Going Under Reviews

Going Under is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
58 / 100
Sep 27, 2020

Going Under is a great parody on the Silicon Valley, the rest of the game just could not impress me, however.

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Jul 12, 2021

Going Under is an exhausted groan of a game. It looks and sounds great and the characters are amusing for the most part, but the mechanics clash in weird ways, and it just feels bad to play.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2020

Going Under deviates a little from the path of an ideal roguelike. Instead of enjoying the wonderful visuals, the great soundtrack and the fun premise to make a captivating, agile and action-packed game, the title loses a little focus on what really matters. It is possible to spend some good hours of fun with the game, but the technical problems in the combat, the little variety inside the dungeons (and outside them), the lack of information in some moments, and the excess of exposure in others, made that I never fully get caught up in the adventure.

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6 / 10
Oct 7, 2020

Going Under is a fun if short lived game. A nice bright roguelike that just fails to have that one more go feel to it.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2021

I have my demons whenever I play Roguelite or like games, but I’m glad I placed my concerns to one side and tried this one. The humour and many tasks heavily outweighed the annoyance of losing my gear and I enjoyed my time with it, mostly. Do I recommend it? Of course. It’s a; colourful, fun, fast-paced and enjoyable title that can be played casually. Can you make Jackie the best intern Fizzle Beverages has ever seen? Grab the nearest object and smash every monster in your path, your internship depends on it.

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7 / 10
Sep 24, 2020

Going Under takes some of the most frustrating trappings of late capitalism and turns them into literal dungeons. It’s a funny, acid-spirited take on the organisational failures of tech startup culture that doesn’t pull its punches. Between whacking baddies with a giant stapler and trading useless cryptocoins for powerups, there’s rarely a dull moment on the floors of these office hellscapes. While playing for long periods exposes some of Going Under’s repetitive elements, there’s more than enough fun here to recommend this action-packed rogue-lite to any dungeon-crawler fan with a LinkedIn profile.

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7 / 10
Sep 25, 2020

Going Under makes for an excellent debut from Aggro Crab. Though the humour won't be to everyone's taste, it brings us a corporate satire which hits closer to home than most, and by doing so consistently, never feels ham-fisted in its execution. This isn't the longest experience you can find on Switch – taking around 10 hours to fully complete including side tasks – but it provides an entertaining story, and one that's filled with great combat and high replayability. Keeping you hooked until the end, this dungeon crawler comes with a modest recommendation.

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7 / 10
Sep 28, 2020

Going Under is a roguelite that ditches some of the genre's usual depth in favour of a compelling satirical tale. It won't last you too long, but there's enough here to hold your interest as you delve into some truly unique dungeons. Though it isn't the best dungeon crawler, it's certainly one of the most unusual, and we love it for that.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2020

Going Under is not a bad game, its story is fun, sometimes witty, and at times, a tad meme-like. If you play a lot of roguelikes you may find it a bit thin on the ground. However, if you are new to the genre, want something a bit lighter, or just want to try something a bit different Going Under may be for you. It has a depth in its difficulty options, it looks very nice, and plays well. I think it just depends on what you are looking to get out of the game. There is stuff here to like, it is just not for everyone.

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7.2 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2020

This office themed dungeon crawler has it’s fair share of ups, with solid gameplay and fun surprises, howerever the lack of multiplayer makes it a bit irrelevant in the long run.

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3.9 / 5.0
Oct 12, 2020

Overall, I would recommend Going Under to those who are open to playing a lighter, yet challenging roguelite with an enthralling critique on neoliberalism.

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8 / 10
Sep 30, 2020

The life of an unpaid intern is pretty gruesome already. Add hordes of goblins you have to defeat, a nagging project manager, coworkers with clashing personalities, and a very odd Amazon-esque parent company. In Going Under, there is a lot to do, and a lot to smash. Overall, the game has it’s problems as well as plenty of strengths that make you want to come back over and over again. For just $20, there is enough to do to make it worthwhile.

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7.9 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2020

I love when indie games offer something unique and special and Going Under certainly does with its clever premise, striking style, and supremely rewarding roguelike structure and beat 'em up gameplay. If only real internships could be this fun.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2020

Devolver Digital makes the pleasant surprise and despite the fact that the game is not characterized by any innovation, it has managed to use all of its elements in a masterful way.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2020

I wouldn’t say that this game is on par with all those high-caliber games we have right now but I can say that this game can stand on its own and can be very entertaining for the right person. I don’t think I ever had this much fun in a game that seems so simple on the surface but has real depth into it. If you’re looking for a game to jump into while you wait for the next big game, I say give this one a try and I’m sure you won’t regret it.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2020

More than just a unique roguelike with a nice combat system and tons of customization options, Going Under is also a great piece of satire.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

Finally, a game for the bitter intern. Going Under is a fun roguelike adventure packed with challenge and an amusing story players will enjoy.

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Sep 24, 2020

Chaotic and fantastic fun, take the executive decision and take the time to get Going Under

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8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2020

Going Under captivated me with its crazy and eccentric premise. Exploring ruins of failed tech companies in control of an intern is strange and exciting, mainly because you can use almost anything as a weapon. The main concept gives room for experimentation and strategy, and it is necessary to constantly improvise in order to overcome the complicated challenges. The comical tone is present in every corner with humorous dialogues, unusual situations and countless amusing references. On the negative, the adventure proves to be a bit repetitive, even with roguelite aspects, and sometimes chaos gets in the way. In the end, Going Under is an internship worth checking out.

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8 / 10
Jan 26, 2021

Although Going Under is a short venture where the art style and humour may not be for everyone, the fun action, creative world, and addictive gameplay make this an excellent roguelite well worth the work hours. And again, Jackie can pat the office dachshund!

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