One Step From Eden

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Mar 25, 2020

One Step From Eden provides a unique, fast-paced experience. The combat and deck-building are fun, but it does a poor job explaining game mechanics, and given the depth of the game's card system that makes it a little bit too difficult.

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7 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

One Step From Eden is an exceptionally well-made game with great combat and responsive controls.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

One Step from Eden has great ideas and a wealth of love put into the number of spells and abilities available; it's just a shame that the breakneck pace and daunting multitasking requirements of the combat make it hard to appreciate all of that depth.

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7 / 10
Apr 15, 2020

One Step From Eden has an interesting premise, surprisingly deep mechanics and an insane amount of content, but as a result of unfair bosses and no tutorial, it's a tough sell to anyone who isn't a diehard fan of the genre.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 8, 2020

One Step from Eden is an impressive feat of card-battling rogue-likes.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

One Step From Eden masterfully brings a mix of action RPG and deckbuilding that we haven't seen in a good while.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 7, 2020

While I can't say it perfectly achieves everything it goes for, One Step from Eden provides a style of game that I can't get anywhere else. It does well to differentiate itself from its inspiration, Mega Man Battle Network, through its challenge, its style, its pacing, its gamefeel, its gameplay variety, its skill ceiling, and its tone. While there are still some frustrations I have while playing, I can't say that I don't have predominantly positive feelings about the game.

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Apr 3, 2020

One Step From Eden is a fantastic rogue-like deck-building game that is a few small tweaks away from perfection.

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GameGrin

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2020

With how disappointed I am in the final product, it's still hard to call One Step From Eden a bad game. The boss fights are memorable, it has an appropriately fast-paced soundtrack, and for brief moments it can feel like a complete, cohesive experience. However, the roguelite elements are just not implemented well enough to make each run feel fresh, and actively work against the decent core battle system.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

One Step From Eden is a good game, but it's sorely lacking in accessibility options. If you haven't measured your reaction time lately, you may want to do so before embarking on the perilous journey that is One Step From Eden.

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