Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 12, 2019
    90
    You could reel off the array of influences you might see in Creature in the Well, but ultimately this is a unique, beautiful game that forges its own path amongst them. Simply put, it's astoundingly good.
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    85
    Creature in the Well is visually fascinating and manages to bring together hack and slash with dungeon crawling and a pinball twist. It sounds like a strange mix, but it works brilliantly.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 13, 2019
    80
    Creature In The Well is a hectic joy to play, and the unlikely genre fusion works astonishingly well. Maybe someone should try that ice cream burger after all. [Issue#183, p.79]
  4. Sep 23, 2019
    80
    Creature in the Well is an entertaining experience, full of great puzzles with high replay values, and even though its story, visuals and sound design are very simple, they actually make it more complete.
  5. Sep 22, 2019
    80
    Although it can be annoying at times, Creature in the Well is a highly enjoyable game that plays, looks, and sounds fantastic.
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    If you like crawler games, hack'n'slash games or pinball games you should try it out. This game won't change your life, but it will fill you with many hours of fun.
  7. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    Quite fascinating mix of dungeon action and pinball-ish brawling.
  8. Sep 5, 2019
    80
    With Creature in the Well on Xbox One, what could have been a novel and gimmicky take on pinball action is instead one of 2019’s best looking, best feeling indie games.
  9. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2019
    75
    It is fascinating how the gameplay intensifies in response to players interactions with the environment. Just a few moving balls and once dead and abandoned room changes into a deadly arena. Though it shines at the beginning, with time the game loses some of its initial charm. [12/2019, p.59]
  10. Sep 19, 2019
    75
    The entire pinball premise for the gameplay is excellently done, feels great and with it having a learning curve makes it all the more fun to figure out and master.
  11. Sep 12, 2019
    75
    While more variety and polish would be appreciated, that doesn’t stop Creature in the Well from being enjoyable throughout. It feels great to grab a bullet out of the air, charge it up, and slam it back in the other direction, and getting a ball to ricochet through a narrow gap is always satisfying. Gorgeous visuals certainly help, but it’s the gameplay’s intrinsic rhythm and the sense that there’s always room to improve that serves as a solid hook through to the end.
  12. Sep 9, 2019
    75
    Creature in the Well inovates in many ways, and has a great atmosphere. But the game is damn tough and will discourage many players.
  13. Sep 12, 2019
    70
    Creature in the Well is a unique game the likes of which I have never experienced before. Sure, it steals ideas from here and there, but glues them together in a new way. And while the game is fun for a while and has an interesting world, it cannot escape its repetitive nature and its decision to make every death a chore to walk back from. It is worth playing to at least step in to the world for a little while, but how much mileage you get will be dependent on how long you can tolerate the games frustrations.
  14. Sep 5, 2019
    70
    Creature in the Well has more staying power than the pinball machines that inspired it, and that’s even before you consider its distinctive visual style and entertaining story. It won’t turn you into a pinball wizard, but it will provide you with several hours of unique entertainment.
  15. Sep 18, 2019
    67
    Having a unique core mechanic is a great start, but finding a way to stretch it out over the entire course of a game is essential, and that’s where Creature in the Well can’t stick the landing. It offers a smart idea, but one in need of refinement.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    Creature in the well is a fun and addictive top down puzzle game with a vibrant and unique art style that made me feel like I was playing aCreature in the well is a fun and addictive top down puzzle game with a vibrant and unique art style that made me feel like I was playing a cartoon with a simple but yet Beautiful vibe. the game play reminds me of older hack and slash games from the early 2000s but with a unique pinball twist. it also has a truly gripping plot that will keep most players on there toes wondering where am I and who am I. however this game has one drawback, I personally think that the boss battles could be a little repetitive to some players but the felling of completing a boss battle is extremely rewarding especially after trying for over 2 hours on one boss battle. The gameplay is smooth and fluent and does not feel clunky at all also the controls are very simple and easy to learn, it did not take long for me to master the controls and start exploring the vast amounts of levels this game has to offer. In conclusion this game is a very fun and exciting game with a gripping and interesting story that will pull you in, I personally think this game has much potential because it is a unique experience that everyone should try. Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2019
    0
    L'étron indé du jour est comme le plat du jour : dégeulasse... il a été fait avec les restes de la veille ou de l'avant-veille, on ne saitL'étron indé du jour est comme le plat du jour : dégeulasse... il a été fait avec les restes de la veille ou de l'avant-veille, on ne sait plus... et pourtant il est en 3D ! en trois-di-men-sions, ça troue le cul ! mais hélas en 3 couleurs et demi : jaune clair, jaune foncé et un peu de gris je crois et du noir en option.

    Il faut... il faut faire quoi dans ce truc au fait... ah oui, jouer au flipper pour collecter de l'électricité pour débloquer.... euh des portes. Puis, trouver un autre flipper pour débloquer la porte suivante... putain mais c'est brillant ! les trous de balle qui ont pondu ça méritent le Nobel de la connerie à vie.

    Bon, on ne vas pas s'attarder plsu longtemps sur cette daube d'attardés : il est temps de la balancer au fonds du puit, le puit tout blanc. Puit, puis pardon ! on tire la chasse.
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  3. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Great game, hard and challenging! I loved this game from start to finish! Recommended!