The Persistence

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

50%

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7.3 / 10.0
May 20, 2020

The Persistence is still a good roguelite, but it is impossible to ignore to the absence of a fundamental element such as virtual reality in the new versions of the game.

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65%
May 20, 2020

A sci-fi horror that gets better with perseverance, The Persistence is worth delving into, despite more than a few frustrations. Give it time, though, and you'll ultimately discover a rewarding roguelike experience.

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Scott Vogt

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7.2 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2018

The Persistence is a great entry into the survival horror genre, and I feel that it is best enjoyed in the original VR format. For those entering on Xbox side of this game, this is definitely one I would pick up and take in, even though you won't get that same immersive VR experience from it. The game still offers a great story and an insane amount of difficulty, which will challenge most experienced players. While it is rather short, the addition of ever-changing maps does add to the 'freshness' of the short game, as no playthrough will be the same. Definitely worth a go.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

The Persistence is a game built of components that any fans of the horror and sci-fi genres will recognise, in a format that merges seamlessly with them to make an absorbing and challenging game.

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7 / 10.0
May 23, 2020

The Persistence may not fully escape its VR origins, but it's a good game that's worth your time without it, provided you can endure the slog of the last areas.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2020

Previously an exclusive for the PlayStation 4, The Persistence seeks to meld the roguelike genre with horror while bringing it all to VR. The recent...

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7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

Given the game’s small size on the hard drive and its very affordable price, it is almost impossible to bypass what The Persistence offers, especially for those looking for something different in the survival horror genre.

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8.2 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2020

The Persistence, developed by Firesprites, is a first-person survival horror all within a procedural rougelike. And all this with high-quality 3D graphics and a terrifying atmosphere. What The Persistence offers is a space survival experience filled with horror, anguish and frustration. The main flaw would be that due to being procedural, the scenarios become repetitive. The game offers replayability by expanding difficulties when completing. And a series of Challenges outside the campaign. I see it as a game that if you like survival horror you should buy.

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May 28, 2020

The Persistence doesn’t break a lot of new ground, but it is a tense sci-fi rogue-lite with some interesting ideas and solid throughout.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2020

The Switch version of The Persistence managed to exceed my expectations in every single way. Not only it’s a good proof that you can also port former VR games to a non-VR environment, but it’s also a fun horror-themed roguelike with great visuals and environmental design running pretty well on such underpowered hardware.

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