Miasma Chronicles Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Miasma Chronicles Review, we play a game that comes from the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a beautifully crafted tactical adventure you won’t forget. Embark on a quest across a post-apocalyptic wasteland torn apart by a savage force known only as the ‘Miasma’.

Miasma Chronicles Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 10.58GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Graphics mode – performance and quality.
  • Four difficulties – narrative, standard, challenging, and alpha editor.
  • Two game mode types – light and full tactical options.
  • Awesome FMV cutscenes along with narrations and in-game scenes.
  • Strategy gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Pulse will show Interactive elements in an area, pickups, and the path to the objective.
  • Save and load when you want.
  • Find and equip weapon mods to increase their stats or add buffs.
  • Beautiful looking world.
  • You have full party management.
  • The main map fills in as you play.
  • Codex – here is where all tutorials, bestiary, locations, and heroes I go are stored.
  • Find loot and resources in the world.
  • Hotswap between all party members at any time.
  •  Turn-based combat.
  • Action points dictate what you can and cannot do in battle.
  • All shooting and cover have a percentage attached as to how likely you are to hit or miss.
  • The cover comes in partial and full cover flavors and is very important in combat.
  • A fully 3D world with 360-degree camera control for both combat and the free-roaming game world.
  • Flanking is highly encouraging and very satisfying.
  • You get a cool zoom-in over the shoulder of the character camera shot when actioning shots.
  • Fast forward option on the enemy’s combat turn.
  • Slow-mo last kill.
  • The movement grid shows only when you are going to move.
  • Line of sight to the selected enemy is shown when you move to help with moving.
  • The d-pad is used as a shortcut to the map, inventory, codex, and quests.
  • Multiple choice encounters.
  • Many secrets and hidden areas to find and explore.
  • Find Collectibles for bonus exp.
  • Your party members will mimic your actions and follow you.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get a stats boost and a skill point.
  • Spend skill points for your skill deck and you can buy active and passive skills.
  • Each party member earns their own skill points and has their own unique skill decks.
  • Plastic is the game’s currency.
  • Fantastic-looking characters especially the enemies.
  • As you can see when you will engage and start combat, you can split the party up and have them go in stealth or optimum places.
  • Ambush allows you to set up and execute a sneak attack.
  • Stealth can be used to get around and not alert the enemy.
  • Environmental elements like exploding barrels can be used.
  • Main and optional side quests with full quest management.
  • Each party member may have unique ways of interacting with the world from climbing to breaking down walls.
  • Very satisfying combat on a higher level than X Com with its unique mechanics like stealth.
  • Keypads lock treasure rooms and generally have a very cryptic clue to finding the passcode.

Miasma Chronicles Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No controller settings at all.
  • Slight stuttering when the game loads in the scenery which is more evident when going up and down building floors.
  • Slow starter.
  • No way to zoom the camera in and out which can be annoying when wandering the world.
  • The lighting can make seeing the path/route marker not show clearly or at all.
  • The tutorial doesn’t cover the basics like running and Stealth.
  • When leaving to enter another area unless it’s clearly marked on a sign, you have no idea where you are going unless you add in map surfing.

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Miasma Chronicles:

Official website.

Developer: The Bearded Ladies 

Publisher: 505 Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Miasma Chronicles is a beautiful game that effortlessly Combines real-time exploration with turn-based X Com-like combat. What I really like is how you can split your party up at any time and set up ambushes and get in a prime position before you trigger the combat. Add in the massive living world where you can meet new friends and enemies, explore towns and find hidden rooms and missions. Miasma really is a fantastic game and maintains the high caliber set by the team’s previous game. I found myself leaving the main story until the end as I got lost in exploration and doing the many optional side quests. The game is deep and strategic but keeps it accessible with clear easy-to-read menus and simple controls. Miasma Chronicles builds itself up to be one of the better strategy games in recent years and is just goddam gorgeous, in a run-down kind of way.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!