Hardspace: Shipbreaker Reviews

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Dan Stapleton
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2022

Hardspace: Shipbreaker makes disassembling giant spacecraft piece by piece fun for a bit, but due to a lack of variety in its puzzle-like objectives it soon devolves into hard labor.

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91 / 100
May 24, 2022

A satisfying disassembly sim wrapped in cutting workplace commentary, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a gig well worth taking up.

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Unscored
May 24, 2022

I’ve even got my own clandestine spaceship that I’m slowly repairing. It’s an option for escape, but it’s also somewhat hollow. Once the ship is repaired, I’ll be “free” to start my own spaceship salvaging company — it’ll be the same dangerous work, but at least I’ll be my own boss.

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Polygon
Toussaint Egan
Top Critic
Unscored
Jun 16, 2020

Everything you do in Hardspace: Shipbreaker is mediated by the forces of debt and capital. You own nothing; not your equipment, not your salvage, not even your own life. Salvaging sessions are divided into 15-minute shifts, and you must get the work done as quickly as possible to maximize profit. You return to your private quarters — leased from LYNX, of course — between jobs, and it's there that you're charged a rental fee for the use of your tools and salvage bay.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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8 / 10.0
May 24, 2022

A nice idea, very well implemented. If you are not scared by repetitive tasks you may have found your next job.

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9 / 10.0
May 24, 2022

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is like no other game out there, and offers a genuinely immersive and rewarding experience.

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Unscored
May 27, 2022

Hardspace Shipbreaker's 1.0 release delivers a compelling work sim where methodically salvaging derelict spaceships is as enormously satisfying as it is thought-provoking

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95 / 100
Jun 1, 2022

With its incredible gameplay loop, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is as unique as it is addictive. A handful of minor bugs do little to hold back what is an incredibly immersive and rewarding experience.

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82 / 100
Jun 15, 2022

Hardspace: Shipbreaker does a great job of reminding us that, no matter how marvelous our futures might be, we’ll still be working for the Man in one form or another. Aside from maybe being too long for its own good, the game is simultaneously relaxing and challenging to play. It drills down on relatively few ideas, but makes them engaging. Hardspace: Shipbreaker has developed into an outstanding sim and puzzle game.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2022

Hardspace Shipbreaker does everything it wants to do, and does it well. The shipbreaking is fun, tactile, and rewarding. The story is humorous, thoughtful, and engaging. And the music is relaxing and thoughtful.

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8 / 10
May 24, 2022

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a fun romp as long as the ships you're gutting are new and fresh, but it can lose some charm when the plot thins and boats repeat.

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Gameblog
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 6, 2022

Hardspace show all is potential with time. A real puzzle game which is important to analyze the environment to find solutions. But Hardspace : Shipbreaker show his limit very quickly with no adventure or by the assets who are very redundant. But if you like to take time to resolve brain teaser then you will like the game.

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May 24, 2022

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is an intricate anti-puzzle game that delivers a searing commentary on corporate abuse.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 24, 2022

Hardspace Shipbreaker is not just a game, it is a call to action to put an end to the tyranny of mega-corporations and every gamer who is interested in such an idea will enjoy it.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

A surprisingly polished game that's as immersive and exciting as it is relaxing, Hardspace: Shipbreaker makes disassembling ships in Zero-G a blast.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2022

If you’re a fan of simulator-like games, and want something a little more different and fantastical, it’s well worth giving Hardspace: Shipbreaker a try. It can feel very much like work at times, but there’s also something strange therapeutic about it. After all, it’s rewarding doing a good job, right?

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8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2022

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a distinctive simulator that can easily deter with its unconventional gameplay, but it will reward handsomely if you will give it a chance.

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9 / 10 stars
May 25, 2022

An enjoyable blend of story, puzzle-solving, and the ever-looming threat of spectacular, expensive failure keeps you coming back for more in Hardspace: Shipbreaker.

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10 / 10.0
May 24, 2022

A great game with loads of playtime that I'm going to keep returning to for a long time to come. If only to work off my debt.

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