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Matt Makes Games Inc.
Jan 25, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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10 / 10
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9 / 10
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9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Celeste

A platformer aimed at speedrunners is also an adventure for the rest of us to savour.

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An engaging, vibrant and challenging platformer that adds narrative to a genre often shy of it.

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10 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Celeste is a surprise masterpiece. Its 2D platforming is some of the best and toughest since Super Meat Boy, with levels that are as challenging to figure out as they are satisfying to complete.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best indie platformer since Super Meat Boy, but also one of the best storytelling experiences of recent years – with an incisive and thoughtful portrayal of mental illness.

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A solid story and rewarding platforming sequences makes for a highly gratifying climb

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Celeste reaches beyond, showing that tricky, well-designed platforming challenges are really just the tip of the iceberg. There's far more underneath the surface. And maybe that's worth dying for.

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Celeste is a difficult, powerful, rewarding adventure.

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Platformers, especially those with a retro flair, come along often. But so rarely do they work as well as Celeste does. Celeste is an exercise of excellence in the well-trodden platforming genre. Whether it's the score that kicks up just as busily just as heroine Madeleine does, the mechanics that build and build with each new room you uncover, or its lushly pixelated landscapes: there's a lot to love in Celeste. It's the sort of game that makes you feel strong while playing it; if you can dash-jump through impossible holes between narrow icy spikes to climb that goddamn mountain, you can probably do anything.

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