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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: 44 out of 57
  2. Negative: 12 out of 57
  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. May 11, 2014
    10
    Best local multiplayer game I've played in a long long time. Up there with Micro Machines, Bomberman, Mashed, etc. Has NES graphics but itBest local multiplayer game I've played in a long long time. Up there with Micro Machines, Bomberman, Mashed, etc. Has NES graphics but it proves gameplay is what makes a game worth playing.
    Similar game to Bubble Bobble & Snow Brothers. Multiplayer is fun as, but 2 player co-op is just as good, if not even better. Best game on PS4 so far, hands down.
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  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 theBest 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. 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. Mar 12, 2014
    9
    I can't believe how fun this game is. The co-op is awesome. The friendly fire makes things more challenging and often hilarious. It getsI can't believe how fun this game is. The co-op is awesome. The friendly fire makes things more challenging and often hilarious. It gets real difficult real fast, but it's so satisfying to beat that last wave. My only problem with it is that it doesn't have online multiplayer. I know they were going for the old school couch experience, but I would love to play this with my friends and family in other states. Great game. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2014
    8
    The gameplay is great, it is very humorous and its overall a blast to play. Currently its the best PS4 game. However the game does lose someThe gameplay is great, it is very humorous and its overall a blast to play. Currently its the best PS4 game. However the game does lose some of its appeal when it is taken into consideration the lack of online play. Expand
  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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