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  1. Jul 18, 2014
    80
    You Have to Win the Game is a wonderful tribute to the 8-bit age of videogames. A traditional retro-style 2D platformer oriented to exploration and backtracking, that turns a demanding challenge into his own distinctive sign. It will be loved from those gamers that were born in the 80’s.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Jul 15, 2014
    5
    This game is decent. I got a couple of kicks out of it because it was one of the first games I got on Steam. Now, I don't touch it because IThis game is decent. I got a couple of kicks out of it because it was one of the first games I got on Steam. Now, I don't touch it because I got really bored of it. I don't like the game anymore because I got frustrated. Maybe once in a blue moon I'll try it again but for now I'm good. There is no fun stuff to do and there is absolutely no music whatsoever. I just don't like this game. Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2014
    7
    "You have to win the game" is a game based around the retro styled PC games and it makes sure of this as the game's screen is rounded like an"You have to win the game" is a game based around the retro styled PC games and it makes sure of this as the game's screen is rounded like an old pc monitor, has screen glare and the games art style is a two dimensional 16 bit platforming game. This adds the factor to the old game aesthetic. As the title suggests, the main objective like many other games is to beat it, that is the problem, IT IS REALLY HARD TO BEAT IT. You are an adventurer and you are in some sort of world and it is full of things that want to kill you and confuse you. You will find yourself not beating this game in one sitting or you will break your monitor. There is no story as I can see and no explanation to what you do and I find this horrible. The reason being is that you will end up going to dead ends because of this. And there is no maps which I find more irritating, however that is the point of the game.

    Personally I do not like these types of games and for that I would recommend people who want to be overly challenged to get this as it is free to play.
    For those in my situation, who like games with a bit of help or guidance, you are not going to enjoy this as much as you want to.
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  3. Jan 23, 2015
    7
    This game is entirely free and that's a wonderful thing, because it's definitely worth a few bucks. And besides, who doesn't love somethingThis game is entirely free and that's a wonderful thing, because it's definitely worth a few bucks. And besides, who doesn't love something for nothing? I know that I do! I mean, free stuff is awesome. But I digress...the first thing you may or may not notice about this fantastic little platformer, depending on the year you were born, is the fact that it looks and feels exactly like an old-school classic NES title from that colorful decade: the 80's. The 1980's, not the 1880's, of course. That may be the first strike against this game to some of you, but for me this game feels just as reminiscent as those classics I sunk so many hours of my young life into way back when my mother was still picking out my clothing for the day.

    This game is also surprisingly challenging despite the fact that it looks rather easy. There's also no music, extremely limited sound effects, and the only action your character has is to jump. But despite all of this the game still works extremely well as a whole. And for these reasons and these reasons alone, I feel compelled to yell at you to get out there and try this game. You don't even have to wait until the next big sale because did I mention earlier that it's entirely free?
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