Atomic Heart review round-up reveals a middling PS5 reception

By Sean Lawson,

The Atomic Heart reviews are shaping up to be incredibly mediocre so far for this upcoming PS5 title!

The Atomic Heart trophies will be yours to grab tomorrow when the game releases on PS5 and PS4 consoles. To help you work out if the Atomic Heart platinum trophy is worth your time, we have rounded up a plethora of reviews that outline what to expect when the game releases. Sadly, it's a pretty mixed reception for Atomic Heart and we are unsure if it will be making it onto our best PS5 games list. Check out the reviews down below.

Atomic Heart reviews

Atomic Heart is not as impressive as we all had hoped!Atomic Heart is not as impressive as we all had hoped!

TrueAchievements — 7/10

Luke Albigés: "It's a shame that rough dialogue lets the otherwise brilliant world down somewhat, and that the game doesn't always manage to feel like the full-on power fantasy it could with so many neat powers and gadgets on offer. But Atomic Heart remains mechanically solid and has enough impressive highlight moments to still be worth a play despite these and several other dubious design decisions. Good luck with the completion for the time being, though."

IGN — 8/10

Luke Reilly: "Atomic Heart is a highly imaginative, atompunk-inspired attempt at picking up where the likes of BioShock left off that makes missteps but definitely has the ticker to punch well above its weight."

PushSquare — 6/10

Ken Talbot: "This mashup of shooter, stealth, and RPG wears its influences proudly but rarely matches them. Its alt-history setting is interesting and there are plenty of ways to approach the robot-killing, but these elements are at odds with messy storytelling and characterisation."

Twinfinite — 2/5

Jake Su: "Despite what is a promising combat formula as well as the supporting systems behind it when it comes to skills, crafting, and upgrades, there are also several equally frustrating aspects of it that hold the game back. The hope is that Mundfish is able to fix some of the more glaring issues post-launch, but right now, it feels less like a welcomed revolution and more like a nuclear disaster."

PSU — 7.5/10

Neil Bolt: "Atomic Heart throws up some interesting ideas and visually is a very impressive game. Otherwise, it’s a jack of all trades and master of none that entertains with its brazenly silly throwback madness."

Games Radar — 2.5/5

Josh West: "Atomic Heart wants to be a lot of things all at once, and while that ambition is certainly commendable, Mundfish isn't able to execute its ideas with any consistency or clarity."

GamingBolt — 8/10

God is a Geek — 7/10

What do you think of the lukewarm reception to Atomic Heart? Disappointed? Are you still planning on purchasing the game? Let us know in the comments down below!
Sean Lawson
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer with a focus on the geekiest Sony news. He writes stories about unobtainable PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, as well as RPGs and Fighting games. He is also excited for Tekken 8, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 to launch on PS5. Sean’s favourite games include Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Tekken, and Persona.
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