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Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

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  • Summary: Assume the role of a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan... and slugcats look delicious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    90
    Any player in search of a real platforming challenge should be playing Rain World. It can be brutal at times and it has its quirks, but it will keep you coming back. Plus, it has a Slugcat.
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    Few will see the more remote corners of Rain World’s relentlessly dire stretch, but those who do are unlikely to forget the experience.
  3. Jun 5, 2017
    80
    An impressive bestiary of rogue DNA horrors, a charismatic hero and a huge world to explore. This is enough to forgive Rain World for a few weird design choices and at times wonky jumping mechanics.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    65
    Rain World could have been one of the best independent titles of this year, but risky design choices have just backfired here, causing it to be a missed chance, no matter how good some of the ideas that it brings to the table.
  5. May 23, 2017
    62
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. With its pretty visuals and cute protagonist, Rain World seems like an interesting experience at first sight. But after a while, it crushes under its repetitive game mechanics.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    50
    I never felt properly equipped to discover, to improve. With core systems opaque and unnecessarily limited, all I ever felt equipped to do in Rain World was fail.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Apr 3, 2019
    10
    Замечательный платформер с восхитительной атмосферой и по настоящему живым миром, который никого не оставит равнодушным.Замечательный платформер с восхитительной атмосферой и по настоящему живым миром, который никого не оставит равнодушным.
  2. Apr 9, 2017
    10
    This is the most ingenious and inventive game of this generation. People that don't like it are simply too bound to conventional gaming. It'sThis is the most ingenious and inventive game of this generation. People that don't like it are simply too bound to conventional gaming. It's intelligent, challenging and awesome. I have played it through, and if you have done that aso, you know exactly what I mean Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    Brutal and beautiful. This game combines platforming with a believable ecosystem and procedural animations. The atmosphere is incredible for aBrutal and beautiful. This game combines platforming with a believable ecosystem and procedural animations. The atmosphere is incredible for a 2D game and it has a great sense of survival and exploration. Every encounter feels unique because of the way the creatures interact with each other and the environment. It can be frustrating at times due to how fragile the slugcat is but it definitely aids the immersion as it makes those narrow escapes ever more special.
    Make sure to take lots of breaks!
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  4. Jan 19, 2019
    10
    The only survival game where you cant just craft shіt and build antroposphere in order to protect yourself , and forced to adapt and learnThe only survival game where you cant just craft shіt and build antroposphere in order to protect yourself , and forced to adapt and learn your environment to survive.
    The most unique survival action-platformer i ever played in terms of artstyle , gameplay , movement , lore and plot.
    Beware - difficulty level somewhere near Real Life ™ , and there will be minimum handholding besides sometimes "inescapable" encounters (later in game you'll learn how easily some creatures can be avoided), so dont be shy to play as Monk if you have troubles embracing it's difficulty.
    Also , creature spawning is not random , they move through level as they want , but they always spawn in their "hibernation chambers".
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  5. Jul 2, 2017
    10
    I love this game.

    It's kind of a mix between another world and dark souls. I don't find the controls clunky as some said : you need to
    I love this game.

    It's kind of a mix between another world and dark souls.

    I don't find the controls clunky as some said : you need to learn how to move your slugcat, but after a while, the controls reveal how precise they are and you can move exactly how you intend to move. You just need to learn. And that's all what this game is : learning, patiently. Each time you die, you learn something, and won't die as easily the next time.

    And I love how it looks. Every screen is unique, with a lot of tiny details that makes it feel like a real place, a dreadful one though. The slugcat animations are a joy to look at, and everything moves smoothly, there's a real feeling that everything you see is alive.

    This is a demanding game, and not for everyone, but for what it is, it is somehow perfect. A true little gem.
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  6. Apr 23, 2017
    9
    I don't know why people dislike this game. It's genuinely brilliant. It's pretty hard at times, and there are some things that are a bit hardI don't know why people dislike this game. It's genuinely brilliant. It's pretty hard at times, and there are some things that are a bit hard to understand for some, but when you're intelligent enough to understand the game's mechanics, which are simple yet amazing, it's a genuinely incredible experience. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2017
    0
    This game could have been incredible. The art and style are top notch, the game itself is horrible. I was really excited for this game, butThis game could have been incredible. The art and style are top notch, the game itself is horrible. I was really excited for this game, but it's such a huge disappointment. Expand

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