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Citizen Sleeper

Jump Over The Age, Fellow Traveller
May 5, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
80 / 100
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
Destructoid
9 / 10
IGN Italy
8 / 10
Guardian
4 / 5
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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Citizen Sleeper Trailers

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Citizen Sleeper - Date Announce Trailer

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Fellow Traveller Day One with Game Pass

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Citizen Sleeper - Reveal Trailer - PC Gaming Show 2021


Citizen Sleeper Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Citizen Sleeper

There is real anguish and intimacy here, real experience, real softness, pensiveness, complexity of thought, from the deeply clever, immaculately balanced systems to its extraordinarily well-realised art, static drawings of those characters that each feel like a glossy, coffee table magazine cover of their own, such is the incredible texture, colour, posture, pain behind the eyes. Citizen Sleeper is speaking to you, but in this case I really recommend you simply listen - not least because there's depth to be found in your own silence, and because the things it does have to say are absolutely worth hearing.

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An evocative life-sim RPG you won't want to wake up from.

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An absorbing mix of tabletop inspirations and sci-fi storytelling, that makes for one of the most unique and well-written games of the year.

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In the end, though, Citizen Sleeper is less a critique of capitalism itself, which in its defense has been done countless times in the cyberpunk genre, and more an opportunity to showcase how those under its thumb persevere and succeed despite it. Its hopeful and inspiring message is backed by a branching, heartfelt narrative, and a great gameplay loop, making it tough to put down. Add in its enriching visual style and my favorite musical score of 2022 so far, and Citizen Sleeper is a game I'll be thinking about for years to come.

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What Citizen Sleeper achieves in a fairly short hour count, though, is a sci-fi story that sticks.

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Despite its simple gameplay, Citizen Sleeper still captivates players thanks to its intriguing cyberpunk story and its rich and detailed setting, full of history, personality and charm.

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A decaying cyborg with a human mind struggles to survive aboard a space station in a superbly written, if not exactly original, slice of scuzzy sci-fi

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We’d give Citizen Sleeper a strong recommendation to anybody who liked Disco Elysium or any general role playing games with a heavy emphasis on the role. A synthwave soundtrack, strong writing, and high-pressure gameplay make this a game that’ll be tough to put down once you get into it.

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