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  • Summary: Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    The greatest triumph of Celeste is that its best-in-class jumping and dashing is blended beautifully with an important and sincere story and an incredible soundtrack that make it a genuinely emotional game, even when your feet are planted firmly on the ground.
  2. Jan 29, 2018
    93
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 26, 2018
    90
    Building on Towerfall's sublime movement mechanics, this nails the flow of leaping through levels. A story peppered with endearingly earnest characters, makes this fantastic adventure a triumph. [March 2018, p.92]
  4. Mar 19, 2018
    90
    Celeste is an beautiful, optimistic game about how triumph can outweigh any number of failures. It's about reconciling your pain, frustrations and defeats. It's about getting better, in every sense.
  5. Mar 14, 2018
    85
    Celeste is one of the most entertaining 2D platformers in recent years. It'll defeat you from time to time, but its inviting controls, level design, and presentation will keep you coming back until you persevere and overcome every challenge thrown your way.
  6. Jan 27, 2018
    80
    Celeste is a wonderful precision platformer that does far more than simply challenge your dexterity. While there's plenty of intense screen-hopping to enjoy, it's offset by a well-told, personal story that softens the hard edged gameplay with some great slower moments. What's more, you can enjoy the story even if you're struggling with the platforming using the Assist Mode to bend the game's difficulty to your liking. The action is super smooth (though we did have to battle with the dash on occasion), there are lots of secrets to uncover, and it looks and sounds great. Even with some rare bugs, fans of both a steep challenge and a heartfelt narrative will find a lot to like about Celeste.
  7. Feb 27, 2018
    80
    Celeste has a couple of hiccups in its aesthetics and tech, but the core of what Matt Thorson and his team have made contains a wonderful story of endurance and resilience for both the characters and the player, that begs not to be missed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Feb 26, 2018
    10
    Celeste is, without a doubt, not just one of the best platformers ever made, but one of the best games ever made. Period. It delivers in justCeleste is, without a doubt, not just one of the best platformers ever made, but one of the best games ever made. Period. It delivers in just about every conceivable area: gameplay, music, story, you name it. This is one of the finest games ever made, and you would be crazy not to give it a try. The game not only respects your time (it saves your progress on every new screen), but also presents a level of difficulty that is admittedly tough, but oh so rewarding, since you learn more and more as you play. The most frustrating thing about Celeste is that I'll never have the chance to play it for the first time again. Yeah folks, it's that good. Platforming perfection that's also a great, satisfying challenge. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2018
    10
    Not only the game-play is solid from start to finish, but the satisfaction on getting to the top of the mountain and the mental thought in theNot only the game-play is solid from start to finish, but the satisfaction on getting to the top of the mountain and the mental thought in the back of your mind to keep climbing no matter how many times you fail is gratifying. The score screams mastery and the graphics simple keeps my coming back for more. The climb is grueling but fair and the outline of the game is more than enough to push forward. Indie game of the year for a good reason indeed. So glad I played this through and through. Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2020
    10
    A challenging platformer with a phenomenal soundtrack. This game quenched that Super Meat Boy itch I've had from years back.
  4. Aug 30, 2018
    9
    I'm typically not a big fan of the platformer genre, but this game is just pure and simple fun. Each chapter looks different and offers itsI'm typically not a big fan of the platformer genre, but this game is just pure and simple fun. Each chapter looks different and offers its unique elements and dangers, as well as a great soundtrack that manages to sound modern while still being reminiscent of the chiptunes of the past.

    The controls are simple: you run, jump and dash...and when you die, you try again. Dying usually won't set you back more than a few seconds, which makes progressing throughout the game a lot less frustrating then it potentially could have been. Still, at times the game made me want to throw the controller against the wall, but it's those hard passages that gave me the sense of accomplishment once I mastered them.

    For the most part, getting through various screens and passages feels like finding the solution to a puzzle, figuring out where to jump and when to dash, which wall to hang on to, etc. Then it comes down to perfect timing, especially when trying to collect the optional strawberries that are scattered throughout the game. But the real challenge are the B-sides. B-sides are unlocked by finding hidden collectibles. They are harder versions of the main chapters, with completely new screens/level layouts and passages.

    Without giving away every little detail, I just want to point out that there is a lot of content in the game, many things to discover and legit playing through everything the game has to offer will keep you busy for quite a while.
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  5. Mar 3, 2018
    9
    Celeste is my favorite game so far this year, and for very good reason. I bought it the day it came out because I was so excited for it, andCeleste is my favorite game so far this year, and for very good reason. I bought it the day it came out because I was so excited for it, and was happy to see that it still managed to blow my mind. The platforming is tight with controls that, though initially frustrating, can eventually be mastered. Each level felt like a treat to experience. Most people will only play to the ending and collect the many strawberries lying around in the game, but that is only the surface for people who want to take it farther. Each level develops its mechanics and reinforces them in enough ways that they feel well used. Then, the more difficult B sides continue to use the levels' mechanics in new, inventive ways so that they still feel fresh. The C sides string them together into challenge gauntlets that feel satisfying to complete. After that, there are golden strawberries to collect for finishing all the levels without dying. The game allows you to start at multiple places throughout its levels, so you can practice them to your heart's content before doing the run. Still more, the game keeps track of your fastest times completing each level. Expand
  6. May 21, 2018
    8
    I did not expect such incredible storytelling from a platformer. That and the music gave me chills many times. Then there's the gameplay...I did not expect such incredible storytelling from a platformer. That and the music gave me chills many times. Then there's the gameplay... it's hard. But usually fair. The feeling of overcoming this games greatest challenges is awesome. Celeste is the darksouls of 2d platformers :P

    Would have loved to see a level editor though.
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  7. Jan 15, 2020
    0
    I read a lot of reviews from several trust worthy sites and sources. Celeste received very high acclaim. Make no mistake, this game is aI read a lot of reviews from several trust worthy sites and sources. Celeste received very high acclaim. Make no mistake, this game is a common perfection engine (think "Super Meat Boy") but with a thoughtful unique story. Buyers remorse hit me very quickly. I uninstalled the game and was left with a new distrust for game reviews online. I felt very disconnected from what seems like the popular opinion. Buy something else. Expand

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