The Messenger

Sabotage, Devolver Digital

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
86
Top Critic Average
90%
Critics Recommend
Based on 73 critic reviews
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The Messenger

Rating Summary

Based on 73 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 73 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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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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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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Recent News

The Messenger’s free Picnic Panic DLC is out now

The Messenger’s free Picnic Panic DLC is out now

Sabotage today released the Picnic Panic downloadable content update for its retro sidescroller The Messenger. The DLC is free.

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