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[PlayStation 5] Tin Can Review

[PlayStation 5] Tin Can Review

Tin Can from Klabater brings us a sci-fi simulation survival experience on PlayStation 5. Learn more in our Tin Can review!


Tin Can from Klabater brings us a sci-fi simulation survival experience on PlayStation 5. This is a title that is very different from the games that I’ve had a chance to review. Tin Can is a term by which astronauts call the space shuttles where they reside because they are made from mostly a type of tin. The game has a high level of replayability since you’ll be working on trying to survive through the many challenges that you’ll find in an escape pod – the titular Tin Can.

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Tin Can is all about how long you can last in the escape pod. When that moment comes that you need to abandon ship and get yourself into a one-slot escape pod. You are given about a minute to collect a few essential spare parts, and then it’s just you and the cramped tin can for company. I personally don’t think I could cope as I am fairly claustrophobic and do not like small spaces one tiny bit, so a cramped escape pod does freak me a little just thinking about it… and I guess that’s what the dev is aiming for!


Your goal is extremely simple: survive for as long as you can. Because of this, it’s highly recommended you complete the tutorial so that you can learn the basics. And even playing the tutorial won’t allow you to learn everything that you’ll need to do since there are tons of things that can go wrong along the way. You will be managing various systems and making repairs as problems arise while the pod navigates through the asteroid belts. You will experience issues with temperatures, which you need to immediately fix before you face a game over so that you can earn a spot on the leaderboard. There’s even a trophy for dying in every possible way – more on trophies in a bit – and there’s a good variety of ways for you to meet your end.

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The pod has a manual with various error codes that can help you decipher what problems the instruments are having so that you can hopefully have a chance to fix them. There’s a constant tension felt during your time with Tin Can. Lights begin to flicker. Stuff starts to shake, and then instruments start to malfunction, signaling your eventual demise. This is a very specific type of game that is not going to be for everyone, but if this is what you love to play during your downtime, then this one is going to scratch every single itch.


This is a Cross-Buy title, so if you own a PlayStation 5, you’ll be able to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost, and each one has its own trophy list. Each list has 4 Bronze trophies, 5 Silver trophies, and 9 Gold trophies for you to work on unlocking. What will you need to do? You will have to survive for 10 minutes in Ranking Mode, finish one game in Ranking Mode, accumulate 5 hours playing in Ranking Mode, make it through the asteroid field, complete all challenges, and make it through the 5 stars, to name some examples.

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Tin Can is a challenging survival experience in which you’ll need to do whatever it takes to fix the many issues in your escape pod. The game is beautiful with photorealistic graphics, giving you some solid big-budget sci-fi movie vibes as you try to make it out alive. If you enjoy a small bite-sized time killer, Tin Can could be what you need. Tin Can is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $19.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost.

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This Tin Can review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Klabater.

Review Overview

Do you have what it takes to survive in the Tin Can?