Garlic Reviews

Garlic is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2023

Garlic is difficult retro platformer that manages to be accessible to those normally put off by "difficult," "retro," and "platformer." Copious checkpoints and a fun mix of styles, visuals, and mini-games should push even the more casual gamers through. Give Garlic a try; the taste may surprise you.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2023

If you’re a fan of fast-paced platforming and like a challenge, consider Garlic a must-have. Add to that its budget price and its excellent sense of humour, and you have an indie gem that really does deserves more attention than it’s had so far.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2023

Garlic is a retro-inspired 2D platformer that is full of crazy humour and personality. It is challenging but incredibly rewarding when you make progress; Garlic definitely makes your palms sweat!

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8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2023

A fun precision platformer with some bonus mini-games to break the action

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Jul 28, 2023

Hey. Yeah! Hey You! There’s this massive tower you should go to. I hear, if you get to the top, this “Cyber Goddess” can grant you any wish you want. She’s really a hottie too, you should totally go. Quick warning though, its a real tough one and they really want you dead.

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Aug 24, 2023

Fans of Celeste will love the fast-paced platforming and clever level design in Garlic, as long as they can get past its weird sense of humor.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2023

The Sylph team has been able to chart its own path in the face of all its platforming influences, which are not few. They have passed the test through frankness and a peculiar sense of humor.

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Aug 12, 2023

Garlic is a highly stylized action-platformer featuring a humanoid garlic character attempting to ascend a tower and woo a goddess at the top. The concept is silly, for sure, but having watched some trailers, I had high hopes that I would enjoy the gameplay. Did it meet my standards? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2023

Don't let the curious name and unexpected concept frighten you: Garlic is an excellent platformer that uses a simple gameplay to offer fun and addicting challenges. Beyond that, its diverse minigames complement the game about the garlic man that needs to climb a tower to meet his dream cyborg.[...] It still is a little below what would make it a real must-play but it's no doubt a great recommendation for your library.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 6, 2023

I honestly found Garlic a joy to play, steep challenge and all. While the game may be a little intimidating to some, I found it quite engaging. It features a diversity of content, crazy challenges, great visuals, and a style that was quite unlike anything in recent years. If you’re not worried about dying a few dozen times, I’d say any fan of platformers or old-school games should give this a try.

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8.1 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2023

Don’t let its pretty simple and somewhat silly looks fool you, this is a consistently challenging platformer that works pretty well

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