CARRION

CARRION Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 107 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 107 critic reviews
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72 / 100
Jul 30, 2020

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

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7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

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

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Recommended
Jul 23, 2020

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

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6 / 10
Jul 23, 2020

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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6 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020
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7.3 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

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

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7 / 10
Jul 24, 2020

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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Unscored
Jul 23, 2020

Carrion is a body horror masterpiece

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Unscored
Jul 23, 2020

Most importantly, Carrion’s smart. It’s an extremely finely crafted game, so much so that you’re essentially playing a meat-smeared Metroidvania without a map, and you won’t even miss it. That’s quite something.

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Jul 23, 2020

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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