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  • Summary: Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 6, 2018
    100
    Celeste’s optimism is refreshing, especially since it comes from within. It’s a call-and-response, a game that says Keep going! and waits for your next button press as confirmation, I will! You’re learning! and with every death, every obstacle stumbled against and overcome, you say I am! It’s a marriage of theme and mechanics so pure, so confident. And one hell of a platformer, too.
  2. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    Celeste is a surprise masterpiece. Its 2D platforming is some of the best and toughest since Super Meat Boy, with levels that are as challenging to figure out as they are satisfying to complete.
  3. Jan 29, 2018
    93
    Celeste is a charming, excellent platformer that becomes one of the first surprises of 2018. If you choose to play it, you’ll find a perfect gameplay, great ideas, amazing level design and a pretty interesting story.
  4. Jan 31, 2018
    90
    Celeste is special, because not only does it serve up a delight in precise platforming and environmental puzzle-solving, it also tells an emotional story of a girl trying to overcome her depression. While there are times where it feels like the mountain drains you of your will, it’s important to never stop pushing.
  5. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    85
    An expertly designed, tough-as-nails platformer that rarely stumbles on its march to the summit. [March 2018, p.79]
  6. Edge Magazine
    Feb 1, 2018
    80
    The controls are exquisitely calibrated, giving you room to adjust your trajectory in mid-air. [March 2018, p.118]
  7. Feb 20, 2018
    74
    “They cannot be serious!” became my mantra with Celeste. I like a steep challenge, but this is way too much. While the retro platformer shows off some interesting ideas the fun largely depends on your capacity for suffering as well as patience. This is one of the hardest games out there. They cannot be serious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 122
  1. Jan 28, 2018
    10
    This game is outstanding. One of the best games I've played to date. First off, the visuals and music are so polished and beautiful. I justThis game is outstanding. One of the best games I've played to date. First off, the visuals and music are so polished and beautiful. I just want every screen of this game as my background (the backgrounds are incredibly detailed and help make the game feel very polished) and I could listen to this music for hours. I mean, each level has it's own death transition! That should give you a taste of how much love the developers put into this game. The dialogue is incredibly charming and tells a story about complicated feelings so elegantly and with so much honesty (I mean, you can feel it through the dialogue). The gameplay is incredibly fluid and its difficulty curve is perfect (However, I am a platformer afficiando, so take that with a grain of salt). I mean, seriously. Just jumping around and dashing in an empty space feels amazing, and there are so many collectibles to find using these amazing controls! You can choose to play on assist mode, or complete the game 100% and have an outstanding time no matter what. This game simply gets everything right: from skippable cutscenes to counters that help see what you missed in a level. The B-sides are just as fun as the main story and there's secrets hiding in every corner. No secret makes you want to use a walkthrough; they are well-hidden, but also well telegraphed with fun little mini-challenges in them. There are so many cool, inventive mechanics to come across while traversing through in this game... and the level design... Oh, the level design! It's absolutely perfect. This game is incredible and a great start if you want to start playing hardcore platformers. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2020
    10
    Amazing platformer game that is chalenging and adds more new and fun and interesting mechanics as you play.
  3. Nov 7, 2020
    10
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  4. Nov 16, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is so fantastic every chavter has a new and good ideas but not in final chapter because heis a collection of the previous ideas but still a good game Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2018
    9
    To me, this is the most addictive platformer I've played since Dustforce.
    It has TONS of content - I've played for 33 hours by now and still
    To me, this is the most addictive platformer I've played since Dustforce.
    It has TONS of content - I've played for 33 hours by now and still am only through about 2/3 of the game. A word of warning though - after the first third, it gets really, really tough.
    I wanted to criticize some elements like blocks that make you bounce in somewhat unpredictable ways and the fact that some mechanics aren't introduced to the player but you'll most likely have to see in a video on Youtube or something but... in the end... playing it is just so much fun.
    The only thing I don't forgive is the awful story about a whiny brat and the occasionally appearing douchy dude. In my life, I've met a number of people actually struggling with psychological issues (myself included - struggling, not having met myself...) as well as shallow, whiny ones who wallow in self pity while not recognizing all the things "fate" (or chance - whatever) simply handed to them. And even though there isn't enough context to truly judge whether Madeline is one or the other, the way she expresses herself and behaves makes it seem like she belongs in the latter category. Which is why I started skipping cut scenes about halfway through.
    Still... overall... controls are tight, challenges very varied (and sometimes feel more like a combination of puzzle game and platformer), art and music are fantastic and it's obviously incredibly addictive if you enjoy platforming challenges.
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  6. Nov 17, 2020
    8
    Bu tarz 2d aksiyon platform oyunlarında oynadıkça hikayenin ve karakterin gelişim ve değişimini pek hissetmezsiniz. Ancak bu çok önemliBu tarz 2d aksiyon platform oyunlarında oynadıkça hikayenin ve karakterin gelişim ve değişimini pek hissetmezsiniz. Ancak bu çok önemli oynanış mekaniklerini vermekte bile aceleci davranmıyor ve başarılı bir macera yaşatıyor. Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2020
    0
    It had potential, but it is just plain repetetive boring. Chapter nine is just a d i c k slap in the face when you just want to complete thisIt had potential, but it is just plain repetetive boring. Chapter nine is just a d i c k slap in the face when you just want to complete this nightmare. Matt Thorson is the only developer on my ban list (did not have one before celeste). Suggestion to Matt Thorson: Start hating human beings, you life will be better when you accept love in your life. Expand

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