Defunct

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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6 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2018

Despite its shortcomings, Defunct is still a mostly enjoyable little game.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2016

Defunct combines speed and exploration in a package that's simplistic but engaging. The gravity functions lack a variety of uses but they're necessary in nearly every situation, and there's so many ways to engage with the game the way you want. It doesn't have all of its screws tightened, but what's there is packed with replay value.

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Digitally Downloaded

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Sep 28, 2018

Above all else, Defunct sells itself on an exhilarating sense of speed matched with excellent level design and exploration.

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4 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

Not terribly engaging, not that great to look at or listen to, no characters or themes to get attached to, and no real point to the entire story mode. Just a generally underwhelming experience.

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Borja 'VodKaVK' Henry Vilar Martos

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7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2016

Defunct's way of conveying the sense of motion and fluidity works great with the control and management of the robot's position. However, its simplicity and strange objective design can present some drawbacks.

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8 / 10
Jan 25, 2018

On the whole, the game is a lot of fun for those who live for speedrunning. Using your robot to make the most of gravity as your ally will be a very fun ride, and while the game is a bit short, the price is right, and there's a lot of replayability in this one.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

Defunct is a simple game at all. Although not very appealing for other aspects such as visuals and sounds the fluid gameplay has its adrenaline moments when you get the hang of it, providing very fun moments at high speed. Ironically, it is an interesting title for those who want a “slow down” on life or from other games.

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4.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2018

Overall, while I can appreciate some aspects of what the developers set out to do Defunct seems to be rushed or possibly just given up on. When everything clicks, you get your speed up, and you’re jumping around it has its moments of fun. Unfortunately, those are few and far between with the bulk of your time spent trying to slowly get around, cursing the weird movement and jumping physics, and hitting performance hitches. Perhaps with more work Defunct could have been a better game but in its current state the title can practically double as a one word review.

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4 / 10
Feb 12, 2018
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No Recommendation / Blank
Jan 29, 2016
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