Robinson: The Journey Reviews

Robinson: The Journey is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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9 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Crytek's expertise of crafting visually stunning experiences holds true in Robinson: The Journey. Robin’s tale of survival is the greatest yet on PlayStation VR, even if some control issues keep it from being a perfect experience.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2016

Robinson: The Journey bietet eine der besten Geschichten und auch Welten der bisher veröffentlichten PlayStation VR Spielen. Bis auf wiederholende Kletter-Passagen und verschenktes Potenzial durch fehlenden Move-Controller Support, liefert der Titel eine solide Leistung ab. Fans von Erkundungstouren und Dinosauriern, werden auf jeden Fall ihren Spaß haben.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Robinson: The Journey is sure to divide opinion with its slower gameplay and short running time in contrast with its high retail price. Those aside, the game's a marvel to look at and the audio work is sublime. An action-packed adventure, this is not, but for those who relish exploration and have a keen mind for problem solving, Robinson: The Journey will provide in buckets.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2016

If you want to show off PSVR to your friends, Robinson: The Journey is the game that you use to do it. Equally, if you want to lose yourself in your very own Jurassic Park style fantasy, Robinson: The Journey is undoubtedly a triumph in this respect; just don’t expect to find an overly challenging core lurking underneath its resplendent veneer.

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Nov 7, 2016

Virtual reality has given developers everywhere the greatest gift a creator can hope for – a new medium to explore. Without a design rule book to follow, Crytek have gleefully created a first person walking simulator that manages to feel completely unique. While many PSVR experiences claim to let you inhabit another world, Robinson: The Journey fully embraces the medium and in doing so comes the closest to actually delivering on that promise. It’s not without its flaws, but still manages to deliver an ambitious, narrative-led experience that offers the kind of immersive escapism the medium was made for. It may be overpriced and not much of a looker, but Crytek’s latest still sits comfortably as one of the most essential PSVR titles to date.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Robinson provides an incredible adventure that meshes the future with the past and allows players to walk among prehistoric greats in an immersive experience unlike any other on the platform. Sony’s got a real feather in their cap with this PlayStation VR exclusive, just remember to take breaks for the sake of your head and stomach.

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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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7.8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2016

This game does everything, to appear normal, the first "real game" for virtual reality; and yet paradoxically amazes less than other titles already available ofor PlayStation VR; little titles that actually appear much more in line with the technology itself, and slightly surpass the the (still) majestic Robinson the Journey.

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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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7.2 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2016

Beautiful but shallow VR game with some game mechanics that get really old too fast.

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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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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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7 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

Crytek takes on dinosaurs and science fiction in Virtual Reality.

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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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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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7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2016

Robinson: The Journey is by far PSVR’s grandest experience so far, but it is hard to feel as if it’s anything more than an entrée to larger main course

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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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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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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Unfortunately Robinson: The Journey is not the next big thing on the VR scene: despite the premise and the efforts, Crytek was not able to create a convincing blend of a traditional adventure game with a full blown VR experience. In the end, this prehistoric space safari will probably somehow entertain you, without however being as mindblowing and groundbreaking as you might expect. Give it a chance if you dig the idea, but without too many expectations and absolutely not at full price.

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