BELOW Reviews

BELOW is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Apr 20, 2020

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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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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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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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Apr 9, 2020

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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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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8 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2018

Despite its frustrating refusal to teach you even the basics, Below's sense of discovery is as good as anything already out there, and its gameplay is as deep as its name suggests.

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Below is a great game with a unique atmosphere, inexpressible emotions and the idea of ​​survival, which is a little outdated and can discourage all desire to explore this amazing and unpredictable world.

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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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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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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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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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Dec 20, 2018

Below is an uncompromising trek through some seriously dangerous dungeons.

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7.7 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

have the game worth the wait? definitely not.

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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Despite some issues, the wait was worth it.

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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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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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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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Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Borck
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2019

Below is a long-awaited game that for the most part delivers on what it set out to do 6 years ago. The biggest hurdle awaiting players besides the difficulty will be finding that sweet spot of discovery and wonder that keeps pulling you on and making you want to find out more.

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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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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Dec 21, 2018

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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