The Messenger

Devolver Digital, Sabotage

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
86
Top Critic Average
90%
Critics Recommend
Based on 79 critic reviews
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The Messenger

Rating Summary

Based on 79 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 79 critic reviews
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General 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.

The Messenger Reviews

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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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An inspired homage to old school Ninja Gaiden games, with a clever blending of genres and near perfect retro graphics and music.

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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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