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  • Summary: The Gods of Olympus have abandoned humans, leaving them to perish without their benevolence. Take up arms against the Gods, climb Mount Olympus, and assume their divine powers for yourself to ensure the human race’s survival. Apotheon is a 2D action game with a heroic narrative based onThe Gods of Olympus have abandoned humans, leaving them to perish without their benevolence. Take up arms against the Gods, climb Mount Olympus, and assume their divine powers for yourself to ensure the human race’s survival. Apotheon is a 2D action game with a heroic narrative based on Ancient Greek Mythology. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 13, 2015
    90
    I could sit here and gush about the art style and overall presentation all day, but hey, go download this game and experience it for yourself.
  2. Feb 9, 2015
    84
    One of those indie jewels that we can find once in a while. Its style and aesthetics will hypnotize you. Sadly, we can´t say the same about its multiplayer.
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    81
    Apotheon may seem simple and kind of weird at the beginning, but it has a lot to offer. It is unique, not only because of the aesthetic, but also about all the mechanic it develops throughout the game.
  4. Feb 9, 2015
    80
    Apotheon is not perfect, but it's still more than fit for a God. Minor crashing and design issues aside, this gorgeously presented action platformer packs plenty of variety beneath its pottery-inspired shell.
  5. Feb 21, 2015
    75
    Apotheon is never a bad game, and occasionally, it’s even a great game, but it’s never consistently great enough to become a classic in the same way other indie titles like Journey have.
  6. Mar 19, 2015
    70
    To summarize, Apotheon is a fairly good game, but I feel more could have been added, and certain aspects certainly could have been handled better than they were upon the game’s port to a console.
  7. Feb 5, 2015
    60
    Deep in personality, but shallow in mechanics, Apotheon is a classic case of style over substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. Feb 4, 2015
    10
    Dis game is beast! amazing atmosphere, music, design, gameplay, story.
    For me its 2D Dark Souls mixed with ancient greece
    absolutely
    Dis game is beast! amazing atmosphere, music, design, gameplay, story.
    For me its 2D Dark Souls mixed with ancient greece
    absolutely beautiful indiegame.
    for me its the ps+ game of the month and even better then transistor.
    trust me and play this game, its amazing.
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  2. Feb 4, 2015
    9
    Apotheon is a MetroidVania styled game with the look of Greek Pottery painting. This game does everything right. It has tight platforming,Apotheon is a MetroidVania styled game with the look of Greek Pottery painting. This game does everything right. It has tight platforming, expansive levels, gorgeous atmosphere, extremely detailed graphics and not to mention the unforgiving combat. Something I found very frustrating with the game was the inventory. The inventory, while vast, won't let you sell unused weapons back to merchants to use that money towards more useful items. You face Greek Gods such as Apollo, Ares, Athena, Hades, etc..

    There's not much about Apotheon, other than the non-sell able inventory, that I can complain about. It's a truly wonderful and enjoyable experience. Yet another fantastic game to start off 2015 with a BANG!
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  3. Feb 14, 2015
    8
    First of all, those who says this game is boring is lying to you. It brings a good story and it gets you interested in mythology. I had timedFirst of all, those who says this game is boring is lying to you. It brings a good story and it gets you interested in mythology. I had timed when I found my self glued to the ps4 remote. Bit the most bad thing you can do in a game like this is screw up the controls. At times I found it frustrating to be in combat. And the gameplay can be sticky. This is what holds this back. But other than that. This is a game that you can play to past time.i dont expect this to be played head on, non stop. No this is not for that. I recommend this if you want to just start your ps4 and play for a few hours. Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2015
    7
    Had a good amount of fun with this Metroidvania. Nice art style, enough variety to keep you entertained and interested. Getting it for free onHad a good amount of fun with this Metroidvania. Nice art style, enough variety to keep you entertained and interested. Getting it for free on Playstation Plus was just gravy. Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2015
    6
    It’s an OK game and I would NOT recommend adding to your play list. There’s a good game in here somewhere, but in order to find it you’ll haveIt’s an OK game and I would NOT recommend adding to your play list. There’s a good game in here somewhere, but in order to find it you’ll have to know where to look, and perhaps turn a blind eye to some significant drawbacks. Expand
  6. May 4, 2015
    6
    The story is bland and nonsensical and downright American in essence (even the voice acting sounds directly out of generic movies where theThe story is bland and nonsensical and downright American in essence (even the voice acting sounds directly out of generic movies where the producers obviously want to "set the stage" abroad while doing an all American story). So that aspect of the game is definitely not something to look for. The "divine" place is not very divine at all considering you can and are even a kind of encouraged to do GTA-style action like killing a guard and waiting for your "wanted level" go down. Seriously? This is Olympus instead of Los Santos? Not to mention people up there just look like ordinary Greek citizens instead of anything godlike. It just ruins the immersion totally. That said the combat and art are decent enough. If you imagine an immersive epic experience, it's definitely not there. If you just want to pass your time and have some fun, it's OK Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2015
    0
    How can I sum up this terrible game? Well it doesn't deserve a full review so here goes:

    Utterly terrible game. Boring, awful graphics,
    How can I sum up this terrible game? Well it doesn't deserve a full review so here goes:

    Utterly terrible game. Boring, awful graphics, crude sluggish controls, appalling level design, horrific music score, non existent story line all add up to create this months dreadful free PSN game. Look, you cant even give this rubbish away. Avoid at all costs if you have any respect for your self or gaming.
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