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Scars Above

Mad Head Games, Prime Matter
Feb 28, 2023 - PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

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5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
67 / 100
7 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
IGN Italy
6.4 / 10
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Scars Above – Launch Trailer

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Scars Above – Gameplay Overview

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Scars Above – Gameplay Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Scars Above

Scars Above is a journey into a mysterious planet that lacks polish, depth, and balance, preventing it from being a memorable third-person shooter.

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A good example of a game that would have needed a thorough review to go out and reduce its true quality. Some ingredients are fine, but the set is below what you would expect from a "space" adventure like this. It's not terrible, but it's forgettable, unfortunately.

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Steve C
7 / 10

Scars Above is a great addition to the library of single player adventures and it tells an engaging sci-fi story that interrogates ideas of genetic manipulation, free will, and sacrifice. While it loses momentum a little towards the end, it serves as a fantastic advertisement for smaller budget games and is well worth picking up.

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Scars Above offers a space adventure that mixes several genres with an asymmetric result that does not work as well as it should.

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As a TPS with soulsike elements and a sci-fi setting, Scars Above fails to be a worthy heir to Returnal due to several limitations that make the game very different to shine, especially from a technical point of view.

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Scars Above tried to make its place by adding twists onto well know mechanics, but tragically falls just short. While it does bring many new and interesting ideas to the table, it is hard to notice them when none of the other mechanics seem to work well together.

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Scars Above is a well-crafted third-person shooter with plenty of options to take on the punishing alien world you find yourself in.

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Unless one is really desperate to unlock a bunch of easy achievements, there is no real reason to play Scars Above. It's like a video game rough draft. Some games have been accused of being half-baked, but Scars Above is like raw dough. It has some interesting concepts and weapons, but it never grows into anything resembling a full-fledged gaming experience. Its budget price of $40 is still asking way too much, even for the most diehard third-person shooter enthusiasts. Scars Above may mimic games like Returnal and Dark Souls, but it is highly unlikely to please fans of either game.

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