Void Bastards

Blue Manchu, Humble Bundle

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
81
Top Critic Average
82%
Critics Recommend
Based on 41 critic reviews
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Void Bastards

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneMay 29, 2019
PCMay 29, 2019

Developer: Blue Manchu

Publisher: Humble Bundle

Genres: Action, Strategy

Forget everything you know about first-person shooters: Void Bastards asks you to take charge, not just point your gun and fire. Your task is to lead the rag-tag Void Bastards out of the Sargasso Nebula. You make the decisions: where to go, what to do and who to fight. And then you must carry out that strategy in the face of strange and terrible enemies.

On board derelict spaceships you’ll plan your mission, taking note of the ship layout, what hazards and enemies you might encounter and what terminals and other ship systems you can use to your advantage..

Move carefully through the dangerous ships, searching for supplies and manipulating control systems. React to what you find - will you detour to the generator to bring the power back online or will you fight your way into the security module to disable the ship’s defenses? Choose carefully when to fight, when to run and when just to be a bastard.

Use your hard won supplies to improvise tools and weapons, from the distracting robo-kitty to the horribly unstable clusterflak.

Navigate your tiny escape pod through the vast nebula. Flee from void whales and pirates, and politely avoid the hungry hermits. All the while you must keep scavenging for the food, fuel, and other resources that keep you alive.

Void Bastards features a 12-15 hour campaign that you can complete with an endless supply of prisoners, each with their own unique traits. When one dies, another steps forward to carry on the fight. Don’t worry though, as any crafting progress you’ve made is retained from one to another.

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Fair Head
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Weak Head
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PC Gamer

71 / 100
PC Gamer

A slightly messy first-person shooter lifted by some excellent weapons and a gorgeous art style.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A very compelling mix of roguelike and first person shooter, with highly distinctive visuals and pleasingly difficult tactical choices.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

Void Bastards provides a clever twist on the gameplay model popularized by System Shock 2 and BioShock, now with a procedural element to aid in long-term engagement

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GameSpot

8 / 10
Alessandro Barbosa

Void Bastard is as satisfying as it is stylish thanks to its inventive weaponry and engaging first-person shooting.

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