BELOW Reviews

BELOW is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Dec 22, 2018

Capybara Games' Below is a frustrating and empty experience that proves ultimately unworthy of casual players time or patience.

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4 / 10
Dec 23, 2018

Below's moody gloom and atmosphere is spoiled by mechanics that really cramp its central quest.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2018

We really wanted to enjoy Below. We wanted a gripping indie game to suck us in and get us lost in its world, but overall all we gained from this was a headache and a loss of breath from sighing in discontent. If you like hard games just because of a challenge, give it a try. If you want a worthwhile experience though, you might want to look somewhere else.

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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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Jun 18, 2020

I’ll be honest with you. I’m a bit of a PlayStation fanboy. I’ve never owned an Xbox and I occasionally find myself viewing their exclusive titles with covetous eyes: Below was one of those titles. Like a P.E teacher I used to have, this game has a reputation of being incredibly hard and unforgiving. I am by no means a glutton for punishment kind of player, but I itched to pit myself against the perilous and mysterious depths of Below.

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Jan 1, 2019

Below struggles with its identity and, with gameplay dramatically shifting between enthralling exploration and bothersome survival, the game never quite finds it footing.

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INDIANTVCZ
Filip Šebek
6 / 10
Jun 20, 2019

I was very surprised and enjoyed playing BELOW. It has some mistakes, of course, no game is perfect, but if you put-aside those mistakes, you will get a game with very good graphics, great soundtrack, simple gameplay that can entertain you for long time.

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OnlySP
Austin Breakwell
Dec 21, 2018

The game is an undeniably refreshing experience and a rather intriguing introduction to roguelikes for newcomers to the genre. Unfortunately, what the game lacks in terms of consistently gratifying gameplay is not wholly made up for by such excellent presentation and solid underlying concepts.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2018

Below is a torture: the game is so beautiful and intriguing, but it's such a pain to actually play it.

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

Uncompromising to a fault, Below is a unique and often hauntingly beautiful game but its punishing design eventually becomes a tedious slog, sucking out any intrigue or enjoyment of its initial hours.

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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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6 / 10
Apr 7, 2020

We found ourselves constantly craving more information, only for Below to not provide it.

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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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6 / 10
Jan 17, 2019

There's a fun and challenging experience down in the depths of Below, especially in the very lowest levels. Unfortunately, the cumbersome design will turn players away and keep the game's treasures hidden forever.

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6 / 10
Jan 6, 2019

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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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

Below is divisive. Few will argue about the bleak beauty of the game, but everything else sets it up as a title you'll either love or hate, with few reservations.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2019

Below isn't revolutionary or even a risk taker among its peers. It borrows bit by bit everything it needs from other games. In Below, the means justify the end, but is the end even worth it? A vast but shallow sea is what we got after all these years

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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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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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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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