The Curious Expedition

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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Drea Bunce

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8 / 10
Apr 14, 2020

Curious Expedition is a multi-faceted game, with many layers and visible inspirations from classic games. The premise is actually very simple, but don't let that fool you – this is a difficult and unforgiving roguelite. If you love travel and history, you will thoroughly enjoy exploring a new world in Curious Expedition.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

The Curious Expedition is an enjoyable roguelike with a likeable 19th Century setting, humorous writing and lots of content to explore and discover

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Sep 2, 2016

This is a fantastic game for generating anecdotes, as I found when I first played it way back when, but it’s also an enjoyable challenge.

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68 / 100
Apr 25, 2020

All in all, Curious Expedition was an interesting title.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2020

Despite its repetitive nature, Curious Expedition is nonetheless a highly accessible and thoughtfully constructed roguelike, where tactics, discovery, decision-making and luck all meld together beautifully into a charming pint-sized adventure.

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7 / 10
Apr 10, 2020

Curious Expedition is a rewarding and enjoyable roguelite, but it‘s far from a necessary buy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2018

Thunderful's Curious Expedition is a very fun game. It has a lot of complicated strategic parts you have to think about in order to be successful, but all of them create a learning experience, much like Oregon Trail did for gamers back in the day, that motivates you to keep going.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2016

At the end of the day, the infinite replayability of procedurally-generated maps and adventures is limited by the encounters available, and you'll have seen them all in a couple of playthroughs. Still, in that time it's a pretty good laugh, and The Curious Expedition bestows a real sense of adventure and exploration.

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Jun 9, 2020

Despite its flaws, though, Curious Expedition is a fun adventure and a well-crafted experience. With deep gameplay mechanics, lots of characters to choose from, and a high replayability factor, this is worth a look if you like exploration adventures.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2020

Curious Expedition is a unique experience that fails to live up to its inspirations. Lacking storytelling through areas that could have offered so much was seriously disappointing, as the gameplay loop offers mostly basic management and decision making that doesn't keep you hooked. Repeated playthroughs are hindered by this as well, leaving this one feeling shallow and uninteresting.

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