Endling: Extinction is Forever Reviews

Endling: Extinction is Forever is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
58 / 100
Sep 9, 2022

Endling may look nice, but it is a monotonous animal adventure with simple fox-feeding gameplay, bland skills, and restrictive exploration.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2022

I hereby announce that Endling as the animal game of the year. I'm sorry Stray :(

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90 / 100
Aug 29, 2022

Endling - Extinction is Forever will show us the possible future of humanity through the eyes of a family of foxes, the last of their kind. We will have to help this family of canids survive, while we try to recover one of their captured offspring. All this while we witness the devastation of which the human being is capable and its terrible and definitive consequences. Essential.

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8.2 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2022

Endling - Extinction is Forever is, first of all, a survival adventure for everyone since the difficulty setting is deliberately easy, so everybody will be able to enjoy the game at its fullest. The story is compelling and it deals with a pressing issue, exasperating the drama, but never declining into the banality of the so-called "educational games" thanks to the excellent storytelling. The artistic side is also awesome, and we can say that if extinction is forever, a diamond is forever too, so the game can be considered a small diamond that is worth playing.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2022

Endling – Extinction is Forever is a beautiful, heartfelt journey but one that is also tragic and cruel. It really goes into how man’s actions on the environment have far reaching consequences and I applaud Herobeat Studios for building a game around this message. The only downside of it to me is that I wish it had a bit more variety in some parts. If you love animals and are looking for a game that will hit you right in the feels then Endling is a must-play.

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NoeFutu
8 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Endling: Extinction is Forever tells a moving story through a beautiful visual narrative and a simple but complete gameplay in which the most important thing is to survive.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 3, 2022

Endling – Extinction is Forever is a powerful game. It deftly highlights human greed, corruption, and our unique knack for environmental devastation. At the same time, it offers glimmers of hope and redemption, tiny bright spots that manage to shine through the encroaching darkness. The trials and tribulations of the traumatized fox at the heart of the game will leave your heart aching and bruised, and you’ll be left somehow simultaneously saddened and enraged. Such sorrowful fury is meant to be a powerful motivator: use it.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2022

The main virtue of Endling - Extinction is Forever is that it manages to immerse the player in animal life in an intimate and believable way that few games can. The game is suitable both for lovers of more casual adventures and for those who want to enjoy an immersive narrative experience on one of the most important themes of this century.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2022

Endling: Extinction is Forever is a good game for survival fans and another reminder that humans suck. The story evokes a lot of emotion and tough choices. Overall this is a bitter-sweet game. The story is bitter, and the gameplay is sweet.

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Brau3er
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2022

Endling: Extinction is Forever is a tech-savvy game built around well-built gameplay. The repetitive process of hunting for survival and exploring whenever possible seems intentional and draws the player into this world. There are no ordinary moments in this wild nature, and any moments of routine or boredom quickly end with a bear trap or an encounter with a Scavenger. Endling knows what he wants to achieve and doesn't try to overdo it or over complicate it. Every choice matters to the designers, as well as to you when you're trying to survive and feed your puppies.

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Wait
Aug 1, 2022

Endling: Extinction is Forever has moments of heart and engaging gameplay with its interesting blend of survival management and immersive narrative adventure. However, it screws the pooch by giving us too much of its message while not motivating us to play more because of its slow pacing and unclear tutorials. Don't be mistaken, there is an excellent game underneath the many frustrating elements.

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8 / 10
Aug 1, 2022

Endling: Extinction is Forever is a poignant piece of emotive short-form storytelling, telling a tale of survival that isn't just a conversation starter, but one that asks for immediate change.

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2.5 / 5.0
Aug 1, 2022

Endling: Extinction is Forever does not do anything more than pointing a finger at these problems and expect you to get something more. Yet the emotional connection in the game between the fox and the player relies on their love for the animals.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2022

Endling - Extinction is Forever is a warning signal about humans that should pay more attention to their environment and avoid it being ruined by the pollution born out of greed. At the same time it is also a truly engaging and immersive game with well thought out mechanics. It manages to combine the social message with a fun experience.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2022

‎Endling conveys a necessary message through a moving story and entertaining and satisfying gameplay. The herobeat Studios video game is a must.‎

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2022

Endling - Extinction is Forever is a bit of a gut punch- in the best way possible. It's bleak and it's oppressive, but it's also surprisingly affecting, and in spite of some repetition, should keep you engaged throughout its brief runtime.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2022

Endling is about survival and a deep maternal feeling, thanks to which even in a depressed catastrophic world there is still hope for salvation and at least some kind of future. And that's why it makes sense to fight until the last breath. And that's why it's worth playing this game with its message of sacrifice and love.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2022

In Endling: Extinction Is Forever the urgency of survival and the pangs of hunger alternate wisely with more relaxed moments and touching discoveries, for an engaging and emotionally charged adventure. The story told by Herobeat Studio is silent, accompanied only by the images evoked by the nose of mother fox and the excellent soundtrack. Perhaps also for this reason, the power of the message conveyed by the game is remarkable, able to reach its peak in an epilogue that you will hardly forget.

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INVEN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2022

Endling is a very impressive game with the way it delivers message without lines, excellent visuals and sounds that match the atmosphere. Though the frequent loading time on Switch and repetitive gameplay are a bit disappointing, the game is faithful with delivering a message which is quite intense.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2022

Overall, my time with Endling - Extinction is Forever is ultimately an emotional experience that can firmly be praised as an example of why games are art. Thematically deep, the game uses the control you have over the Mother Fox to deepen your connection and explore these prevalent themes.

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