Riot: Civil Unrest

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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56

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Based on 22 critic reviews
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6 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

A good idea with a great presentation that doesn't achieves its full potential due to it's low budget limitations.

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Feb 4, 2019

Riot: Civil Unrest attempts to depict complex socio-political upheavals in an extremely unengaging and unintuitive manner, to the point that these events lose their impact in video game form.

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7.6 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2019

Without considering its aim, RIOT may seem just a poor RTS. However, its ability to integrate gameplay's limits in a dialogue between them and the game's thesis made RIOT a really experimental and interesting game, unique in its own approach to the genre.

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5 / 10
Feb 23, 2019

RIOT - Civil Unrest could have been something special, but its move to Nintendo Switch from other platforms hasn't seen that potential embraced any further. The lack of touchscreen support and the absence of a proper tutorial mode are odd decisions considering how difficult it can be to follow the action when playing in handheld/tabletop mode. Even its use of real-life clashes between protesters and police fails to bring anything insightful or interesting to the table. Sadly, this riot is already fizzling out.

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4 / 10
Feb 22, 2019

RIOT - Civil Unrest pits the player in the midst of scenes of violent urban confrontations based on real life events and is worthy of praise for introducing such an unusual premise. When it comes to execution, though, RIOT is less likely to impress, especially when it comes to its control system and to problems when assessing the most relevant elements on the screen. The promise of future updates can sort out some of the game's flaws but until then, this is a title that's very difficult to recommend.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2019

RIOT: Civil Unrest is a protest simulator, between the NO TAV movement, Indignados e Tahrir square, but it is also a very poor RTS.

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5.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

Riot - Civil Unrest portrays a political firestorm based on personal experience. It challenges players to make tough choices in hard times, ushering in uncontrolled anarchy despite its shallow gameplay.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2019

Acceptable game with strong theme and decent gameplay. Will you join police or rebels?

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

Riot: Civil Unrest has the look and feel a good RTS with entertaining yet challenging gameplay sections, but it all feels a bit weird when considering a) these sections are based on real events, and b) that the gameplay is fun and entertaining, but really only when you play as the protesters.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2019

It’s grim and effective in that regard, but its gameplay really lets it down. RIOT – Civil Unrest‘s captivating art style and audio design is worth paying a visit to, and the game has some great ideas, but poor UI design, buggy AI and gameplay glitches really dampen the experience.

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