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Daydreamer: Awakened Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

43%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 12, 2016
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Roland Studios

Publisher: Atlus

Genre: Arcade

Daydreamer: Awakened Edition is the story of the last human who rouses from an eternal sleep to an unfamiliar Earth. Aliens took over the planet thousands of years ago, and the nameless protagonist was kept in a stasis chamber as a twisted relic to memorialize their victory. However, the mysterious Immortal Gate Keeper liberates her and sets her on a dangerous expedition to the Earth’s core. Be warned though—the aliens will do whatever it takes to get their trophy back, and the Earth is filled with frightening creatures that hunger for human flesh.

Daydreamer: Awakened Edition Critic Reviews

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Daydreamer had the potential to be a sleeper hit in the Summer of lacking game releases, sadly it falls short on the most important of game fundamentals. I wanted to love this game a lot more than I do, but it just misses all the important notes in its execution.

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Daydreamer: Awakened Edition plays like an early 90s platformer but looks like it belongs in this console generation.

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I’m not going to pretend that Daydreamer is a good game, because it isn’t. But then it’s also quite brilliant in its feverish commitment to tearing at the fabric of game design. I had a great time playing this, because it completely transcends the “so bad it’s good adage” to be a creative entity that is in a league so completely of its own that it almost feels unfair to give it a score at all.

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Ultimately, [the] pluses are minor and did little to make my experience better or Daydreamer worth playing

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