Cave Story+

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jul 21, 2017

The biggest addition is to the price tag, but Cave Story itself is still a masterclass in minimalist video game design.

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Jul 12, 2017

This is not a game you want to have to wait for - it is a must-have for a console that it feels to have been made for. It is, as I say, a masterpiece.

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90 / 100
Aug 1, 2017

Cave Story+ really does feel like a natural fit for the Switch

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9 / 10
Sep 1, 2017

Cave Story+ is a magnificent metroidvania style with emphasis on platforming action and which brings forth fantastic boss fights, a perfectly designed difficulty curve and overall, a charming and engaging adventure that is set to captivate newcomers and veterans alike. Even if Cave Story+ has existed in previous formats before, it is still a very recommended option to everyone.

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9 / 10
Jun 20, 2017

If you haven't played Cave Story yet, you need to; it's an essential title for any fan of Metroidvania style games. Its wonderful pacing, fantastic controls and charming visuals make it a must-have for fans of the genre, especially those that have yet to play it. If there was the equivalent of a required reading list for games, Cave Story+ would be on it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Cave Story+ isn't the definitive version of Cave Story—I think that crown still belongs to the WiiWare version, but then again, that version isn't portable. I do miss the ability to switch graphical styles, but it's really the only regrettable absentee. The real takeaway here, though, is Cave Story is great and you should play it.

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9 / 10
Jul 29, 2017

Cave Story+ is arguably one of the best metroidvania game and despite having released years ago, it still holds up very well even today.

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9 / 10
Jun 5, 2017

Cave Story+ isn't just a good game in 2017; it's downright impressive.

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Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 26, 2017

Cave Story+ is a game most people will have played in one form or another. If you haven't and you are looking for a decent Mega Man fix, then Cave Story+ is for you.

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8.1 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Countless fantastic 2D action games released since Cave Story initially debuted yet it remains a wonderful experience that every genre fan needs to play.

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