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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: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 29, 2022
    100
    A charming precision platformer with a pleasant story about mental health. Gorgeous graphics, beautiful music, and fantastic platforming had me coming back for more despite my thousand deaths.
  2. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    An essential gaming experience. Everything this team set out to do they accomplished. If you have any love for indie games, you’re about to fall head over heels. These people have created something very close to perfection.
  3. Jan 30, 2018
    95
    Celeste is one of the best platform games of the last years. It's a beautiful adventure with an amazing level design and perfect control system. Matt Make Games has created an incredible video game, challenging, and with a surprising storyline.
  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 181
  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. Jul 14, 2020
    10
    No review present. No review present. No review present. No review present.
  3. Mar 17, 2022
    10
    This is probably my all-time favorite game. The mechanics are great, it's fun to beat hard rooms, the DLC and post-game content is great,This is probably my all-time favorite game. The mechanics are great, it's fun to beat hard rooms, the DLC and post-game content is great, everything is great. The art is great, the gameplay is so fluid, all the chapters are so defined from each other that it feels like a whole new world. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2020
    9
    One of the best platformers I've played in a while. The way they tell the story of Celeste's battle with anxiety and crippling self-doubt andOne of the best platformers I've played in a while. The way they tell the story of Celeste's battle with anxiety and crippling self-doubt and climbing the mountain just to "prove she can" was actually very powerful despite how simple that premise sounds. Every obstacle you come across and difficulty you encounter you find yourself REALLY pushing through and trying to achieve getting to the because you relate to the character's struggles of breaking down your limits and pushing through hard times to prove to yourself you can and again it's very powerful as I never gave up no matter how challenging it became. a massive well done to the dev team and if you are even slightly interested in platformers do yourself the biggest favour and buy it. Expand
  5. May 22, 2022
    9
    Sometimes even tears started to show (from the story, not difficulty, which was pretty hard though :D), the ending is a bit too long.
  6. Apr 17, 2022
    8
    Celeste's smooth mechanics, organic puzzle design, and clear visual language make every challenge feel fair, no matter how difficult. TheCeleste's smooth mechanics, organic puzzle design, and clear visual language make every challenge feel fair, no matter how difficult. The sheer amount of post-game content really overstays its welcome. 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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