Genesis Alpha One

Radiation Blue, Team17

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
71
Top Critic Average
46%
Critics Recommend
Based on 42 critic reviews
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Genesis Alpha One

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 29, 2019
Xbox OneJan 29, 2019
PCJan 29, 2019

Developers: Team17, Radiation Blue

Genres: Roguelike, Action, Simulation

In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and devastating pollution, influential corporations have created the Genesis program in a last-ditch attempt to save humanity.
As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone creatures and explore a vast, randomly generated universe.

Your goal: Find new homes for humanity’s DNA and save the species from extinction.

A ROGUELIKE ON AN EPIC SCALE

Every journey in Genesis Alpha One begins with a huge, randomised galaxy filled with adventure and peril. Discover new planets, encounter asteroid fields, survive hostile encounters as you explore the vastness of space.
Death is permanent so every crew members life matters, and every decision must be carefully considered.

BUILD AND MANAGE YOUR UNIQUE STARSHIP

Starting with a small vessel, you’ll have to build and maintain an intergalactic ark by combining dozens of upgradable spaceship modules including crew quarters, workshops, hangars, clone labs and greenhouses.
Using an intuitive building menu, easily snap together the pieces of your ship to tailor it to your playstyle. Develop your vessel and then explore your creation in first person.

BATTLE ALIEN INFESTATIONS

Alien infestations can spread quickly, contaminating the ship and crew. It’s imperative to wipe them out before you become overwhelmed and your ship is destroyed!
An arsenal of weapons and defences can be researched to help you fight the alien threat. Unleash Turrets, Force Fields, Laser Blasters, Shotguns, Rifles, Grenade Launchers, Rocket Launchers, Flamethrowers or alien weapons to devastate hostile lifeforms.

CLONE YOUR CREW AND CREATE NEW LIFEFORMS

As your ship grows, so must your crew. Using ground-breaking cloning technology, your crew will expand to meet the needs of the ship.
Loot DNA samples from the aliens you encounter across the galaxy and splice them with members of your crew to give humanity a chance to prosper with abilities far beyond what was previously imagined.

HARVEST RESOURCES FROM THE VASTNESS OF SPACE

Roaming the immense universe won’t be possible without gathering resources. Elements such as Iron, Copper, Uranium and Plutonium must be mined from planets and then refined on-board your ship. These will be utilised to build new modules, weapons, clones and tools.

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Genesis Alpha One - Reveal Trailer

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Genesis Alpha One E3 2017 Trailer

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Genesis Alpha One - An Introduction to Cloning (Steam, PS4, Xbox One)

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Metro GameCentral

6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The mix of tactical spaceship building and roguelike action is intriguing, but Genesis Alpha One suffers from a split personality and a limited development budget.

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GameSpot

4 / 10
Alessandro Barbosa

Genesis Alpha One struggles to make many of its survival components engaging while also obfusticating many of its systems to the point of frustration.

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Areajugones

7.8 / 10.0
Areajugones

“Genesis Alpha One is a great idea and is a very interesting and entertaining option in the genre of space exploration.”

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TheSixthAxis

8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Genesis Alpha One mixes the spirits of FTL and No Man's Sky into a solid space simulator cocktail. Your success is dependent on your approach, with playing it safe all but guaranteeing you reach a Genesis, but a little recklessness can lead to ship invasions and desperate measure. Its unpredictable nature means you're always on the lookout for danger and celebrate every little victory. Genesis Alpha One is recommended if you're looking for a new challenge among the stars.

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