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Phobia Game Studio, Devolver Digital
Jul 22, 2020 - Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S

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PC Gamer
72 / 100
7 / 10
Easy Allies
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
7.3 / 10
7 / 10
3.5 / 5

CARRION Review Summary

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A Unique Concept

Play as the monster in Carrion, terrorising and attacking the very people you would typically play as.

Great Puzzle & Action Mix

Carrion's fantastic mix of puzzle and action game play will keep players enthralled from start to finish.

Weak Narrative

The weak narrative might not be enough to keep some players invested.

Carrion's unique premise of playing as the monster is backed up by great puzzle and action gameplay, culminating in one of this year's most unique indie releases.

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Critic Reviews for CARRION

Carrion is a fun reverse-horror adventure, though it doesn't push the concept to the heights of its potential.

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A squirming body horror labyrinth whose mix of ability-gating and backtracking slightly cramps its matchless creature design.

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Carrion nails the power fantasy of being a horror movie monster, but makes exploration a chore that pads the adventure.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Playing as an alien monstrosity is a great idea, and at times works well, but the fiddly controls and awkward mix of gameplay ideas doesn't gel together well.

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With the gameplay flow struggling to find a pulse, the novelty of controlling a monster doesn't fully take shape

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Carrion makes being a vicious monster satisfyingly simple and captivatingly gruesome, even if it doesn't always capitalize on its strengths.

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Carrion is an energetic and taut game that flips the tables on The Thing, putting you in command of the alien creature and tasking you with simply going to town on the hapless humans surrounding you. The loose physics-based gameplay is satisfying to play, and the enigmatic creature's bloodlust is crucially never too powerful to render the armed humans that challenge you entirely helpless. Although Carrion's story falls largely flat, it's a very satisfying slaughterhouse of gnashing teeth and tentacles.

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