Percentile Rank

Embers of Mirrim is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A or higher
A or higher
May 30, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is a fantastic platformer. It's beautifully made with nice, crisp controls. The Ember system is a huge highlight that offers challenge and a ton of fun. The puzzles and bosses can be a little challenging towards the later part of the game, but offers a ton of content in the form of platforming, puzzles, boss battles, and secrets to find.

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Scored Reviews

Cubed3
10 / 10
10 / 10
May 27, 2017

Embers of Mirrim came out of nowhere to be one of the best platformers in any console generation. It will give the player the sense they can do things they never thought possible, and the feeling of self-satisfaction upon beating that boss, finally crossing that tricky section, or reaching a new area is so profound here, it's stunning. Even if you aren't a fan of platformers, this one is a must-try.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 19, 2017

Abstract and downright mesmerising, Embers Of Mirrim is one of the most impressive platformers this generation.

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VideoTime
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 27, 2017

If you want a challenge, this is the game you are looking for, remember, one does not simply complete Embers of Mirrim.

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Rectify Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 31, 2017

A beautifully fleshed out world full of adventure told in a creative way brings something new and needed in this comeback of the platforming genre.

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TheXboxHub
Jun 4, 2017

If you’re looking for something that combines both the platforming and puzzling world, whilst trying something a little different, Embers of Mirrim is for you.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 29, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is a fun puzzle platformer on PlayStation 4 with plenty to do and some clever puzzles to keep you busy until the end. It has a good trophy list and solid graphics and an excellent soundtrack, all for less than $20. You should definitely add this one to your collection!

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2018

Embers of Mirrim has a fantastic core concept: controlling two characters simultaneously in a 2.5D platformer. Developer Creative Bytes have leveraged this concept against a deep variety of puzzles and challenges, and wrapped the whole thing in a majestic, understated graphical style.

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PS3Blog.net
85%
85%
Jun 13, 2017

I greatly enjoyed my time with the game for my Embers of Mirrim review. It's a solid platformer with a slight learning curve due to how you need to control both embers at the same time, but once you get the hang of things, it's a very fun experience. There's plenty to do, a Platinum trophy and lots of fun for less than $20. What's not to like?

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ZEFGame.ru
8.5 / 10.0
ZEFGame.ru
Frostengine
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

To my surprise, the game is in the TOP10 personal purchases on the Nintendo Switch this year about the game I didn't hear quite smoothly until news of the forthcoming release on our website, and I think it only played into the hands of the project. Embers of Mirrim turned self-sufficient, interesting and most importantly original platformer, in which is conceived mechanics and cute main character makes you empathize with him, even in the relatively quiet moments of the game, the game is not Russian language, but the text in the game, that is, all the scenes which see the players do not have dialogues. Embers of Mirrim deserve whatever it drew the attention, indeed, so good and kind of projects is less.

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COGconnected
84 / 100
84 / 100
Dec 20, 2017

Mirrim's puzzles stumped me, left me scratching my head, and then made me feel like an idiot when I figured them out.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2017

A fun platformer that offers five to six hours of unique platforming, and a pace that rarely slows

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Windows Central
Jun 23, 2017

Embers of Mirrin delivers the best of platforming games and puzzle games in a single fun package. With brain teasing puzzles, platform jumping action, and gorgeous graphics, this game is great for anyone who wants a platformer built for current consoles.

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TrueAchievements
May 25, 2017

Embers of Mirrin employs a unique approach to the puzzle platformer, a two-stick mechanic that is both innovative and challenging.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 6, 2018

Embers of Mirrim is a platformer of its own kind with puzzle elements and which makes a very original use of the two analog sticks that are part of the Nintendo Switch control scheme. It may have its frustrating elements but the game's benefits largely outweigh its shortcomings and is a very recommended game for fans of platform games who also enjoy a puzzle component.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is a solid puzzle platformer. The parts that involve individual thumbstick coordination can be tricky and frustrating at times, but the platforming and twin-stick puzzles provide just the right amount of challenge. It's also forgiving enough for all skill levels, so everyone can enjoy it without getting too hung up on certain parts. Platforming fans, Embers of Mirrim deserves your attention.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2017

Though it was hard to distinguish myself on the screen at certain times, I was able to prevail and truck on. With the top-notch visual design, I really enjoyed experiencing the atmosphere that the developers created. So whether you are jumping over chasms, pouncing on weakened bosses, or scratching your head on a hard to solve puzzle, you are sure to have a great time playing through this beautiful and challenging title.

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Entertainment Buddha
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jun 5, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is a beautiful looking game with a unique approach to platforming, and outside of the challenge getting a bit frustrating late in the game, it's a solid title worth checking out on the PC, PS4, or Xbox One.

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Pure Playstation
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 27, 2017

If you're in the mood for a platformer set in a fantasy world that will challenge your thumb control, offer unique twin stick gameplay, and satisfy the trophy hunter in us all, then Embers of Mirrim is for you. However, the environments will feel run of the mill and “samey” and the puzzles won’t take much thought to solve.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 11, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is a gorgeous little title that can be easily overlooked until you actually see it in motion. It has the atmosphere of Journey, with a hint of Ori and the Blind Forest wrapped with scenic landscapes that wouldn’t look out of place in Pandora. The splitting mechanic sets up some fun puzzling sections with a subtle push to ease you into its control system. Combine that with boss battles that you have to think about along with a fantastic musical score and you have a brief but memorable experience that feels nicely at home on the Nintendo Switch.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Embers of Mirrim is a solid puzzle-platformer with atmospheric visuals and storytelling woven into interesting puzzle segments. It's rather short and can sometimes be frustrating due to a few shortcomings, but the overall package is quite fun and engaging to play through once.

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Sirus Gaming
7.5 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Hansoy Jurado
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2017

Overall, I’d say Embers of Mirrim isn’t a game that you’d appreciate when you’re looking for good graphics and decent story, but if you’re looking for a platformer title which has unique mechanics, then this this game is just perfect for you.

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Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is an ambitious game. It combines visual storytelling with mechanics that make the player think about how to get through obstacles, and also has a touch of fast-paced escape fights that, while aiming to fill the moment with tension, ultimately falls flat

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 1, 2017

When the puzzles and chase sequences are pulled off smoothly, they feel incredibly rewarding.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 1, 2017

When the puzzles and chase sequences are pulled off smoothly, they feel incredibly rewarding.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 10, 2018

All told, Embers Of Mirrim is a delightful fantasy adventure with only a few notable flaws. It may be a bit on the short side and have some jarring bottlenecks that pull you out of your enjoyment, but it's a beautiful game to experience from an artistic standpoint. We would recommend it to anyone who has an appreciation for art in gaming form. Although the gameplay sometimes misses that mark, Mirrim nonetheless stands as a worthy experience for those that are looking to try something a little more thoughtful.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 17, 2018

Although Embers of Mirrim doesn't last long, it has some unique ideas and stays entertaining throughout.

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Short Pause Gaming
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 23, 2017

Embers of Mirrim is still a very interesting game that brings some cool ideas to the table. Even though there was some frustrating moments with some of the glyphs and the waterfall section, many of the puzzles and secrets kept me engaged and made me want to see what was next. The developers did a great job of teaching the player the mechanics of the game, as well as steadily infusing new things into the mix so as to keep the proceedings from becoming stale. The story is sparse with zero dialogue, but the game world is unique and beautiful with awesome backgrounds and impressive lighting effects. Finally, the fully orchestrated soundtrack is fantastic throughout. If you're looking for a good game with an attainable Platinum trophy, and you're able to resist the urge to throw your controller at your TV a few times, then Embers of Mirrim is worth a look.

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Switch Player
Dec 27, 2017

Embers of Mirrim offers some solid, clever and challenging platform action. If only it had a more gripping story, or something else which drew you into the characters it might have been a bit more memorable.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

Like the main character, I'm of two minds about it. Thinking back on it there were pieces I really enjoyed. But it was also the kind of game I couldn't play for more than a half hour at a time. Even when I was enjoying it, I could feel it overstaying its welcome. It's decent in short bursts, but marathoning it would just expose its warts even further.

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