Percentile Rank

Phoning Home is ranked in the 20th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Handsome Phantom
Yes
Yes
Jul 28, 2017

Life should be more self-explanatory.

Read full review

Azralynn
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 8, 2017
Phoning Home - First Impressions video thumbnail

Scored Reviews

Fortress of Solitude
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2017

Phoning Home doesn’t play out like your typical survival game. Instead, it carries a deeper storyline and game dynamic.

Read full review

Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2017

Phoning Home is not the same old survivor game, but tries to bring to light some serious theme, thanks to the link between ANI and ION, the two protagonists.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Entertainment Buddha
73 / 100
73 / 100
Feb 7, 2017

A tender story of a robot and his companion trying to find their way back home. A healthy mix of survival, exploration and crafting brings Phoning Home to the forefront in a cloud of games of the same genre.

Read full review

COGconnected
73 / 100
73 / 100
Feb 7, 2017

ION LANDS delivers a game of components that, while sparse on their own, combine to make an enjoyable experience.

Read full review

Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 23, 2017

Phoning Home doesn't seem to want to be the flashiest of the survival genre. Instead, it seems to want to be the most accessible and the strongest. While it doesn't always succeed, it hits enough of the right notes to be both a recommendation and a surprisingly unique member of the survival genre. With a bit of polish, it could easily be one of the best.

Read full review

GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 8, 2017

The world in which Phoning Home is based is gorgeously designed; each organism you come across is new and different – some glow, some shine, and together, it is all incredibly beautiful.

Read full review

Sirus Gaming
7 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Jan Christian Duarte
7 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2017

If I have to recommend this game, I would recommend it to someone who wants long adventures with a mix of survivability in a more relaxing way.

Read full review

ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2017

In the end, Phoning Home has some issues to it. and the first couple of hours are the roughest part of the game as far as exploration and pacing goes, but if you take your time with it and progress, the game does get much better.

Read full review

PushStartPlay
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2017

An interesting title that combines light resource collecting and exploration, with a mysterious story. More linear than it initially seems, but this works in the game's favour. Clunky design and some glitches hamper the experience, however.

Read full review

SomHráč.sk
60%
60%
Mar 11, 2017

Phoning Home is a good game with pleasant music, nice graphics and ideal difficulty. At least for the first few hours. Unfortunately, due to various mistakes, it´s only a forgettable experience.

Review in Czech | Read full review

New Game Network
50 / 100
50 / 100
Feb 16, 2017

Phoning Home is a mediocre survival adventure through excessively large game spaces with a slow robot and his inept companion.

Read full review

GameGrin
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2017

The smooth textured environments do not make up for the game play issues and infuriating dialogue.

Read full review