Saviorless Reviews

Saviorless is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

Saviorless is a dark, frightening, often sorrowful tale that took me a little while to get into and then held on tight for the duration.

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78 / 100
Apr 3, 2024

All in all, Saviorless is an intense experience that I recommend to fans of difficult platforming and metafiction. The controls are frustrating on purpose, the puzzles are merciless, and the atmosphere is designed to stress you out. But the narrative is fantastic, especially when it’s at war with itself.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

If Saviorless is Cuba’s first independent video game, then players are in for an aesthetically pleasing yet moody future of game design that touches on emotional elements that leave a mark on the psyche. Saviorless isn’t the best example of a platformer, but it’s a great start to something truly novel in the platforming space.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2024

A weird, beautifully rendered combination of Limbo and Super Mario Brothers, Saviorless is an interesting take on an action-platformer.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2024

Not the most original platformer, but still a fun and beautiful one.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2024

Saviorless shines when players control Antar, evaluating a puzzle that might stretch across a few screens, then testing possibilities and contemplating how to reach a collectible. Combat isn’t as engaging as the platforming or the puzzle solving, and checkpoint placement is pretty bad. Thankfully, the world is intriguing enough to counter potential frustration.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

Saviorless is a beautiful game: its 2D art style remains gorgeous throughout. It's just a shame that its gameplay doesn't stay as enjoyable. What starts out as a rather fun puzzle-platformer eventually devolves into an exercise in frustration thanks to one hit kills and too much reliance on trial and error.

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80 / 100
Apr 2, 2024

Saviorless is one of those games where the simplicity of the gameplay and the quality of the art direction work together to create something unique. Even though the campaign is short, walking through the steps of the characters and unraveling the mysteries of the narrative make it worth the time.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2024

Saviorless is well worth your time. Its brevity isn’t a hindrance, but rather an invitation to an artistic experience with the heart of a visual novel. At its price tag of $12.99, the two- to three-hour journey doesn’t disappoint, providing a haunting if not tragic experience that balances its unsettling violence with its peaceful backdrops.  Not a moment is wasted in Empty Head Games’ initial showing. I am excited to see what the Cuban studio creates next.

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Liked-a-lot
Apr 12, 2024

Saviorless will definitely appeal to those who can look beyond the simpleness of gameplay in order to see what lies within its beating heart. That alone is reason to give this one a go, but the entire struggle that happened behind the scenes is an extra incentive to try it out as well. It’s an achievement and a marvel of perseverance that turned into an above average game against all odds. It’s short and to the point with a message to get across – it only depends on whether or not you’re there to listen to it. If this is a slice of what’s to come out of Cuba’s gaming scene, I can’t wait for the rest of the cake!

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2024

I’m not taking its fascinating and heartwarming development history into account when I say that I liked Saviorless and recommend it… if you’re into this specific kind of slow-paced, artsy platformer.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2024

Saviorless delivers a smooth, challenging, and fun gameplay experience, with fantastic visual design, and an innovative take on narrative design, making it a great 2D Platformer for the fans of the genre

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6 / 10
Apr 5, 2024

Good graphics can only carry a game so far when the gameplay is overly basic and the story is so convoluted. Everything else feels like it was just a means to presenting them without adding anything new or exciting to the groundwork that Limbo, Deadlight, or Inside did years back.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

Saviorless is clearly a labor of love, and the hard work and perseverance from this up-and-coming indie studio has paid off.

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82 / 100
Apr 3, 2024

Saviorless is a fantastic game. Coming from a small studio, using a mixture of Midas that are not normally seen together, the success Saviorless has to its name is a wonderful underdog story. The gameplay is really fun with issues being minimal and none of which are truly frustrating or game-breaking. The story being told is complicated and intertwined perfectly with the merging narrative. The graphics are fun and show a great artistic eye from the devs with beautiful scenery and fun characters.

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8.4 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2024
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7 / 10
Apr 2, 2024

Cuban studio Empty Head Games debuts with a puzzle platformer about stories and their endings, about how narratives and their protagonists live and die.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

Saviorless offers a captivating and visually stunning experience for platform game lovers. With its unique art direction, immersive soundtrack, and simple yet challenging gameplay mechanics, the title manages to hold the player's attention from the beginning to the end of Antar's journey. Despite some small issues, the Empty Head Games title stands out as a solid game, delivering a visually stunning journey through an intriguing world full of challenges.

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