CARRION Reviews

CARRION is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Taking control of a dark tentacled monster and terrorizing everything that exists is much more fun than it looks. The experience of playing Carrion is short lived, but carries a good potential to generate indescribable sensations in the player's skin.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

The game is pure power fantasy, a reverse-horror game where you can’t help but root for the monster. It’s also an indie game where it feels like the developers have created the exact experience they wanted to make without compromise

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Noisy Pixel
Brian Lee
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2020

Carrion is a unique game and one that is refreshing and fun to play. The gameplay is smooth, and the arcadelike aspect of hastily crawling around eating scientists is both humorous and satisfying. While there are portions of it that I found confusing and slow, the core gameplay was enjoyable enough to where I didn’t mind the negatives. Carrion has a little bit of everything, and I would recommend it to anyone who is tired of being the protagonist in distress.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2020

Carrion is a stellar example of how indie developers like Phobia Games Studio continue to provide unique fusions of video genres.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2021

Although not without flaws, Carrion is a very fun experience that can also boast a magnificent visual style and a successful setting.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2021

Carrion is a devilishly enjoyable horror experience where you can swoop up enemies in your tentacles and rip them apart with a smile on your face. It's a short adventure lasting around 6-7 hours, but it's worth it for the gameplay alone. The awesome reverse-horror story is icing on the cake. It's too bad there's no in-game map as that would have eliminated getting lost and made this an even better game. Still, with what's on offer it's an easy recommend for anyone wanting their next juicy horror experience.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

Inspired by Carpenter and the 80s body horror, Carrion reverses the roles and puts us in the shoes of a formless and lethal creature, in a fluid, fast and extremely choreographic metroidvania. Some AI problems and a not always inspired artistic direction do not compromise the result of one of the surprises of this 2020.

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Gamersky
深夜诗人老阿吽
Top Critic
8.3 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Acting as a monster and hunting human beings are exciting. Carrion definitely worth trying if you are interested in the reverse-horror games.

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82 / 100
Jul 23, 2020

Carrion is an interesting metroidvania that starts from a different and interesting idea (you're the monster), that horror films lovers and metroidvania games fans will enjoy. Even with its wonderful pixel art, great ideas and wonderful progression, the final chunk of the game and some minor elements prevent the game from ending with a bang.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

CARRION is gloriously gory and playing as a tentacled monster is fun from start to end, even if the main gameplay loop could grow a little repetitive in places. Slipping your way through the laboratory and pulling off all sorts of gruesome kills was always an absolute blast though, whilst unlocking new abilities always felt rewarding – especially when they had to be utilised in some of the environmental puzzles or when stealthily sneaking past some of your deadlier prey. It is a shame there isn’t an in-game map to make traversal easier and simply unlocking new biomass points could get a little repetitive at times, but it’s hard to complain too much when you get to wreak havoc as a destructively monstrous blob of gore and tentacles. Best. Protagonist. Ever.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

If you're looking for a cathartic pick-up-and-play game with little to no fat that you can slip in between this summer's massive story-driven titles, that's Carrion all the way. It's a devilish snack.

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8 / 10
Jul 23, 2020

Turning the horror game genre on its head, Carrion is a gory delight for you rip and tear your way through.

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Jul 23, 2020

Carrion turns the horror genre on its head by letting you be the monster this time in a Metroidvania style game, which serves as the perfect type game to pick up and play between many of the other larger scale releases that have released this year.

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Jul 23, 2020

Carrion delivers on its unique 'reverse-horror game' concept, letting players wreak havoc as a massive, disgusting blob of tentacles and teeth.

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Aug 1, 2020

Inspired by a 1950s sci-fi horror movie, Carrion turns you into a malign marauding blob, swallowing scientists whole

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

Easy to pick up and play, CARRION is original, absorbing and entertaining.It also has an excellent soundtrack – it’s cinematic horror vibe is the perfect accompaniment for the bloodbath that ensues.

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PC Invasion
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 23, 2020

Although Carrion is a relatively short game with little replayability, its quirky theme and ravenous flesh monster make for a fun feeding frenzy.

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DualShockers
Charlie Wacholz
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2020

Carrion is a bloody, intricate experience with a consistency problem that breaks the momentum that's central to a game like Carrion.

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Jul 27, 2020

CARRION mixes familiar and alien elements to produce a memorably brutal inversion of the horror genre.

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8 / 10
Jul 29, 2020

Carrion is a special thing in many ways, but its actual meat and potatoes structure is as formulaic as the genre gets. Thankfully, its core gameplay of tearing room after room of people into wet chunks of corpse never, ever gets old, and sustains the experience throughout. It looks superb, sounds great and is plenty of fun to play, despite some minor issues which just hold Carrion back from the upper echelons of the Switch library.

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