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Olija

Skeleton Crew Studio, Thomas Olsson, Devolver Digital
Jan 28, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
83 / 100
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
75 / 100
Shacknews
9 / 10
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Olija Trailers

Olija - Launch Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Olija - Launch Trailer | PS4

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Olija - Release Date Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Olija Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Olija

Olija is a memorable 2D action platformer with great combat that is over all too soon with little reason to return.

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A brilliant central mechanic and a game of real craft and character.

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Olija spearheads a grimly thrilling adventure which is over too soon.

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It may be brief, but Olija confidently blends satisfying action and engaging exploration for a treat that shouldn't be overlooked.

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Olija's quick, zippy combat, platforming puzzles, and minimalist storytelling all shine in a small, pixelated trifle.

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Olija subverts the expectations of an unforgiving old-school adventure for something more fun and breezing, verging on slapstick combat, yet still dripping with atmosphere thanks to its impressionistic pixel art and excellent audio. Being a castaway makes for a good escape.

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Olija is a beautiful minimalistic game, that includes some interesting mechanics, such as the use of a magic harpoon and the Lunar Sword, to classic "metroidvania" gameplay.

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Olija is incredibly cinematic, despite its minimalist approach to art style. The game still feels fantastical thanks to an incredible attention to detail with both the visual and sound design. In addition, Olija tells a heartfelt story with important themes, while keeping satisfying gameplay at the center of it all. It becomes even more impressive when you realize the game was practically developed by one person, Thomas Olsson of Skeleton Crew Studios. Olija is a pleasant treat and likely an early frontrunner for one of the best indie titles of 2021.

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