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Chernobylite

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66%

Total Reviews: 56
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: Simplistic mechanics and repetition diminish a game that otherwise has some interesting ideas and concepts.
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Critic Reviews: 56
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# Reviews: 56

Simplistic mechanics and repetition diminish a game that otherwise has some interesting ideas and concepts.

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High Score - 90/100
90%
Average Score - 74/100
74%
Low Score - 40/100
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7.5/10
Mick Fraser (God is a Geek)

Fans of hardcore survival games might find Chernobylite a little too easy-going, while horror aficionados may not be horrified enough. But if you’re looking for a more balanced experience with a compelling world and a lot of varied mechanics, Chernobylite is well worth investigating.

July 28, 2021 |

Chernobylite is an interesting game, full of interesting ideas and with a good amount of content to offer; unless you go straight for the ending, it will entertain you for a good twenty hours. It’s not perfect: the AI isn’t brilliant, the horror atmosphere isn’t quite there, and there’s some repetetiveness. But if you’re looking for something to satiate your hunger for trips in the Exclusion Zone, Chernobylite is a solid choice.

July 28, 2021 |
7.8/10
Simone Rampazzi (The Games Machine)
8/10
Jason Rodriguez (PC Invasion)

With a combination of multiple features and mechanics from different genres, as well as a setting that’s steeped in mystery, Chernobylite attempts to be the jack-of-all-trades. Unfortunately, a mediocre combat system, repetitive mission structure, and dull gameplay loop lead to questionable results.

July 27, 2021 |

Mick Fraser (God is a Geek)

7.5/10 - (Read Review)

Fans of hardcore survival games might find Chernobylite a little too easy-going, while horror aficionados may not be horrified enough. But if you’re looking for a more balanced experience with a compelling world and a lot of varied mechanics, Chernobylite is well worth investigating.

Simone Rampazzi (The Games Machine)

7.8/10 - (Read Review)

Chernobylite is an interesting game, full of interesting ideas and with a good amount of content to offer; unless you go straight for the ending, it will entertain you for a good twenty hours. It’s not perfect: the AI isn’t brilliant, the horror atmosphere isn’t quite there, and there’s some repetetiveness. But if you’re looking for something to satiate your hunger for trips in the Exclusion Zone, Chernobylite is a solid choice.

Jason Rodriguez (PC Invasion)

8/10 - (Read Review)

With a combination of multiple features and mechanics from different genres, as well as a setting that’s steeped in mystery, Chernobylite attempts to be the jack-of-all-trades. Unfortunately, a mediocre combat system, repetitive mission structure, and dull gameplay loop lead to questionable results.

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It’s a science-fiction survival horror experience, mixing the free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling. Play as a physicist, one of the Chernobyl Power Plant’s ex-employees, and investigate the mysterious disappearance of your beloved. Try to survive and reveal the contamination zone’s twisted secrets. Remember, the military presence is not your only concern.

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