Robinson: The Journey Reviews

Robinson: The Journey is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
68%
May 11, 2017

Robinson: The Journey does some things well (graphics, environment, scanning of animals, environmental storytelling) but the actual act of playing the game can sometimes be frustrating.

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71 / 100
Jan 19, 2017

Impressivly atmospheric VR dinosaur experience with great visuals, but with a disappointing amount of content and a story without depth.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2016

VR's viability hinges on making sensible objectives integral to the wonder implicit in its format. Robinson: The Journey understands this and makes visible strides to balance astonishment and curiosity. Too often, however, it gets tripped up by contrasting wandering ambition against capricious behavior. Ideas fight, rather than support, one another, ensuring Robinson's first steps are also its last.

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70 / 100
Dec 14, 2016

Robinson The Journey is a prime example of where VR technology is going to take us as gamers in the coming years. Unfortunately, controls within a 3D environment are holding back games like Robinson from being great and instead are relegating them to being average at best. That being said, Robinson The Journey is perhaps the best showpiece for gaming on PlayStation VR currently available on the market, and for those that can stomach the controls and motion, it should absolutely be experienced at least one time through.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2016

A solid ending and the ability to get up close and personal with dinosaurs is Robinson’s saving grace, but it’s a bit of a slog to get to those bits. Robinson showed a great deal of promise, but ended up much like any other VR game in this launch window. You’ll be amazed by the sights until they become commonplace. Then, you’ll get frustrated by controls and ultimately, start to count down the minutes until you’re finished with it.

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7 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

Crytek takes on dinosaurs and science fiction in Virtual Reality.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2016

It feels like such an almighty shame that a game this beautiful, with such a compelling premise, should be let down by a failure to include anything approaching interesting gameplay.

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3.6 / 5.0
Dec 1, 2016

Robinson the Journey takes you on an alien adventure in glorious VR, however is hampered by some graphical textures

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8 / 10
Nov 29, 2016

Robinson: The Journey is the best looking PlayStation VR game currently available, complete with PlayStation 4 Pro support. With the extra power gained from the PS4 Pro, textures are cleaner and sharper looking, edges are smoother, and the draw distance has been expanded providing some awe-inspiring scenery moments. Exploring Tyson III walking beside huge dinosaurs is certainly the highlight of the experience. The puzzles are largely fetch based, and rather rudimentary in design, but help push the narrative forward. The true reason to play the game is to explore a prehistoric sci-fi setting, watching pterodactyls soar in the distance, and lumbering giant brontosaurus walking right passed you.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2016

Robinson is one of the first games that shows us the true potential of VR. The immersion in a jurassic park-like world shows players a prehistoric setting in a never before seen way. It is short for its original price, but one of the best VR games of VR in its first year.

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70 / 100
Nov 23, 2016

Robinson: The Journey is a capable VR experience for the PSVR that has great visuals and a cool setting, but a high price tag, slow movement speeds, and the lack of Move support hold it back from being a must buy experience.

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7 / 10
Nov 22, 2016

In the end, Robinson: The Journey is the closest thing to a full-fledged title for the PSVR.

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65 / 100
Nov 20, 2016

While Robinson: the Journey looks great and has a decent conclusion, it seems like Crytek didn’t put any of its time into any other aspects of the game. It suffers immensely from repetitive gameplay, a short story and confusing puzzles. While I would definitely recommend that you experience this amazing world, the rest of the game doesn’t really make enough of a mark to justify its high selling price.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2016

Robinson: The Journey is absolutely a journey worth going on if you have a PlayStation VR. It’s one of if not the best looking games on the platform right now as well as one of the lengthiest.

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60 / 100
Nov 18, 2016

For those who insist graphics and technology comes over gameplay, The Journey will be a welcome addition as it is hands down the best looking VR title I’ve played.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

From the narrative to the puzzles, no part of Robinson: The Journey pays off

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6 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2016

This is a game I was so ready to fall in love with, but it ultimately comes up short. After a couple of hours, I began to wonder, "Is this it? Dinosaur planet sight-seeing?" Basically, yeah. And at its high price point, that's going to be a tough sell. But Robinson is doing things no other PSVR title has been able to accomplish, visually speaking, and for that reason alone it'll be worth considering down the road.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 14, 2016

Although not long by typical game standards, taking most explorers between four and eight hours, this is a serious amount of time for virtual reality releases.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2016

The straightforward and flat story of Robinson is quite expected especially in most VR games anyway. Nobody can simply put 8 hours in a whole VR experience because of the motion sickness problem. But adding that aside, Robinson: The Journey did allure me enough with its visuals and adorable characters, and its thrilling up-close experience with dinosaurs, but not enough to make me replay the whole game from the beginning for a second time.

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2.5 / 5.0
Nov 11, 2016

Robinson: The Journey was one of my most anticipated VR titles and the final outcome is incredibly disappointing. The control scheme feels like an afterthought, motion sickness plagues the exploration and puzzle-based gameplay, and a number of technical hiccups lead to things taking far longer than they really should or, in some cases, so infuriating you’ll feel like giving up.

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