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Horace

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

84%

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJul 18, 2019

Developers: Sean Scaplehorn, Paul Helman

Publisher: 505 Games

Genres: Action, Adventure

Eccentric British humour blended with a cinematic narrative that has never been seen before in a platform adventure game! Horace is a story-driven, platform game peppered with nostalgic, popular culture references which will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era. Learn how to master your strongest robot abilities and reunite Horace with his long-lost family. Adventure across the world - and time and space - to save mankind from total destruction. Run and jump your way through a comical but touching story told by the charming robot protagonist and use your wits to overcome classic 2D platforming challenges, all whilst cleaning up the mess left behind from the Robot War! Experience tons of variety along the way with parodies of classic mini games ranging from rhythm action to FPS. Adventure through the charming single player narrative. Laugh, cry and cheer! Watch this touching story unfold. Explore stunning 2D pixel worlds. Inspired by the ‘golden age’ of UK software development with hidden surprises to be found. Meet dozens of weird and wonderful characters. Bond with every character you meet and find Horace’s family. Challenging platforming based puzzles. Gain new abilities on your adventure and defy the laws of physics to overcome all obstacles. Defeat those that stand in your way in tough boss battles. Hone your skills and take on 12 thrilling and difficult boss battles! Revisit arcade classics from the 90s! Play over 10 mini games, each a witty parody of a classic arcade game and become the ultimate video games champion!

Horace Critic Reviews

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An inventive platformer with an unforgettable sense of style and wit.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A labour of love that pays brilliantly inventive tribute to the platform genre and the 8 and 16-bit eras in general.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Horace is essential for fans of retro games or hard platformers and a real contender for Indie Game of the Year.

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Horace is a piece of art: music, story, ideas and design of the robot are gorgeus, even if gameplay and controls lack in polishness and the entire experience is a bit too long. Be read to shed tears for Horace. It'll be worth it, expecially in this Nintendo Switch version.

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