Impact Winter Reviews

Impact Winter is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
No Recommendation / Blank
May 30, 2017

Beautiful but bug-riddled, Impact Winter isn't the game it could be yet.

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Edmond Tran
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jun 10, 2017

Surviving in Impact Winter's brutally cold apocalypse makes for a tense adventure, but it's marred by a number of technical problems that exacerbate an already arduous task.

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7 / 10.0
May 28, 2017

Impact Winter is the new title from Mojo Banes and its goal is to give a new perspective of the survival genre. However, this game becomes a little bit repetitive after playing for a few hours.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2018

An amazing survival experience, this is an items-management & strategy experience with some 80's details and a great OST and scenario designs.

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8 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

Impact Winter is able to melt survival, management and a touch of GdR with very interesting results. It's not a perfect game, but the mix of genres is well done.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2018

It's not a game you'd call "fun", but the atmosphere and wealth of tasks and locations make it well worth your time.

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6 / 10.0
May 30, 2017

It's not terrible, but it's also a hard one to recommend, and I get the feeling it's one that we may revisit in the future and update the score for, when it's all patched and tightened up.

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Apr 15, 2018

Impact Winter can be an immersive survival game for those who are able to look past the technical issues that could possibly hurt the gameplay for some.

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5 / 10
Apr 17, 2018

There is an extremely interesting world on display in Impact Winter and there are traces of greatness scattered throughout. Unfortunately, there are far too many examples of cumbersome, clumsy, and frustrating execution that end up melting away the game's frosty facade. With such a heavy emphasis on multiple playthroughs, most players would be lucky to stomach their first 30 days of survival.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2018

The initial setup for Impact Winter's frozen post-apocalyptic world is effectively haunting and grim. The trick does get repeated a little too often though, and the bleak situation you were previously invested in becomes too much of a chore and less about humanity struggling against nature.

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7.6 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2018

The conversion of Impact Winter took advantage of a great process of polishing (applied to the PC version as well), but it did not turn the game into a masterpiece: the design flaws are still here, as well as the intricate control system and some fuzzy storytelling.

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May 30, 2017

Despite some minor gripes, Impact Winter is an otherwise solid game. It has the look, feel and general gameplay of an almost perfect game. However, its poor controls and clunky interfaces do ultimately bog it down. Impact Winter is a game about exploration and managing resources and, whilst difficult, it is a very rewarding experience if you invest the time and immerse yourself in its cold, frozen depths.

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GameMAG
xtr
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jul 14, 2017

Impact Winter feels like generic survival simulator, but looks much better due unusual snowy setting and nice graphics.

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NEOsite
aysnel
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2018

Try to survive 30 days during a nuclear winter in hustile surroundings. A freedom in choosing your own playstyle is great, but the game lacks finishing touches.

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6 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

The developers of Impact Winter have created a solid survival game with a unique art style that will appeal to a certain type of player. But whether you enjoy it will really depend on how much you enjoy the micromanagement of the games' systems and can forgive its limited narrative and repetitive resource grind. For my money – there is better out there.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2018

The console version of Impact Winter is, on the whole, a more polished game than it was at the debut on PC, but its good ideas are still marred by a troublesome framerate and a good amount of small bugs and inconsistencies.

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7 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

Surviving for thirty days in the cold with a survival team is not as simple as it sounds in Impact Winter.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

Impact Winter has very good ideas, especially regarding the gameplay and its artistic choices. Unfortunately, they get buried under a pletora of technical problems and a choppy frame-rate. Just like the snow, Impact Winter hides the remains of our civilization in the game.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
70%
Apr 23, 2018

Without convoluted gameplay systems and a myriad of menus to get your head around, Impact Winter's streamlined approach to the genre is faultlessly welcoming and instantly engaging. It means it's perfectly at home on console, too, and considering the budget-price release, you probably ought to at least give it a try.

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4 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Seeing Impact Winter through to the end will be a struggle in itself. It is a shame that Impact Winter is filled with both bugs and design problems as at it's core there are the makings of a brilliant title. For now though it is one to avoid unless you are willing to deal with the problems.

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