RESEARCH and DESTROY Reviews

RESEARCH and DESTROY is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameGrin
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2022

RESEARCH and DESTROY is unintentionally comical, and this made the experience incredibly enjoyable. Fun gameplay and fun dialogue meant that my wife and I couldn't put down the game, and anxiously waited for our next round.

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4 / 5.0
May 1, 2022

While Research and Destroy has a few flaws and comes across as way better when playing in co-op, it can't be denied that it's still a great blend of action and strategy, one that embraces classic science fiction and crafts spectacular moments of action out of it, eight seconds at a time.

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80 / 100
May 26, 2022

Betting on an almost innocent humor and an unpretentious turn-based combat system, Research and Destroy can be a pleasant surprise even for those who disdain the format. With safe and somewhat clumsy mechanics, and without spending too much time on story and context, it is a light and fun way to beat the supernatural with good old science.

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Niche Gamer
Bad Dad
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2022

In totality, Implausible Industries has put together a solid debut title in this game. Research and Destroy has fun aesthetics and the variety it possesses makes for many hours engrossing gameplay. As long as the player is willing to change their style, this game has a lot of replay value where no one battle is the same.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2022

RESEARCH and DESTROY is a quirky and fun turn-based strategy game but one that needs a bit more work fleshing out its ideas to be great. I really liked the cartoon horror vibe of it and planning out my moves but it just grew a bit too repetitive for me over time and having respawning enemies was a poor choice in my opinion. It’s perfectly playable solo but if you can this is one of those games best experienced in co-op.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2022

Research and Destroy is a very interesting strategy game that mixes management elements (for research) with a very unique tactical combat model. Unfortunately, there is a feeling that the game has chosen to focus on the player's reaction instead of valuing more strategic possibilities, which ends up giving the feeling of a bad and punishing design. However, fans of strategy games interested in other possibilities of the genre can have fun with the unusual concept.

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Generación Xbox
David
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Research and Destroy, is a comedy strategy game reminiscent of titles like Worms or Xcom.

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7 / 10
May 23, 2022

Despite those flaws, anyone looking for an entertaining mix of turn-based action will have a fun time with it. Just like the Saturday morning cartoons that inspired this game that you all enjoyed as a kid; they might not be the best TV shows, but they did the job of providing happy entertainment. Sometimes that can be enough to be satisfied for the day, and Implausible Industries has created something similar to that emotion with their game Research and Destroy.

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7 / 10.0
May 25, 2022

Research and Destroy does enough to be a fun turn-based strategy game. The unique gameplay elements truly make you strategize completely before acting on the battlefield. There's also the great drop-in and drop-out multiplayer, creating a new level of chaotic fun. It does lack replayability, as you're shown everything on your first runthrough. That said, if you're a fan of turn-based strategies, this is one game you should check out.

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Cubed3
Athanasios
Top Critic
6 / 10
May 14, 2022

Underneath the humorous and colourful, comic-book like exterior of RESEARCH and DESTROY, lies a challenging, but at the very same time super-approachable turn-based strategy game, which also features a unique turn-based system, where everything you do spends actual, real-time seconds, forcing you to be quick on your wits, as well as your hands. Fun as it is, it suffers from repetition, with the constantly respawning monsters adding to that problem even more, marring the tactical aspect of it all.

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May 4, 2022

Even though I enjoyed my time with RESEARCH and DESTROY and its distinct tactical missions, it's still a rather clunky experience.

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