A slightly messy first-person shooter lifted by some excellent weapons and a gorgeous art style.
A very compelling mix of roguelike and first person shooter, with highly distinctive visuals and pleasingly difficult tactical choices.
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
Void Bastard is as satisfying as it is stylish thanks to its inventive weaponry and engaging first-person shooting.
The magic of Void Bastards is that, while it’s scary and dangerous and random, it’s also within my control.
Void Bastards is a good game. It plays just fine and looks amazing, but it lacks some of the "hooks" that many roguelikes drive in. It has great atmosphere, but doesn't do much to really encourage those who are experiencing it to soak it all in. The visual style is some absolute magic, but that sense of amazement does not translate into gameplay.
Ultimately, its minuscule shortcomings don’t drag down Void Bastards from its lofty place among the greats of first-person roguelikes.
Void Bastards is a fun and fresh mix between classic first-person shooter and modern roguelikes. Focusing on giving the player more problems than punishments, Blue Manchu has crafted a game that is fun from the beginning to the end. Furthermore, its aesthetics and graphics are simply gorgeous. One of the greatest surprises of 2019 so far.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
On the surface, Void Bastards may just seem like another FPS, but there's an element of strategy layered in which sets it aside from the rest. It takes a bit of the old, mixes it with the new, splashes it with a comic style aesthetic to make a truly wonderful experience that will challenge you to make good decisions, enable you to play how you want and you get to be called a Void bastard, which is brilliant. It feels like a breath of fresh air in a sea of FPS games that all do the same thing.
Despite its faults, Void Bastards is still deeply enjoyable. The humor and the art style alone are enough to make this a must-have, but the combat and vast array of weapons and upgrades makes Void Bastards an experience you should not skip.
Void Bastards is a fantastic strategic shooter than has a wonderfully refreshing take on the FPS genre.
Void Bastards is ultimately not more than the sum of the parts I outlined 1400 words ago, but it’s worth rummaging through all the same. Just like yer da said about the bins, when he finally found those Euros.
Graphic novels and classic anime provide the inspiration for this frenzied and spectacularly smart survival shooter
The bottom line, Void Bastards is an absolute gem and definitely worth playing.
Void Bastards is based on a neat concept inspired by many things, especially System Shock 2. Too bad it's a bit too monotonous.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Across the board, Void Bastards is unforgettable.
Void Bastards is a terrific game that balances the joy of exploration with the fear of failure in a wonderful way. It could use some more incentives to keep playing, but it's a blast while it lasts.
Void Bastards is a project that immerses the player in a comic strip. The graphic style is captivating, as is the sheer volume of weapons and situations. Unfortunately the initial surprise of the first few hours falls very quickly, and at the end of the campaign a certain repetitiveness is accused. It remains a good roguelike FPS.
Review in Italian | Read full review
It fits together disparate genres so perfectly that you wonder how nobody thought to combine them sooner.
Between its compelling art direction, surprisingly complex strategic decisions, and inventive weaponry, there's a lot much to love in Void Bastards. Unfortunately, its overall structure and narrative will leave you feeling empty by the end. That's not to say you shouldn't let yourself enjoy all that this charming, stressful game has to offer. Just don't expect to feel totally satisfied once you escape to the right nebula.