Super Meat Boy Forever

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2021

All in all, I have to say that Super Meat Boy Forever felt like a step back from its predecessor. It felt clunkier, there were some collision detection issues, and it felt a lot less refined. That being said, it's by no means bad, although it is a drastic difference from the original style. While I wasn't fond of the gameplay changeup, that is entirely personal preference and should be taken with a grain of salt. While you should come in to Super Meat Boy Forever expecting a vaguely similar feeling to the previous title, it is still by and far a different experience. A few collision detection patches and maybe some time requirement adjustments for those a little too casual to make the cutoff for the dark world stages, but who are better with the platforming, could really go a long way.

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59 / 100
Apr 20, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever is nothing like its predecessor. It doesn’t have the same charm, level design, or gameplay. I’m not a fan of the auto-runner concept, it is such a weird decision and downgrade from developer Team Meat. It remains enjoyable but it is far from the masterpiece that Super Meat Boy was in 2010.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2021

While Super Meat Boy Forever is a good game, it really doesn't compare to the original sense of precision movement and extreme difficulty that stuck out to the fans.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever will frustrate you; there's no doubt about it. But that's part of its draw. Just as games like Cuphead have an audience, the Super Meat Boy franchise has a slightly less masochistic one.

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55 / 100
Jan 26, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever is a game that suffers from inconsistent difficulty and some counter-intuitive mechanics. While the cutscenes and bosses are charming as always, this is one game that die-hards of the previous installment might want to skip. It’s still a fun time for those willing to overlook its flaws, however.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever is a challenging platformer like its predecessor that needs precision and lightning-fast reflex to overcome its challenges. Some changes to the game like auto running may not appeal to older fans, but it is implemented reasonably well. The randomly generated maps of the game cause some of them to feel incoherent, and this makes the game overall feeling inferior compared to the previous installment. In general, it is an enjoyable platformer game, but it is nowhere near the original Super Meat Boy.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever is a sequel not afraid to shake things up, but in doing so it fails to capture much of what made the original so amazing

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70 / 100
Jan 22, 2021

A bold genre shift, but not a completely successful one.

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Jan 13, 2021

Precision and playfulness made the original irresistibly difficult, but this vindictive sequel feels more like a punishment

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7 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever is a fun little distraction. Though it fails to live up to the legacy of its predecessor, it's entertaining for a few playthroughs. If you loved Super Meat Boy, you might just get a kick out of Forever… or you may not.

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