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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: 17 out of 158
  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. Jun 17, 2020
    10
    De lo mejor que he jugado los últimos años. No te rindas! Tu puedes con este reto llamado celeste! Eso si, recomiendo jugarlo con mando.
  3. Oct 17, 2021
    10
    Celeste is the best 2D platformer I have ever played, and the toughest. You will die A LOT in this game, but that's the beauty of it. Part ofCeleste is the best 2D platformer I have ever played, and the toughest. You will die A LOT in this game, but that's the beauty of it. Part of that beauty comes from the way the game tackles the levels of each world, and that is screens. You will never be set back more than the screen you are already on, which is a brilliant design choice. There are no lives in Celeste, so you will never see a game over screen. You will just die for a second, and then be able to tackle your screen until you move onto the next. The worlds vary immensely, from a mountain city to a ancient tower with tons of mirrors inside, no two worlds seem alike. I will not spoil the plot, but it is meaningful and tells a great message about mental health. Another thing to mention are the controls, which are extremely tight and fun to use. Overall, Celeste is a charming, challenging, and rewarding journey that any platformer fan should give a go at! Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2020
    9
    Amazing game. Very simple to pick up, and nice soundtrack. Stands out in almost every category.
  5. Nov 20, 2021
    9
    One of the best games i have ever played, the movement is so fluid and satisfactory, the musics are so well done and the art is beautiful.
  6. Jul 23, 2021
    8
    Celeste é um jogo muito bom de plataforma 2D. Em suas mecânicas, o jogo não inova em nada; a novidade está na forma em como a obra conta suaCeleste é um jogo muito bom de plataforma 2D. Em suas mecânicas, o jogo não inova em nada; a novidade está na forma em como a obra conta sua história e os assuntos que ela trata. Dificilmente, você vê isso no mercado, ainda mais com essa qualidade técnica. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2020
    0
    very hard and it doen't tell you where to go. soundtrack is good but i don't recomend to buy it

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