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Generally favorable reviews- based on 4688 Ratings

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  • Summary: Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever.

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Undertale PS4 & Vita Announcement Trailer - E3 2017
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  1. Positive: 40 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Sep 25, 2015
    100
    It was a whispered reminder that great games can do more than impress with sheer complexity and breadth, they can also draw us in close to them as to engage with our humanity.
  2. Nov 19, 2015
    100
    It’s rare for a game to so ruthlessly and completely nail the altered reality games place us in the way Undertale does. Whether it’s the nameless NPCs you always meet in RPGs or the hundreds of mooks you mow down with gunfire in games like Uncharted, Undertale brilliantly demystifies these conventions and questions why games are still codified this way. But even outside of its ambitious themes, it proves to be a compact, perfectly paced RPG experience with hilarious, tense writing and endearing characters. That it succeeds so completely in its thematic approach on top of all that is what makes Undertale a truly essential experience.
  3. Feb 23, 2016
    100
    Through a combination of often relaxed but sometimes tense gameplay, a dreamy atmosphere, and genuine characters that feel like they’re actually alive and all living together in this isolated society of longing, Undertale transcends its medium and becomes a genuinely moving experience I would recommend to anyone who is open to a sometimes sorrowful, sometimes hilarious, always bizarre and engaging emotional journey.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 4, 2016
    92
    Undertale fills me with determination. The biggest surprise of 2015, a unique masterpiece. [Dec 2015]
  5. Jan 15, 2016
    90
    Undertale is a fresh and original indie adventure: great story, great characters and a wonderful soundtrack.
  6. Sep 30, 2015
    90
    Toby Fox's work is not just an anecdote: it is perfectly well-thought out. It hides something that connects directly or indirectly to anyone who has spent too much time with a gamepad in his hands.
  7. Jan 25, 2016
    60
    An interesting concept, a weak execution.

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  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    UMA COMPLETA BOSTA DO KRL, ESTE JOGO É TÃO RUIM MAS TÃO RUIM QUE ELE É BOM MAS DAI ELE FICA TÃO BOM MAS TÃO BOM QUE FICA UMA MERDA, UM LIXO
  2. Sep 16, 2015
    10
    Clever, fun, and full of heart. The closest comparison I can think of in tone are the Mother series, and the games of Yoshirou Kimura. TheClever, fun, and full of heart. The closest comparison I can think of in tone are the Mother series, and the games of Yoshirou Kimura. The type of game that uses weirdness, humour and innocence to teach you something about how you approach games and maybe a little bit about yourself. Expand
  3. Sis
    Jan 15, 2016
    10
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  4. Dec 27, 2015
    10
    Well, I created this account simply to give my vote on this game. It's so perfect that it cannot even be described in words. Play trough theWell, I created this account simply to give my vote on this game. It's so perfect that it cannot even be described in words. Play trough the entire game before you decide to rate it. Many people claim their games are art but this is clearly the closest to it. Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    I went in with very little knowledge about Undertale (aside from hearing nothing but endless hype and praise). Naturally, I was extremelyI went in with very little knowledge about Undertale (aside from hearing nothing but endless hype and praise). Naturally, I was extremely skeptical that this 6-hour indie game (developed almost exclusively by one guy) could come close to what everyone was chalking it up to be.

    After playing through the game 4 times now, I can safely say Undertale exceeded any and all expectations.

    Everyone else has complimented the writing, and I agree; it's simultaneously hilarious (I can't remember the last time a game's made me physically laugh time and time again), and emotionally devastating when it needs to be. There are even elements of horror sprinkled in, so much so that the game's directly led to my very own Undertale-inspired nightmares. Everyone else has complimented the music, and again, I agree. A blending of chip tunes, synth, and acoustic instruments, developer toby fox has created an absolutely delightful soundtrack that's worth a repeat (or 20, in my case). If you like to listen to video game soundtracks on your own time, I HIGHLY recommend the game+soundtrack bundle. It's worth every penny.

    Every aspect of Undertale feels as though it's been polished to a meticulous degree. However, the one aspect of the game that should be highlighted the most is toby fox's stupidly over-the-top attention to detail. Morality in games has always been fickle. Even in games like Until Dawn, where the concept of every action unavoidably causing a major change in story/outcome is ham-fisted to the player from the very start, almost all fall short of actually delivering upon the promise of meaningful choices. In my opinion, this is where Undertale shines the strongest.

    Every single action you take in the game makes a lasting impact on characters' dialogue, and ultimately, on how the story ends. Already, people have documented dozens upon dozens of alternate endings, depending on who you kill, and who you choose to spare (Undertale's main selling feature). Even choices you make as a player - saving, dying in battle, resetting from a checkpoint, etc. - every action is observed by the game, and consistently alters the way characters interact with you.

    There's no other experience out there like Undertale. The heartfelt/mind-destroying story, the brilliant storytelling, the vibrant soundtrack, and even the simple visuals - which manage to still impress, ESPECIALLY later on in the game - combine with this attention to detail to serve as my personal GOTY. You owe it to yourself to play Undertale.
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  6. Mar 29, 2021
    9
    There is no proper comment or anything else about this game. It's a game that all "Players" should experience.
  7. Mar 14, 2021
    0
    I'm not going to review this game in detail. I'm just gonna say, it's the first and probably the last game that made me cry like a baby.

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