Percentile Rank

Axiom Verge is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 87 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 87 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Kotaku
Yes
Kotaku

Top Critic

Yes
Mar 30, 2015

Do you like hunting for a thing to unlock a door so you can find another thing to unlock another door? Then this is your game.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 29, 2015

It's just a shame that given the obvious talent and passion involved, it doesn't really have much of its own to add to the Metroidvania template. As charmed and delighted as I often was with its smartly paced escalation, its perpetually teasing construction, I kept waiting for some new element to appear, a eureka moment that either hadn't been thought of in 1986, or that could only be done today. It never quite happens. Axiom Verge seems content to be a homage, rather than a revival or reinvention. That's fine, since there's already plenty to justify your interest, but it feels like Happ has more to contribute than he's showing here.

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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Oct 5, 2017
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TechnoBuffalo
Wait
Wait
Mar 30, 2015

Axiom Verge comes loaded with this feeling. It might have been a revelation if Happ released it within a year of when he started development, when the indie market was still fresh. Nowadays, it's just a solid game. Nothing extraordinary, making me wonder if the extraordinary $20 price, a few dollars on top of typical PSN indie releases, is worth it.

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The A.V. Club
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 31, 2015

Put another way, it's a game that needs to be left unattended, so that you can return to it with fresh eyes and discover the surprises that seem to sprout while you're away.

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Scored Reviews

Giant Bomb
Mar 29, 2015

The ways that Axiom Verge resembles Metroid help set up and drive home the ways that Axiom Verge is most definitely not Metroid.

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USgamer
Mar 29, 2015

Although it closely follows the Metroidvania blueprint, the brilliantly designed and executed Axiom Verge adds enough new and original features to make it a truly great game in its own right. An absolute must for retro fans.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
B. Chambers

Top Critic

Mar 30, 2015

I actually enjoyed Axiom Verge better than Super Metroid. It is a must play for fans of the Metroidvania formula.

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Lokoo Reviews
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2016

Best metroidvania.

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Nintendo Life
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 4, 2017

Regardless of which side you fall on, Axiom Verge is a fantastic example of how to do a Metroidvania right, and we couldn't be more pleased with it.

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GBAtemp
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

In an indie market so heavily saturated with retro-inspired games, Axiom Verge really stands out as a work of art that deserves to be played by everyone, whether they're looking to reminisce of days past or looking for inspiration to try other games of a similar style for the first time. Axiom Verge shows true devotion to a genre and style and the fruit of one man's labor is absolutely stunning. Axiom Verge is incredibly easy to pick up and impossible to put down.

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CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2015

It's as much a living homage as it is a natural successor to Nintendo's 2D Metroid games.

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Geeks Under Grace
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2019

Axiom Verge is a metroidvania whose quality adjoins the games from which the genre germinated.

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Checkpoint
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

I could not have enjoyed Axiom Verge any more than i did. It is not a perfect game however. Getting lost is not hard and having no "go to" indicator made it no easier at all. Definitely captures the feel of classics like Metroid, and a game i absolutely recommend. Weapons and collectibles galore, a must play for metroidvania fans.

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GameZone
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

A game that's mechanically similar to the Metroid of old, yet still manages to have its own identity with some truly awesome concepts. It's gorgeous, challenging and a delight to play.

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Game Informer
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

It draws you in with nostalgia and slaps you with innovation when you think you know what's next

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 29, 2015

Whereas many modern takes on classic retro genres fall foul of style over substance, this has been built with such skill that it doesn't need to rely on our annoying fondness of the past to impress.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 30, 2015

Tom Happ's Axiom Verge keeps the best of the past and improves on every facet, crafting a game about singularity, identity and pure pixellated fun. This is concentrated, unfiltered, Super-Nintendo-excellence given the modern treatment, and a landmark indie title.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 2, 2016

Despite superficial similarities to classic Nintendo games like Super Metroid, Axiom Verge isn't afraid to bring a lot of new ideas to the table, and is all the better for it.

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Game Rant
Mar 29, 2015

The tightly designed 'Axiom Verge' combines the best elements of the 'Metroidvania' genre with throwback visuals, a thumping soundtrack, and clever mechanics.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2015

Axiom Verge brings its own style here and offers a familiar yet totally different experience on an alien world, with an eerie soundtrack and a story that is interesting, if a bit light. Fans of heavy exploration, no hand holding and interesting weapons will have an absolute blast, and when they're finished can jump right back into the game with its speed runner mode. Axiom Verge is fantastic addition to any fan of the genre. Review copy of game provided by publisher.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2016

It is awesome to finally have Axiom Verge on all platforms now, and for those that missed it for some reason, there is simply no excuse anymore. It is an excellent callback to classic titles, while also bringing its own flair and making a stamp on the genre. I cannot recommend it enough. I am disappointed that I waited so long to finally dive deep into its world, but now that I have, I can't wait to go back.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 29, 2015

As suggested by other outlets prior to release, Axiom Verge is PlayStation's very own Metroid. That may sound a teensy bit degrading, but there's no denying that this and Nintendo's own space-faring adventure have more than a few things in common. Still, if being compared to one of the most beloved game series of all time isn't a compliment, then we don't know what is. If you've never seen the appeal of these types of games, then chances are this won't change your mind. Devoted fans of the genre, however, will no doubt adore Tom Happ's opus.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

At its apex, Tom Happ's brainchild unequivocally proves just how far video game development has come in such a short space of time and that you can in fact teach an old dog new tricks.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2016

Axiom Verge is a great game with plenty of exploration, and the additions to the Wii U version were nicely handled.  Fans of the Metroid series will likely want to check it out.  Be cautious however, as there's a lot of back tracking to previous areas that felt like it could have been handled better.  If you can get past that, you have a great Metroid-style game that feels like it belongs on an 8-bit or 16-bit system.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

If you don't mind some major backtracking at times going from one end of Sudra to the other, you'll find a great Metroid-inspired game with an interesting storyline, a multitude of weapons to choose from to fit your playstyle, and just an overall fun experience.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2015

Over the past few years, I've heard my friends complain that games are just too easy compared to what they grew up with. Axiom Verge doesn't fall into that category per se, but it does offer a good challenge for those that seek it. For others, it is a game worth exploring to get back with your gaming roots while experiencing a new take on classic gameplay, even if you hit a proverbial wall along the way. It is rewarding to overcome adversity in the platforming or to watch a boss be reduced to thousands of pixels. Axiom Verge leverages everything you've come to expect from retro gaming and uses it all to create a memorable new platformer that gives even the best classic Metroidvania games a run for their money.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 6, 2015

Axiom Verge starts off as an homage to classic 8-bit games like Metroid, but grows into a fantastic game in its own right.

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SelectButton
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 31, 2015

Without a doubt, Axiom Verge is one of the most complete games I have played in a long time. Not only was it created entirely by Tom Happ, but the passion he has for the game clearly has shined through the final product. Surprisingly the game has an intriguing narrative, complete with plenty of hidden notes and messages; some will even require translating. The game even contains a Speedrun option on the main menu, eliminating the dialogue and cutscenes, and standardizing some of the randomized elements in the game. Tom has even added a checkpoint hud, allowing you to keep track of your pace through each boss. I may have only found 66% of the items, and uncovered 87% of the map, but that hasn't stopped me from instantly hopping back into the game for a second run. As far as "Metroidvania" games go, Axiom Verge sits at the top of my personal favorite list.

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DarkZero
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 30, 2015

This game may lean far more heavily on the Metroid homage than most, but it still manages to perfectly capture the tried-and-true gameplay elements of Nintendo's classic while also incorporating several new ideas to let it stand out on its own, turning an homage to a retro classic into a modern classic that future titles will want to follow.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2017

Axiom Verge was already one of the best Metroid-style games in years and it lands on the Switch like it belongs there.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2016

Axiom Verge is otherwise essentially flawless and it's one of my favorite indie games. This Wii U version is arguably the best one, too, so even if you've played it before it may very well be worth the double dip. And man, what's up with that post-credits scene?!

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PSX Extreme
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2015

Axiom Verge is a glorious throwback to the 2D days, but it doesn't forget that we're playing in a very different age of interactive entertainment. Those subtle refinements and features that enhance the playability are greatly appreciated. Unlocking a weapon or ability that compels you to return to earlier explored areas to find previously inaccessible power-ups is just plain addictive, and the overall balance and diversity is top-notch.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 8, 2015

From the chilling ambience of the locales to the techno urgency of the boss battles; each track on the soundtrack is a treat for your ears and absorbs you into the game's twisted world

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Gamestyle
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 11, 2015

Simply put, if you have any interest in the Metroidvania genre, then you owe it to yourself to pick up Axiom Verge and play the hell out of it, complete it, wait for the Vita release and do so all over again.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2015

Painted with a mostly authentic blend of 8- and 16-bit with a few modern touches here and there, Axiom Verge is the perfect game for those who can't get enough of the genre.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

May 21, 2015

That said, Axiom Verge is a near-flawless indie game that is sure bound to entertain you with its wide array of creative weapons and deep exploration that, at the end of which, rewards you handsomely. You bet I'll be re-visiting this game for many, many years to come.

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GameSkinny
Apr 6, 2015

Axiom Verge is familiar, homely, and far too simple, but those turn out to be its greatest qualities. This homage to 2D adventures is smartly and carefully done.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Regardless of small blemishes, Axiom Verge is one of the best Metroid-esque games I've played outside of Samus' orbit. It's the rare game that seems to understand exactly what made that series so spectacular, using that understanding to craft original power-ups and concepts that make this more than just a hollow Metroid rip-off.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2017

Axiom Verge is a recommended purchase for fans of the genre — and every hardcore gamer looking for a fix.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 9, 2018

Challenging, creative, and endlessly endearing, Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition is the best take on the Metroidvania genre in years.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Mar 31, 2015

I have been waiting, and craving a game like Axiom Verge and it delivers in almost every way.

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Marooners' Rock
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2016

Axiom Verge is an interesting tribute to the classics of video games that will, without a doubt, stand among those greats as a classic itself.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 12, 2017

If you have never played a Metroid game before then Axiom Verge is a great way to get your feet wet and see what the fuss is about. Even if you are a veteran of the series it will most certainly satisfy that nostalgic crave that is so fondly remembered. As a game that stands on its own, it’s an incredible effort by a one-man army that had me glued to the screen for hours on end. Everything works so effortlessly in sync, and is topped with a layer of polish that can only ever be found with tons of loving hard work, care and attention. With plenty of hours of gameplay, neat ideas and lots to explore Axiom Verge is a must-have title for your Nintendo Switch.

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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 24, 2016

Axiom Verge goes beyond the initial impression of being a tribute to the Metroid series and quickly strikes the player as being a thoroughly developed, impeccably-designed exploration game, with an enormous amount of content to discover and a huge variety of weapons, upgrades and power-ups.

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Digital Chumps
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

Finally arriving on the Wii U, Axiom Verge still packs a mighty punch long after its initial release.

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ActionTrip
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2015

Solo developer Thomas Happ definitely achieved what he set out to do, create a retro, Metroid-inspired game that would emphasize exploration above most else. I can't say that his Axiom Verge game has made me rethink my stance on retro/retro-inspired games or platformers, but I had more fun than I thought was possible with this type of game. I can only imagine the enthusiasm a platforming fan (or really, anyone with slightly warmer feelings than I toward the genre) would have running through Sudra.

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Paste Magazine
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

Nostalgia is similarly addictive, but Verge's confidence sees it through the challenge of invoking Metroid better than just about anyone who's tried before it. It copies more than aesthetic and ambiguous notions about variety, and the specificity is what matters. It's not a perfect match, and the absence of a powerful lead leaves an indelible mark on the experience.

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Marooners' Rock
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Axiom Verge is a great game and an even greater accomplishment by a very talented developer. While some of the world design and backtracking issues caused some frustrations, I loved my time in this bio-mechanical world.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

Old school merely in looks, Axiom Verge is the definition of a great action and explorations game. The Metroidvania genre has rarely been done this well and this adventure deserves to be held up there among the greats like Symphony of the Night and the original Metroid.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

If you are looking for something to dip in and out of during the busy Fall period, then look no further.

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GameCrate
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2015

Axiom Verge is just the kind of retro-fitted kick in the pants that PlayStation 4 owners needed. While the story and map could've used a little ironing over, the game delivers excitement aplenty, especially with some of the bigger bosses. The diversity of weapons and tools you'll run across will keep you busy as well. Kudos to Tom Happ (with some help from Dan Adelman) for bringing us back some retro goodness for our new system. Now, sequel please. (Or at the very least, that PS Vita port we were promised…)

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PC Gamer
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 13, 2015

A massive, challenging retro-flavoured shooter that takes the Metroid formula and runs with it. Old school, but with a modern edge.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

Axiom Verge has come to the Nintendo Switch, and while the game has been out on several platforms over the last few years, it holds up just as well now as it did when it released then. It's retro sensibilities have allowed it to age flawlessly, making it just as compelling to play now as it was upon initial release. If for some reason you have not had a chance to play this Metroid-style game yet, and you have a Switch, you really should pick it up if you are a fan of action / adventure games.

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Real Game Media
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2016

Axiom Verge picks up the Metroid mantle and takes it in an entirely new direction while still retaining the best aspects of the classic from Nintendo. It's a wonderful adventure full of astonishing sights and sublime sounds, all created by a one man developer, Tom Happ. I'm very much looking forward to discovering his next project...if it's half as good as Axiom Verge, we are all in for a treat!

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Bit Cultures
84%
Bit Cultures
Zach Nonnemacher
84%
Aug 26, 2015

It is a game molded around one gamer's deep respect and passion for video games of the past. Playing through Axiom Verge allows you to embrace that wave of nostalgia and make it your own. It never shies away from features of its predecessors, but carves out its own unique place in the Metroidvania genre.

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GamesBeat
83 / 100
83 / 100
Apr 1, 2015

Axiom Verge uses Metroid's building blocks to create a fantastic adventure that can stretch for hours if you want it to … though maybe not always in a good way. I'm not a big fan of the genre, but even I started getting obsessive over my map and item completion rates. I'll just leave it to the rest of the community to fill in the blanks.

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Gamers FTW
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2015

With excellent weapons available, plenty to discover and a wealth of enemies to do battle with, Axiom Verge is a great game worth your time and money.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 29, 2015

Axiom Verge is an excellent example of inspired game design that takes old ideas and improves upon them, leaving a mark that won't soon be forgotten.

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Game Revolution
Mar 29, 2015

The level of execution and polish in Axiom Verge makes it seem as though it came from a well-established studio, let alone a single person. There's a confidence in the design that channels the best parts of successful Metroidvania games.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 30, 2015

Axiom Verge is a love letter to another time. While games from that era don't impress in terms of visuals any longer, there's still fun to be found in the exploration and discovery facets of this intricate, well-formed world. Axiom Verge is one of the purest forms of Metroidvania titles that we've seen in recent years.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

Axiom Verge may not be much more than an homage to Metroid, but it's a very good homage.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 19, 2016

Axiom Verge is a love letter to another time. While games from that era don't impress in terms of visuals any longer, there's still fun to be found in the exploration and discovery facets of this intricate, well-formed world. Axiom Verge is one of the purest forms of Metroidvania titles that we've seen in recent years.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2015

If you want to know what games were like in 1987 without actually playing a 28-year-old game, Tom Happ's Axiom Verge is the way to go

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TrueAchievements
Oct 7, 2016

Axiom Verge is a brilliant homage to the 'metroidvania' origins back in the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. Whilst the choice to be so uncompromising in its retro style might not suit everyone, the gameplay in the title remains compelling and manages to maintain that fine balance in the level of difficulty for being challenging for all players without becoming frustrating.

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EGM
8 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

A wonderful throwback to a bygone era, Axiom Verge's focus on classic gameplay provides a welcome change of pace, even if it could've benefitted from a hint of modern design.

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IBTimes UK
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2015

Not perfect, but one of the most absorbing, challenging and fun games of the year so far, which makes the fact it was developed by just one person all the more astounding.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 20, 2015

A homage to retro classics is one thing but having gameplay that's both challenging and fun makes Axiom Verge special. If you grew up in that era, you'd be a fool to miss out on this and if you're new to the genre, I can't think of a better entry.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 30, 2015

Flaws aside, Axiom Verge is a stunning achievement for one man to have developed entirely by himself. It's not as good as Super Metroid, but it's close.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 17, 2015

As it stands Axiom Verge is highly recommended, it is a game that knows its source material, has the ability to authentically replicate its inspiration but interesting enough to add its own spin. If you want to relive the days of staying up late, making notes on maps and feeling like you are reconnecting with gaming of your childhood then Axiom Verge will not disappoint.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 18, 2015

While there's a slight stumble with regards to story progression, for the most parts it's a great success and the fact that it's all the result of one man's labour of love makes it all the more impressive. Occasionally, modern day tributes miss the mark and lack some of the heart that made the inspiration so great but it's safe to say that Thomas Happ has totally nailed the Metroid vibe with Axiom Verge.

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GearNuke
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 30, 2015

In conclusion, Axiom Verge is a great indie game that has nailed the look and feel of the classic Metroidvania games. Unfortunately in this process, some elements were borrowed that can often result in a frustrating experience. Still, as a work of a single developer, Axiom Verge is a remarkable throwback to the old school side-scrolling action-adventure games.

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IGN
7.9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

Axiom Verge isn't a perfect homage to Metroid, but we still enjoyed our time in this strange, familiar world.

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GameTrailers
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2015

Axiom Verge isn't the best in its class, but it takes a familiar structure and adds a tool belt loaded with interesting weapons and gadgets. It's a worthwhile adventure that entices you to unearth its secrets and rewards you for doing so.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

Axiom Verge is a fun, challenging game. While some aspects of the narrative -- particularly its protagonist -- have rough edges to them, it remains intriguing and mysterious through to its climax. It looks and sounds great, and offers a diversity of weapons rarely seen in games of its type. Easy to get lost in, its sizeable world has a density to match, with hidden rooms and collectibles only available through creative application of acquired abilities. And while the basic gameplay will likely be very familiar, there are a fair few fresh touches which should pleasantly surprise players.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

Axiom Verge works great as a portable game, and while it's been available before on the Vita, I feel like the Switch is the best possible platform since it looks spectacular in handheld mode and works beautifully as a sit-down, console experience. Even if you've played another version, this is still a fun, fast-paced exploration game that holds up quite well and is certainly worth your time.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

From the art style to the way it plays, this game is exactly what the screenshots and videos make it look like, but it's a very well made example. The combat is fast and, while not as precise as many will be used to, makes sense to add difficulty to the game.

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NZGamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2015

When you take into account that the whole game - art, story, music, design, programming, everything - is the work of a single person, problems like these become a bit more forgivable, though. You can't be a master of everything, and Tom Happ has cleared mastered the exploration element, level design, and sense of progression - the most fundamental parts of a Metroidvania game.

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Video Chums
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2015

When it comes to exploration-based platformers, Axiom Verge offers a solid gaming experience that you won't regret partaking in.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 21, 2016

It spends too much time recreating the genius of Metroid rather than adding to it, but this is still one of the best examples of the genre in recent years.

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Polygon
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2015

Axiom Verge works moment to moment but feels less successful as a whole

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2016

Axiom Verge is a game that will certainly please fans of the Metroid franchise. The entire experience is an homage to the classic video game that often does the right thing. While there are so many instances of greatness found throughout the 6-7 hour campaign, problems dealing with some of the core features of the genre hinder the overall experience. Backtracking is frustrating, the bosses are simplistic, constantly respawning enemies make for some tedious sections, and the narrative isn't engaging at all. Axiom Verge is sprinkled with fantastic ideas and concepts, but doesn't fully capture the greatness that its capable of.

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PCMag
Isaac Rouse

Top Critic

Jun 3, 2015

Axiom Verge delivers one of the better experiences in the oversaturated Metroidvania genre, but if you've played a NES/SNES Metroid title, then you've played Axiom Verge. The game's plenty fun, but it fails to carve out a distinct

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Arcade Sushi
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2015

Axiom Verge plays so closely to the original Metroid game that I'm wondering if it was meant to be a tribute or an imitation.

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games(TM)
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 18, 2015

an accomplishment, but it often feels too safe

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Kill Screen
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 8, 2015

Verge is too smart to be a nostalgia trip, but it also, ultimately, sticks to executing the familiar with style. If it didn't look so damn good, it'd be easy to say we've seen it all before.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Apr 30, 2015

All in all, Axiom Verge has its moments. Exploration is fun to an extent, and the cavalcade of powerups and weaponry to acquire allows for an ever evolving way to interact with the environment and its hostiles.

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