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  • Summary: BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with physics-based gameplay and atmospheric graphics and audio. Players control a flying creature, Clony, and try to survive through an astonishing number of imaginative and deadly traps, puzzles and obstacles within a dense, beautiful forest. OneBADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with physics-based gameplay and atmospheric graphics and audio. Players control a flying creature, Clony, and try to survive through an astonishing number of imaginative and deadly traps, puzzles and obstacles within a dense, beautiful forest. One of the key gameplay mechanics is cloning, where you end up controlling dozens of Clones at the same time. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 30, 2015
    82
    Simple, but addictive and with plenty of content. If you can obviate the fact that it's a game designed to be played in a mobile device, it offers a handful of hours of fun.
  2. Sep 28, 2015
    80
    This game plays with your mind, it makes you wonder and it makes you laugh.
  3. Jun 4, 2015
    70
    It's unlikely to hold your interest forever, then, but for the short time that it does it's a splendid game.
  4. Jul 31, 2015
    70
    Badland: Game of the Year Edition is a great looking game with simple gameplay and a lot of charm.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 28, 2018
    10
    Indie game with an impressive aspect. It attracts a lot of attention for its playability, graphics, interactivity, physics and originality.Indie game with an impressive aspect. It attracts a lot of attention for its playability, graphics, interactivity, physics and originality.
    Badland was the winning game as best game of the year for iOS devices in 2013 and also won the Grand Prix in the tenth edition of the International Mobile Gaming Awards, so it is not an indie game anyone, but we could say that this game is a of the best Indies games in history.
    After these awards several ports were made for different platforms such as PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Playstation TV, Wii U and Xbox One.
    One of its peculiarities is that it has a local multiplayer mode for up to 4 players (on the same device).

    Badland is a platform game within the action and adventure genre, but without leaving behind its strategic part since in many parts of the game it requires thinking a bit before acting.

    One of the best experiences of Indies games that I have been able to experience, which I recommend to any gamer.
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  2. Apr 7, 2020
    9
    The only reason I've not gone higher than 8 on this is it's not terribly re-playable. once you've completed the game, there's not much in itThe only reason I've not gone higher than 8 on this is it's not terribly re-playable. once you've completed the game, there's not much in it to want to revisit. That said, it's an indie title (free with PS+ for me) but if it was £5 or so in a sale, I'd pay for this as it's still very entertaining. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2017
    8
    It's a simple but addicting game obviously meant for on the go, but surprisingly works well on consoles too. Game consists of pressing x toIt's a simple but addicting game obviously meant for on the go, but surprisingly works well on consoles too. Game consists of pressing x to guide your "blob" from start to finish, traversing a variety of obstacles that borderline easy to frustrating. Generous checkpoints ease the frustration a little bit, but the design of each level are pretty amazing, and the variety makes each level feel distinctively different in a good way. Grabbing as many minions to the finish a long the way keeps thing fresh and pushes you to try to get them all, guiding a lot of them to the end is rewarding. Saying all this, this game honestly is nothing but a time waster, something you play when you have nothing better to do, but it does it really well. Pros: great variety of obstacles, challenge of collecting minions. Cons: meant for on the go, made for wasting time. Overall console version gets an 8/10, but is easily a 9/10 on phone/ tablet, etc. Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2017
    8
    Badland is a challenging, thoughtful approach to the game "flappy bird". It's pretty fun and I highly recommend you check it out if youBadland is a challenging, thoughtful approach to the game "flappy bird". It's pretty fun and I highly recommend you check it out if you looking for something different and will make you think a little bit. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2016
    8
    Another good PS+ release

    Coming alongside Lords of the Fallen, which is a AAA title, i didn't have much optimism in Badlands as I
    Another good PS+ release

    Coming alongside Lords of the Fallen, which is a AAA title, i didn't have much optimism in Badlands as I downloaded it. To my surprise, it's been a very fun, addictive little game.

    Whilst it's not by the same studio, the game has a real "Limbo" feel to it. It's art style isn't a million miles off, and the puzzle mix with platform is there, except you kind of float in badland. The levels are relatively short, but once you walk through the initial 15 levels, you soon realise that it's level length isn't the issue, it's the really taxing parts that come down to skill, and a little bit of luck (especially when you've duplicated your wee character into a dozen or more clones and most are getting sliced up or crushed by obstacles!)

    For what it is, this is a good little taxing game, pretty graphics and ease to control and master. That itself deserves a 5/10. Where this game becomes much much more fun is to go CoOp or vs mode against a friend on the sofa. I put a few hours into Coop mode and it's harder, faster, and more rewarding. You soon realise that in some parts, one must sacrifice yourself to ensure the other makes it through an obstacle, and you can work well as a team, which is essential for Coop play.

    The later stages are more manic and with new mechanics introduced, it's gradually more and more funny as it gets more and more taxing.

    The only reason I've not gone higher than 8 on this is it's not terribly re-playable. once you've completed the game, there's not much in it to want to revisit. That said, it's an indie title (free with PS+ for me) but if it was £5 or so in a sale, I'd pay for this as it's still very entertaining.

    I've not read others reviews - but anyone scoring this under a 5 has no sense of fun!
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  6. Sep 9, 2016
    7
    Классная игра, но к сожалению она относится к тем играм где просто хочеться получить платину и забыть. Думаю ее мало кто бы купил если бы ееКлассная игра, но к сожалению она относится к тем играм где просто хочеться получить платину и забыть. Думаю ее мало кто бы купил если бы ее не раздавали в пс+.. Expand
  7. Nel
    Dec 4, 2016
    5
    It is a very linear game, does what it suppose to do you have to do some puzzle, but you will find that the moving screen will be the biggestIt is a very linear game, does what it suppose to do you have to do some puzzle, but you will find that the moving screen will be the biggest obstacle. The game will take some time to complete, and will most likely give you some frustrating moments Expand

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