Percentile Rank

EarthNight is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

undefined.Thankfully, EarthNight wins the day with its enthralling style and art, packing in so many secrets inside its distinctive look. A few issues crop up, chiefly the narrower viewpoint during the fast levels and some long-tail grindy repetition, but the overwhelming killer vibe of this uniquely beautiful video game make it something special, even if dozens (hundreds?) of games have made use of the terms roguelite, procedural generation, and platformers since EarthNight was first revealed half a decade ago.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 4, 2019

Auto-runners don’t get much better than this, and it’s a blast to play through.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 3, 2019

EarthNight has limited scope, but does what it does very well.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019

Simple, yet sophisticated platformer that keeps you coming back for more. EarthNight is a highly addictive platformer with great progression caked in. While this review was done on PC, it is easily a must have for mobile platforms.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

While EarthNight looks and sounds like it could be the product of a bygone decade, the gameplay and structure are very modern

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

A good entry into what feels like a genre of old, successfully maintaining the fun, and feeling fresh when it wasn't that long ago this would've felt played out. The visuals are the real feature, especially when the package is as light as it is, altogether making it a great game for mobile, and a decent one for the Switch.

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Digitally Downloaded
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Top Critic

Dec 18, 2019

I think that perhaps it’s the trappings of the autorunner genre which holds Earthnight back from greatness. This is a game with wildly original ideas that kept me enthralled throughout, but I did keep wishing that it would slow down and give the player some time to breathe.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 3, 2019

This is a game that both looks gorgeous and hits its target in terms of straightforward play that keeps bringing you back for another round of diving and slashing to the surface of the Earth. If you’re keen on losing yourself in that dream-like trance, it’s going to do a good job of that.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 3, 2019

EarthNight is an endless runnner that was originally made for mobile devices, which means this Switch adaptation is hardly a monument when it comes to its technical components. Nevertheless, this game has some fun moments to provide and those who enjoy the style have enough content here for some fun moments, even if the experience never reaches outstanding levels.

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GameSkinny
Dec 16, 2019

Earthnight is a pretty package that contains dull gameplay and technical issues that simply shouldn't exist in this style of game.

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But Why Tho?
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

EarthNight is an okay game, great for passing the time. Its chiptune soundtrack draws you in, making you want to play more. Defeating dragons are satisfying but there’s nothing more to it than that.

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