The Station

Rating Summary

Based on 48 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 48 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Jun 24, 2018

If a walking simulator with an exploratory story sounds like a great experience, then The Station is one worth jumping into. Exploring the desolate space station, recovering audio logs, while solving puzzles and challenges may not make this the most innovative in the genre, but it is definitely one of the more enjoyable examples.

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Geeks Under Grace
Karen Kennedy
7 / 10.0
May 14, 2018

It is a fun alternative to kill time or to space out your other primary games, but it may not be the one that make you super excited.

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70%
Apr 2, 2018

The Station is an interesting space adventure that does not overstay its welcome. I enjoy playing these so-called walking simulations, and The Station is a good one with an interesting story for its short adventure. The one complaint I'd have is that the initial loading is rather long since you'll be staring at the loading screen for around two to three minutes before you're presented with the initial story cutscene. Other than that, this is a solid walking simulator on PlayStation 4 from an indie team of veterans you should check out.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2018

While the storyline may be decent, the many plot holes and cheap horror elements definitely do not work in the game’s favor. The experience is short though, so these elements do not completely ruin it.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Mar 21, 2018

The Station is a wonderful example of how a game's atmosphere can impact and influence the narrative. The space station felt believable, although the few characters that lived aboard fell a bit flat for me. As a sci-fi walking sim, The Station is more than successful enough.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

The Station is an example of how to ruin a great story. This kind of performance isn't enough for walking simulators anymore.

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Sirus Gaming
Jem Sagcal
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

However, if you’re someone who enjoys the story more than anything else and prefers an immersive experience that captivates you and entices your curiosity in the character and setting, then this might not be the game for you.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2018

Not that knowing would detract from your enjoyment of The Station, but instead highlight that it handles this part of the experience so well that it can resonate even when everything else is a mixed bag or not all that impressive.

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Mar 5, 2018

The Station for Xbox One is a narrative driven sci-fi game that introduces some interesting story themes, but feels way too short and will leave most players wanting more.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2018

The Station is disappointing. It is not successful in storytelling, creating an engaging atmosphere, and even introducing the characters. Maybe the puzzles are only enjoyable parts but unfortunately you cannot find many of them in the game. The Station is not one of that games that many gamers will remember at the end of the year.

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