Planet Alpha

Team 17, Planet Alpha ApS
Sep 4, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
53 / 100
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Areajugones
6.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
IGN Spain
8 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
Windows Central
4 / 5
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Planet Alpha Media

Planet Alpha - Announcement Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Planet Alpha - Announcement Trailer | PS4

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Critic Reviews for Planet Alpha

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

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Planet Alpha is a game with great ideas and a not-so-good execution. Its puzzles are too simple and its platforming zones are almost inexistent, giving as result a mediocre gameplay. However, the incredible artistic level and good storeytelling can keep the experience afloat

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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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A beautiful experience. Planet Alpha looks like the game that, if Gaudi was alive today, he could have designed. Platforms, stealth and puzzles based on the day-night cycle.

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Planet Alpha is a gorgeous thing to look at and it starts well, but its second half struggles with its level design and can become frustrating as a result.

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If you're looking for a (mostly) peaceful gameplay experience that relaxes you and immerses you into an artificial world, Planet Alpha is definitely for you. The game's length is short, and people that want an action experience will get none of it with Planet Alpha. But aside from that, it's a game that you shouldn't pass up.

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