Game InformationGame Title: Atomic Heart
- PC (Feb 21, 2023)
- Xbox Series X/S (Feb 21, 2023)
- PlayStation 5 (Feb 21, 2023)
- Xbox One (Feb 21, 2023)
- PlayStation 4 (Feb 21, 2023)
- The Game Awards 2022 | Atomic Heart - Arlekino Gameplay Trailer
- Atomic Heart - Release Date Trailer and Preorders | ****!
- Atomic Heart - Combat Trailer | gamescom 2022
Publishers: Focus Entertainment, 4Divinity
OpenCritic: 74/100 - 60% Recommended - 62 Reviews
MetaCritic - 73/100 - Xbox Series X - 13 Reviews
MetaCritic - 75/100 - PlayStation 5 - 25 Reviews
MetaCritic - 78/100 - PC - 15 Reviews
AltChar - Asmir Kovacevic - 68 / 100
Cerealkillerz - Nick Erlenhof - German - 8.4 / 10Atomic Heart may be summarised in a single statement as a game with amazing ideas but lousy execution. I cannot say that Atomic Heart is a bad game, it's just that I expected a lot more from it, and as a result, I got disappointed.
Enternity.gr - Giannis Archontidis - Greek - 8 / 10Atomic Heart looks great and the overall design is amazing. From the extensive environments over some small ideas, every works really well. Also the gameplay elements shines with a lots of variety in combinations that don't need to hide behind the games that inspired them. Some tedious collecting, unbalanced swarms of enemies and the only "ok" story scratch the paint of this well thought out art piece.
MonsterVine - Diego Escala - 4 / 5Atomic Heart is a title that seems to have been made with care, with its shortcomings only focusing on the parkour which is not often required, the character movement and with a bigger problem the English voice acting
One More Game - Vincent Ternida - WaitDespite the questionably tasteless tone its narrative takes at times, there’s a lot of fun to be had with Atomic Heart.
Atomic Heart is a mixed bag of weird design choices and gameplay mechanics, and while the combat loop is satisfying when everything comes together, there’s also a lot of jank that comes along with it.
Several parts of Atomic Heart feel like they’ve been made to be unnecessarily complicated, adding layers of interaction that do not feel fun. The game does look very pretty, and the world and its inhabitants are interestingly unique, but the payoff at the end is predictable and ultimately disappointing.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - UnscoredGiven a chance, Atomic Heart is a frenetic first-person shooter with a great visual style and some set pieces that pack a punch. Yet just like its overwrought themes and its poor attempt at profound existential exploration, they feel ultimately superficial and shaky.
So far, Atomic Heart is a solid spin on the BioShock formula though it does seem to be a little lacking in cohesion. I'm not quite sure whether a more open-world approach really suits this style of gameplay and I'm not quite sold on the combat or the way it's been implemented. That being said, I'm still enjoying it and am looking forward to finishing it, so that's always a good sign.
TechRaptor - Samuel Guglielmo - 5 / 10Stay tuned as we update our review and give Atomic Heart a final score over the next couple of days.
We Got This Covered - David Morgan - 4 / 5Atomic Heart has some fun combat and a soundtrack that absolutely slaps. Unfortunately, it's glitchy, has a terrible open world, becomes a slog in the late game, and has the most aggressively awful writing I've ever seen.
XboxEra - Jesse Norris - 8.4 / 10Atomic Heart is, most surprisingly, exactly what I expected. Its biggest strengths are the ones that treat the eyes, but great writing and exploration are welcome in an otherwise overstretched experience.
eXputer - Huzaifah Durrani - 4 / 5Atomic Heart is an excellent game, and it’s an incredible debut title from Mundfish. Clever storytelling, massive set pieces, fun combat, and more make this one easy to recommend. Hell, it’s on Game Pass Day One, so go pre-install it already and enjoy this ridiculous ride.
While the narrative leaves a lot to be desired, Atomic Heart is nonetheless a great FPS set in a beautifully realized Soviet setting.