Furi

Rating Summary

Based on 85 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 85 critic reviews
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86 / 100
Jul 6, 2016

A stylish mix of bullet hell and deft swordplay, Furi is only held back by rare bugs and poorly designed difficulty spikes.

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Recommended
Jul 4, 2016

A stylish, mechanically polished boss rush game, Furi effectively channels the spirit of Punch-Out!! to make for an unexpected gem.

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IGN

Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2016

There’s definitely fun to be had in Furi’s fast and frenzied battles against a colorful cast of quirky boss characters. While it finds its strongest moments in its rewardingly rhythmic, precision-based one-on-one duels, an unwelcome level of tedium and occasionally cheap sequences — made even more frustrating by janky mechanics — keep the action from being as consistently strong as it is visually stylish.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2016

Furi's sole focus on cripplingly difficult boss fights is the definition of niche. Those who aren't up for the challenge will be disappointed

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8 / 10
Jul 9, 2016

Furi is a beautiful and challenging game that exemplifies what makes boss fights so special.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2016

Some of the boss designs feel uneven or underdeveloped, and the dialogue misses about as often as it lands, but when Furi is good, it's real good. I am surprised by how well its fusion of action and shooting works. Just make sure you have the patience necessary see the game through to the end.

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Jul 5, 2016

Despite a niggling complaint or two about the overall structure, there is very little to dislike about Furi. It is, no doubt, a truly original title. I won’t soon forget my time with its anthropomorphized desk lamps, time-bending old geezers, and deceptive bunny people. I suspect other people craving something new and unique will feel the same.

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8 / 10
Jan 19, 2018

A fantastic genre mash-up between hack and slash, boss rush and twin-stick bullet hell shooters, Furi is as unique a blend now as it was in 2016. It fits effortlessly onto the Nintendo Switch, but it's a game that is waiting to challenge you and worth testing yourself against on other platforms.

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80 / 100
Jan 10, 2018

Furi for the Nintendo Switch delivers the same experience as the rest of the platforms, offering fast and demanding action, a killer soundtrack and an oniric atmosphere with geeat character designs.

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6 / 10
Jul 5, 2016

Furi's beautiful art and interesting ideas are somewhat undermined by obtuse story and janky mechanics.

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