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Carrion Is a Bone-Crunching Great Reverse-Horror Metroidvania – Review in 3 Minutes


Carrion is a 2D Metroidvania / reverse-horror game by Phobia Game Studio where you play as the monster. The biomass is a sentient amalgamation of flesh, teeth, and tentacles that will stop at nothing to escape the secure research facility where it’s been kept.

In order to break free, you must spread your biomass throughout the sectors by nesting in specific locations and breach secure doorways into new parts of the facility. These nesting spots double as save points and allow you to regrow any biomass you’ve lost from fighting enemies. The research staff uses guns, fire, and other tech to combat you. Taking damage will shrink your size until you are reduced to nothing; feeding on humans can in turn restore your mass, but it’s not always advantageous to be as large as possible.

Carrion gave me a fantastic power fantasy that I didn’t know I wanted. It makes great use of the Metroidvania archetype and fits its reverse horror movie plot into the most enjoyable six hours I’ve ever had the guilty pleasure of experiencing. The game is available now for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.

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Review copy provided by the publisher. Reviewed on PC.

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