Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 11, 2020
    90
    Evergate is a touching and thoughtful puzzle platformer, with an incredible soundtrack and unique mechanics.
  2. Aug 24, 2020
    90
    Evergate is a wonderfully designed puzzle-platformer that starts off strong and goes from strength to strength over the course of its campaign. Every new world you encounter here adds a new twist to proceedings, gradually becoming more complex as it layers mechanics on top of one each other, enabling you to experiment and come up with your own unique ways to bound across its intricate levels. Speed-running here, for us, feels like it was tacked on for no real reason but, besides this one little misstep, this really is an essential purchase for puzzle/platforming fans and a standout example of its genre on Switch.
  3. Oct 7, 2020
    80
    Evergate is a precision puzzle platformer which looks beautiful and sounds fantastic. Although the controls take some getting used to, the intricately designed levels provide a wealth of challenge, and the power-up system offers many different ways to play.
  4. Sep 6, 2020
    80
    Evergate is remarkably clever. It's a short and sweet treat of a game that constantly invents new ways to interact with the world and to blend game elements together, making for a satisfying test of brainpower and reflexes.
  5. Aug 24, 2020
    75
    Evergate gave us a stimulating and extremely evocative experience whose underlying apparent simplicity was only the prelude to a progression full of stimuli and interesting ideas.
  6. Sep 16, 2020
    70
    Using the Soulflame to conquer Ki's challenges gives Evergate a twist on the usual style of puzzle platformers. The innocence of Ki makes it easy to want to protect her, to help Ki figure out exactly what is going on, and why she can see memories that aren't her own. The difficulty level may prove too much of a challenge for the more casual platform fan but will provide hours of entertainment for those who seek out challenges and want to unlock every achievement in this intriguing title. Even if the end isn't reached, the highly detailed levels and clever game mechanics make any time spent in Evergate worthwhile.
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    70
    For a game about delving into memories, Evergate isn't particularly memorable. Its style and gameplay are very evocative of other more noteworthy platformers. But that doesn't mean this is terrible. It constantly introduces new mechanics that increase the challenge with an eccentric take on the afterlife and reincarnation. It won't be mentioned in the same breath as popular indie platforming titles like Celeste or Super Meat Boy, but if you're a fan of puzzle platforming games in general then Evergate should make for a grand old time.
  8. Sep 9, 2020
    60
    Even though its premise has a lot of promise, Evergate's reliance on trial and error makes the experience feel more frustrating than fun.
  9. 50
    It's just a shame that the available options for a player feel so limiting within the actual stages of Evergate, because there is so much potential here. But outside of the presentation, I found myself mostly getting frustrated with the experience. The puzzles rely on timing instead of cleverness, the platforming relies on planning instead of skill, and the movement becomes limiting due to the conditions before it can be used. I really wished I could give this game some higher praise. Perhaps players who are looking for a slow platformer that rewards trial and error without much gratification can get a kick out of Evergate. But personally I am not planning on ever playing it again.
  10. Sep 23, 2020
    40
    Evergate has the potential to be an incredible game to play, with its beautiful artwork and animation, and intelligent and well-planned gameplay. Unfortunately, every level feels like a struggle, needing pinpoint precision to complete and move on to the next. It ends up a frustrating experience more than an enjoyable challenge.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Aug 23, 2020
    10
    Tricky but fun puzzles, lots of different types of completion challenges, beautiful art and lovely music! Very unique and easy to get lost in.
  2. Aug 20, 2020
    9
    A really charming puzzle platformer. The core mechanic is really versatile, and levels range from thoughtful to frenetic. Meanwhile the artA really charming puzzle platformer. The core mechanic is really versatile, and levels range from thoughtful to frenetic. Meanwhile the art and music both create a dreamily beautiful experience. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2020
    10
    Evergate is a puzzle-platformer with a unique mechanic called the Soulflame. You shoot the Soulflame from your character through a crystal andEvergate is a puzzle-platformer with a unique mechanic called the Soulflame. You shoot the Soulflame from your character through a crystal and onto a white surface to break and activate the power of that crystal. There's many different crystals allowing for interesting puzzles. And while the game is more puzzle-focused than most other platformers, the crystals combined with the Instant Fire feature offer fast-paced movement options which make the platforming itself super fun. I've played the game for 200+ hours and still find myself enjoying the gameplay. If you're interested in trying out a new puzzle-platformer with a good replay value, I'd highly recommend this game. Full Review »