ReCore is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

No Recommendation
Sep 13, 2016

A throwback to a different age, Recore's enjoyable adventure is ultimately undone by a litany of problems.

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IGN
Top Critic
7.3 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

I didn't expect ReCore to be quite as big as it is, and from the looks of things it's possible its developers didn't either. Its world, while interesting to explore for a good while, is ultimately too big with too little happening in it to be a totally serviceable housing for the strong combat and platforming gameplay within. It feels like a great, arcadey action platformer spread across too big a canvas, and it asks you to draw back over the same lines a few too many times

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45 / 100
Sep 14, 2016

ReCore buries a great action platformer beneath layers and layers of open world busywork.

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GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Sep 1, 2017

Half the price it originally was, but now twice as good – this third person take on Metroid Prime has been remastered into the game it always should have been.

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Oct 22, 2016
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Sep 12, 2016

Littered with bugs, excruciating load times, and a severely padded ending, ReCore is a great example of good ideas, flawed execution.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

Horrendous load times, arbitrary progression restrictions, and downright confusing design drain ReCore of its potential

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Polygon
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

A boring collect-a-thon and empty open world drag down Recore's strong fundamentals

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6 / 10
Sep 12, 2016

ReCore's solid mechanics are sullied by frustrating quest design.

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Unscored
Sep 16, 2016

I began ReCore having a marvelous time. By the end, I had begun to resent it. It wasn't that I felt rushed; I allowed myself extra days to play. It was just that the game is such a heart-sinker. It was created by people whose work I've greatly respected, but ReCore just doesn't feel ready for all of us to be playing it.

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Sep 14, 2016

ReCore starts with an intriguing world and a great mix of platforming and RPG elements, but it all falls apart well before the end.

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Sep 12, 2016

ReCore is a style of game we haven't seen in a while. Part Mega Man Legends, part Metroid Prime, ReCore puts exploration and platforming at the forefront. With your trusty corebot pals, you'll double jump and dash through an open world and some damned fiendish dungeons. While ReCore trips up a bit with some odd combat and gating mechanics, it's still worth your time if you remember how platforming was in the old days.

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Sep 12, 2016

The first couple of hours of ReCore were almost downright magical. The story had me on its hook, the gameplay was fun, Mack was adorable and so much fun to use in combat, and I admit that the environment initially took my breath away. A few hours later, everything fell stale. The gameplay gave way to typical dungeon-platforming formulas. Even the beauty of the characters and environment appeared to diminish, as though the game was slowly rolling back to the PlayStation 2 era. At least I had the story to keep me going, and that somewhat made it worth it to push through to the end. If ReCore had simplified a smidge, focused on its core gameplay and core values, it wouldn't be anywhere close to the loose conglomeration of half-executed ideas that it sadly is.

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4 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

It's all a shame because ReCore shows so much promise in its opening hours. It's easy to envision a way in which all those ideas could manifest into something great. They don't, though. Instead, it's just a jumble of mechanics that never jell, gameplay that grows stale far too quick, and insulting design. System failure.

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73 / 100
Sep 12, 2016

An adventure with an old-school flavor, which treasures many interesting ideas and moments of brilliance, but carries several performance problems and some questionable design decisions. Despite this, it is very enjoyable.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

ReCore features the essence of many popular genres and mixes them into a charismatic and promising videogame. Although it needs some polishing for its bugs, it is a really entertaining title.

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5 / 10
Sep 16, 2016

All of this took a promising franchise introduction and just left a bad taste in my mouth. I genuinely enjoyed a lot of aspects of ReCore--the world, the nail-biting platforming challenges, the smart and fast-paced combat. But it comes with so many issues and reservations that it becomes hard to recommend. I liked ReCore enough to hope we'll see an improved sequel, but if we do, I'll recommend players skip to that one.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

ReCore It's a fun title despite his mistakes, but we are missed something more ambitious.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

There's a good game in ReCore. It's just buried under a bunch of imperfections and horrible loading times.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

A slick, compelling adventure only let down by a glut of technical issues that really should have been polished out.

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