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  • Summary: Axiom Verge is an indie game focusing on action and exploration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 4, 2015
    90
    With backtracking done the way it should be done, properly balanced difficulty level and great level design Axiom Verge is the best love letter to Samus in years. [07/2015, p.70]
  2. Games Master UK
    May 24, 2015
    88
    Retro done right. [June 2015, p.63]
  3. Jun 2, 2015
    85
    Axiom Verge is an excellent tribute to the first 2D Metroid games. With an enormous map, constant supply of new skills, and a breadth of secret locations this game is a must for anyone that searches for the next good metroidvania game.
  4. May 13, 2015
    80
    Axiom Verge is a great game that will scratch the itch for anyone scorned by Nintendo’s failure to give Samus a needed and deserved shot in the arm.
  5. Jun 10, 2015
    80
    Axiom Verge is an action- and exploration sidescroller that pays homage to the classic 2D Metroid-games. Being a one-man project, the scope and presentation is very impressive. Only a few issues with the pacing and mechanics keep Axiom Verge away from the very top scores.
  6. May 20, 2015
    80
    A homage to retro classics is one thing but having gameplay that’s both challenging and fun makes Axiom Verge special. If you grew up in that era, you’d be a fool to miss out on this and if you’re new to the genre, I can’t think of a better entry.
  7. May 15, 2015
    62
    Compare this to Ori and the very conservative interpretation feels old-fashioned. It shows some cool gadgets, though, while the weaponry and abilities are well connected to the exploration. But nonetheless this is “too” retro for me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. May 19, 2015
    10
    This is pure retro gaming ecstasy. Responsive fluid controls, a wide variety of creatures, worlds and music. It's a game for the adults whoThis is pure retro gaming ecstasy. Responsive fluid controls, a wide variety of creatures, worlds and music. It's a game for the adults who grew up playing these games. It has evolved and matured into something new and interesting, but feels nostalgic and comforting. It's like a love letter to the past with some new edginess. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2015
    10
    Uma verdadeira obra de arte retrô. Excelente história, jogabilidade, trilha sonora. Uma verdadeira homenagem a Super Metroid, mas não umUma verdadeira obra de arte retrô. Excelente história, jogabilidade, trilha sonora. Uma verdadeira homenagem a Super Metroid, mas não um clone. O jogo é bastante longo, possui bastante armas e ferramentas, recomendo! Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2018
    10
    This game revives the formula of the metroidvania and enhances it, its world is simple detailed and beautiful in an eerie and mysterious way.This game revives the formula of the metroidvania and enhances it, its world is simple detailed and beautiful in an eerie and mysterious way. the gameplay is fantastic with a giant variety of weapons gadgets and secrets. the story is not told as children story but from the characters in the game and the secrets you find. in the end the bosses the pacing, the characters the world and the gameplay are fantastic. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2015
    9
    15 hours in and I'm at 90% map completion. This is my first attempt and I started it on "hard". I don't regret a thing. At first, it seemed15 hours in and I'm at 90% map completion. This is my first attempt and I started it on "hard". I don't regret a thing. At first, it seemed incredibly tough and it certainly is even later on. But if you don't just run and gun but try to glitch enemies and lure them into places where they can't hit you, it's very manageable.
    As for the whole "Metroidvania" thing, I have to say... I did finish Super Metroid and I believe also Metroid 2. As well as all RPG-style Castlevanias and many other Metroidvanias. But the only game of its kind (Metroid, RPG-Castlevania or Metroidvania) I remember enjoying this much is Symphony of the Night. The art style is fantastic, the music as well and the controls as well as the huge variety of gameplay elements is just great. The only thing that bugs me a little is the fact that effort that it takes to get most pass codes if one doesn't just Google them. Also that the game does not mark found items on the map. As well as the occasionally inconsistent art style. And most importantly, I can't stand the fact that it's Steam-only on PC. This is really what finally made me knock off one point from 10.
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  5. Oct 7, 2019
    9
    I'm not a nostalgic player, not a fan of retro-indie titles, but I couldn't put this game down! It's such a great combination of story,I'm not a nostalgic player, not a fan of retro-indie titles, but I couldn't put this game down! It's such a great combination of story, game-play, platforming and shooting. Amazing soundtrack and the right amount of challenge. I was amazed when I learned that this game was made by one person. A real gem. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2018
    9
    Pretty cool retro-styled visuals and really nice platformer gameplay.
    I played to the end and have so much joy of it. And I think sometime I
    Pretty cool retro-styled visuals and really nice platformer gameplay.
    I played to the end and have so much joy of it. And I think sometime I will play it again.
    If you love old school platformers this game is highly recommended for you!
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  7. Dec 1, 2019
    7
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