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  • Summary: Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    Through provocative depictions of faith and religious dogma, emotional flare-ups between characters, and razor-sharp humor, developer Joakim Sandberg maintains an intoxicating theatricality that underpins the entirety of Iconoclasts.
  2. Jan 23, 2018
    90
    Iconoclasts is a sincere and compelling adventure that anyone with respect for fantastic storytelling and 2D-action can enjoy.
  3. Feb 6, 2018
    90
    It’s still kind of incredible to think that a single developer working alone made something like Iconoclasts, but after playing, it’s easy to see why it took as long as it did. Rough patches might remain, but Iconoclasts is a singular effort that, had it lived in the time of its inspirations, might have stood tall alongside them to inspire future generations of creators. In present day, it’s a sharply contemporary work that incorporates those lessons to result in a brilliant, unique experience.
  4. Jan 22, 2018
    80
    This is a perfect weekend game: cheerful, fun, challenging but not too demanding. It successfully recreates the atmosphere and sense of adventure of the 90s 2D action-adventures that inspired it, and occasionally betters them.
  5. Feb 4, 2018
    80
    Iconoclasts might be the most beautiful Metroidvania we have played these past few years. The concepts are not very original, but this game feels like a love letter to the ‘90’s in many ways.
  6. Jan 31, 2018
    80
    Iconoclasts is yet another proof of how independent software is taking up an increasingly important part of the gaming market. Made with an almost palpable devotion, Sandberg's game manages to stand out for its unexpectedly mature narrative and superb level design. A few too cryptic puzzles and the massive amount of text could frighten users looking for a "pure" metroidvania. This doesn't affect the personality of Iconoclasts, which reveals itself to be a truly, great game.
  7. Jan 23, 2018
    70
    An uneven mix of the overfamiliar and the surprisingly inspired, but the gorgeous graphics alone make this a Metroidvania to remember.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    I enjoyed the overall gameplay and the fantastic storyline, since most metroidvania types don't really have an deep story. I see all theseI enjoyed the overall gameplay and the fantastic storyline, since most metroidvania types don't really have an deep story. I see all these comments about some features "not being as good". But do remember, only ONE person worked on this. Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2021
    10
    Great indie treasure. Classic plattformer with great story and puzzles. Developed by one person over 8-9 years. Around 10 hour playthrough.
  3. Mar 30, 2018
    10
    Beautifull and engaging. A bit too easy at the start, for me all the game with 3 lives on HP would suit better as the game pass “too easy“Beautifull and engaging. A bit too easy at the start, for me all the game with 3 lives on HP would suit better as the game pass “too easy“ becoming "short".

    History: 9.3
    Soundtrack: 8.5
    Graphics: 11
    Fun factor: 8 (beating a boss isn't necessary hard and rewarding)
    Dificult: 7.5

    My score: 10 (why? Reason below)

    A must have for pixel lovers.
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  4. Jul 6, 2020
    8
    Великолепный пиксель-арт, великолепный геймплей, занятный сюжет с хорошими персонажами и юмором. Всем любителям платформеров и метроидванийВеликолепный пиксель-арт, великолепный геймплей, занятный сюжет с хорошими персонажами и юмором. Всем любителям платформеров и метроидваний рекомендую. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    8
    It's not actually a metroidvania. It's more like 2D Uncharted with better puzzles and battles (especially boss battles) than in actualIt's not actually a metroidvania. It's more like 2D Uncharted with better puzzles and battles (especially boss battles) than in actual Uncharted. I was surprised how varied and dynamic this game is. Very impressive for one man project. Story isn't deep but very enthralling and It reminded me a little about old Final Fantasy games (esp. FF VII and IX). I think that game is little longer that it should be but exсept that it is very good action/adventure with nostalgic story. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2021
    8
    Es un excelente juego con una historia entretenida y unas mecánicas bien desarrolladas. Sin tener una dificultad muy alta tiene varios nivelesEs un excelente juego con una historia entretenida y unas mecánicas bien desarrolladas. Sin tener una dificultad muy alta tiene varios niveles que presentan un buen reto para el jugador. Expand
  7. Feb 17, 2018
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't believe that I was tricked by all of this game's great ideas. I played for about 5 or 6 hours and eventually ran into a boss fight that was unwinable. He turns invisible and you are supposed to hit him, but there's no indication on where he's coming from and he grabs and hits you every time. It's like trying to fight the active cammo soldiers in MGS but without any indication of their last position. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Expand

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