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Always Sometimes Monsters

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Based on 29 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

48%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 10, 2017
PCMay 21, 2014
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Vagabond Dog

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Genre: RPG

Out of money and out of luck you find yourself heart broken and on the verge of collapse. Your landlord's taken the key back, you can't finish your manuscript, and your beloved is marrying someone else. With no choice but to handle whatever life throws at you, you set out on the open road on a mission to win back the love of your life. The story from there is up to you. Can your life be salvaged, or are we always sometimes monsters?

Always Sometimes Monsters Critic Reviews

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A convincing examination of player choice set in an all-too-realistic modern world.

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Always Sometimes Monsters isn't the first game to get clever with morality. It's not the first game that's had a few grey areas. It also isn't about either of those. It's about perspective. It's about empathy. It's about who we are and why we do what we do. That narrative is one of contradiction and hypocrisy, because that's what real people are about.

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GameSpot

Nick Capozzoli
5 / 10
GameSpot

The alleys of Always Sometimes Monsters hide both trash and treasure alike

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It's an earnest look at life under tough economic pressure, at love when things don't go according to plan and at a creative career during its shittiest lows. It has a lot to say, and importantly, it speaks from the heart.

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