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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 114
  2. Negative: 28 out of 114

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  1. Aug 20, 2016
    0
    This game is nothing more than a snack. It is VERY VERY VERY hard to beat. Really hard. I just spent my ******* 24 hours to beat it and force my willpower but nothing happened.
  2. Mar 24, 2016
    1
    Combo system is addictive for a few minutes, but the game itself is lacking a lot of substance, the roguelike element is simply a cheap way to extend length in what's otherwise a game that has no challenge, the music is uninspired, the graphics are incredibly dull. It's another one of these NES-era inspired games, but not a good one, instead it's the kind you'd rent as a kid afterCombo system is addictive for a few minutes, but the game itself is lacking a lot of substance, the roguelike element is simply a cheap way to extend length in what's otherwise a game that has no challenge, the music is uninspired, the graphics are incredibly dull. It's another one of these NES-era inspired games, but not a good one, instead it's the kind you'd rent as a kid after spending an hour looking at everything else in the store because all the good games were gone, then immediately having your parents take it back for in-store credit for a future rental after playing for 15 minutes and realizing how bad it was. Expand
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81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jan 4, 2017
    50
    Downwell is an arcade game with purposefully archaic look and Spartan equipment for gaming masochists. Fans of retro, speed run and especially extreme difficulty will be thrilled, others should let their hands off!
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 28, 2016
    60
    Procedurally-generated levels are the new zombies. The design does not work beyond mobile gaming. [Aug 2016]
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    90
    You shoot monsters with your shoes while falling at high speed. Why? Because video games, that’s why. [13/2015, p.71]