Pathway

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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Mike Epstein

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Pathway brings together RPG tactics and roguelite progression with a unique Indiana Jones setting, but it doesn't have the depth to feel replayable.

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57 / 100
Apr 15, 2019

Crisp combat let down by boring enemies, repetitive missions and a disconnected story.

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6 / 10
Apr 17, 2019

Pathway is a workmanlike XCOM-lite whose breezy tone stumbles into some tired tropes.

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Unscored
Apr 26, 2019

I think it’s a generally inoffensive game with extremely charming presentation that’s badly suited for the ritualistic plonking down of oneself in front of a chunky desktop PC

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May 27, 2021

Pathway overall feels like a lite version of a turn-based game, and the monotony sets in fairly quickly. There are no plot twists to keep the story engaging, because there really is no story but rather the shallow foundation of one. Although the game can be beaten in 10 to 20 hours, it's questionable whether many gamers will see it through to the end. It may suck players in for a while, but the game simply is not dynamic enough to maintain interest long term. In the end, Pathway feels all the more dissatisfying because it had such potential. Robotality’s creation can be compared to an itch under the skin that can almost be scratched, but not quite.

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6.8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Pathway can count on an outstanding art direction, but there are many issues preventing the players to fully enjoy the game.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2019

Pathway achieves its goal in an excellent way, not adding anything revolutionary to the most traditional formula of its kind but without fully adhering to its structures. The product distances itself from the canons enough to be decidedly deserving: bluntly recommended to fans of the genre, who for about ten hours will be able to surprise themselves at every new crossroads, living with curiosity every event, every clash and every new random discovery.

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5 / 10
May 27, 2021

Pathway is a competent game. Just competent. Definitely not great, maybe not even good, but certainly competent. It's blend of randomized storytelling and XCOM-style combat is well done, but it doesn't prove to remain consistently entertaining in the long run. Those of you who are absolutely starved for this kind of game may want to cautiously investigate. Otherwise, just pick up the XCOM 2 Collection or Mario + Rabbids for a much more enjoyable take on the genre.

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79%
Apr 16, 2019

A worthwhile excursion, Pathway's unrealized potential hurts my heart.

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4 / 5.0
May 26, 2021

The journey is long, the adventure is dangerous, your chances of success and survival? Well that's up to you... It's time to load up.

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