Percentile Rank

The Tomorrow Children is ranked in the 10th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

54

Top Critic Average

4%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Stevivor
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 15, 2016

A cooperative, massively multiplayer Animal Crossing meets Minecraft meets Tower Defence sounds like a great idea, but The Tomorrow Children doesn't do enough in any of these directions to be a worthwhile purchase in its current state.

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Scored Reviews

IGN Spain
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 12, 2016

A multiplayer game that may be different than any other game out there, but still capable of engaging gamers to this empty world.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 12, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is at the beginning of its journey, with Q-Games' next step one of the most important in shaping the game's future. What is present shows promise, but after several days of playing it feels like most of what can be experienced has been. There's already a sense of repetitiveness settling in, and it feels like something is missing, even if I can't quite put my finger on what it is. On the flip side it really is great seeing players work together to help their towns grow, and finding ingenious ways to do so. The canvas is set and there is potential for a masterpiece to appear depending on what comes next.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2016

The Tomorrow Children could well be an interesting social experiment, but it's hard to tell if it will bear much long-term fruit in an active community.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

Toiling away from dusk to the next dusk was extremely enjoyable for many more hours than even I expected, even when it seemed I had done the same thing ten times before. I am patiently awaiting new features and updates to fill the enticing holes I can spot while upgrading a town, and I understand this is the development path that was chosen. The game will only get better, and it's already a feat of unique gameplay coupled with charming visuals and a sense that glory will come to the comrades that work the hardest!

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GameCrate
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is a city manager, mining sim, and tower defense mashup - a brilliant idea supported by unimpressive tech despite an inspired visual design approach.

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NZGamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2016

A unique sandbox experience once you get into it and figure out how to play.

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Everyeye.it
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

The Tomorrow Children has a good amount of content, iIts gameplay works, and succeeds in the difficult task of getting players to work together in a way that goes far beyond any other game I've ever tried. The trouble is the repetitive nature of the overall formula.

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TrustedReviews
Sep 9, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is weird, wonderful and oddly hollow, lacking neither the addictive hooks to keep you playing, nor the sense of community to bond you to your town. It's worth a look for its unique visuals and strange, slightly sinister atmosphere, but don't be surprised if your interest wanes after the first few hours.

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SA Gamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2016

It might be a good time if you have a bunch of friends that you can share the monotony with and build your own town, but aside from that, The Tomorrow Children won't have a lot of staying power.

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Areajugones
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is a very unique game. The cooperation, its content and its visual style are the strong points. However, the lack of tasks to do can make this game too boring for the players that are not really into the MMO genre.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2016

While there is a fascinating and ambitious concept embedded at the heart of The Tomorrow Children, it is debilitated by its own confusing mechanics and repetitive gameplay loops.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2016

With not a whole lot going on besides grinding for resources, trying to catch the bus, and ending up doing it all over again, this game will not hold your interest for more than a few days.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 14, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is an extraordinary, mystifying game with a fantastic core concept of working together for a common goal. While there's a steep learning curve, and the fundamental gameplay is not all that fun, we'd be lying if we said that we weren't engrossed in our duties, and there's just enough depth to keep you absorbed for a while. We imagine that the game will change a lot over time, and as it'll become free-to-play at some point in the future, this is definitely worth a try if you're looking for something different.

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IGN Italy
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2016

A great and fascinating idea, sadly merged with a tedious gameplay.

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COGconnected
55 / 100
55 / 100
Sep 22, 2016

It's all one long microtransaction process of repeating the same steps that goes with the theme, but eerily so.

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IGN
5.2 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

5.2 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

You have to admire where The Tomorrow Children does innovate—particularly its look and social engineering—but it overly burdens you and bogs down progression with dragging resource collection and bureaucratic manipulation. Even though you immediately progress from a Prole to the ranks of the papered Bourgeoisie you're still tediously grinding for the man.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 9, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is a very interesting game, but one that left me feeling lukewarm towards it. I was drawn in by its post-apocalyptic theme and its bizarre structures that beg to be explored, but was left underwhelmed by the lack of depth that lies under the hood. Exploring, gathering resources and then slowly building a town doesn't result in the best gameplay loop here, and the game's lack of scale means that you'll see everything it has to offer before long.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

Q-Games visually stylish community crafting game is basically Animal Crossing meets Minecraft set in Leninist Russia.

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Hardcore Gamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Sep 12, 2016

For as cool as The Tomorrow Children looks, there is far too much monotony in its moment-to-moment gameplay to warrant a recommendation.

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games(TM)
4 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

4 / 10
Oct 31, 2016

In Soviet Russia, game plays you

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Kill Screen
40 / 100
40 / 100
Sep 21, 2016

the end, it's kitsch. It's a Soviet-themed Lego set that renders a monumental socio-political phenomenon into little else but a toy. And an exceptionally boring one at that.

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The Jimquisition
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is bland, clumsy, and monotonous. A fantastic core idea wasted on yet another cumbersome burden of a game.

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Critical Hit
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is definitely a case of style over substance which fails to provide any sort of reason to keep you playing. It's a chore - and when a game feels like actual work, it's just not a fun game.

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ZTGD
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

The Tomorrow Children gave me no real incentive to continue playing it. With no end game and very slow mechanics due to the game's reliance on microtransactions it feels like nothing more than a cash grab

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CGMagazine
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

The Tomorrow Children is one of the most boring, pointless games I've ever played, and even the thirstiest mining and crafting fans will surely be bored to tears.

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GameSpot
3 / 10
3 / 10
Sep 12, 2016

Resource gathering and city building have never been more tedious.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
Sep 12, 2016

A highly peculiar social game that seems to revel in the mundanity of its gameplay, despite some intriguing ideas and visuals.

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