Raiders of the Broken Planet

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Percentile Rank

Raiders of the Broken Planet is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

24%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

PS4Blog.net
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 16, 2017

Raiders of the Broken Planet is an ambitious and solid indie release on PlayStation 4 that does a lot of things right. MercurySteam managed to release a fun episodic game with offline and online modes while offering it at a fraction of the cost of other games. Being able to get campaigns as they release is interesting, and if you like the prologue you can dive in and get the Founder's Pack which makes it so that you get all campaigns as they release.

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Scored Reviews

IGN Italy
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2017

An original and fun third person shooter with an art direction sharply above the average.

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2018

Raiders of the Broken Planet is a very unique online shooter and it is so different from any other game in this genre. Gameplay is so variant and deep and challenging and make you try so hard to play better and overcome missions. Otherwise most of the online shooter, Melee combat is so important in Raiders of the Broken Planet and also it’s so fun and need the right timing. Some of the best designed and most psychotic characters that I’ve ever seen, are ready in this game to take you to an amazing journey through a broken world with distinct art style. Play solo is also fun but high difficulty of the game and gaining no XP point in this mode, encourage you to play with other raiders or as an antagonist.. Very little free content and some balancing issues in characters and difficulty of the game are the weak points of this beautiful game. Raiders of the Broken Planet is a game that worth your time very well and is so amazing and risky even in the mission reward section.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 27, 2017

Raiders of the Broken Planet delivers a strong shooter experience. The combat of the game keeps you engaged, as you need to be ready to be flanked at any time. The campaign is short but sweet, and leaves you wanting more. The missions are challenging without being too tough, even playing solo. Looking forward to more campaigns being released.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 27, 2017

Raiders doesn't have mercy with rookies and it's not very friendly during the first hours. But once that barrier is overcome, you'll find one of the most unique and entertaining experiences in online gaming. Gameplay and lore show terrific potential, and we're eager to play the next campaign.

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NEOsite
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2017

Not only it's just „the first episode”, the game is still in the beta. For now, it seems like we'll get a solid co-op TPS with a couple of fresh ideas.

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PS3Blog.net
75%
75%
Jan 29, 2018

Raiders of the Broken Planet is a fun third person shooter on PlayStation 4 that is trying to do things a bit differently. Some things work and some need some extra work, but overall, now that the game's prologue has changed into the Eternal Soldier, and after some rebalancing and polish here and there, the current version of the base game is an experience that has definitely been improved, and it does make it easier to see where MercurySteam is taking the story with subsequent campaigns.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

Raiders of the Broken Planet is a game that, even though it has great ideas and personality, it features some terrible servers and very repetitive gameplay. The future could be bright for MercurySteam.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

A cool shooter with some great ideas - we just wish there was more of it to begin with

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2018

This a fresh third-person shooter with asymmetrical multiplayer and a cast of characters that's hard not to love. Even if its servers are basically empty and it includes microtransactions that belong in a free-to-play game.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

Raiders of the Broken Planet is interesting, and is going to be a good game when it'll be completed. But by now, there's not enought content and the matchmaking isn't good.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Though Raiders of the Broken Planet brings some unique characters and ideas to the table, and can be a lot of fun either as an antagonist or with a full party, it's simply too frustrating to enjoy for any long period of time.

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Pixelophobia
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2018

Spacelords is the new and free Raiders of the Broken Planet. Was change from paid chapters to all-free game a good one? Well... It helped, but not much.

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GamePro
58 / 100
58 / 100
Oct 10, 2017

Cooperative, grindy sci-fi cover shooter with exciting approaches, which in the current extent and condition creates rather frustration than pleasure.

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TheXboxHub
Oct 11, 2017

There are a vast number of improvements needed before the game could be considered worth playing on a regular basis, but with the right creative direction and some key changes to some major aspects of the game could indeed see it become a great title – eventually.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 12, 2017

I'm still finding it hard to properly judge Raiders of a Broken Planet because of how new and sparse the current build is – with only a prologue and one pack of missions it can be daunting to get a season pass without knowing if the community will stay loyal for that long.

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Readers Gambit
5 / 10.0
Readers Gambit
Guest Reviewer
5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

It's a terrible pity, as Raiders of the Broken Planet could have been a really interesting little shooter experience, and even now on the rare occasions when it works it is still some fun to play. But one does wonder if MercurySteam should just take the property, chuck in the game side and publish the cheesy action comic book they so clearly wanted to make.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 10, 2017

Raiders has some interesting ideas, but slips in its execution. While the gunplay is solid and the graphics and voice acting are both good, the repetition of the missions combined with the need to replay them for what little character customisation there is quickly takes the shine from it all. What remains is a middling game that misses its potential.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 9, 2017

Raiders of the Broken Planet is a game that can be fun, but only if a number of prerequisites are met.

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GameGrin
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Don't bother unless you enjoy playing the same mission over and over again with no guarantee of any sort of pay off. The (very) few good things this game has going for it are completely dwarfed by the poorly implemented or flat out reprehensible systems that the entire experience hinges on.

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Hardcore Gamer
1.5 / 5.0
1.5 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2017

Typically, a more rigid outline is used in writing up a review to create a flow that is comprehensible, allowing the reader to separate out thoughts and opinions in an intelligible manner.

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