ICEY

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2019

ICEY is one of the most special games that you can play in your life. Mysterious and multilayered story of the game that has its own unique narration and a delightful gameplay, makes it one of the best indie short hack 'n' slash games of these past few years; Although lack of content and being an overall short game might not be pleasant for everyone.

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3 / 5.0
Nov 10, 2018

While the main game is weak, there's good writing here for a large number of secrets, but the delivery still makes it a bit painful to play through. Still, it is enjoyable for quite a few hours.

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6 / 10
Jun 28, 2018

ICEY is not the worst game with a good soundtrack, fast battles and odd storytelling, which suffers from monotony, stupid plot and many minor problems. If you're interested in the genre, then you can try it, but only at a reduced price.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2018

This Switch port is non-offensive, but several of the coding and error window effects were definitely intended for PC. Still, ICEY is fine. If you are seeking a short, functional, and fundamentally different experience, then you will find a lot to love. If you want a traditional story, a long adventure, or lots of action-packed gameplay, then search elsewhere.

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8 / 10
Jun 18, 2018

ICEY brings to the Nintendo Switch a fun and engaging mix of platforms and RPG along with a very compelling combat system. As if that was not enough, the interaction between the player and the narrator is nothing short of amazing and despite Icey's rather short lifespan, the bickering with the narration and its incessant instructions more than makes up for the game's length.

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B
Jun 15, 2018

ICEY is a really solid action game with an appreciable effort to do something unique with its storytelling.

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8 / 10
Jun 12, 2018

ICEY is a fun 2D action hack and slash that feels great, looks great and is fun yo play. The overall experience is even more entertaining with how you interact with the narrator who will get angry if you don't follow the arrows and end up reaching a spot where you shouldn't be. Be sure to check it out on Nintendo Switch!

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7 / 10
Jun 8, 2018

ICEY has a lot going for it; the combat is fun, the story and writing smart, plus it has some great designs and animations. It's definitely an enjoyable little addition to the libraries of Switch players, but its flaws are evident to see. If only it was a little longer, or had a bit more of a replayability factor, and if only the voice acting was better... Still, more than just a good game, and well worth checking out.

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8 / 10
Jun 7, 2018

ICEY is a great, if short, game that you will most certainly remember once you have put it to rest. Its clever and interesting take on both the genre and gaming, in general, keeps the surprises coming long after you have finished it.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

If you like meta-commentary in your video games, ICEY might be right up your alley, but I found the narration to be overdone, overlong, and overly aggressive. I appreciate ICEY's attempt to differentiate itself but…not like this. Not like this.

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