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Rain World

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Based on 64 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 28, 2017
PCMar 28, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Videocult

Publisher: Adult Swim

Genres: Art, Action, Platformer

You are a slugcat. The world around you is full of danger, and you must face it – alone. Separated from your family in a devastating flood, you must hunt for food and shelter between terrifying torrential downpours that threaten to drown all life. Climb through the ruins of an ancient civilization, evade the jaws of vicious predators, and discover new lands teeming with strange creatures and buried mysteries. Find your family before death finds you! Inspired by the simplicity and aesthetics of 16-bit classics, this survival platformer requires fast-paced sneaking, both upon your own prey and past the jaws of hungry predators. Each ravenous foe in your path will be cunning, vicious and always on the hunt – eager to sink their teeth into you, or even each other. As a small, soft slugcat you must to rely on stealth and wit rather than force: learn the ecosystem and turn their strengths to your advantage. Maybe then you can survive… Rain World!

Rain World Critic Reviews

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Few will see the more remote corners of Rain World’s relentlessly dire stretch, but those who do are unlikely to forget the experience.

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6.3 / 10.0

Rain World is a maddening thing, because of quite how special it could have been. Beautiful environments, incredible animations and enticingly hazy mechanics are fantastic, but the sheer cruelty of how it's pieced out to the player transcends challenge and becomes an unwanted trial.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Relentless and brutal, this post-apocalyptic pixel art survival quest is a gruelling, if often beguiling, challenge.

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Metro GameCentral

4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best-looking 2D games ever made, but the beautiful animation can’t compensate for the tediously unfair gameplay.

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Audience Reviews

10 / 10.0
An absolutely stellar game in every imaginable semantic of the word. Rain World may come off as a grueling, unfair challenge through a superficial lens- and in some ways it can be. It's difficult to change your entire mindset on what a video game can be in such a miniscule period of time. The mainstream reviewers of this game (understandably, given their short play periods

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