Planet Alpha

Planet Alpha ApS, Team 17

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
57%
Critics Recommend
Based on 51 critic reviews
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Planet Alpha

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 4, 2018
Xbox OneSep 4, 2018
PCSep 4, 2018
Nintendo SwitchSep 4, 2018

Developer: Planet Alpha ApS

Publisher: Team 17

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platformer

PLANET ALPHA, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Pursued by relentless enemies, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive.

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PC Gamer

53 / 100
PC Gamer

Despite an attractive veneer, Planet Alpha offers rote and shallow platforming. Try Playdead's Inside instead.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Staggeringly beautiful at times, with some wonderfully imaginative art design, but this sci-fi oddity is a lot more entertaining to watch than it is to play.

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GameSpot

7 / 10
GameSpot

Planet Alpha's glorious vistas are worth seeing, even though its mechanics aren't particularly unique.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Whilst an enjoyable and undoubtedly beautiful game, Planet Alpha never quite makes the leap into classic territory. There is an admirable sense of vision here and the commitment to a non-verbal narrative is striking, but Planet Alpha remains a functional game under the gorgeous aesthetic. The fusions of cinematic platformer and endless runner often feel at odds with one another as the game pushes you forward when you most want to stand back and enjoy the view. Life here comes at you fast; blink and you'll be vaporised or crushed by a mile high leviathan.

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