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The Gunk

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40%

Total Reviews: 55
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: Cleaning up the titular Gunk is satisfying and the game has a great visual style, but there’s not much to be excited about here. The Gunk lacks both challenge and depth, and its limited environmental assets and gameplay elements make it relentlessly repetitive, even for its short runtime.
The Gunk
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Critic Reviews: 55
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 55

Cleaning up the titular Gunk is satisfying and the game has a great visual style, but there's not much to be excited about here. The Gunk lacks both challenge and depth, and its limited environmental assets and gameplay elements make it relentlessly repetitive, even for its short runtime.

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Critic Reviews for The Gunk

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High Score - 90/100
90%
Average Score - 71/100
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Low Score - 60/100
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7/10
Tom Marks (IGN)

The Gunk is a simple little platforming adventure full of malicious messes that are plenty fun to clean up.

December 16, 2021 |

Too familiar, too easy, and too short but if you’re looking for an undemanding time waster on Game Pass you can certainly do worse than The Gunk.

December 17, 2021 |
6/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
3/5 stars
Jon Bailes (GamesRadar+)

Rani and Becks are an appealing duo to share adventures with, but they deserve something more exciting than The Gunk has to offer.

December 16, 2021 |

Tom Marks (IGN)

7/10 - (Read Review)

The Gunk is a simple little platforming adventure full of malicious messes that are plenty fun to clean up.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

6/10 - (Read Review)

Too familiar, too easy, and too short but if you’re looking for an undemanding time waster on Game Pass you can certainly do worse than The Gunk.

Jon Bailes (GamesRadar+)

3/5 stars - (Read Review)

Rani and Becks are an appealing duo to share adventures with, but they deserve something more exciting than The Gunk has to offer.

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Game Info

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The Gunk stars a duo of gritty space haulers, struggling to make a buck as they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They’ve come to gather alien plants and other valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot… However, as they start uncovering the dormant secrets of a shattered civilization, they realize that they must save the planet from the curse of a corruptive gunk parasite – while desperately keeping themselves from getting caught in a spiral of festering mistrust.

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