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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
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  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: 45 out of 58
  2. Negative: 7 out of 58
  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. Nov 24, 2019
    10
    his is probably the best 2D game ever. A great complex story as a background, and levels that are challenging to complete, and thus veryhis is probably the best 2D game ever. A great complex story as a background, and levels that are challenging to complete, and thus very satisfied when accomplished.
    It is surprising and Madelaine takes us through a compelling and unexpected deep story for this genre of games, setting a new standard. You just cant stop, one level after another
    For sure a 10/10.

    My other favourite games are, Zelda BOTW, Inside, Last of Us, Control & Horizon Zero Dawn
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  3. Sep 30, 2020
    10
    This is the single greatest video game I have ever played. It's challenging but fair, despite being awful at games I was able to make it toThis is the single greatest video game I have ever played. It's challenging but fair, despite being awful at games I was able to make it to the end fine thanks to generous checkpoints and other details that make the game forgiving without taking out the difficulty. The game doesn't supplement difficulty with arbitrary challenge that's actually unfair, it never feels like the game made a mistake when you die, it's always your fault for messing up. It's rewarding and even though it's challenge is part of the experience and story, if it proves to be to intimidating for you, you can use the assist mode to tailor the difficulty to accommodate for your skill level. The level design is excellent. The visuals are stunning despite being somewhat simplistic compared to Triple A games like Red Dead Redemption or The Last of Us Part 2. The controls are tight and allow for the precise movement the game requires, everything feels great and fun to control. The game is short enough to not overstay it's welcome at all if you are just interested in getting to the end credits, but it is filled with plenty of optional content to keep dedicated fans playing long after if they so desire. This is the game I think of when I think of a masterpiece video game. I absolutely recommend it to anyone with remotely any interest in platformers. If the difficulty is the only thing holding you back from jumping into it then I strongly urge you to take the risk like I did. if platformers aren't your type of games though, I can't say with certainty that it will change your mind or that you will love it as much as me. The game is only $20 though so it might be worth the risk. Expand
  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. Nov 28, 2018
    9
    Один из лучших платформеров, вышедших за последнее время. В игре встречаются различного рода объекты для взаимодействия, что делает игруОдин из лучших платформеров, вышедших за последнее время. В игре встречаются различного рода объекты для взаимодействия, что делает игру связующим звеном между классической головоломкой и платформером. Все это дополняется отличным визуальным и музыкальным сопровождением, так что я смело могу рекомендовать эту игру к прохождению. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2020
    8
    The Game is a little short, but I had fun the entire time that I played it.
  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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