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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. Negative: 22 out of 151
  1. 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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  2. Jul 18, 2018
    10
    One of the most innovative games of this era, with amazing retro graphics and an outstanding soundtrack there is almost nothing stopping thisOne of the most innovative games of this era, with amazing retro graphics and an outstanding soundtrack there is almost nothing stopping this game from being one of the best games ever made Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2017
    10
    Undertale does this bizzare and rare thing when you actually like the characters. The game is filled with humour and charm. The soundtrack isUndertale does this bizzare and rare thing when you actually like the characters. The game is filled with humour and charm. The soundtrack is AMAZING. The songs are extremely catchy and good. I am not the biggest fan of turnbased combat, but undertale's combat is so different and fun.
    The fandom is cancer...
    But does the community ruin the gameplay? Answer: Not at all.
    Not at all.
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  4. Jun 25, 2020
    9
    I am aware of the TERRIBLE reputation this game has gained thanks to obnoxious Tumblr users and furries but I don't give a f*ck. There willI am aware of the TERRIBLE reputation this game has gained thanks to obnoxious Tumblr users and furries but I don't give a f*ck. There will also always be people complaining "it's too short" or "it's too boring" and calling it overrated.

    Undertale is a game that breaks down the RPG elements you're used to while presenting stylish retro graphics beautifully. The comedy is effective and the characters are lovable and have very interesting designs. It might not offer the impressive visuals and animations other AAA RPG titles offer but it tells a short and meaningful tale without ever becoming stale. It also offers good replay value.
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  5. Mar 25, 2018
    9
    the game is good, with good songs, incredible characters and an incredible story, but the game is only 6 hours long, which makes it a bit short
  6. Jan 15, 2020
    7
    I have to admit my expectations for Undertale were maybe too high. I did like the game, but didn't find it that special. It's a good game thatI have to admit my expectations for Undertale were maybe too high. I did like the game, but didn't find it that special. It's a good game that owes a lot to its soundtrack. Expand
  7. Jul 14, 2022
    0
    One of the worst games ever. Indie games are ruining gaming so don't buy it for any platform

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