Forma.8

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2017

Entertaining, challenging and well-programmed, forma.8 is an outstanding tribute to the Metroid explorative gameplay.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

It isn’t without its problems; the lack of almost any UI or detail on the map can be annoying, and the gameplay can be stiff and frustrating at times. Fortunately, the other parts of the game create such a undeniably enjoyable atmosphere that I even found myself relaxed and smiling in some of the more frustrating parts of the game as I made my way through this foreign world that I can’t wait to hop back into and explore again.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

Beautiful and surprising, forma.8 is a great mix of platform gaming and atmosphere from "another world", with a lot of puzzles.

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9 / 10
Nov 10, 2017

forma.8 is a fun and charming Metroidvania release with plenty to offer. It might feel short for some of you since it will probably take you 5-6 hours to complete, but that only means it's an entertaining release that doesn't overstay its welcome.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Forma.8 is an excellent Metroidvania from the Italian developer Mixed Bags. A game rich in depth, Forma.8 is a must have on the Nintendo Switch, giving you one hell of an experience that is simple to get used to, but can be dangerous and difficult at times.

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4.2 / 5.0
Sep 1, 2017

forma.8 is a game that presents a lot of very fresh concepts that absolutely deserve to be explored further.

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8 / 10
Mar 1, 2017

There’s a lot to like about Forma.8. While it does invoke the style of some other titles, it has enough charm and character to stand out. Its gameplay is unorthodox, yet mostly rewarding, and it doesn’t outstay its welcome. Sometimes the logic of the task at hand is not obvious and it took me a short few hours to get the Platinum Trophy on PS4, but while it lasts it’s an enjoyable romp.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2017

Forma.8 is an utterly gorgeous and affecting take on the familiar 2D Metroidvania style game with some clever puzzles for your plucky little probe to navigate.

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8 / 10
Feb 23, 2017

The attention to detail and beautiful flat colour design really shine in this metroidvania about a brave probe exploring an alien planet. Though the difficulty curve can spike frustratingly, fans of Ori and the Blind Forest should enjoy Forma.8's travels

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Mar 8, 2017

Forma.8 may not be perfect gameplay-wise, but gorgeous visuals and a true sense of exploration and discovery elevate it above other Metroidvania titles.

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