Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    While it may have taken a few years to find its way onto the Sony platform, Bastion still stands as proof to what a small team of creative and passionate individuals can accomplish, and that video games as a medium has an infinite amount of potential.
  2. Apr 8, 2015
    100
    Bastion is an enticing experience, and one worthy of every accolade that it has received.
  3. Apr 7, 2015
    100
    The game is still stunning in both its art direction and writing. Gameplay is fun and varied, and there are many different experiences to be had throughout. It’s also nice to once again see the game that laid the foundation for Transistor‘s presentation and mechanics.
  4. Apr 28, 2015
    92
    Bastion is a joy. It’s a game that has all the pieces in place. The key to the game’s immense entertainment value is how unbelievably well each piece marries to the next; the result is a smorgasbord of color and action, and one you will undoubtedly appreciate.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 1, 2015
    90
    A true lesson in smart game design. [June 2015, p.95]
  6. May 8, 2015
    90
    In all, if you haven’t played Bastion yet, now is probably the time to. The move to PS4 doesn’t boast many extra features, but the game itself is worth a playthrough (or two, if you’re into New Game Plus modes).
  7. Apr 20, 2015
    90
    The arrival of Bastion to PlayStation is a great justification to play again this game that is visually stunning, with unforgettable soundtrack and interesting gameplay experiments. It’s a must buy for those who, for some reason, have not played it until now.
  8. 90
    It’s a game that simply needs to be experienced.
  9. Apr 6, 2015
    90
    This game is a testament to the type of human creativity, innovation, and wonder that are sometimes only possible with indie games, and now that it has graced Sony's systems, you can understand why it will continue to entrench itself as a classic for years to come.
  10. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 26, 2015
    85
    Finally this all-time indie adventure is ours to own. Slick visuals and sumptuous sound design make this a must-have. [June 2015, p80]
  11. Apr 15, 2015
    80
    If you’re looking for an action-RPG with a substantial story to fill the Diablo void in your life, then Bastion will be right up your alley. It plays well, has a striking aesthetic, and a unique story.
  12. Apr 14, 2015
    80
    Because of some frustrating controls and combat design decisions, Bastion is held back from being excellent, but remains great nonetheless.
  13. Apr 8, 2015
    80
    Bastion holds up remarkably well four years later, even as the acclaimed games of the latter day tend to lose their luster once the initial novelty wears off. At its best, this re-release proves that Bastion is worthy of its name. It's a bastion of good game design and innovative narration, and I suspect that another four years from now, it will hold up just as well.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 321 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 321
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    5
    This is one of the most overrated games of recent years. Gameplay is poor, repetitive, enemy variety is non-existent (three or four types, theThis is one of the most overrated games of recent years. Gameplay is poor, repetitive, enemy variety is non-existent (three or four types, the rest is color swap), levels all look exactly the same, with a lot of color swapping too.

    This game became famous for the dynamic voice overs and the pseudo philosophical story, but anyone who has any cultural reference beyond gaming will find it shallow and hardcore gamers will find it dull.
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  2. Apr 8, 2015
    9
    While not as beautiful, ambitious, or as fun as Transistor, Bastion is still an excellently crafted and memorable experience worth it'sWhile not as beautiful, ambitious, or as fun as Transistor, Bastion is still an excellently crafted and memorable experience worth it's purchase. SuperGiant Games can't miss! Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2015
    9
    This is a fabulous game and I'm so glad that PS4 gamers who never got it on PC finally get to play it. Looks and plays beautifully well. FeelsThis is a fabulous game and I'm so glad that PS4 gamers who never got it on PC finally get to play it. Looks and plays beautifully well. Feels fresh and fun to the end. Full Review »