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Animal Well

Billy Basso, Bigmode
May 9, 2024 - PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC

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9 / 10
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4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
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9 / 10
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10 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Animal Well

A sleep-destroying puzzle metroidvania of baffling depth, Animal Well may go down in history as one of the genre's best.

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Animal Well is a beautiful, multi-layered puzzle box that’s both fun to simply play around with, and an utter delight to slowly crack open, secret by secret.

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Explore a bright vision of subterranean nature in this astonishingly rich Metroidvania.

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Without giving anything away, it suffices to say that this rabbit hole goes a long way down, and if Animal Well is a Metroidvania, it's so much more besides.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Much more than just another indie Metroidvania, as the intricate level design, gorgeous visuals, and clever item usage conspire to make one of the most entertaining puzzle adventures of the generation.

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Teeming with life, secrets, and charm that surprise and delight, Animal Well held my full, undivided attention

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Animal Well delights with its non-traditional approach to Metroidvanias, combining unique items with a reactive and surreal world that's full of surprises.

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It’s one I’m grateful I experienced knowing so little, and urge anyone else sitting on the fence to wholeheartedly embrace until the darkness and biologically fueled light sources of its world envelop you in your beautiful, if slightly chilly, new home.

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