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  • Summary: EarthNight is a hand-painted roguelike runner about the dragon apocalypse. Dragons have taken over the Earth and exiled the decimated human population to outer space. Our outraged heroes Stanley and Sydney decide to skydive to the planet’s surface, taking out as many dragons as they can onEarthNight is a hand-painted roguelike runner about the dragon apocalypse. Dragons have taken over the Earth and exiled the decimated human population to outer space. Our outraged heroes Stanley and Sydney decide to skydive to the planet’s surface, taking out as many dragons as they can on their way. In terms of gameplay, Stanley is a good pick for beginners given his simpler control scheme. Sydney is for experts, with a less intuitive — but ultimately more rewarding — control scheme. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    100
    EarthNight is a game that exists to be so immensely entertaining that you will look past any of its nearly insignificant issues. Strange collision detection or a bumpy level load are merely seeking complaints rather than valid problems that detract from a priceless value of fun. From the moment I got to play EarthNight all those years ago I kept my eye on it, frustrated that it was taking so long but hopeful that it meant more and more days of care were being put into it. I never expected a game this coherent, mesmerizing, and entertaining to come along. EarthNight is a serene, challenging, expertly-crafted achievement that should not be missed by any player.
  2. 85
    I’m hopelessly addicted to the dragon apocalypse. I willingly fling myself out of a ship onto the backs of dragons again and again. Sometimes the random nature of EarthNight can create runs that feel nigh impossible, but those are balanced out by the times when I do really well. There’s a certain momentum to removing the ability to go backward, creating zen in the utter chaos. EarthNight is the perfect blend of its elements—incredible visuals, a driving soundtrack, and fast-paced gameplay that is rewarding to learn. Slay just one dragon, and you can’t help but want to slay them all.
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    80
    Snuffing out dragons as you run and jump through trippy over-the-top stages makes for one mind-blowing journey.
  4. Dec 19, 2019
    75
    EarthNight is an interesting option for those looking for an infinite runner. It’s fun and spectacular, although it lacks some content and ambition.
  5. 75
    While being quite repetitive in longer sessions, there is something quite addictive about Earth Night. Your upgrades and character improvements mean you will descend further and further towards Earth and eventually quell the dragon invasion. The movement systems and level traversal, once you get used to them, are fun and give levels a ballet-like quality. If you fancy something a bit different and something beautiful then I can definitely recommend Earth Night. It has a lot going for it.
  6. Jan 22, 2020
    70
    EarthNight has some novel ideas when it comes to making an auto-runner worth coming back to time and time again, but the inconsistent difficulty spikes and RNG elements can quickly put an otherwise good run into freefall.
  7. Feb 20, 2020
    70
    There's certainly a knack to playing this game, and auto-runners aren't the norm on PlayStation 4, so it's something to get used to. There's plenty to like about EarthNight; it's absolutely gorgeous, the slow progression will keep you playing, and the simple controls are tight. As we said, it's a simple idea executed very well. If you can put up with some inconsistencies, this is an imaginative and vibrant game that's worth a stab.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 6, 2020
    10
    Runs gorgeous on the PS4. Great for small burst gaming sessions or a long sit down.
  2. Feb 5, 2020
    10
    Super fun Rouge-Lite with lots of replay value. Definitely worth a pickup. It is now in my daily rotation of games along with Binding of IssacSuper fun Rouge-Lite with lots of replay value. Definitely worth a pickup. It is now in my daily rotation of games along with Binding of Issac and Spelunky Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    EarthNight is a blast and I love playing! The power-ups are really helpful and the combos are a great idea! This game is tough but worth it!
  4. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    I started playing on the Switch, but it looks even BETTER on PS4. This game is beautiful and I love the music. I would give it 11/10 if I could.
  5. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    This game has soo much depth. It's really easy to pick up and play but there is sooo much in there. Runs really well on the PS4. Its great forThis game has soo much depth. It's really easy to pick up and play but there is sooo much in there. Runs really well on the PS4. Its great for playing with someone taking turns on runs. The game can get intense with enemies but it makes you feel pretty awesome when you hit the right targets. Just a really well polished game. Expand
  6. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    The entire idea of earth night is genius and the way it was executed to be in the style of a more retro game is absolutely amazing. All of theThe entire idea of earth night is genius and the way it was executed to be in the style of a more retro game is absolutely amazing. All of the mechanics and gameplay are incredible and shouldn’t be underestimated by anyone. Expand