Othercide Reviews

Othercide is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

Though it blends familiar elements from multiple genres, Othercide is a wholly unique game wrapped in a surreal aesthetic, challenging players to maximize their tactical prowess by employing thoughtful sacrifice.

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Avoid
Jul 27, 2020
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4.5 / 5.0
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide blends beloved elements of turn-based strategy with its own unique brand of style and gameplay.

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6 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide does not skimp on the hours it will take to complete, and the interruption mechanics are rewarding, but without any characters, hook or impetus to work through the difficulty, it became little more than a sequence of creepy battles, that are going to be far too hard for most people to progress through.

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T.J. Hafer
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide is a tactical roguelike with a flair for the dramatic, full of satisfying combat, careful planning, and sometimes heart-rending decisions.

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GameSpew
Chris Mc
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Ultimately, Othercide has its moments but its core gameplay is so repetitive that, even with its turn-pushing twist, you’ll have to fight the grind to get any fun out of it. Its art style may be beautiful, but it doesn’t make playing the game any more enjoyable.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide is the most pristine AA game I have played. Its haunting world and grotesque creature design cement themselves as some of the best in gothic horror, whilst the unique, timeline-based combat provides a twist on traditional tactical games. Othercide is far more than just a striking art style and everyone should give one of the most unique games of the year a shot.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

A combat system that's deeper than it first appears is the real star here, but you'll likely also stick around for the perverse and disturbing universe and the story that plays out within it. The voiceover work will quickly annoy you and the difficulty is unfair, but there is still a bit to enjoy here, assuming you can ignore some of Othercide's shortcomings. I wanted to like Othercide much more than I did.

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7 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide has a number of interesting quirks and its art design, with gothic and noir elements, creates a uniquely forboding atmosphere. Unfortunately, it's also got a ridiculous degree of difficulty that you normally don't associate with the turn-based strategy genre. The game's roguelite concepts are more than welcome, though repetition and restarts, combined with the genre's slower progression and mission system, will make playthroughs feel like time-consuming affairs.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide provides a challenge without breaking the player's spirit. It hits on all the right notes of an engaging turn-based game, accentuated by the integrated roguelike elements, and an artistic beauty. Add in the lore and you have a pretty solid title worth checking out.

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Jul 27, 2020

Othercide could use some quality-of-life improvements, but this is one of the most stylish games I've played in years, complete with oppressive gameplay that is as thrilling as it is rewarding.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

The presentation and atmosphere on offer are fantastic, but Othercide's gameplay sadly cannot match. So much potential that's regrettably not well utilised.

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8 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

While they share plenty of the same DNA, Othercide is much more than simply XCOM in eyeliner. Sacrificing warriors to boost the stats of other units proves a compelling and flexible mechanic, while the combat encounters ramp up in difficulty at mostly the right pace. A stunning aesthetic and perfectly complementary soundtrack are the icing on the cake, only occasionally marred by unfortunate technical difficulties.

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90 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide is an engaging tactical rpg and I'm going to hop right back in. There are so many different strategies to employ that it never gets boring. The timeline is a fantastic idea that adds a lot of strategic options. It can be almost too hard at times, but I know I'll get through anything given enough time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Othercide is a fresh take on the turn-based genre that presents a unique approach to the genre full of challenging moments of strategic combat. With the influx of similar titles, Othercide manages to stand out through its dark and gorgeous themes paired with a memorable narrative. There are moments of the gameflow that can be improved on, but I have rarely been this eager to jump back into a game after suffering a loss.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Othercide is damn hard, but if you can push through and find your feet, it's also an incredibly satisfying and atmospheric experience. Whatever you do, don't go in expecting to play a straightforward XCOM-clone. Othercide deserves more respect than that.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Lightbulb Crew have crafted a gem that will shine brightly as one of the genre’s most innovative and addictive exponents.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Othercide is a stylish turn based strategy game, with a lot of innovation and a "beautiful" setting, but every mission is a copy-and-paste and there is a lack of diversification.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Othercide is a flawed but generally fun strategy-RPG. It has some balance issues and an annoying UI, but beyond that, it does everything that it sets out to do. It's not as difficult or punishing as an XCOM title might have been, but it may be a good replacement for those who like the strategy game style without the punishment of losing so much when you die. Be prepared to do that a lot, since death is in many ways the only way to advance in the game. Overall, I had fun with Othercide, but it's the kind of game where my opinion will likely improve after a couple of patches.

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8 / 10
Jul 28, 2020

Othercide is an evocative and absorbing tactical roguelike, albeit one whose style occasionally gets in the way of the substance.

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