Exo One

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 22, 2021

An otherworldly journey that runs out of things to do.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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