The Station Review – Mysteries in Space

By: Louis Edwards

The Station has officially launched and it is ready for you to travel to it to find out what went wrong. The question is, should you risk your life (or money at least) on the adventure?

Read on to find out.


In the distant future the Espial Space Station, the most advanced spacecraft to explore beyond our atmosphere, monitors the alien planet of Psy-Prime. A small research crew of our best and brightest study the locals and evaluate the prospect of cohabitation. Soon after learning the intelligent natives are embroiled in perpetual savage war, Espial’s cloaking and communication arrays suddenly go offline and never return. It is up to you to travel there and find out what happened.


The game opens up as you have finished your journey to the distant space station and are on the inside of it. Keep in mind that this isn’t an action title, but an exploration title and you’ll want to look around at everything, being sure not to miss any side rooms or nooks that may hold clues to what happened here. Picking up items and examining them is one of the keys to figuring out not only what happened, but also figuring out some of the puzzles as well.

This isn’t a long game, as we finished it in around 3 hours, but it was 3 hours we enjoyed. The puzzles weren’t childishly easy, but didn’t require a genius intellect either. They had a nice balance to them that required some thought and some exploration. Not all of the puzzles were necessary to finishing the story, but help to give a bigger picture of the events that unfolded, so you’ll want to figure all of them out. there will probably be an online guide you could use to blow through the game, but where’s the fun in that? Puzzles range from restoring the power to the station to opening lockers and doors with a lock pattern pad similar to what you see on a smart phone. Solutions can be found on the station itself, you’ll just have to figure out where.

The graphics for the game are very pretty and eye pleasing, and the station itself is very detailed. Opening the main windows on the bridge gives a breath taking view of space and the nearby planet. The layout of the station is easy to follow and makes getting around it fairly easy. No maze or dungeon crawling here, and that’s a good thing. It’s more of an open world space station for you to explore than a linear path for you to take, and that is also a good thing.

The story is told through audio files and interactive ‘memory’ spots you’ll come across. there are also notes to be picked up and read, as well as computer terminals that allow you to read emails, notes, and instant messenger accounts and interactions between the previous inhabitants. All of which will give you a vague idea that something bad happened here. Your main key here is to read everything, and interact with with everything possible.

The Station retails for $14.99 / £14.99 and the game is worth its price tag for those that love a laid back adventure.



The Station review code provided by publisher and reviewed on a PS4 Pro. For more information on scoring, please read: What our review scores really mean.

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