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Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz.

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Ape Out Gameplay - 7 Minutes Of Mayhem & Destruction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Mar 4, 2019
    100
    If you don’t mind a rather extreme challenge, I can’t recommend Ape Out enough, a perfect marriage of style and execution that’s difficult as hell while also managing to be an exciting power fantasy. Every step of the way is exciting and fun, and even when you’re running up against a wall, it has that “one more run!” power that gets you to keep trying, and then whoops, hours are gone. Ape Out is definitely worth checking out and returning to for a quick and excellent experience.
  2. Feb 28, 2019
    90
    Ape Out is a masterpiece of desperate, reactive play that not only gets you to behave like a rampaging gorilla, it forces you to adapt like one.
  3. Mar 11, 2019
    90
    Ape Out is that rare mix of great art, sound and game design. It’s a short but addictive experience with challenging, satisfying gameplay and an audiovisual style that instantly grabs your senses and doesn’t let go.
  4. Feb 28, 2019
    80
    While the procedural generation makes it slip on a banana peel somewhat, the rest of Ape Out is such a stylistic and hyperviolent joy that you can't but be charmed by it - even the jazz.
  5. Apr 27, 2019
    80
    Ape Out is grueling. Constantly, all in movement and speed, the game will make you live something very satisfying. It is like a little walk before turning into a jam-session that will seem very messy from a distance, for the uninitiated. You'll enjoy replaying it, in the manner of a single good vinyl.
  6. Feb 28, 2019
    80
    Ape Out parades the alliance between thunderous jazz and an irritated bloodthirsty gorilla. Two unrelated objects defined by being out of control are both under your control in the form of a violent top-down brawler. Symbols crash when gorillas and humans clash and the performance is beautiful and preposterous.
  7. Feb 28, 2019
    62
    Mashing up unique aesthetics and gameplay doesn't always yield a perfect result, and Ape Out tries to fit together two disparate ideas without successfully navigating the challenges of such an endeavor. Too many elements just don't work at a fundamental level, making it an uneven effort at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    Great game to pass an hour or two and an amazing experience for the first time. Also love the music
  2. Nov 6, 2020
    10
    Don't be fooled by their simple mechanics, the gameplay is intense, and the art and music are outstanding!
  3. Jul 13, 2020
    9
    Great one to let some steam out! Makes violence look beautiful and the way jazz music is implemented into gameplay lets you satisfyingly smashGreat one to let some steam out! Makes violence look beautiful and the way jazz music is implemented into gameplay lets you satisfyingly smash and kill people in rhythm and with great style. Go wild. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2020
    7
    As a jazz lover myself, this was a wet dream come true. The music and the way it is incorporated into the gameplay is definitely the bestAs a jazz lover myself, this was a wet dream come true. The music and the way it is incorporated into the gameplay is definitely the best aspect of Ape Out. Perhaps the difficulty curve is designed quite abruptly, but, in spite of this, you can get a very fun experience out of this game. Expand
  5. Jul 14, 2022
    7
    Nettes. Spiel es hat echt viel Spaß gemacht. Mehr davon! Nicht zu lang, nicht zu kurz. Genau richtig.
  6. Feb 7, 2021
    6
    Skóre - 6
    Ugabuga opice pryč, to je hádám vše, co potřebujete vědět o téhle hře. Hra je zábavná, ale prakticky stačí urvat dveře trezoru a
    Skóre - 6
    Ugabuga opice pryč, to je hádám vše, co potřebujete vědět o téhle hře. Hra je zábavná, ale prakticky stačí urvat dveře trezoru a vyhrál jsi hru, což celkem tu hru kazí.
    Dohráno 07.01.2021
    Herní čas - 01h35m
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  7. Mar 5, 2021
    4
    10 out of 10 style
    2 out of 10 gameplay: overly simplistic; more reliant on luck than skill; randomized levels don't work for this game often
    10 out of 10 style
    2 out of 10 gameplay: overly simplistic; more reliant on luck than skill; randomized levels don't work for this game often ending in unfair, cheap deaths
    Really wanted to like this game but it was just a huge disappointment. Huge difficulty spikes at the end. I'm the type of guy who will finish almost any game or movie no matter how bad it is. I stopped playing on the 5th level, break out. Honestly don't think most reviewers made it that far.
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