Somerville Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Somerville Review, we are in the wake of catastrophe and we must find the means to make our family whole again. Somerville is a Sci-Fi adventure grounded in the intimate repercussions of a large-scale conflict. We try to Immerse ourselves in a hand-crafted narrative experience set across a vivid rural landscape. Navigate your way through the dangerous terrain ahead of you to unravel the mysteries of Earth’s visitors.

Somerville Review

Somerville Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 10.3GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Beautiful opening cinematic.
  • Sci-Fi adventure gameplay.
  • No words are spoken and instead, it’s body language and movements.
  • Picturesque locations.
  • You get infused with Alien tech that allows you to interact with the Alien ships, other entities, and debris.
  • 14 chapters.
  • Puzzle platformer.
  • Has strong Limbo and inside vibes. (makes sense as the lead devs are from Playdead)
  • Simple controls.
  • Powerful storytelling.
  • Short game clocking in around four or so hours but it depends on your puzzle-solving skills.
  • Really good set pieces.
  • Thought-provoking.
  • It’s currently on Gamepass.

Somerville Review

Somerville Review Cons:

  • No camera control.
  • You don’t get a lot of helpful tutorials puzzle-wise.
  • Grabbing onto objects is tricky.
  • Is really bad at guiding you around the world.
  • No real replay value.
  • Some of the puzzles are just obtuse.

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Somerville Review


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Developer: Jumpship Games

Publisher: Thunderful Games

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

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!