Extinction Reviews

Extinction is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
T.J. Hafer
Top Critic
6.6 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

Extinction is a sword-slinging, monster-decapitating action game that does a decent job of getting the blood pumping and reflexes twitching. The eye-catching, anime-inspired art will even give you some nice scenery to do it all in. It just never rises to be much more than that, and all the while it's inviting comparisons to other games that do. Extinction lands in that awkward position where, yeah, it's usually fun - but you're not really missing anything incredible by giving it a pass.

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Andy Kelly
Top Critic
58 / 100
Apr 10, 2018

Impressive ogre battles and challenging, hectic missions, but I just wish there was a bit more to Extinction.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
3 / 10
Apr 10, 2018

Fighting giant monsters should never be as dull and formulaic as this cheap and nasty attempt to remind you other better games… and anime.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

The David vs. Goliath angle starts out strong, but ends up recycling the concept over and over

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GameSpot
Top Critic
4 / 10
Apr 9, 2018

Extinction is a clumsy and frustrating game that struggles to put its potential to good use.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2018

Extinction is a good blueprint for a more interesting game. I came in excited to slice up some giants, but after the fifth rote exercise I was kind of over it. There are some flashes of brilliance every now and then but the over-reliance on the core energy meter idea keeps it imprisoned in the depths of repetitive arcade territory.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

Extinction suffers from bad narrative, innecesary missions and lack of general variety, but its fluid and fun mechanics and fantastic sense of movement, added to great visuals, creates a laudable product that we feel able to recommend.

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5 / 10
Apr 10, 2018

Extinction is a game that has large ambitions, but fails to be as exciting as it could have been. The Revanii look imposing, but are less threatening than the smaller enemies that accompany them, and with a mixture of lacklustre storytelling, repetitive action and some technical issues, Extinction end up a remarkably average title.

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60 / 100
Apr 10, 2018

A good idea (albeit not very original) that doesn't feel as good because of imprecise controls, a camera that constantly gets in the way and a gameplay system that becomes repetitive too son. If this doesn't bother you too much and if you've been looking for an action game that puts you against giant orcs, then Extinction will not disappoint you.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

An exciting mix of genres and references that it's not capable of maintaining that excitement and becomes boring too soon.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

While the premises were good enough, Extinction fails to take a few step further. Every giant slayed in the game feels exactly the same as the one you met before - and there is not much else to do in the game.

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Unscored
Apr 10, 2018

Extinction is a good idea poorly executed over and over again. Skip it.

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4 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

The premise of Extinction is brilliant in theory, but its execution is boring and hindered at all times by a camera that refuses to point where you want it to, and a control system that often doesn't even respond to simple commands.

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Unscored
Apr 11, 2018
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15 / 100
Apr 10, 2018

I don't enjoy writing about bad games. I understand making games is incredibly difficult, and I'm not claiming I know how to do it. But this game should not have been released. Someone, somewhere along the line, should have made the call to cancel this game. There is nothing to be gained from playing Extinction. Don't bother at all.

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Apr 18, 2018

Extinction is fun for a few hours, but it's not even close to being worth the asking price.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2018

Extinction is a game that feels like a novel idea that didn't get fully fleshed out. I wanted to love it, but the repetition really drags it down. At a lower price or with a little more variety to the encounters this game could have been something special. As it stands though it is nigh impossible to recommend it.

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Apr 13, 2018

They might be giants, but they're definitely boring.

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6.8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2018

Extinction is a rather unpretentious blend between Shadow of the Colossus, Assassin's Creed and God of War. There's some parkour action, some humans to rescue and lot of giant monsters to decapitate. The main quest is pretty thin, gameplay and story wise, and you'll end up enjoying much more the various and challenging secondary objectives of every mission.

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68 / 100
Apr 9, 2018

I was compelled to continue, if only so the game didn't get the best of me.

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