fiction adventure through a simple sphere that runs, jumps, glides, and gets heavier.

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Dec 24, 2021

As I was gliding and rolling across one of the many planets, I kept asking myself why? This is the predominant question you’ll have when playing through Exo One. This indie, space-adventure has you traversing multiple planets in an advanced spacecraft as you try to find the meaning behind an alien signal.

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8 / 10
Nov 27, 2021

A short, sharply designed and immensely gratifying experience, Exo One is a trippy space ship journey worth taking. Sure, there’s a few rough edges but the deeply satisfying traversal combined with the chill vibe this game gives off make up for its shortcomings.

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Nov 23, 2021

With the modest price and low time commitment it asks of you, Exo One is worth everything that you give it. I’d like to see the developer do more in this universe, but I have no idea what that would even look like. So maybe less is more. The solitude of playing the game is persistent, giving a sense of dread even when you have no attachment to the character or events in the game. All that you feel is the desire to go home, and to be safe and sound in a familiar place again. Exo One is cryptic, experimental, and all-around enchanting.

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XboxEra
Harm0nica
8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

Exo One is not only a visually impressive achievement. It also uses haunting music and realistic environmental sounds to transport the player into its strange worlds. Handling of the craft is unusual but works very well once you get the hang of it. The story is not blatantly spelled out to the player but that adds to the mystery and allure of what you are trying to do and the ending ties everything up nicely.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

All in all, Exo One is an intergalactic experience made excellent by its high-quality design on all fronts.

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