They Always Run Reviews

They Always Run is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Unscored
Nov 29, 2021

They Always Run is a charming space-western platformer with chunky combat and endearing characters, but it's hampered by bugs.

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Impulsegamer
Boouya
Top Critic
4.3 / 5.0
Nov 24, 2021

Overall They always run is an intriguing example on modern 2-D platformers. Whilst it has minor problems with some of the platforming it does not take away from the atmosphere and aesthetic this game exudes. Whilst not having the most compelling story being very formulaic and told through long text breaks the combat and graphics more than make up for it.

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KeenGamer
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

They Always Run sprints into the finish line as one of the most unique action platformers of its time. Follow a three-armed bounty hunter as he travels the galaxy in search of revenge. Prepare for the brutal but satisfying combat and stunning views and landscapes.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2022

Still, They Always Run may have its issues, but the good outweighs the bad. The combat is exciting and the chase sequences exhilarating. The platforming bits in-between are fun for the most part, too, apart from the odd moment where the controls feel like they’re working against you. And while the story may be quite brief, it does keep you invested. So, if you’re interested in becoming a bounty hunter for a short while, They Always Run is worth your attention.

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7 / 10.0
May 28, 2022

In the end, They Always Run is a challenging, fun and especially electrifying title, with a lot of action in its combats and chase sequences. It merits saying the journey isn't infalible to errors and technical failures, with bugs and glitches happening sometimes and ruining the gameplay. But, overall, this doesn't mean the game doesn't offer happy moments while traversing the galaxy. After all, we have the company of Aiden, the raddest three-arms bounty hunter in the universe.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2021

They Always Run decides to work within the comfortable boundary of elements already established in action, adventure and platformer games. This is hardly a bad thing though, because the developers execute these combinations masterfully. The result is an epic narrative, full of combats, engaging events and twists that end with a beautiful plot twist that leaves us wishing strongly for Aiden's journey to continue. The fact this mercenary is too resourceful can weaken the challenges for players who are more demanding, but it's a small issue that the fights' malleability and villains' run-ins easily compensate.

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