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  • Summary: Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever.

    ((Healthy Dog's Warning: Game contains imagery that may be harmful to players with photosensitive epilepsy or similar
    Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever.

    ((Healthy Dog's Warning: Game contains imagery that may be harmful to players with photosensitive epilepsy or similar condition.))

    features:

    * Killing is unnecessary: negotiate out of danger using the unique battle system.
    * Time your attacks for extra damage, then dodge enemy attacks in a style reminiscent of top-down shooters.
    * Original art and soundtrack brimming with personality.
    * Soulful, character-rich story with an emphasis on humor.
    * Created mostly by one person.
    * Become friends with all of the bosses!
    * At least 5 dogs.
    * You can date a skeleton.
    * Hmmm... now there are 6 dogs...?
    * Maybe you won't want to date the skeleton.
    * I thought I found a 7th dog, but it was actually just the 3rd dog.
    * If you play this game, can you count the dogs for me...? I'm not good at it.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 16, 2017
    100
    Though the game does have its shortfalls, like a lackluster tutorial zone and some infuriating boss mechanics, Undertale is undoubtedly a real stroke of genius. The game plays around with conventions and tropes normally associated with RPGs and subverts them in clever ways, all while telling a deeply personal story that everyone can relate to at some point in their lives. Undertale is a game that makes the player feel and think. It’s a game that fills the player with determination, and is most certainly one that you should play.
  2. Aug 15, 2017
    100
    Undertale is a clever and charming masterpiece, through and through...No game is perfect, but a very rare handful are special, exceptional examples of the best there is to offer, and Undertale stands proudly beside them.
  3. 95
    Nearly two years have passed since Undertale originally released, and it still manages to be an incredibly fresh experience. Every battle is a unique puzzle that the player has to solve, and it’s impossible to count how many times I laughed at the bad jokes of Sans. I’ll never see all that the game has to offer, but that’s okay. I’d rather make friends than destroy them.
  4. Aug 16, 2017
    90
    What I'd forgotten since first experiencing the game back in 2015 was that Undertale is more than just internet jokes, amazing music, and crazy boss battles — it's a heartwarming, beautiful, and tearful romp. I said at the beginning there was nothing like Undertale at the time, and there still is nothing else like it. It's hard to explain what makes Undertale so special without spoiling a lot of it, but all you need to know is that this is a modern classic at its most accessible, and it's worthy of your time, whether you're new to the game or returning for another adventure. This review should fill you with determination to play Undertale.
  5. Sep 7, 2017
    90
    A work so genial and original, where the definitions of "right" and "wrong" acquire new meanings, and in which the impact of our decisions takes on a tangible value.
  6. Aug 19, 2017
    90
    You wouldn't know it with a passing glance, but it's one of the most progressive and innovative RPGs to come in a long time, breaking down tradition for the sake of invention, with great success.
  7. Sep 12, 2017
    70
    Despite the fact that Undertale didn't tick all my boxes, it was still an enjoyable game. Its visuals and music brought to mind some of my most cherished memories from my formative years, and are top-notch even for games that try to evoke that retro vibe. Its narrative is tongue-in-cheek and consistantly sends surprises the player's way. The game excels at asking players to enjoy it in ways that are incongruous with the traditional way RPGs are designed. Unfortunately, those looking for a more traditional experience may feel short-changed here. The lion's share of the game's character, lore, and emotional impact is experienced by challenging yourself to play the entire game in a completely different fashion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 129
  2. Negative: 21 out of 129
  1. Jan 2, 2019
    10
    A year ago, I heard about Undertale from a friend, and decided I should try this. And then, I bought it for PS4. As I finished the game I wasA year ago, I heard about Undertale from a friend, and decided I should try this. And then, I bought it for PS4. As I finished the game I was just amazed. The game has a very deep lore that unfolds during the story, adorable characters and lots of secrets. The soundtrack is truly excelsior.
    And I personally think, Undertale deserves this amount of love and fans, because it is truly a masterpiece. Still fresh and hot after release 3 years ago, strongly recommend to play!
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  2. Oct 19, 2017
    10
    10/10 would **** toriel again10/10 would **** toriel again

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  3. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    The negative reviews are just people that love hating over the game that was popular in 2015.
    DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!
    Undertale is a
    The negative reviews are just people that love hating over the game that was popular in 2015.
    DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!

    Undertale is a Fantastic Indie game and it's worth it on PS4 and Vita as much as it was on the PC! there's not many differences from the Original version aside from Illustration Boarders and Japanese Language option, but if you never played Undertale, i Highly Recommend it!

    This is one of many amazing Indie Experiences you will ever try it out and i'm glad Playstation fans will be able to try it out
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  4. Sep 13, 2017
    9
    I've no idea why the game is received so poorly on PS4 but so well on PC. I can only assume that the PS4 gamers more overwhelmingly look for aI've no idea why the game is received so poorly on PS4 but so well on PC. I can only assume that the PS4 gamers more overwhelmingly look for a streamlined, "exciting" entertainment experience and don't have any appetite to reflect upon the actual contents/story of the game, which is a real shame. Also they might be less used to indie games/games with retro graphics. I don't think anybody who rated the game badly actually even understood what the game is about. They probably just stormed through the game killing everybody they see on sight... exactly the thing the game is making a point about. This game is a meta comment on the state of today's gaming culture. Sadly the ratings here seem to exactly prove why the author wanted to make such a comment in the first place... If somebody played through the story and yet isn't in the least bit moved by it, I can't imagine what kind of person he/she must be in real life... Just horrible. If you at least have some heart then play it and you won't regret it in the slightest. The alternative perspective it provides is incredibly refreshing and touching, though you might not necessarily agree with it. If you only look for the thrills of killing some enemy and never look at the story (which to be fair many modern games just don't give a f*** about), then don't complain after playing it or come here to leave bad ratings. Expand
  5. Jan 31, 2018
    8
    What can I say about Undertale that already hasn't been said... so I'll just mention difference of the PS4 version...

    The visuals, story,
    What can I say about Undertale that already hasn't been said... so I'll just mention difference of the PS4 version...

    The visuals, story, gameplay and music are all on par with the PC version but the implemented trophies are way too easy - You don't even have to finish the game to get the Platinum!
    You just need enough money for the 15 Dognation Trophies (you can quit the game after getting the last Dognation trophy, keeping your money on your saved game) and to REACH the final area - you don't even have to enter it.
    They should have locked at least one trophy against each completion imo but trophy hunters will at least be happy.
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  6. Dec 29, 2017
    7
    Don't go into Undertale for its game play. its bullet hell play style is refreshing, and the game makes a good effort to keep things new, butDon't go into Undertale for its game play. its bullet hell play style is refreshing, and the game makes a good effort to keep things new, but it gets boring nonetheless. Go into Undertale for its story. So thought provoking and dark, I found myself enjoying the characters almost as much as the - better than any other single video game - music. But it is a little too dark, the fun loving and child like aesthetic deceive you into this rather creepy game. I found myself unwilling to begin playing, but as I did, it didn't seem that bad. That's because it depends on how you play the game, it encourages you to not kill anything, so unassuming old me did exactly what Toriel instructed me to do. I played the game again after experiencing the true lab, only to find out what happens when you actively kill everything. It kept me up at night. you can call me a woos but I wasn't going anywhere near that game, I don't do horror usually, so it was the same kind of shock I would get reading a creepy pasta. There are some very eerie undertones to Undertale, so keep that in mind when you, or your five year old decide to give it a go Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2020
    0
    This game is a mastapice amazing soundtrack fun and interesting charecters and an amazing story.Tho i might get why some peapole dont like itThis game is a mastapice amazing soundtrack fun and interesting charecters and an amazing story.Tho i might get why some peapole dont like it but it is an unforgetable exspiriance.It gets a ten from me Expand

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