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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 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: 38 out of 47
  2. Negative: 8 out of 47
  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 a videogame "despite of his graphics" Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Pura diversión con este juego, quiza jugando solo no tanto pero ofrece un buen reto-retro para un jugador pero si tienes 3 amigos mas con quien jugar es donde brilla este juego Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Best local coop fun you can have! Slick design, cool visuals and ridiculously fun and smooth gameplay. Shame there's no online, but the single-player is great enough anyway, and plus playing without lag locally requires perfect skill and precision, which makes winning all the more satisfying! Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    9
    Easily the local multiplayer game on PS4 right. It's cheap, it's fun, and if you're playing with a group, you're never going to get tired of it. The co-op mode provides a a Mario-like world progression and a challenge that feels like an actual challenge, not a brutal punishment. smart AI and tight spaces make for frantic and enjoyable co-op experiences. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2014
    9
    This is a retro game created for the OUYA, and yet..made its way to the ps4 and PC, it is probably one of the best indie games out there. And for such a good game to be developed by one person is astounding. It really grabs you from your first time playing, you just can't stop yourself from going to the next stage. The 4-player versus mode is awesome, but its a pity there is no online, but yet we still have a lot of fun. It is good for if you're having a small party or get together, could even be reconsidered for tournaments...from the team of GamePlay_RSA we approve of this quality, entertaining game, you really do get your money's worth with this game. We hope to see online in its future updates, as that would complete the game. Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2014
    9
    This is about as close to capturing the experience from the LAN/ console parties of my younger years. It is tough for many people to get friends together for the local co-op, but if you can manage that it's well worth it. The matches are short, and anyone can jump right in. There is a lot of room for advanced tactics and gameplay though. All of the sounds, animations, graphics, menus, unlocks, mechanics, and gameplay are excellent.

    It's a great game if you can organize your friends for a get together. Unfortunately, as I've gotten older this becomes quite hard to do.
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  7. Aug 9, 2014
    0
    Horrible game. I am not a graphic-effect lover and do not request from every developer to spend tons of money for the visual effects of a game. I simply get lots of fun from games like DEFCON, FTL, PAPERS PLEASE, EUROPE UNIVERSALIS. Also in PS4 games like FEZ, TRANSISTOR, ROGUE LEGACY or CHILD OF LIGHT tshows that graphics are not essential for a good gaming experience.
    As you know, we can not say a game good because it just has fascinating graphics, but also we can not say a game "indie-cool-back to roots" because of its pixel graphics.
    This game do not offer anything fresh like FEZ, any depth in story like CHILD OF LIGHT or revolutionary character selection idea ROGUE LEGACY or anything new or fresh. Just a shallow slashing game with PIXEL graphics that you may only have fun when you play with 4 people in the same house. That is all.
    Please do not use C64's or Amiga's name even for this ultra shallow-boring slash game. If you really want to play a game from the roots play MOONSTONE or ALIEN BREED. This is a game just tried to be retro with its pixel graphics. It has no similarity with its ancestors
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