Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
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  1. Jul 28, 2015
    95
    It's been a long time coming, but Metanet Software have delivered on stylish platforming greatness. This is a must buy for anyone who likes the genre.
  2. Aug 26, 2015
    93
    N++ is the new co-op game of choice in our house. And, if you like crazy, physics-based platform action and a decent challenge, it’ll likely find similar favor in yours. Even just played solo, N++ offers so much content and replayability — and is so obviously a labor of love — that it’ll stay on your PS4 home-screen for months to come.
  3. Sep 28, 2015
    90
    Metanet once described N++ as being a game they hoped would be so refined and so complete that “there’s no need to make another one.” We’re inclined to agree.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2015
    90
    More game than you can shake a stickman at. [Sept 2015, p.84]
  5. Aug 7, 2015
    90
    If you like platformers, you will likely love N++. The game’s physics take a bit of time to get used to, but if you play through the intro levels, you should be fit for flight in no time.
  6. Aug 3, 2015
    90
    Simple in concept and masterful in execution. A++ for N++.
  7. Jul 30, 2015
    90
    Whether you’re someone who wants to play one of the toughest games of the year, or someone who just enjoys pure gameplay at its finest, you’re doing yourself a disservice not giving N++ a shot. You’ll die a million times, but every single one of those failures will remind you that success is just around the corner, and that’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.
  8. N++ is something close to the perfect indie platformer: A pleasure to the senses, challenging without being frustrating, cooperative, competitive, creative, and empowering.
  9. Jul 28, 2015
    90
    N++ is a gem, a deliciously evil little treat wrapped in moreish gameplay that most developers can only dream of, eliciting cheers and screams in equal measure.
  10. Jul 28, 2015
    90
    The culmination of a decade's worth of iteration, Metanet's latest is a success in every sense.
  11. Aug 9, 2015
    89
    N ++ is simple, fun and addictive, it has all the elements of a good and challenging platform game with a lot of content carefully crafted. N++ is the definitive edition of the series with a clean presentation and a great soundtrack.
  12. Aug 10, 2015
    87
    Frustration is what makes us so addicted to N++. If you love tough and challenging platform games, N++ is worth every penny. If not, then still you can enjoy the multiplayer mode or making your own levels.
  13. Aug 4, 2015
    87
    N++ is a lot of fun and hella hard, with a ton of different and challenging levels that are going to keep you busy for a while. It’s a minimalistic platformer with simple colorful graphics, a large electronic soundtrack and a basic yet deep gameplay you’ll need to master to complete the whole game.
  14. Aug 3, 2015
    87
    A classic experience made bigger and better. You might be disappointed about the graphics if you haven't tried it before, but trust us, once you've started playing, you'll forget about them.
  15. Jul 28, 2015
    87
    N++ is the crowning moment of the technical platforms, where you almost blindly look after the high-score and climb the ladder of the global leaderboards. After ten years from its debut, this little gem offers complex but addictive gameplay, more than thousand levels, an engaging coop mode, and some nice social features.
  16. Aug 11, 2015
    85
    Latest evolution of the famous puzzle platform game of Metanet Software, with over 2300 levels, a lovely editor and six hours of electronic music.
  17. Aug 11, 2015
    85
    Delightfully infuriating.
  18. Aug 10, 2015
    85
    It's an extremely refined, focused experience that is exactly what it aims to be. Players will either get into the groove, grit their teeth and love it (or they won't) but those who bounce off won't do so for lack of craftsmanship.
  19. Aug 3, 2015
    85
    A huge puzzle game, with fun and challenging gameplay and a level editor to round things out. Highly recommended.
  20. Aug 3, 2015
    85
    Great gameplay mechanics and lots of content are the pillars of this beloved and magnificent 2D platformer.
  21. Jul 28, 2015
    85
    N++ might lack online play and feel like more of the same, but it's pretty much everything a platformer fan could want out of a sequel. It's still challenging, it has a boatload of levels, and it's a hell of a lot of fun to play.
  22. 85
    Combining the sheer frustrated joy of twitch platforming and puzzle-solving with a sprinkling of modern sensibilities, N++ is a gem whether you’re alone or with friends.
  23. Jul 30, 2015
    84
    A great mix between platforming and puzzling, a game that offers fabulous controls, level design and lots of options to play alone or with friends. A very enjoyable and hardcore platforming experience, even better thanks to its astounding electronic soundtrack.
  24. Aug 30, 2015
    80
    I[f] you can get past the cold aesthetic and general lack of character, you will be treated to one of the most addictive and content rich platformers to grace, well, any console...ever.
  25. Aug 19, 2015
    80
    N++ may have simplistic graphics, it is anything but simple. With its combination of precise gameplay mechanics and hellish level design, N++ is a must have for platform games fans.
  26. Aug 17, 2015
    80
    N++ offers level after level full of challenging obstacles that flow very smoothly from one to another. N++ is not as strong when it comes to making your own levels or when the inspiration is clearly starting to wear out within the thousands of levels in this game. The style, the music and the huge number of challenging levels make N++ exceeds its predecessors.
  27. Aug 16, 2015
    80
    Its “campaign” has some pacing issues, but it is pretty amazing what the community has been able to come up with. I feel that N++ is a game that everyone will be able to have some fun with. How much fun, and for how long, will depend on the person.
  28. 80
    While some might complain that N++ is more of the same, the truth of the matter is it’s one of the most carefully crafted games out there. It's pure platforming paradise, not to mention insanely addicting.
  29. Aug 11, 2015
    80
    Despite its apparent simplicity, N ++ hides an elaborate set of levels that will make things difficult. In addition, once they have frustrated us with their high difficulty level, it can rile others with its level editor.
  30. Aug 7, 2015
    80
    The most striking thing about N++ is how little has changed, even while so much content has been added. There is little flash or grandeur to Metanet’s definitive and supposedly final N game, but for devoted and patient players, there’s a tremendous amount of value here, along with a gameplay formula that has been refined into its current form over more than a decade.
  31. Aug 6, 2015
    80
    Fans of puzzle games in general, especially in the vein of Super Meat Boy and Trials will have a blast. This is one massive package that will take a while to master, and perhaps a few broken controllers in the process.
  32. Aug 4, 2015
    80
    N++ is a beautiful example of how video games teach players to build relationships with the unseen, turning them into a living connection between the observable world of objects and actions and the invisible simulations of gravity and logic that govern them.
  33. 80
    N++ features a thumping soundtrack, one that is guaranteed to get you into a nice rhythm as you send your ninja careening into the air.
  34. Aug 4, 2015
    80
    The purity of N++ is still its greatest appeal, a stripped-down representation of the skills that many gamers have come to know as innate, given free reign in some of the best level design ideas in the industry.
  35. Jul 31, 2015
    80
    N++ gives fans more of what they want in a more refined, deeper, and prettier package.
  36. Jul 31, 2015
    80
    A beautiful, minimal and stylish platform, but recommended only if you don't mind an often punishing gameplay.
  37. Jul 30, 2015
    80
    N++ is a stylish upgrade over its predecessors that retains the addictive-as-hell gameplay and adds a vast amount of levels.
  38. Jul 29, 2015
    80
    The definitive version of one of the most enduring indie games of the last decade, with great offline multiplayer and a near infinite array of levels.
  39. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    N++ is a further distillation and refinement of what made N and N+ cult classics in the first place. Rather than replacing those games, it expands upon them greatly, with a bafflingly vast array of levels that come to test you mastery of the game’s pure platforming, and the tools to make even more.
  40. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    For what it is, N++ is great. It's a puzzle game that is equal parts demanding, equal parts destroying. Everything that worked before has been tweaked and tuned, and there's oodles of extra content within and outwith the solo campaign.
  41. Games Master UK
    Sep 1, 2015
    75
    Pure and punishing, under its cold exterior N++ bursts with seriously clever and creative challenges. [Sept 2015, p.68]
  42. Aug 11, 2015
    75
    A throwback to the twitch platformers of old.
  43. Aug 3, 2015
    75
    N++ is a fast paced game with a small ninja that you have to guide to the end of level. There are a lot of levels, but they flaw with N++ is that it feels like a repetitive tutorial. And that's not how a game is supposed to be.
  44. Aug 26, 2015
    70
    When N + was released in 2008, it was very well received because of the cruel, yet fair difficulty. The concept is still intact in the sequel: extremely hard micro courses that demands nothing but perfection from the player. Over 2,000 tracks are available which is an impressive amount, however this is also the games biggest problem. The sense of repetition is palpable and it's relatively easy to get bored. The user-generated content show a creativity that makes it really easy to return. Again and again.
  45. Jul 29, 2015
    70
    N++ delivers consistently excellent bursts of platforming devilishness, but it's not enough to keep me interested for the long haul.
  46. Play UK
    Oct 3, 2015
    68
    The difficulty will leave some cold but there's immense satisfaction to be had here. [Issue#261, p.68]
  47. Sep 1, 2015
    60
    N++ is a strange game. You'll love it or you'll hate it and it all depends on whether you are fond of its minimalistic, retro-like very hard puzzles or not.
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    Buy it if you want to remember what beating a game into submission through pure skill feels like.
  2. Dec 8, 2015
    Maybe N++ needs to be consumed in short jaunts—pop in for a quick platforming fix and hop out when your eyes start to bleed. The core of it, after all, is trimmed to near perfection. Its sprawl, though, invites long play sessions and the short individual stages fuel a dangerous “just one more, just one more” fervor.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 69
  2. Negative: 20 out of 69
  1. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    The king of all platformers has returned to provide the most butt-clenching experience we'll ever have. An awesome soundtrack, stylish design,The king of all platformers has returned to provide the most butt-clenching experience we'll ever have. An awesome soundtrack, stylish design, fan-made levels and, of course, the ninja himself form a game of a great value, with tons of replayability and fun. It's not like Dark Souls, Ninja Gaiden or Ghosts and Goblins - it's much, much harder, so if you dare to challenge the impossible, you should be prepared. I recommend N++ for everyone struggling for difficult and challenging games. Also, if you have some friends near you, a 4-player party is something you don't want to miss. An absolute must-have, perfectly crafted. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    A really fun game with good graphics, good gameplay and a lot of levels. I haven`t found any bugs and it runs really smooth. I recommend it toA really fun game with good graphics, good gameplay and a lot of levels. I haven`t found any bugs and it runs really smooth. I recommend it to everyone ! Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    Masterful level design, ultra clean and ultra smooth graphics and a brilliant soundtrack. Oodles of levels, 4 player coop, level editor.Masterful level design, ultra clean and ultra smooth graphics and a brilliant soundtrack. Oodles of levels, 4 player coop, level editor.
    Great all round. Equal parts frustration and fun. The best platformer you can get for the Ps4.
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