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  • Summary: Capsized is a fast paced 2d platformer focused on intense action and exploration.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 18, 2011
    Capsized recalls memories of Turrican, Commander Keen, and Cybernator, but this is not a nostalgic retro-rehash. You won't find chunky pixels, chiptune soundtracks, or tongue-in-cheek nods to the past. Capsized is a modern original; a nearly pitch-perfect blend of combat and exploration that manages to be as beautiful as it is exhilarating.
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    An intense and beautifully designed action-physics platformer, which also happens to be dirt cheap.
  3. May 4, 2011
    Capsized is a love letter to the 8-bit era: the perfect mix between Cybernoid and The Sacred Armour of Antiriad.
  4. May 6, 2011
    A mere 12-level campaign rather curtails your wistful pleasure, but the presence of four 'Arcade' modes doesn't hurt, especially co-op.
  5. May 25, 2011
    The Metroid-esque adventure game Capsized is cleverly put together. The multifunctional weapons and the refreshing puzzles give the player enough space to develop their own playstyle. On design and technical terms it might also be one of the most impressive indie-games of the year.
  6. May 5, 2011
    Classic gameplay and good visuals, Capsized is a solid and nostalgic game.
  7. May 3, 2011
    For its small price, Capsized is an honest bargain. Well executed visually, with very nice music, very few bugs, and a complete gameplay. But Alien Trap delivers the paper of a good student who lacks a little imagination.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    What a wonderful little game. Appropriately challenging, and moderately addicting. Great art direction. Great atmosphere. Hostile world that feels scary despite the somewhat pleasing ambiance of it. Unique and beautiful. Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2013
    Capsized in an exceptional platformer with well integrated exploration and plenty of alien blasting. The game is also extremely well done on iOS and mirrors the play of the PC version very well. I highly recommend the game it hours and hours worth of great gameplay. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2011
    Beautiful game. The hand-drawn environments show a sense of care to 2D games that only a few other devs have matched (Braid). It is very rare to feel like you have been drawn in rather than just watching your character do things on the screen, but the Alientrap devs have gone above and beyond this. The short little tutorial at the beginning is straightforward and controls are easy to grasp after a little practice. Sometimes the controls can be a little tough if you aren't quite used to them yet, though they become second nature in time. The game introduces new elements very straightforwardly, allowing you to figure out what they do on their own rather than telling you, which keeps the element of discovery fresh in every level. They use this same concept for the enemies.

    The level design is great, providing secrets like in retro 2Ders to discover which will give you a buff or extra life. There is no map or compass, adding to the genuine "Lost and stranded" theme of the game.

    If this wasn't enough to convince you to grab it, go check the demo out on Steam!
  4. May 3, 2011
    Review in french: Super jeu! Moment très fun passé sur ce jeu qui se joue et se rejoue! Jeu de plate-forme 2D, jeu d'action, la prise en main est un peu difficile au début, puis une fois qu'on maîtrise toutes les subtilités, c'est génial! Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2012
    Even though the physics-based gameplay can be clumsy or frustrating at times, Capsized still offers an enjoyable platforming adventure. Local co-op/deathmatch and Steam achievements leave much more to do after the 6h completion time. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2012
    The game is beautiful. But if you are looking for something more than visuals - look somewhere else. This game is a simple sidescroller - nothing more unfortunately, even if you factor in the physics engine. Weapon system is awkward - why make it so hard to choose a weapon? Unlike BRAID - this game is just a sidescroller with pretty graphics. Expand
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    Unplayable. I've been trying to get it to work for hours, but it does nothing but crash to the desktop. A quick look at the Steam forums shows it's an all too common event with no fix in sight from the developers. Unacceptable, but at least I didn't spend too much to find out the developer is inept. Expand

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