Void Bastards | Mini Review

What is it?

Void Bastards is a roguelite first-person shooter by Blue Manchu and published by Humble Bundle. In the future, important and dangerous jobs are solved by sending conscripted convicts deep into space. You play as a randomly-generated prisoner, and must plunder damaged ships filled with mutants, robots and space pirates, in the hunt for craftable items, rations and other valuables. If you die, you merely take control of another prisoner.


PC, PS4, Xbox One

Bang-tidy visuals and artwork.
Crafting mechanics are well implemented.
Pretty sweet arsenal.
Randomly generated ship interiors are fun to explore and pillage each time.
Dying lets you play as a new prisoner with game-changing perks or abilities.
Some bullet-sponge enemies.
Repetitive gameplay might put off some players.
Not as funny as it hopes to be.


Void Bastards is a rinse-and-repeat kind of game. Its ability to randomize much of its content prevents it from becoming tiresome after copious amounts of travelling, looting and crafting. With its great visuals, solid combat and genuinely exciting encounters, what’s admirable is the fact that, while repetitive, it all just works pretty damn well.


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