BELOW Reviews

BELOW is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Wccftech
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2018

Below is a game that will keep calling you back. With its challenging gameplay loop, beautiful design and polished mechanics, it's a game that could easily become a classic of the genre over time.

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65 / 100
Jan 10, 2019

Even though it doesn’t always feel cohesive, it’s certainly worth playing, especially if you’re a fan of roguelikes —just know that your mileage may vary in the enjoyment department.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 20, 2018

Below is a great game with a unique atmosphere, inexpressible emotions and the idea of ​​survival, which is a little outdated and can discourage all desire to explore this amazing and unpredictable world.

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8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

Below is a quite convincing Rogue-lite with good visuals and great music, despites the lack of tutorial and narration, and a progression that can be very tough and frustrating.

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Gameplanet
Brandon Yeager
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

Below is a solid and well-designed game that will challenge every level of gamer. Steeped in mystery, fans of Roguelike dungeon exploring will feel right at home in this subterranean adventure.

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GameCrate
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Below is not an inviting or wholly accessible experience. It does, however, have a lot to offer to players who enjoy uncovering mysteries and delving headlong into the unknown. It's a more hardcore Zelda game without the true bite of a Souls-like. Love it or hate it, Below is unabashed in what it is and what it demands of players who brave its depths.

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7.7 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

have the game worth the wait? definitely not.

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DualShockers
Max Roberts
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2018

Below's hand-crafted design is constantly at war with itself and the player, despite the gripping world Capy Games has created.

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Dec 20, 2018

Although it has a tendency to frustrate, both in terms of design and execution, Below offers a compelling adventure set in a mysterious world that's just begging to be explored.

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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Despite some issues, the wait was worth it.

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3 / 5.0
Dec 20, 2018

BELOW will prove itself divisive, no doubt. But for those willing to take the plunge, it deserves the brave few who explore its depths.

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65%
Dec 19, 2018

BELOW evokes a fantastically ominous air of foreboding with its soundtrack, and its visual style is unquestionably superb, but as an example of the roguelike, Capy's game does nothing new. Perhaps it's intentionally pared-down, but the resulting game is enjoyable for an hour or two, and a relentless chore thereafter.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2018

Below's maddening edge is an open rebellion to its quiet sophistication. It's loaded with intrigue but resistant to modern methods of approach, creating a Rorschach test where losing patience with its internal contradiction is as credible of a reaction as relishing its idiosyncratic isolation and adversity. Ultimately, Below is a curiosity in which gratification is dependent on personal resolve.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2020

Exploration Mode adds replayability and a much needed respite to players who didn't feel right with the strict timing of the original game. Now is a good time to give Below a second chance.

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Gamersky
Top Critic
6.7 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2019

The art style is so beautiful to enjoy, but the gameplay is too repetitive to bear.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

Below is a punishing dungeon crawler, mixing elements from roguelikes, Dark Souls and survival games to create an often painful, yet oddly enticing action-adventure game.

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Spaziogames
Valthiel
Top Critic
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Below is a dark-space opera with a strong imagery that revolves around the concepts of darkness and light, good and evil. It is a well built hardcore game with procedural dungeons and traps. It is not suitable for casual players.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2018

If you like to unravel a mysterious world that doesn't hold your hand, then you might find something in BELOW. If you're looking for an action-packed roguelite, BELOW is not it.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 21, 2018

After five years of waiting, though there are some frequently fantastic examples of sound used to further the tone and aesthetic, a similarly plentiful amount of contradictory design choices and unnecessarily tasking moments leaves BELOW with many rough edges.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2018

Below is a beautiful game that has a lot to offer players and a lot of interesting sights to see. However, it requires the players to put up with quite a bit in order to see all that.

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