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Anoxemia

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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53

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 28, 2017
Xbox OneMar 28, 2017
PCJan 16, 2015

Developer: BSK Games

Genre: Adventure

It was supposed to be a simple mission. All I had to do was collect some samples from a contaminated area under the sea. As soon as I left the ship, everything went wrong. Communications were lost and my submarine crashed on the ocean floor. I survived, but my oxygen is running low and I can't contact anyone for help. All I can do is move forward with this operations drone as my only companion. Trouble is, it's been acting sort of weird lately. Almost as if it's trying to sabotage my mission... Anoxemia is a story-driven exploration game that puts you in control of the scientist Dr. Bailey and his operations drone, ATMA. Search the ocean floor as you discover and extract samples from the bowels of the underwater caves. Danger lurks in each passageway, everything from poison drifts to powerful ocean currents, mines leftover from the war, and mobile machines running haywire. There's also the ever-present risk of running out of oxygen. Fortunately, ATMA can help guide you to your destination using a few special tools and upgrades. Assuming you can find them, that is. The world of Anoxemia is both breathtaking and perilous. The seas are quiet most of the time, but as soon as you see a flashing light or hear a noise echoing from the distance, you know it's time to run. Of course, there are some dangers you just can't run from. Dangers you don't even know exist. Dangers from within...
Anoxemia - Launch Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Anoxemia - Launch Trailer | PS4

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Anoxemia is an interesting adventure with a very personal look but with an irregular rhythm and a very hard control system that makes the experiencia even harder to be enjoyed.

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Anoxemia has a wonderful sense of tension and a dark atmosphere with an interesting enough plot highlighting Dr Bailey's isolation and possible decent into madness, but it begins to lose its charm as you progress.

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Anoxemia’s intended atmosphere is one of horror, yet I mostly felt annoyed.

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In the end, Anoxemia is a decent game with a really bad mechanic. Or rather, missing a big mechanic. A checkpoint here or there wouldn't break the game, but at the same time, it would have made that game pretty short. I see why they did it, but that doesn't stop the game from getting frustrating quick due to both restarting levels as well as not being able to actually control the one thing that can die and force me to start over. It's a budget title, but even then, I would suggest either a price drop or an avoidance altogether.

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