Returnal Video Review – A First Party Banger

Returnal Video Review

Returnal is one of the strangest AAA titles to be released. Presented as an odd amalgamation of a Roguelite title, Dead Space and Metroid Prime, can this alluring yet unlikely combination kick start the next generation of video games?


You take the role of Selene, an Astro Scout who is in search of the White Shadow signal that led her to the planet of Atropos. Crashing into the surface, she awakens to find herself in a peculiar world packed with Lovecraftian creatures that haunt her every step. Trapped in an endless loop, you must fight through hordes of enemies in this incredible bullet-hell roguelite! Upon each journey through the biomes, you can collect upgrades and items which support you in each trek into the unknown. With this being Housemarque’s first AAA title, many gamers have been unsure if the company could make the jump from smaller arcade titles to full retail releases. Well, we answer all your queries and concerns in our in-depth video review! Check out the video below.


Returnal is available on the Playstation 5 and you can read our full review here. What are your thoughts on our video review? Could this be the ultimate Roguelite game? Have you played any of Housemarque’s other games? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter, and don’t forget to subscribe to us on YouTube for more great video game content.