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Dec 3, 2021 - PC

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Icarus Launch Trailer #RTXon thumbnail

Icarus Launch Trailer #RTXon

Icarus Launch Date Announcement | 4K Gameplay Trailer - PC Gaming Show 2021 thumbnail

Icarus Launch Date Announcement | 4K Gameplay Trailer - PC Gaming Show 2021

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Critic Reviews for ICARUS

With gorgeous new vistas, fresh new technologies to build, and over two dozen new missions, this expansion pack delivers the alien world we've long been asking for.

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Icarus is an absolutely gorgeous, engaging, and challenging survival crafting game. When it's working correctly, it is a fantastic entry into the genre. When it's not, the problems are deep and varied. Disconnects, corrupt characters, bugs, and balance problems abound. I look forward to seeing it reach its potential, but it's hard to see it as anything other than a game that exited Early Access too soon.

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Unfinished, buggy, and broken, Icarus should not have released at this stage. With mind-numbing repetition and baffling design decisions, it's a survival game that's more frustrating than challenging.

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A refreshing take on the survival sandbox with a robust approach to progression and countless ways to tackle each mission. Sadly, harsh penalties, bugs, and crashes combine to make this a frustrating off-world expedition.

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7 / 10.0

Despite the many flaws, the superior picture quality and solid basic experience make ICARUS still have a lot of potential.

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Icarus boldly stakes its claim amongst giants in the field and swiftly proves to be a worthy contender. Everything I saw in the lead up to the release of Icarus made it seem too good to be true, but my faith and patience was rewarded many times over when I finally got to drop planetside for the first time, and the time after that, and the time after that. Icarus is going up on my list of favourite things to come out of New Zealand, alongside pavlova and Lord of the Rings.

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ICARUS may have debuted as a bill of goods, but it is shaping up to be an exciting survival sandbox experience. A rich RPG customization system intersects with a bevy of game modes to provide gamers with a variety of building and adventuring experiences. Consistent updates and optimizations show that ICARUS the Game completes its mission and doesn't get left stranded on Icarus the Planet.

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Icarus has an interesting concept that could work in the future, but now? At the stage the game is at, there is nothing more to talk about than the early beta phase of an interesting project that may one day be more than just a survival title.

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