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  • Summary: Confront various terrains as a lonely mountaineer and endure the countless dangers of climbing! Many tough decisions await you in a risky environment. Make your way up and down the mountain, overcoming insurmountable heights.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 26, 2021
    85
    Cerebral and engrossing, Insurmountable succeeds at making a tactical mountain-climbing rogue-lite. No frostbite required.
  2. Sep 7, 2021
    85
    Insurmountable is beautiful, engaging, clever, and a delight to play — even when I was halfway dead on the side of an icy peak and slowly dying of frostbite. It sounds like it would be tough to make that fun, but Insurmountable pulls it off.
  3. Apr 28, 2021
    80
    More unique events, more little plot threads to pull on and a greater variety of hazards, would all go a long way to elevate the climb. For now though, Insurmountable is a fun, if simple little experience, that’s perfect for those who want something chill to fill an hour or two.
  4. May 18, 2022
    80
    Insurmountable’s 2.0 update brings all the missing content that the original release desperately needed; while the new stuff is anything but cozy, it is challenging, which is the exact kind of thing players who love survival games are looking for. Insurmountable revitalizes the tired roguelike genre with its new setting and careful, slow-going mechanics, but it can feel a bit stale after a summit or two so it’s best to play this one in short bursts. If you’re always searching for that something over the next mountaintop, Insurmountable is cooler than cool — it’s ice cold.
  5. Jun 21, 2021
    75
    I enjoyed my time climbing this peak, though. It offers three characters with unique abilities that made the climb feel different for each one, and while it doesn’t break a lot of new ground in the genre, Insurmountable is a welcome addition to the other roguelikes in my library.
  6. May 7, 2021
    67
    Insurmountable is a very irregular experience, sometimes it succeeds in what it’s trying to achieve; sometimes it’s just boring. However, it’s a nice mix of genres with good ideas.
  7. May 2, 2021
    58
    Insurmountable is an intriguing product on paper, based on a particular idea but with a slow and not very interactive game structure.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 16, 2022
    5
    Interesting premise, but poor execution. The pathing is terrible, causing your character to move back and forth unnecessarily, wasting energyInteresting premise, but poor execution. The pathing is terrible, causing your character to move back and forth unnecessarily, wasting energy and such. Expand
  2. Apr 14, 2022
    3
    Mediocre at best, I did beat the game because it is short enough to get through it, but I got bored before even finishing the first run.
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    Mediocre at best, I did beat the game because it is short enough to get through it, but I got bored before even finishing the first run.
    The game looks beautiful an unique at first glance, but once you start playing...Oh my. Basically there is almost no gameplay. Imagine a FPS survival game so empty and with such dull mechanics that it ends up being a walking simulator. Now, imagine that but in a turn based game with top down view... How exciting! That is exactly what happens to Insurmountable, a nice idea with nothing else.
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