TowerFall Ascension

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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EGM

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2014

TowerFall: Ascension might not be complicated or feature-rich, but the instant pick-up-and-play fun of its local co-op arena battles make this the best game in the PS4's fledgling library.

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Twinfinite
Twinfinite Staff

Top Critic

5 / 5.0
Mar 13, 2014

Of all the PVP arena games to have come out in the past year or so, Towerfall stood out as probably the cream of the crop, and Towerfall Ascension not only brings that experience to a wider audience, but actually manages to improve immensely on an already fantastic experience.  The first time I ever played Towerfall was when a friend shared it with me and others in his hotel room at a gaming convention.

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95 / 100
Mar 8, 2014

You're going to get a lot of play out of TowerFall: Ascension, which is likely going to be the best version of this deep, clever, and wildly fun game. I loved what I got, and I wanted more. If you thought local multiplayer was dead, you might want to give Ascension a try.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2014

TowerFall: Ascension has something for just about everybody. If you're at all intrinsically motivated, you will find something to love in the deep well of content available here. I've (intentionally) not even mentioned the fact that there are hidden secrets scattered throughout the game for the treasure-seekers out there until now, as if the fact that there are secrets was a secret of its own until just now! If you do have some local friends who can come over and hold a controller, buy this game immediately and invite them over, because TowerFall: Ascension is easily one of the best things you can do on a couch.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2014

TowerFall Ascension is never not fun.

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9.1 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2014

The most surprising thing about TowerFall is that its attractive 16-bit aesthetic also hearkens back to a classic approach to unlocking hidden secrets. The way new characters and stages are uncovered by naturally playing and exploring the game is really rewarding. It's easy to have fun with TowerFall, and there's a lot to like on the surface, but players who put more into it will certainly get more out.

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90 / 100
Mar 26, 2014

A single-screen platform brawler that's about as good as the genre has ever been—in versus or wave-survival mode.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2014

Towerfall knows exactly what it is, and though some may bemoan the lack of online play, it just wouldn't be the same with it. If you're buying it to play alone, you're not going to get the benefit of the full experience, but if you have friends and a few controllers, you'll be hard pushed to find a better multiplayer experience around at the moment.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2014

Despite a lack of solo content, few games are as entertaining with friends

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9 / 10
Mar 20, 2014

One of the best offline multiplayer games for years and yet more proof that the bow and arrow is gaming's most entertaining weapon of choice.

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