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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: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 19, 2018
    100
    What else can I say? Undertale is spectacular, even three years later. It’s a game that deserves every bit of praise that it receives, and a game that the people who love it are going to remember for a long, long time. I can’t express how happy I am to have had the opportunity to experience it again on the Switch.
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    One of the most original modern JRPGs of all time, and beatable at the fraction of the time. Once you get over its primitive aesthetic, you’ll soon realise why everyone else has been so captivated by Toby Fox’s creation.
  3. NF Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    95
    If you haven't played Undertale before, you will want to pick this Switch version up to experience what everyone's talking about for yourself. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 17]
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    90
    Undertale is a brilliant and smartly designed game that understands well what makes a good RPG work; so much so that it can upend expectations and deliver something that’s almost a satire of the genre. It’s been a long time since we’ve played a game that manages to surprise so often and in so many unique ways, and even if it doesn’t look like much, Undertale has way more going for it under the surface. Excellently written characters, a genre-bending battle system and a solid soundtrack make this one an easy recommendation, especially to RPG lovers. Do yourself a favour and give this one a download.
  5. 90
    Going through the experience today, it’s easy to see why Undertale was the talk of the town two years ago. It’s not an overly long playthrough, but it’s an impactful 7+ hours. A slow burn that starts off cute, but builds up to an absolutely thrilling last couple hours. I’m not sure if the Pope has gotten around to playing it yet, but he would be doing himself a disservice if he hasn’t.
  6. Sep 25, 2018
    90
    Toby Fox's work is not just an anecdote: it is perfectly well-thought out. It hides something that connects directly or indirectly to anyone who has spent too much time with a gamepad in his hands.
  7. Sep 14, 2018
    90
    The game is every bit as charming, challenging, and harrowing as it was the first time around.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 99
  2. Negative: 12 out of 99
  1. Sep 22, 2018
    10
    Undertale has everything to be a good game, people are endearing and funny, the atmosphere is nice, the music is beautiful in short the gameUndertale has everything to be a good game, people are endearing and funny, the atmosphere is nice, the music is beautiful in short the game is a masterpiece if you are a fan of RPG or not I advise you strongly to try it Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2021
    10
    This game is the one reference we should always remember to challenge out pre-conceptions in gaming design. It is not predictable and it takesThis game is the one reference we should always remember to challenge out pre-conceptions in gaming design. It is not predictable and it takes so much freedom to entertain you. A cult classic to teach us to keep questioning gaming conventions, from unjustified violence to gameplay boring limitations. A milestone on the self-awareness and maturity of the industry. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2019
    10
    Sure, the fanbase is toxic, but I still love this game. The music is indie game awesomeness. A lot of people complain about the simpleSure, the fanbase is toxic, but I still love this game. The music is indie game awesomeness. A lot of people complain about the simple fighting style, but I actually love it. The platforming mixed with choices was really cool to me. The story is also emotional near the end. Call me a Undertalebwarb all you want, but I am giving this a ten. Expand
  4. Jul 4, 2020
    10
    Great game best indie game ever lives up to the hype all the different endings are fantastic and the music is the best
  5. Dec 9, 2020
    9
    While Undertale may not be a perfect game by any means, I love the game's approach to the RPG formula. I love battle system and the spareWhile Undertale may not be a perfect game by any means, I love the game's approach to the RPG formula. I love battle system and the spare mechanic is plain clever. Undertale is a hilarious game with a great soundtrack. I may not have the switch version, but the added content looks like it is very fun. I'd cant recommend this enough. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2019
    8
    To some, an affecting masterpiece. To others, a joke that lands the first time, but grows tired as it's repeated over and over. Whatever youTo some, an affecting masterpiece. To others, a joke that lands the first time, but grows tired as it's repeated over and over. Whatever you think of Undertale, it's impossible to deny that it goes down its own path, subverting almost every RPG and gaming convention along the way.
    If you play it, then you should definitely play it again to get the best ending. The endings and the many hidden secrets are not just different tucked-on cutscenes–they retroactively transform Undertale into a different game.
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  7. May 5, 2021
    0
    Totally overhyped! Total crap! The game makes the impression that it was made by an 8 year old who tried programming a game. Only thingTotally overhyped! Total crap! The game makes the impression that it was made by an 8 year old who tried programming a game. Only thing astonishing about this is that he really made it. Watch a video beforehand. Expand

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