Aven Colony

Rating Summary

Based on 48 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 48 critic reviews
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 25, 2017

One of the best SimCity clones on consoles, whose streamlined gameplay is accessible if not necessarily very original.

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5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

I spent the equivalent of a working week playing Aven Colony and it was hard labor. This is a game of relentless concentration and chore-work, with only the briefest flashes of magic and relief, offering almost nothing new to the city building, or resource management genres.

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Robo Panda Z

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2017

Despite the time I've spent harping on Aven's issues, it's not necessarily a bad game. Mothership Entertainment has put in a lot of effort to try and create a threatening world for humanity to conquer. It certainly did the former, but the game fluctuates wildly from barely eking out an existence to being devoid of challenge. Humanity can do better on its first settlement among the stars.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2017

Aven Colony is a standard game in this genre. It does not bring anything new and has some issues, but its multiple choices make it a good title for the city-building genre fans.

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7 / 10
Jul 25, 2017

The first impressions of Aven Colony are great, as you build your first colony, finding your way on this alien world. It doesn't take too long before you start to see the limitations, whether by design or by mistake, leaving this as a city builder that's easy to pick up and play, but one that could do with a little more depth.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

Aven Colony is a nice alternative to Cities: Skylines and a well made city builder. Even when it gets boring or repetitive it's still a nice game.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

On console, Aven Colony, with its simplicity and colorful graphics, could be a good introduction to the genre. On PC, a much stronger tradition of city builders highlights sono annoying flaws.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

Aven Colony is a gentle city builder where you will be tasked with growing colonies in different locations each with their own challenges. Where it lacks in depth it more than makes up for it in accessible gameplay, perfect for dipping into.

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Unscored
Jul 25, 2017

I don't think Aven Colony is terrible, despite these 1,500+ scathing words. The combination of survival and constructing a frontier colony is still an intriguing concept, and Mothership Entertainment have used the alien world conceit to create some novel, if ultimately irritating, obstacles. But the balance is all off, and its slog of a campaign and the attempts at streamlining make this a disappointing extraterrestrial outing.

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Jul 25, 2017

Aven Colony is a capable sci-fi city-builder with great visuals and satisfying gameplay systems.

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