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  • Summary: TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. It's a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce. It's best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floorTowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. It's a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce. It's best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Mar 8, 2014
    100
    TowerFall: Ascension might not be complicated or feature-rich, but the instant pick-up-and-play fun of its local co-op arena battles make this the best game in the PS4’s fledgling library.
  2. Mar 21, 2014
    91
    Still, I'd only recommend buying it if you happen to have a second PS4 controller lying around — it's just that designed for local multiplayer. Then again, if you're looking for a game that single-handedly justifies the purchase of a second controller, Towerfall: Ascension is probably it.
  3. Mar 11, 2014
    90
    TowerFall Ascension’s blend of competitiveness and customization provides you with endless ways to have an incredible time. Just remember to bring some friends along for the ride.
  4. Apr 18, 2014
    90
    TowerFall Ascension is a game in the purest form of the word. Easy to learn, hard to master. Everyone can jump in and everyone can enjoy themselves.
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    85
    If you remember when "multiplayer" meant friends and a multitap, Towerfall: Ascension will fill you with glee. With its healhty dose of old-school adversarial local multiplayer, fans of games like Powerstone or Super Smash Bros should already have Towerfall: Ascension in their libraries.
  6. Apr 14, 2014
    80
    Someone needs to make the arcade machine version of this.
  7. Apr 1, 2014
    71
    The game focuses on the multiplayer options, up to four players at once. If you are not going to play it with someone, it's not worth buying it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 69
  2. Negative: 9 out of 69
  1. Mar 11, 2014
    10
    This is one of the best multiplayers you can have right now. Probably you never had this fun in years. Towerfall shows how you can enjoy aThis is one of the best multiplayers you can have right now. Probably you never had this fun in years. Towerfall shows how you can enjoy a videogame "despite of his graphics" Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    This is simply the best local multiplayer of recent years. If you like to have friends around playing with you and if you like to laugh andThis is simply the best local multiplayer of recent years. If you like to have friends around playing with you and if you like to laugh and have fun this game is a must buy. If you don't have any friends and only play solo, the quest mode is still great, so get it anyway =) Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Great game. Extremely fun. Reminds me of the good old days of playing super smash bros with my friends on the couch. Unique game play, andGreat game. Extremely fun. Reminds me of the good old days of playing super smash bros with my friends on the couch. Unique game play, and creative art design make this game a must buy for all those interested in a great local multiplayer game. Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2014
    9
    Simply, this game is ridiculous fun. At its core, Towerfall Ascension isn't much, but the rivalry that will grow between you and your friendsSimply, this game is ridiculous fun. At its core, Towerfall Ascension isn't much, but the rivalry that will grow between you and your friends is. If played alone, I can't recommend. The game has a lot of options for custom games and it has a decent number of maps and secrets. As a pure multiplayer experience, I can hardly think of a more intense and exciting game Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2016
    9
    I give this one here not the highest ranking simply because theres still one Thing missing - an online mode!
    BUT
    Nevertheless, Towerfall is
    I give this one here not the highest ranking simply because theres still one Thing missing - an online mode!
    BUT
    Nevertheless, Towerfall is one of the BEST multiplayer games out there on ANY console.
    Its extremely easy to pick up and Play, the controls are spot on, the game Looks and sounds amazing (very detailed Pixel graphics), its hectic, dramatic, chaotic, and one hell of a blast to Play.
    Its a must own for any PS gamer that has some friends for Couch coop! Get it NOW - and get the DLC as well - its cheap and Features the 4player Coop and some other crazy cool stuff that will Keep you and your friends busy for weeks if not months!
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  6. Jul 13, 2014
    8
    all is fun and games until someone gets shot with an arrow. this game features an arcade style game with a multiplayer that will ruinall is fun and games until someone gets shot with an arrow. this game features an arcade style game with a multiplayer that will ruin friendships. the multiplayer is amusing and fun for the gang while the campaign provides different areas with challenging opponents that make you want to play again. the music pumps you up for more battle. i feel like their needs to me some sort of online but for a 20$ game it is worth it.

    pros:
    -fun to play
    -good graphics
    -exciting music
    -fairly challenging opponents

    cons:
    -no online
    -no upgrade system
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  7. Feb 10, 2015
    0
    One of the worst games I have ever played. Almost felt asleep while playing it. The graphics look like the game was developed in the lastOne of the worst games I have ever played. Almost felt asleep while playing it. The graphics look like the game was developed in the last century. Including a character which resembles Anita Sarkesesian in their next dlc addon or whatever they are doing is just a pathetic move to get this game into the media. (probably becdause nobody else would care for the game otherwise) 0/10 Expand

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