BELOW Reviews

BELOW is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Yes
Dec 15, 2018

Below is very self-aware of the pace and tone it’s going for. This is a confident game that has clear nods and winks to titles that have inspired it but also brings them together in a way that feels fresh and unique. 2018 has already had some incredible gaming experiences and with the quality of a game like Below, it’s clearly not over yet.

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68 / 100
Dec 17, 2018

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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Dec 17, 2018

BELOW's graphics and music are nothing short of spectacular, but the incredibly disappointing gameplay experience leaves a lot to be desired.

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Dec 17, 2018

Worth the wait, Below is a Rouge lite that doesn't hold your hand and asks you figure out the rules of this world on your own.  It makes for a fulfilling, albeit difficult journey.

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Unscored
Dec 18, 2018

Tough games generally reward me by offering up small lessons, each time I die. In most games, I'll notice that the big Dark Souls-y boss I'm trying to kill has a particular movement or flaw, and I test that weak spot until I discover the answer.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Below hhas a precise idea but transmits it reluctantly. Finally, not everyone who understands it might want to indulge it.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Below is a good game, but it could have been something great with some more attention to things that were bound to frustrate gamers from the get-go. It's a solid adventure, and a wonderfully interesting mystery. But it's not always fun to play.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

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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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Despite some issues, the wait was worth it.

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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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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

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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75 / 100
Dec 19, 2018

Below is a dark, mysterious game that invites you to illuminate its secrets, then punishes you for trying. While it does a great job invoking a sense of wonder, thanks in part to its sparse, tense soundtrack, its genuinely great moments are spread far too thin. Below will certainly be a divisive game, but it offers a compelling experience for players willing to put up with a good amount of frustration and tedium.

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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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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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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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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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T.J. Hafer
Top Critic
6.9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2018

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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Dec 20, 2018

Below is an uncompromising trek through some seriously dangerous dungeons.

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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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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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