The Gunk

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Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X

Genres: Action, Adventure and Open World

Released: September 2021. Added to this library 13 days ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Overview

The Gunk is an adventure game where you play as a pair of space explorers struggling for resources, until they find a new planet with new alien wildlife. Soon you realise that you need to save the planet from a Gunk parasite to free the world from infection.

Using a vacuum-like tool (reminiscent of Super Mario Sunshine) you clear areas of gunk, revealing healthy life underneath. There are many types of enemies that have formed from the gunk, from small creatures to large beasts.

From the developers behind Steamworld Heist it offers a strong character based narrative with scenic landscapes, but retains a focus on fun and tight exploration and collection gameplay..

Tip

This game is good if you want to inhabit another world.

Commitment

Players: This is a single player game.

Costs

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

Ratings

No ratings available for this game.

Accessibility

System settings: Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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The games in this section invite you to spend time in spaces that have a sense of place, life and character. Worlds that hold history and lore in their landscapes, flora, fauna and inhabitants; environments that respond to your presence and invite you to restore them to their former glory.
 

Free With Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that provides 100 top-tier games. Once subscribed you can download the game at no extra cost. Of the 100 games available the ones in our recommended database are listed below.

You cannot play games you install when your Xbox Game Pass expires, although you do keep any games you have purchased at a discount with your membership. You will need to purchase any in-game extra content in addition to the subscription, although some games include this content for free.
  • Xbox Game Pass £7.99/month
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate including Xbox Live Gold for online play £10.99/month
  • Xbox Game Pass PC £7.99/month
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also enables you to stream over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles, similar to the service offered by PlayStation Now, on mobile devices.

Xbox Live Gold usually costs £6.99/month and is the Xbox service that lets you play with others online. It also offers a few free games each month and substantial discounts.
 
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