The Messenger

Sabotage, Devolver Digital

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
87
Top Critic Average
89%
Critics Recommend
Based on 58 critic reviews
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The Messenger

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 30, 2018
Nintendo SwitchAug 30, 2018

Developer: Sabotage

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Genres: Arcade, Action, Adventure

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

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IGN

8 / 10.0
Mitchell Saltzman

When you're fully geared up and The Messenger is hitting you with brand new stages and challenges that you haven't seen before, The Messenger is an amazing, must-play experience. Taken as a whole, it's brought down only by fetch quests that make The Messenger last several hours longer than it feels like it should.

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Easy Allies

8.5 / 10.0
Easy Allies

More than a tribute to a single retro franchise, The Messenger mixes amazing action platforming with the unique ability to jump between 8-bit and 16-bit worlds.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

The Messenger is a terrific throwback to action platformers like Ninja Gaiden with welcome twists. While a mid-game identity crisis detracts from the experience, it's still an adventure worth taking

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

But for those of us who love gaming history, and the ways it still impacts games today, The Messenger is a shaggy but lovable adventure that shouldn't be skipped as we enter the fall games deluge

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