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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
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: 47 out of 60
  2. Negative: 12 out of 60
  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. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    The most fun I've had playing a game with my friends in a long time. Controls are tight and responsive, and the game is always fair, even inThe most fun I've had playing a game with my friends in a long time. Controls are tight and responsive, and the game is always fair, even in the insanely difficult hardcore mode. Multiplayer is where it shines the brightest, and it does shine bright. Expand
  3. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    I think it's funny that Sony released "TowerFall" on the same day as "Titanfall" and Towerfall gets a better score on Metacritic! Good moveI think it's funny that Sony released "TowerFall" on the same day as "Titanfall" and Towerfall gets a better score on Metacritic! Good move Playstation! I absolutely love my PS4 and this is a great game! Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2014
    9
    Hands down one of the best multiplayer experiences I've had in years. This nostalgia driven romp through several worlds and dangerous archeryHands down one of the best multiplayer experiences I've had in years. This nostalgia driven romp through several worlds and dangerous archery is a can't miss for anyone. It's simple game play mechanics hide a deep and strategic game where twitch reflexes meet fast thinking and calculative shooting. I'd recommend this to anyone who can see past the simplistic graphics, which are in themselves beautiful in their own way. Expand
  5. Apr 4, 2014
    9
    Brings multiplayer back to the couch! Fun to play with friends, but there's enough content for you to enjoy the game by yourself. The art andBrings multiplayer back to the couch! Fun to play with friends, but there's enough content for you to enjoy the game by yourself. The art and music bring the game to an older era, but the game still feels new. The simple mechanics provide for an infinite amount of interesting, funny and amazing moments of gameplay. The only other platforming-fighting game I can think of besides the Super Smash Bros. series. Expand
  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
    I feel i have wasted my money on this game terrible controls and not fun game play. In the end TowerFall ascension is a Over hype game thatI feel i have wasted my money on this game terrible controls and not fun game play. In the end TowerFall ascension is a Over hype game that supports the hateful views and ideas of sexist and racists culture that has infected the gaming culture of late. Expand

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