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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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2017

ICEY is a biting commentary on the entire medium of games. Beneath a solid 2D action game lies one of the most interesting titles I've had the pleasure of playing. It's a game that isn't afraid to take risks, and managed to constantly surprise me despite pulling off the ridiculous several times prior. Everyone who considers themselves a “gamer,” should play ICEY, and then sit down to think about its message.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2017

If you call yourself a fan of fast action games than ICEY is a must play for you. This game wasn't on my radar at all but it is one of the best indie games of 2017 that I've played. Fast, responsive combat mixed with a beautifully drawn world and a narrator who actually speaks to what the player is doing all combine to form a true gem.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2017

ICEY is a nice little adventure that blends in some great combat with a fourth wall breaking adventure and excellent visuals.

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85 / 100
Jun 4, 2018

ICEY is a fun 2D side-scroller with fast fluid gameplay. The story isn't the most revolutionary, but the narrator makes it interesting. Disobeying the narrator and the resulting encounters are funny, clever, and easily worth the time. If nothing else, the 4th wall breaks make ICEY what it is.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2016

Icey is a fun action packed little indie game that isn’t afraid to get weird.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2017

Brilliant art design, lovely script, and great production values make ICEY one of the best indie titles I have ever reviewed.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

If you’re looking for something challenging and a little different to lose yourself in for a few hours, ICEY is super cool. Puns absolutely intended.

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8 / 10
Jun 6, 2018

Battling your way through screens of mechanical enemies to reach the final boss won't take very much time at all, but exploring the compact yet detailed world around you is enjoyable. Hidden are some thought-provoking snippets of narrative that touch on the hardships of developing games, for example, and the clever delivery of its storytelling is, at times, ingenious. However, the simplistic approach to battle and a confusing and convoluted story plot could prove bothersome for some who are looking for something a little more in-depth. ICEY does, however, succeed in providing quick, tight blasts of fun that's sure to please fans of the genre that are looking for something a little different.

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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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