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There are some great ideas in Darwin Project, but it's far too shallow to keep them interesting in the long term.
Darwin Project isn’t an also-ran, it’s a trendsetter, and anyone still interesting in dropping in hot should take notice.
Darwin Project is a fun and bold twist on the battle royale genre which doesn't take itself too seriously. Grab your bow, your axe and getting out there swinging.
The Darwin Project is a fun experiment with some solid ideas, but doesn't quite feel fleshed out or feature-rich enough to entirely recommend without caveat.
Darwin Project takes the battle royale formula and turns it on its ear with simple survival mechanics and visceral axe combat.
While Darwin Project seems to lack the staying power of other franchises, it’s certainly worth a few tries before the inevitable decline in players that was seen with the release of the PC version come to pass.
There are times where its hard to understand and figure out, but that’s OK. It’s a really good game to get you into the genre.
Yeah, it looks like Fortnite. Yes, it's based on the same engine as Fortnite. But no, it is not Fortnite: Darwin Project hides exciting new approaches under the familiar look. The reduction of weapons, the low crafting effort and the full focus on surviving in the environment in constant cold are a welcome change. Also the small map and the reduced number of simultaneous players makes for entertaining fun. But the fight for survival can really turn up the heat with its Game Master: With the right person at the lever, who actively participates in the game and makes a real show out of the classic Battle Royale, Darwin Project is unbelievable fun that knows how to entertain round after round. But if the director drops out, then there is "only" one more genre representative among many.
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Darwin Project is a breath of fresh air in the battle royale space and has a lot of good ideas. It's still missing key elements such a battle pass and different gameplay modes.
The Darwin Project is an alright battle royale title, it does some unique things while having a fairly streamlined crafting system that feeds into minimal elements of survival.