Phoning Home is an indie open world exploration game along the lines of popular games Rust and The Forest. As the name suggests, the objective is to repair a crashed ship and contact your home world while experiencing a new planet through the eyes of a marooned robot. With the open world concept, the game lets users discover something new each time they play the game.
Phoning Home follows a small robot named Ion after his ship crashes on an unknown and mysterious planet. You guide Ion as the robot explores this strange world while trying to repair the ship and its communications system. The game?s stunning graphics as well as its voices and soundtrack are refined and well done. A lot of care has gone into creating a detailed world for gamers to explore and experience.
At first, gameplay feels somewhat convoluted and users need a few hours with Phoning Home before getting used to the concept and mastering Ion?s controls. The reward is a vast land to experience while looking for materials to fix the ship. At the same time, you get to unravel the mysteries surrounding the true nature of the planet. You also meet new and creative life forms. It is this ability that makes open world games like Phoning Home interesting and exciting.