GRIME Reviews

GRIME is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

Grime can be considered a rich, engaging and entertaining metroidvania experience that, given the lack of a deep and engaging story, still has the ability to surprise users of these kind of games.

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9 / 10 stars
Aug 12, 2021

GRIME takes influence from more genres than most games and succeeds at combining them into a cohesive whole. It's well worth your time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2021

GRIME is an intriguing experience with its mysterious world and dark tune. The mixture between Metroidvanias and Souls-like mechanics needed more balancing, but the attempt is still appreciated.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2021

Sometimes Grime can be a little bit frustrating, but overall, it is gorgeous: unique and memorable world, satisfying combat, interesting bosses, and this warm feeling of overcoming every obstacle on your way.

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5.4 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2024
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Jan 9, 2023

Aside from some performance issues, Grime is an interesting adaptation of soulsborne mechanics to the 2D action-adventure genre.

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8.1 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2023

GRIME is a series of good to great-pieces that are slightly held back by performance issues.  Depending on when you’re reading this review I hope those are fixed because this game is fantastic. It’s beautiful, ugly, terrifying, and something any Metroidvania Soulslike fan should love.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2022

Grime: Colors of Rot is a great game and ranks above average for metroidvanias in combat and world richness. Even so, it should be noted that the high difficulty may not please everyone. The atmosphere, morbid and without great excesses, sets the mythological tone of accompanying a force that moves through a strange world to fulfill its existence. Only its curiosity is as great as its sense of destruction and both will be satiated by exploring and absorbing everything the title has to offer.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 1, 2021

There’s no arguing that GRIME is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful Metroidvanias ever created, and it’s obvious that a lot of love was put into it. Unfortunately, the attempt to create some kind of compromise between Dark Souls and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow created a product that, while still undoubtedly fun, felt a little too lukewarm at times to truly be considered “great.” I think that if certain things got revamped, GRIME could be a totally killer Metroidvania. But, until then, it’ll just be “good.”

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8 / 10
Sep 20, 2021

GRIME brings nothing new to the Metroidvania tag, but it doesn’t have to. Challenging enough combat, with some RPG-like loadout elements make for engaging gameplay. That it’s gross and its bosses skin-crawling also work in its favour. If you enjoy your challenging platformers, you’ll enjoy this.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2021

I don’t know what I was expecting from GRIME, but its unique absorbing mechanic, fast paced combat, and engaging platforming all come together. Whilst the genre of Souls-like Metroidvania’s might be becoming oversaturated, GRIME does more than enough to be deserving of your attention.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2021

This is a title that easily manages to arouse the interest of any player, even those who are not a fan of the genre. Grime manages to grab the best of several genres and present an excellent overall result. Thanks to its difficulty, this is undoubtedly a game recommended for anyone looking for a challenge, deserving a place alongside the souls saga and all the other “soulslikes”.

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85 / 100
Aug 18, 2021

GRIME is a sensational video game, its great artistic and sound section have little to envy of other great titles of the genre. We are facing a Souls-like of aupa, which would be better if it had a more complex combat but that we should not underestimate for that reason. A title loaded with content where the only downsides are the limitation of markers on the map, the imbalance in strength and Dexterity builds and the impossibility of restructuring our growth points, something that according to the developers goes against the idea of ​​GRIME.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2021

GRIME awakened contradictory feelings in me: at the same time that I felt uncomfortable in that world, I wanted to absorb it more and more. Mixing soulslike with metroidvania works well, except for the protagonist's mobility issue, requiring patience in exploration. The setting is one of the highlights with elaborated and detailed characters and locations that provokes the most different types of feelings. GRIME is not a game for everyone, but it is an excellent recommendation for those who want to try something different.

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60 / 100
Aug 6, 2021

Grime is a very unique-looking game set in a weird-as-hell creationist-themed world that’s sure to be divisive among gamers. It has some fun rock-solid moments, but the game is clearly trying to be Dark Souls with 2D and platforming when it should have just emulated how other 2D hardcore titles like the Ori series handle difficulty and fairness.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2021

Grime is a Souls-like experience that’ll cleanse your pallet between the more significant releases of the genre. It mainly acts as filler, but it also keeps your reactions to tense action gameplay in top shape for whatever you’ll play next. The atmosphere really sells the dreary adventure with the help of an excellent artistic design, a stellar soundtrack, and engaging combative mechanics. Still, there’s a noticeable lack of boss spectacle and challenge required to at least cause a few fist clenches.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2021

Grime is a solid entry in the souls-like and Metroidvania genre that stands out due to its unsettling world and some nice new ideas. However, it's a difficult game which means it can be a little bit frustrating sometimes. The story could have used more clarity, too. But overall If you are a fan of challenging games this is a good place to lose yourself in.

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