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6 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

The mix of tactical spaceship building and roguelike action is intriguing, but Genesis Alpha One suffers from a split personality and a limited development budget.

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4 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One struggles to make many of its survival components engaging while also obfusticating many of its systems to the point of frustration.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

“Genesis Alpha One is a great idea and is a very interesting and entertaining option in the genre of space exploration.”

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8 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One mixes the spirits of FTL and No Man's Sky into a solid space simulator cocktail. Your success is dependent on your approach, with playing it safe all but guaranteeing you reach a Genesis, but a little recklessness can lead to ship invasions and desperate measure. Its unpredictable nature means you're always on the lookout for danger and celebrate every little victory. Genesis Alpha One is recommended if you're looking for a new challenge among the stars.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

An interesting way to mix exploration, the addition of new parts to our starship and shooter sections with fast ecounters. This game really pushes us to save the human DNA...

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7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is an interesting experiment that works in all its components despite it needs some more refinitions that need to came from the developer support.

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Lauren Aitken

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Unscored
Jan 29, 2019

Quote not y If you’re looking for a survival, space-exploration shooter that’s oddly relaxing, then Genesis Alpha One is for you

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

By trying to be all things to all people Genesis Alpha One loses any sense of identity. There is some really interesting ideas at work, and cool aesthetic in one portion of the game, but other areas feel underdeveloped.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is a nice mix of roguelite, base building and FPS elements. It's a bit rough on the edges, but the game can only improve thanks to future updates.

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Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is a unique, captivating experience that achieves most of what it sets out to do.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is a great indie roguelike that offers a combination of first-person shooter, ship-building and management elements. Building up a ship, of which you can explore and work on every single section, offers a huge sense of scale and personal ownership, especially as you travel the reaches of a dangerous galaxy in the aim for the survival of the human race. You'll task your crew, which you grow in cloning vats, to run different areas of your ship while making sure their needs are met. All of this while going to planets to scavenge resources and, of course, trying to survive against horrible alien creatures that want to do nothing more than breed with your face. Every part of the game is a fine art of balance, though like other roguelikes luck will be a key factor in your survival, which is the biggest downside to the game.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is an extremely rare beast. A confident marriage of FPS, space sim, roguelike and strategy elements, it is quite simply the first essential indie title of 2019.

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7 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

First thought as rogue-like, Genesis: Alpha One brings a lot of interesting management elements. Thus mixing design, action / FPS and strategy in the way to reach its goal (to find a new planet and to colonize it), it proposes a large number of different directions and a beautiful variety of situations. Beginners in rogue-likes may be a little bit lost because of not-so-clear indications on how to proceed, but if they manage to go beyond frustration and a technical level below average, Genesis': Alpha One might deliver some good experience.

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4.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2019

Genesis: Alpha One has the framework of a space ship building rogue-like but lacks anything more to make playing it worthwhile.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

It's a satisfying mix. This is the rare (only???) game offering something for fans of Doom, No Man's Sky, Harvest Moon, and Fortnite. It's not the perfect simulation of life in outer space, but, in some ways, it gets closer than anything else has.

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65%
Feb 1, 2019

Genesis Alpha One has some really cool ideas going for it, unfortunately they're outweighed by repetitive busywork that you easily get bogged down in. Sure, it's an interesting strategy game at times, but the grind is just too damn much!

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8 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

Whether burning through alien nests in your ship's access corridors, harvesting valuable resources on unexplored moons or accidentally spacing your crew when you modify your ship — Genesis Alpha One puts the fate of humanity in in your hands, as well as the consequences should you fail.

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3.6 / 5.0
Feb 11, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is a fun space simulator/roguelike experience for players who enjoy resource gathering and crafting, ship management and first-person shooter mechanics – and want to play something where they're all bundled into one package. It's not the biggest triple AAA title on the market, but it's definitely one of the most unique games to release and kick off 2019.

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2.5 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2019

It's a shame that a game of such promise and ambition ends up in such a questionably lacking state as this, for Genesis Alpha One wields a fair number of interesting ideas, mechanics and spins on such things as roguelike exploration and base-building methodology that work wonders when feeding back into the core premise of managing all aspects of a ship journeying through space.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

Great concept and premise derailed by bad game design and a terrible graphical presentation.

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