The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

47%

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90 / 100
Feb 11, 2016

Aquatic Adventure distills the Metroidvania into its most essential parts and says something meaningful with it.

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8 / 10
Apr 20, 2016

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human offers challenging boss battles and serene exploration in a vast, beautiful world.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2016

I really enjoyed my time with The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human. It may be a bit on the short side, especially for players who are able to take down the bosses with relative ease, although most players are probably looking at about six to seven hours of playtime. But in that short amount of time, it manages to pack a satisfying amount of action, tranquility, and exploration into a concise, captivating adventure. Just don't be afraid to dive too deep into the ocean depths, no matter what horrors might lurk in the dark abysses below.

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Jan 20, 2016

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human has a neat concept, good presentation and clever boss fights, but nearly nonexistent navigation features and some other annoying aspects hold it back from being truly special

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3.5 / 5.0
Jan 23, 2016

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human may have its share of flaws, but is a highly original and mostly enjoyable entry into the increasingly congested metroidvania subgenre. That it would acquire some of its inspiration's inherent flaws was inevitable; that it would manage to replicate, even partly, the experience of traversing a hauntingly beautiful world populated by majestic creatures and generate a similar sense of guilt in destroying them, marks it already as a success.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2018

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is a contemplative metroidvania with good boss fights. It is a captivating adventure that mixes action and exploration through evocative scenarios that tells the story of our future extinction.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2016

Jaws made it scary to go into the water; this makes it seem all tranquil and comfy. A game absolutely worth playing if you love collecting or just want to relax.

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74 / 100
Jan 31, 2018

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is a short, but memorable journey. Whether it's taking down a pair of seahorses, or exploring the last remnants of humanity, the title is full of memorable setpieces that will delight, even in the face of existential horror.

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85%
Mar 15, 2018

If you're a fan of the Metroidvania genre, then you should definitely get The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human. The gameplay is solid, and the game is a lot of fun with plenty of content to offer on PS4. You'll explore colorful areas as well as other more post-apocalyptic dark spaces that will keep you coming back for more as you secure more power-ups that allow you to progress further and further into the game. Defeating enemies and bosses and searching for audio logs as you learn more and more about the lore of this universe feels great, and I'm sure you'll love the polished writing for both.

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8 / 10
Dec 20, 2018

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is an interesting minimalist 2D Metroidvania that favors exploration for most of its gameplay loop while also throwing some bosses at you here and there at a steady pace. It's the right length as to not overstay its welcome, and is a game on PlayStation 4 you should check out.

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