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  • Summary: Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 29, 2019
    100
    Celeste is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece. Its mix of reactionary platforming and problem solving is a breath of fresh air. Its Assist Mode is ahead of the curb in an industry constantly discussing accessibility. The way it masterfully weaves its emotional story about mental health with its brutal difficulty is astounding. Hours of extra content, one of the best soundtracks of all time and neat art is only the icing on the cake for this indie gem.
  2. Feb 8, 2018
    100
    The frustration of dying for the thousandth time finds its counterweight in the gorgeously fluid ballet of a perfect run. With a wonderfully evocative soundtrack and a whole host of creative ideas and plenty of additional challenges beyond the main campaign, Celeste manages to cram in a whole lot of goodness without ever missing a step. Fans of tricky platformers will find much to love in the game's design, but it's also a perfect starting point for anyone new to the genre — perhaps even those actively averse to it. In short, it's a bit of a masterpiece.
  3. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    The greatest triumph of Celeste is that its best-in-class jumping and dashing is blended beautifully with an important and sincere story and an incredible soundtrack that make it a genuinely emotional game, even when your feet are planted firmly on the ground.
  4. Feb 9, 2018
    100
    Celeste is ... like heaven. The level design is fantastic, artistically takes your breath away and playability is perfect. It's highly complicated, especially after the first round, but very satisfying. Celeste itself explains why "indie games" exist.
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    90
    The best indie platformer since Super Meat Boy, but also one of the best storytelling experiences of recent years – with an incisive and thoughtful portrayal of mental illness.
  6. Feb 6, 2018
    90
    Developer Matt Makes Games’ previous release was TowerFall, the archery-themed four-player battle royale. With its single-player focus and touching narrative, Celeste might seem like an odd follow-up. However, like TowerFall, Celeste features polished and intense action that makes it easy to love and hard to put down.
  7. Feb 11, 2018
    82
    Celeste surprised us with its tight and challenging but very rewarding gameplay, coupled with a deep story and great level design. Sometimes you can feel lost in the game's vast areas and it could have used a more diversified gameplay, but it's definitely a game to have for lovers of 2D platform games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    One of the best games I've played in my life. It just seems like everything is perfect in Celeste. From the tight controls and gameplay alwaysOne of the best games I've played in my life. It just seems like everything is perfect in Celeste. From the tight controls and gameplay always reinforced with new interesting concepts to the characters which are likable and feel real and the story which is nothing too special but still interesting and well executed to a beautiful soundtrack combined with a breathtaking pixel look crafted with great attention to detail.

    But one of the most crucial aspects that make this game great is the difficulty. It's always hard and rewarding but doesn't force itself to be overly hard like other games of the genre like The End is Nigh or Super Meat Boy. There are always harder versions of the levels and many collectibles which make those loving death or exploring happy. Overall the developers have found a great balance between easy and difficult and for those that still find it too hard to enjoy there's always the really well done Assist Mode that makes the game easier the way you like and is completely customizable.
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  2. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    El siclo de gameplay es muy adictivo. Tienes que ver y analizar cada pantalla haciendo prueba y error para encontrar donde usar tus recursos yEl siclo de gameplay es muy adictivo. Tienes que ver y analizar cada pantalla haciendo prueba y error para encontrar donde usar tus recursos y donde no, una vez que trazas tu plan, ejecutarlo mecanicamente a la perfeccion es muy satisfactorio.

    Controles solidos y presicos, perder nunca sera culpa del juego.

    Muy buena y conmovedora historia.

    Dificil pero divertido, un buen reto.

    Soundtrack 11 de 10.
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  3. Apr 2, 2021
    10
    This game is perfect in almost every way possible,but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't like pixel art
  4. Jun 19, 2019
    9
    This game, while it is very hard, and I suck at it, is fun the whole way. The low user score is just people complaining about how the game is hard.
  5. Dec 13, 2018
    9
    This game is hard! I really enjoy a challenge! It takes some practice to get used to the controls, but once you do they work perfectly. TheThis game is hard! I really enjoy a challenge! It takes some practice to get used to the controls, but once you do they work perfectly. The dialogue is worth reading, it made me laugh quit a bit. If you hate challenges don't bother playing this game. It seems to be aimed at older players who don't suck. There is even a white block that looks like it came from Mario 3, and if you hold down while standing on it you fall behind it and interact with the background! Young gamers who haven't played Mario 3 wouldn't have made the connection. Also, it appears that many young gamers just cry a lot when a game is too hard. If you don't want to listen to your kids having meltdowns, don't get them this game. I imagine that most of the negative reviews come from people who can't even beat a feel good adventure platformer like Ori and the Blind Forest. I must say though, I'm surprised this game is getting better reviews than Hollow Knight and Ori! It's not THAT amazing. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2021
    8
    This game is so hard to get through, I caught myself uncountable times raging with the TV because I doesn't jump on the very right time, butThis game is so hard to get through, I caught myself uncountable times raging with the TV because I doesn't jump on the very right time, but this just makes the game more and more incredible. My best part is the feather scene, where Celeste is so anxious that she's almost lost her mind. It's a great and difficult game. Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2018
    0
    I didn’t pay hundreds of dollars for a superior game system to have graphics that look like they were developed in the 1800’s. There isI didn’t pay hundreds of dollars for a superior game system to have graphics that look like they were developed in the 1800’s. There is *nothing* charming or innovative about a boring platform game with a horrible retro look. I also believe that Metacritic is getting far too political in their reviews. I rarely read or rely on them any longer. Expand

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