Percentile Rank

Event[0] is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 14, 2016

Despite its sometimes very obvious limitations, Event[0] feels like the start of a beautiful friendship.

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GameZone
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 22, 2016

Event [0] is one of those so-called “walking simulators”, it’s an experience where players do a lot of walking while solving some puzzles. I like walking simulators, they are often interesting experiences like a book or a movie. It is important to know that Event [0] falls under the walking simulator category because that genre is not for everyone.

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IND13
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 13, 2016

Event[0] is the sort of game that could inspire developers and spark a number of clones. As an experiment in integrating natural language processing with a game, it's a success. Kaizen works. The game is not very long, which could be a downer depending on what you think of length of games. It does however, showcase high production values, and Ocelot Society have certainly made their mark with this intriguing science-fiction adventure.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Sep 14, 2016
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Scored Reviews

Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

There are plenty of games out there that you can beat, speed-run, and master. There are very few you can talk to. Don’t sleep on the opportunity.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 14, 2016

If you’re looking for something to break through the mould, look no further than Event [0], an innovative indie title with a lot of charm.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2016

Event[0] is an incredibly interesting game. Set on a small but incredibly detailed space ship and featuring an incredibly unique character, in the AI Kaizen. It will test your brains and your empathy, as well as your patience. Will you argue with Kaizen? Will you be friendly? There's so much to do, puzzles to solve and the space to explore.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2016

There is something fundamentally creepy about Event[0], which is an adventure game with a first person perspective. It is very narrative-driven and also quite short, which may have some people scratching their heads at what the fuss is all about. The thing is, it offers you a connection to a character and the way you own the relationship that is built is both unique and deserves the time to properly explore it.

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Red Value Gaming
82 / 100
82 / 100
Jan 15, 2017

Event[0] is an interesting game that implements text-based interactions in a beautiful and modern environment with fantastic visuals.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

A tense and atmospheric, albeit brief battle of wits with an AI system will provide you with a solid evening of interactive story entertainment.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2016

Overall I was very happy with the experience (well that’s a relative term as their are some dark elements to the story). It’s impressive to see what Indie teams can achieve and the best part is we get games that just wouldn’t be made if the field was only open to the big production houses that have to “play it safe”.

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The Escapist
Sep 27, 2016

Event[0] has the length and teething pains of a tech demo, but tells a story to beautifully to overlook without good reason.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2016

It’s difficult to speak more without delving into the story or spoiling. Event [0] is a unique experience and worthy anyone’s time. Especially for those interested into the sci-fi genre and has a fascination of artificial intelligence.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 5, 2016

Event[0] succeeds because of that last line there: my relationship with Kaizen. The entire experience hinges on your ability to form a relationship with this character at the heart of the story, an AI of all things. The best books, movies and video games try to make you feel something, and to that end Event[0] is an interesting experiment and a worthwhile experience that stands out as very unique game despite its humble roots.

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COGconnected
78 / 100
78 / 100
Sep 22, 2016

Because of the keyboard game mechanic, Event employs a rather odd movement mechanic where you use the mouse to not only control your direction laterally but forwards and backwards as well.

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Kill Screen
77 / 100
77 / 100
Sep 19, 2016

As is the case with a lot of like-minded sci-fi, Event[0] sets out to blur the already hazy lines between human and machine. It does this especially well with how it coaxes you into communicating with Kaizen.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2016

While Event{0} ends far too soon, the clever and emotive A.I. is a real treat to interact with. It’s far from a perfect implementation, but the unique and engaging story is one worth experiencing for fans of sci-fi exploration adventures that don’t mind a bit of reading.

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PC Gamer
74 / 100
74 / 100
Sep 26, 2016

An imaginative, atmospheric, and cleverly designed sci-fi adventure that’s over far too quickly.

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Bit Cultures
72%
72%
Oct 13, 2016

Event [0] leaves you wanting more. It makes you wish for a bigger ship, for a more robust chat feature, and for a few more puzzles. Obviously that means the game is doing something right, but it also feels incomplete. That said, Event [0] is a commendable experience, because it ventures into a new and exciting place.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

Event[0] feels a bit like getting HAL9000’d by BMO from Adventure Time

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SelectButton
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 16, 2016

Event[0] is definitely an experience. That's the best way to put it. It's in the same vein of The Stanley Parable, but without a narrator's guidance of chastisement. Instead, you get a quirky AI, a mystery to solve, and some great puzzles to figure out. It'll be even better if you love old school looking DOS computers and hacking.

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High-Def Digest
Sep 18, 2016

I am happy to experience 'Event[0]' because what it contains is probably a harbinger of things to come in gaming. As a complete gameplay experience, however, it can be limited and flawed. It has evolved from its beginnings as a student project to become more than a mere tech demo, but it could have gone farther in its Turing test.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2016

When you get down to it, the only major flaw of Event[0] is that there isn’t enough of it.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 14, 2016

Event[0] is a fun, beautiful, innovative, deeply atmospheric, and extremely engrossing experience… but it only touches perfection. From the notion of chatting with the AI using the keyboard in order to overcome obstacles, to the subjects that the plot revolves around, this gives the feeling that it could be so much more. Hopefully, this was nothing more than a great start for Ocelot Society.

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Game Revolution
Sep 18, 2016

Event[0] was based off a student project, and sometimes, its roots as such are laid bare. But overall, I’m impressed with how the concept was fleshed out. Like other unique experiences, I hope other developers learn from its brushes with ingenuity. I’m also excited about some of the ethical discussions it could spark. It’s definitely worth a spin in zero-gravity to check this one out.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2017

Your enjoyment of Event[0] is going to depend on whether you like chatting. Conversation with AI is the real focus of the game, and even though it is flawed, the system works effectively if you give it a little effort. While the presentation holds up its end of things, the gameplay outside of typing feels stunted; the easy puzzles and very short playtime encompass a story that ends right before it goes anywhere interesting. While it's not the best in its field, Event[0] is still worth trying, so long as you know what you're signing up for.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 26, 2016

Event[0] is a visually appealing game with some great sounds to boot.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Sep 14, 2016

Event [0] is a fun and interesting exploration game. Its use of conversation to progress the story is one of the more unique things that I have seen in recent memory. It is a little short, but the ability to get a different ending lengthens the game. While the game does feel like it is missing something in its story, the overall experience is memorable and enjoyable.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2016

Event[0] is an interesting game with a very interesting concept. Think of it like HAL 9000, but much more limited in scope and threat.

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Saving Content
Sep 14, 2016

I think there’s more to do in Event[0] than what you’re given, but this is one of those games where the experience worth having, and will be different for everyone who plays based on how they interact with Kaizen. For me though, it felt a bit shallow for deep space.

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Azralynn
55 / 100
55 / 100
Sep 18, 2016
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Everyeye.it
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2017

Event 0 starts with original ideas, but lacks the courage to tell the story of an Artificial intelligence and its relationship with the player.

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