Heavenly Bodies Reviews

Heavenly Bodies is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
3 / 5
Dec 8, 2021

Heavenly Bodies will challenge you with its unique controls and physics-based puzzles, evoking feelings of frustration and elation in equal measure.

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6 / 10
Dec 7, 2021

2pt Interactive’s first foray into the console and PC world is astounding for such a small team. Heavenly Bodies’ graphics, aesthetics, and sounds are beautiful. The introduction of different control modes is also great, with a clear and commendable focus on accessibility. The difficult-to-master controls is where players may find a challenge in engaging with the title, with unclear missions adding to the disorderly feeling. While short, the game is replayable enough with different coop partners and challenges. Consider jumping in with a friend, because cooperative fun can help camouflage some of the game’s rougher edges.

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6 / 10
Dec 6, 2021

Once you have your head wrapped around it, Heavenly Bodies offers up wonderfully tactile puzzles, and the DualSense is really put through its paces. The game is rather short, but it does give you more to do after beating each mission. We should also mention there are three levels of control available, with the easiest allowing you to "swim" through the air (or lack of). While we do think there's a good time to be had here, be aware you'll need some patience to find the fun.

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JVL
Raptor
Top Critic
13 / 20
Jan 24, 2022

Heavenly Bodies is a great experience as long as you have the patience to tame the gameplay, which can spin from cramps to the most tense, and have the chance to play with a pair which will offer some sequences of laughter.

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7 / 10
Dec 6, 2021

Combining the awkward unforgiving nature of space with a short and focused puzzle exploration game, Heavenly Bodies succeeds in what it sets out to achieve. It’ll frustrate you, impress you, drive you mad and blow you away with its mechanics and 70s aesthetic. You might not always have fun playing it, but this is a Zero-G trip worth embarking on, smashed controllers and all.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2021

Heavenly Bodies is not your average cup of coffee, not even for indie games. It has a very specific audience it set its target on and delivers on its promise of challenging players through the control system. Visually and atmosphere wise it is clearly inspired by the classic, realistic sci-fi movies. The game itself is pretty short, but due to the control scheme, you will spend quite a lot of time even on the simplest tasks. Heavenly Bodies is not for everyone, but those who enjoy this kind of games will have a blast with it.

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7 / 10
Dec 9, 2021

A brief fumble in the darkness of space, Heavenly Bodies is designed to beguile you with floaty, physics based puzzles. It will scramble your brains as you perform the most straightforward of tasks, at times testing your sanity and (if playing in co-op) the strength of any relationship.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Heavenly Bodies is a space ragdoll physics game that's a great couch co-op game. Put your teamwork to the test and solve simple to complex puzzles the longer you immerse yourselves in the game. Playing this solo has an added challenge and if you've mastered zero-gravity movement, then you may want to speedrun this game in the future.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2021

Much like Manual Samuel and other titles of that ilk, Heavenly Bodies certainly feels tailor-made for the streaming scene. With its penchant for generating knee-slapping laughs and red-faced moments of white hot anger that are both best enjoyed with friends and in front of a captive audience (not to mention the speedrunning mode that would arguably garner a fair audience), 2pt Interactive have certainly crafted a commendably enjoyable co-operative yarn that should last well into the holidays and beyond.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2021

Despite the various tantrums I had during the journey, Heavenly Bodies proved to be a different and fun experience. Here we have an interesting combination of activities in the form of puzzles that play with physics in an ingenious and creative way, testing the player's patience and astuteness when solving problems that seem simple but become complicated in space.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Heavenly Bodies tests your patience and your inner cosmonaut’s ingenuity to solve some of the most challenging puzzles in Zero-G! This is not the kind of sci-fi adventure we are used to but a true to the real world problems that real astronauts face in outer space and although it is really hard, it is also a one of a kind video game well worth experiencing.

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80 / 100
Dec 6, 2021

‎A small surprise that recreates the aesthetics and some situations of the space cinema of the 70s with enough sympathy and success, and that we can also enjoy in local cooperative. It is not especially long and has some control failure, but it exudes so much sympathy and is so funny, that everything is forgiven.‎

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

Heavenly Bodies deploys a fantastical movement system and clever puzzle design in service of a decent enough time on your own but probably deserves to be experienced with a friend.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Even in the frustrating moments when the controls seem to have it out for you, there’s so much to like about Heavenly Bodies. It’s a wonderful concept for a game, it’s impressively polished, and it’s hyper-focused in the best way. It feels like the devs took their time.

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Unscored
Dec 10, 2021
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