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Generally favorable reviews- based on 3919 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
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 896
  1. Feb 2, 2019
    10
    I absolutely loved this game and played it a million times. This game is basically an art piece. I highly recommend playing this game. You'dI absolutely loved this game and played it a million times. This game is basically an art piece. I highly recommend playing this game. You'd feel so many emotions you can either save everyone or kill everyone. Great soundtrack and humor. 100/10. Expand
  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. Dec 22, 2016
    10
    I had mixed expectations going into this game. I had heard many great things about it, but also expected it to be some memes current cultureI had mixed expectations going into this game. I had heard many great things about it, but also expected it to be some memes current culture reference game coming from the screenjunkies honest trailer. What I got was an amazing experience that made me laugh and touched my heart, often at the same time. Never before have I become so invested in a game, it's story, and its characters like this. Many mightn't find it perfect, but I thoroughly loved it. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    Great game with an excellent soundtrack. Bullet hell style battles are a little too hard though. The writign was funny and creative and theGreat game with an excellent soundtrack. Bullet hell style battles are a little too hard though. The writign was funny and creative and the game changes dramatically based on how you play. 10/10 Expand
  5. Sep 25, 2015
    10
    Amazing indie RPG gem that has managed to trump a number of AAA titles into being my favorite game of the year. Great soundtrack, goodAmazing indie RPG gem that has managed to trump a number of AAA titles into being my favorite game of the year. Great soundtrack, good retro-style graphics (although the tutorial area is a bit iffy), just all around great. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2015
    9
    Do you like video games? If yes, buy this game. Do you like humour? If yes, buy this game. Do you enjoy life? If yes, buy this game. Do youDo you like video games? If yes, buy this game. Do you like humour? If yes, buy this game. Do you enjoy life? If yes, buy this game. Do you have the money? If yes, buy this game.

    If you answered no to any of the above questions, buy this game.
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  7. Jan 21, 2017
    0
    On sait que les jeux "indés" ne sont pas chers, c'est d'ailleurs là leur seul attrait. Et c'est pour une bonne raison, car à l'image d'uneOn sait que les jeux "indés" ne sont pas chers, c'est d'ailleurs là leur seul attrait. Et c'est pour une bonne raison, car à l'image d'une Lada ou d'une Dacia, on en a pour son "argent". Ce qui signifie une technique à la ramasse et par conséquent des graphismes à la rue (ma Dacia Sandero est moche comme un pou mais elle n'est pas chère).

    En vérité, on a l'habitude avec ces jeux "indés" en 2D comme on en faisait dans les années 80, sauf qu'à l'époque, il s'agissait d'une limitation dûe au matériel, on ne pouvait pas faire mieux ! et pourtant il y eut tout de même de jolies choses et on s'en contentait en ce temps-là.

    Or, bien que nous soyons prêts à tout et préparés psychologiquement, quel choc de "découvrir" Undertale ! cet immondice repoussant en 4 couleurs remporte la palme du jeu le plus laid au monde. Une laideur intolérable et indescriptible. A vomir !

    Je comparais les jeux "indés" à des Dacia mais je m'en excuse auprès du constructeur : Undertale c'est juste une caisse en bois toute pourrie à laquelle il manque trois roues.

    Bien sûr, il n'y a pas que les graphismes, le jeu en lui-même est important. Si seulement... Hélas, déjà tout en anglais, l'interface d'un autre âge est pitoyable et les mécaniques en elles-mêmes sont indignes, recourant de façon abusive à toutes sortes de "mini-jeux" de réflexe à chaque combat, des énigmes incohérentes et des tonnes de texte dont le contenu semble avoir été écrit par un gosse de 12 ans. Ainsi l'humour et ses jeux de mots consternants ne feront même pas lever un sourcil.

    Le monde et l'espèce d'histoire de ce prétendu "jeu de rôle" sont à l'avenant, simplistes, très limités et baignant en permanence dans une niaiserie et une stupidité à faire mourir de honte un JRPG. Undertale est incontestablement le nouveau mètre-étalon du jeu-étron, raté sur tous les plans, le pire de tous et pour longtemps. La lie et la honte du jeu vidéo.
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