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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Downward is a first-person open-world parkour adventure set in the medieval ruins of a post-apocalyptic Planet Earth. You must master body, mind, and spirit -- for agility, precision, and determination are the only tools that will help you make sense of this world and change your fate...
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 31, 2017
    82
    Downward is a good platform with parkour elements, featuring an imaginative art direction and some open-world ambitions. Albeit a bit rough on the edges, the gameplay is challenging, robust, and with some nice quirks that will surprise the player.
  2. Jul 19, 2017
    80
    Downward is not a perfect game, but its approach to the first-person action-platform environment works well and the graphics are great for a low budget production.
  3. Jul 20, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. CD-Action
    Oct 30, 2017
    75
    Despite low budget Caracal Games managed to fulfill their ambitions to a significant degree. There are few decent games about parkour and Downward is a welcome addition to that niche. [10/2017, p.51]
  5. Jul 20, 2017
    74
    A bold, but wealthy debut, Downward recovers the lessons of much more sophisticated parties like Mirror's Edge to form a solid title, fully aware of their limitations.
  6. Jul 31, 2017
    70
    Downward is a first-person platform made by Caracal Games, where fun and frustration coexist at the same time.