CARRION Reviews

CARRION is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
EGM
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Carrion doesn't just flip the horror script—it's the ultimate power fantasy, packed into a tight, uncompromising space. It might utilize some video game tropes, but it doesn't seem too concerned with accepted video game values. It's a 2D side-scroller without platforming, an action game where you dictate the action. The Doom Slayer might talk a big game about ripping and tearing, but Carrion's meatball monster puts its money where its many mouths are.

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Jul 30, 2020

Carrion is a superb actioner staring an alien mass.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

A positively perfect example of an indie title doing what it does best – exploring a unique concept and polishing it to a brilliant shine

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GameGrin
Alana Dunitz
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2020

This a super fun immersive game that is a must play for not only horror fans but anyone looking for a unique gaming experience!

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2020

Carrion takes the formula of many of the great 2D adventures that came before it and repackages it with grisly body horror and the twist of being a monster on the loose. It doesn’t change up the formula too drastically with its basic genre mechanics, but it still manages to do everything that it does do near-perfectly in a short amount of time.

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9.2 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Carrion is both a beautiful and grotesque nightmare that flips you into the role of the monster.

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Windows Central
LaurenRelph
Top Critic
Jul 22, 2020

This is a tough yet fun creepy crawler with decent replay value you will want to tuck back into. This game includes a maze of levels, an evolving tentacle-beast, and a whole lot of people to consume. Play as the villain and eat like a king.

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90 / 100
Jul 29, 2020

In our current market oversaturated media, there is something invaluable in a game that doesn’t waste your time.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Even after the credits rolled, there were still a lot of optional power-ups to hunt down. Carrion feels familiar in its gameplay but unique in execution. The blood may still be freshly dripping from the wall, but Carrion is certainly one of the highlights in gaming from this year so far.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Carrion is a fantastic game that flips horror tropes on their heads and allows you to be the one slaughtering the ignorant and incompetent humans. There is actually a lot more depth to the gameplay than I anticipated, which never led to a dull moment.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

It’s equal parts Metroidvania and player directed blood-bath and one of the best games of the year so far.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jul 24, 2020

CARRION‘s greatest triumph isn’t the beautiful aesthetics or the extremely fun gameplay, however — despite it having both — but the game’s ability to make players own the identity of an amorphous creature discovering itself while finding a way out and feeding on the unfortunate. If that’s not immersion taken to the coolest extreme, I’m not sure what is. CARRION is a must-play; grab it before it grabs you.

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Jul 22, 2020

Carrion is an excellent spin on the horror genre that switches the power-dynamics of a traditional horror game while still retaining a lot of the tension.

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Aug 5, 2020

It perfectly encapsulates the terrifying monster horror the game Is based on, and is filled with mayhem, gore and one hell of a power fantasy.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2020

Carrion is a fascinating reversal of the typical Metroidvania. Playing as a hungry, tentacle abomination is fast, fluid and unnerving. My only complaint is that there is no mapping function, which can make progression a chore.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

Carrion reverses the roles of the horror genre beautifully, and playing as a monster has never been so disgustingly enjoyable.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2020

Regardless of the few gripes I have with Carrion, the title is such an original idea that it's very easy to recommend.

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TechRaptor
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Carrion is a delightfully gruesome game that has just as many puzzles as it does action.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2020

Carrion delivers the 'you're the monster' theme very well. Using new skills not only on combat, but on puzzles is very clever too.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

Carrion is often obscure, uncomfortable, unsettling, and distressing. And this is why we loved it.

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