Ugly Reviews

Ugly is ranked in the 99th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2023

Follow a hideous and tormented nobleman through a slew of very creative and inventive puzzle levels that, quite frankly, everyone should try - Ugly is a hidden masterpiece that I'm confident many will find something to love in.

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5 / 5.0
Sep 18, 2023

Ugly is an incredible game with its simplicity in mechanics and the indirect way Team Ugly shows you the story. While most puzzle games and platformers will usually focus on combat and tools needed to finish a level, Ugly focuses on keeping it simple as well as creating an experience that is not only polished but highly enjoyable. It is the perfect game for anyone searching for dark yet mysterious stories and puzzles.

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10 / 10
Sep 18, 2023

There is so much that goes into "Ugly" that just invites you in, willing you to get lost for hours. And even then, chances are you probably won't find everything. This game thrives at all levels to create a hidden gem for players, which is why it received a perfect score.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2023

Ugly is a fun and interesting puzzle platformer that tells a dark story in an unconventional and engaging way. This tale of macabre memories shouldn’t take you too long to complete, and will challenge you with stimulating mirror-movement puzzles throughout. It is safe to say that Ugly more than lives up to 2023’s standard of excellent game releases.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2023

I have to say I'm deeply impressed with Ugly. From the lateral thinking to the graphical presentation, the clever mirror mechanics to the scale of the levels, the little bursts of humour and the intense storytelling: it's an absolute humdinger of a game for people who get a kick out of brain-melting platforming challenges!

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2023

Ugly is a title that goes beyond the expectations created by its name, offering a visually stunning and narratively intriguing experience. Despite considerable challenges, its journey through thought-provoking puzzles and a subtly constructed narrative make it a worthy recommendation for genre enthusiasts and those looking for something new and different to play.

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85 / 100
Sep 23, 2023

With five to seven hours worth of gameplay, two endings, a gorgeous art direction, and plenty of brain-busting puzzles to satisfy those craving a challenge, you are easily getting your money’s worth with Ugly. If or when Team Ugly decides to patch the Nintendo Switch version to fix this huge bug, the score will change to reflect that. Only time will tell for now. It is a must-play, but hold out for that update so that you can actually see the game through to the end.

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8.4 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2023

While mechanically it can be tricky at times as you work through larger puzzles, the dynamic nature of your mirror works nicely

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Nov 10, 2023

Ugly is a hidden gem among indie games. It features a beautiful, melancholic narrative that will intrigue players as they unravel the nobleman’s hideous past. The puzzles are both challenging and engaging without being too complex for casual players to enjoy as they master the fascinating mirror mechanic of this world. Ugly is an interesting, unique experience that is recommended for players of every kind.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2023

Ugly is a dark yet charming story-driven platformer that is filled with challenging puzzles and a melancholic story to pull at your heartstrings. The excellent art direction and the way its narrative unfolds are very memorable, however, the occasional unintuitive level design and bland musical arrangement really take away from the otherwise engaging experience.

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Nov 21, 2023

I haven’t quite finished Ugly, but I am definitely going to. So far, it’s been without bugs, fun, interesting, unique, and has a wonderful story. The environment is so rich with details that it tells its own story; the mechanics are interesting and different. I love the music, the movement, and everything about Ugly, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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