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BELOW

Capybara Games
Dec 14, 2018 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

42%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
68 / 100
IGN
6.9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Destructoid
6.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for BELOW

Capy's tough-love approach and well-worn survival systems makes it harder to appreciate Below's singular look and feel.

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IGN

6.9 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Below is a gorgeous, atmospheric dungeon crawler that is difficult to take in at the pace it deserves because of oppressive survival mechanics.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The insane difficulty of the original has been tempered by a new, more accessible mode that transforms Below into one of the best roguelikes of the generation.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A frustrating mix of survival game and roguelike, that has absolutely no respect for your time and yet still hides an enthralling and rewarding action adventure within its murky depths.

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Below is a beautiful, immersive experience that comes with extensive caveats. Survival can be frustrating for even the most seasoned adventurer

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Below's foreboding atmosphere and slow, purposeful pace works in its early stages, but numerous frustrating design choices make its back half a nightmare.

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Some players will relish the challenge, but I just couldn't. Not in this game. Below puts its best foot forward in its early hours and then never stops losing steam. If the experience were somehow compressed into a tighter six- to eight-hour adventure, I'd confidently recommend it to a wide audience. As it stands, the game has a masterful command of ambience, but it comes with too many caveats.

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Below is a unique experience that blends some of the most popular gameplay mechanics seen this generation into a hauntingly beautiful and ferocious journey of death, redemption and survival. Even with the new Explore Mode making the game more accessible, Below's obtuse nature won't be to everyone's tastes, but the process of discovering and mastering the game's numerous systems is a vastly enjoyable one.

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