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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: 52 out of 69
  2. Negative: 10 out of 69
  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. May 28, 2020
    10
    Undertale is easily one of my favorite games of the decade due to its morales and character. The gameplay is amazing and the combat system isUndertale is easily one of my favorite games of the decade due to its morales and character. The gameplay is amazing and the combat system is more than fun with its bullet hell dodging. You have four important buttons while fighting. There's fight, act, items, and mercy. The fight button will let you attack and deal damage to an enemy. The act item will make your enemies friendlier and will let you spare them. The items button will let you eat some food and recover health. The spare button will allow you to leave a battle with the power of mercy. This game's spritework is very charming and I love the simplicity. Perhaps the best thing about the game is the story. There are three routes you can take, which'll all make a difference later in the run. The pacifist route is where you don't kill a single monster. The neutral route is where you kill some monsters, but not all of them. The genocide route is where you'll murder everybody. This game's music is spectacular. Almost every bopping beat in this game is a banger. In conclusion, Undertale is an amazing game that everybody should try at least once despite the disgusting fandom. Have a lovely day/night, folks! Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2018
    10
    This is my favorite game right now. I love RPGs and the soundtrack is amazing. Even if the fandom might be bad it doesn't have anything to doThis is my favorite game right now. I love RPGs and the soundtrack is amazing. Even if the fandom might be bad it doesn't have anything to do with the game. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2018
    10
    One of the best games ever made. I have no idea why there are so many negative reviews, did you even play the game?
  5. Dec 1, 2019
    9
    Spectalcular game by Toby. I love the characters, the plot, the storyline, the humor, the lore. It has the whole package for a person lookingSpectalcular game by Toby. I love the characters, the plot, the storyline, the humor, the lore. It has the whole package for a person looking for an action packed adventure that will make sure you stay interested in it. Amazing. Expand
  6. Apr 10, 2019
    8
    I enjoyed Undertale until it ended. I thought it was pretty short considering that reviewers were raving about how deep it is. I felt likeI enjoyed Undertale until it ended. I thought it was pretty short considering that reviewers were raving about how deep it is. I felt like there weren't many choices to make during the game so I can't see how I missed anything. I felt that the only thing worth buying was food to eat during battles. Any weapons did not deal much more damage than normal attack and took a turn to arm it. So not worth worrying about that. It is a very charming game with some funny characters and dialogue though. My son is playing it again so maybe he'll discover some more depth in it than I did. I just felt like it was a rather short story game. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2019
    0
    Undertale feels and plays just like You are made to eat excriments of hobos. Realy. It would be the best way just to erase this "masterpiece"Undertale feels and plays just like You are made to eat excriments of hobos. Realy. It would be the best way just to erase this "masterpiece" from existence. Expand

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