Earth's Dawn

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

31%

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Based on 26 critic reviews
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6 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2016

Earth's Dawn could be a far better game than it is if it were just a bit more focused and refined. A lot of issues with the game could have been fixed by just making the missions something you could do in each level at your own pace without loading them separately one at a time from the main menu. The level design lends itself to Metroidvania-like gameplay, but the missions themselves just drop you into the map and tell you exactly where to go and what to do, versus just letting you roam freely and do as you wish completing missions along the way.Even with its flaws, I think many people will enjoy Earth's Dawn, but I don't expect it to be a hit or even a cult classic. If anything those starved for something similar to Odin's Sphere or an RPG-style beat 'em-up might get some enjoyment out of it, while most will find the repetition a bit too much.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2016

Earth's Dawn is the perfect example of a videogame with good ideas. It is entertaining, however, it does not achieve the goal to become a big installment in the genre. It is good, but not great.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

Interesting but repetitive action/adventure that could have been much better with a little bit of imagination on its missions and combat system.

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5 / 10
Feb 6, 2017

Earth's Dawn has an unusual visual style and an enjoyable role-playing system, though a boring plot, poorly developed characters and a hundred of silly side quests reducing all efforts to zero. It is a good game for killing your time, but the developers forgot to release a portable version, with which its short sessions would be much more appreciated.

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Nov 29, 2016

Earth's Dawn is a solid little title with a few minor niggles that hold it back from being a great title. On the surface, the game appears quite simple and yet the combat, skills and crafting make for quite a deep and intriguing game with many gameplay and combat possibilities.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2016

Earth’s Dawn isn’t as a good as Odin Sphere, or even at the same level. It doesn’t have to be though. This is clearly a more budget focused title and it shows. All things considered, it’s one of the more fun and addicting games I’ve played this year, and surprisingly so. A game I almost didn’t give a second glance, and here I was being pulled away from other huge heavy holiday games. It offers a lot of content to work through, and for the price, players could do much worse this year.

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7.4 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2016

Earth's Dawn ultimately ends up feeling too familiar to truly stand apart as a new classic, but it can still be a lot of fun.

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6 / 10
Nov 1, 2016

The foundations of a fast-paced and well worked action RPG are alive and well in this post-apocalyptic wasteland, but Earth's Dawn is let down by repetition and difficulty spikes. If you can stomach the negatives and keep chipping away at the release's robust progression systems, you'll find an impressive amount of depth and enjoyment to be had in forging your super solider – but you'll never quite shake the feeling that this could and should have been a better game than it is.

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88 / 100
Nov 8, 2016

On paper, it’s a generic story but as the game goes on it serves to be just interesting enough to make it give the player some extra drive.

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ACG

Top Critic

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Oct 26, 2016
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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2016

There is plenty to like about the combat in Earth’s Dawn, but the game doesn’t manage to reach its full potential. A boring story gives players very little reason to care about what they are doing or reason to progress, and the game ultimately becomes monotonous due to this. Those who enjoyed Odin Sphere will find an intriguing game here, just one that isn’t nearly as special or polished.

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Nov 17, 2016

This is like if you took Earth Defense Force, Starship Troopers and Guardian Heroes and tossed them into a blender. A wonderfully action packaged game, tons of fun combat and a vast customization system, Earth's Dawn is well worth the price of admission.

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4 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2017

A game which offers a lot of depth for player choice, but poor execution makes all the effort feel pointless. Earth's Dawn tries to make up for its lack of content with too much repetitive gameplay.

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3 / 5.0
Oct 26, 2016

Earth’s Dawn has many good ideas going for it, but unfortunately doesn’t execute them in a way that brings excellence to the action RPG genre.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2016

A competent 2D hack and slash with a great manga aesthetic and a deep crafting system. It's not going to blow you away, but there are hours of content to get through if you get hooked on the gameplay. Otherwise, you might find the repetition a little grating by the end of the game.

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10 / 10
Nov 4, 2016

The game is very addictive, the graphics are really vibrant and great despite its post-apocalyptic backdrop. The missions offer a nice variety and can be replayed to get better ranks. The crafting system is simple and fun. The gameplay is solid and very entertaining. After reading my Earth’s Dawn review you’ve surely realized this is a must-have on PS4, so be sure to download it today!

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7 / 10
Nov 9, 2016

Fans of action-RPGs can’t do much wrong checking Earth’s Dawn out, but it’s by no means essential.

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Dec 20, 2016

It’s engaging, exciting and works hard to keep pulling you back in.

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7.1 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Earth's Dawn is a solid 2D action game that unfortunately suffers from repetition and irritating difficulty spikes.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

Earth’s Dawn is a stylish action RPG with a few noticeable flaws that prevent it from achieving greatness. Its complex skill tree, exhilarating boss fights and in-depth crafting mechanics will keep some players busy for a long time, but others may be discouraged by the game’s repetitiveness and annoying difficulty spikes.

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