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Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 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: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    10
    If you expect the gameplay to get better, it doesn’t really, the controls are pretty mind numbing, but even with just 2 main moves (push andIf you expect the gameplay to get better, it doesn’t really, the controls are pretty mind numbing, but even with just 2 main moves (push and grab), there’s still a lot of variety within the repetition. Guess what? It’s fun as ****
    But the reason I’m giving such a high score isn’t because of the playability. It’s because the art style is beautiful and chaotic, piling up that the concept of dinamic music is not just insane, but it was executed perfectly. A big problem with modern games is that they want the soundtrack to fit in, but it isn’t an easy task. Ape out outdid themselves by making a game that not only was directly related to the player’s play through, but it enhanced the experience going along with an aggressive gameplay and violent yet unique visuals. This game became a big favourite of mine. I mean, merciless killing + great art + jazz, if that’s doesn’t sound **** awesome, we just can’t be friends.
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  2. Mar 9, 2019
    10
    The perfect marriage, of jazz, visual arts and bananas. A peculiar style that creates a unique experience.

    The choppy, classical animation
    The perfect marriage, of jazz, visual arts and bananas. A peculiar style that creates a unique experience.

    The choppy, classical animation adds to the frantic nature of escape, where all your impacts are procedurally matched with a satisfying array of smashing cymbals. Creating an experience that feels improvised yet always in rhythm.

    Would sincerely recommend to those who are looking for something new.
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  3. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    Great game to pass an hour or two and an amazing experience for the first time. Also love the music
  4. Sep 12, 2020
    8
    Menos de dos horas de acción frenética y colores llamativos al ritmo de jazz. Muy recomendable si tienes poco tiempo y quieres un reto moderado
  5. 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
  6. Mar 16, 2019
    6
    Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz.
  7. Mar 6, 2019
    4
    All style, no substance. This would have been the 3rd coolest Flash game in 2005... maybe. There is no variety- you see about 80% of whatAll style, no substance. This would have been the 3rd coolest Flash game in 2005... maybe. There is no variety- you see about 80% of what this game has to offer in the first hour, about the same time the "oooh it looks and sounds neato" factor wears off.

    Skip this one until it's under $7.
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