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Young Souls

The Arcade Crew, 1P2P
Aug 17, 2021 - Google Stadia, PC

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10
9 / 10
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
God is a Geek
8.5 / 10
Daily Mirror
4 / 5
15 / 20
80 / 100
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Young Souls - Boss Trailer (Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC)

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Young Souls - Announcement Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Young Souls

Kicking butt in Young Souls is a blast and one of the rare co-op brawlers that is as enjoyable to play solo

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Young Souls isn't just one of the best indie games on Stadia, it's one of the best indie games of 2021. A pitch-perfect side scroller that barely puts a foot wrong, this is one game you don't want to miss out on.

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Young Souls has a beat-em-up heart and an RPG brain. And, at the end of the day, when you jump into the fray, your heart commands. The action is compelling and has a good pace, and the self-irony that reigns in each text gives the game that extra something that helps it build its own identity.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Young Souls is a fun side-scrolling hack-and-slash, offering deep RPG elements, great writing, and characters you'll care about.

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Young Souls is a breath of fresh air for the genre, the developers have done a fantastic job at merging so many different elements into one. Jenn and Tristan are some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the genre. Although playing on the Nintendo Switch I did experience some slow loading times and a bit of dropped frames during those frantic moments, but this wasn’t enough to sully a stellar title that is sure to be a new classic.

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15 / 20

Young Souls is absolutely worth a visit.

Review in French | Read full review

All in all, Young Souls is a charming coming-of-age story that veers much darker than I expected. It’s a world I was happy to lose myself in, even if the characters weren’t always happy themselves. I’d recommend it to any fan of beat ’em ups and modern fantasy. Those button-mashing minigames are incredibly frustrating, though.

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Overall, Young Souls feels like a more mature cartoon in video game form, in a good way. It features two strong gameplay loops with satisfying elements and feedback. While there were some gameplay decisions that I wish were different, Young Souls is a solid package. Also as a note, it ran smoothly via Stadia, which was actually my first experience with the platform. All in all, Young Souls is a video game experience that is more than it first appears, and should not be overlooked.

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