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Never Give Up

Massive Monster, Tasselfoot, Armor Games
Aug 13, 2019 - PC, Nintendo Switch
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

COGconnected
79 / 100
Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10
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9 / 10
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4 / 5
Luis Alamilla
7.5 / 10
Screen Rant
2.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Never Give Up

With clever quips from our characters, the solid controls to the satisfying jumps and evades, get ready to jump through missiles, slide through hammers and evading charging rhinos, this is definitely a title worth picking up.

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All in all, Never Give Up is a fun, unique take on the platformer genre.

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It's not quite fluid enough to stand toe-to-toe with Super Meat Boy, but Never Give Up is nevertheless a solid platformer that offers up highly inventive, ludicrously challenging levels along with a smattering of dry humour that's well suited to the style of the game.

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A lot of fairly standard platformer stuff is given a whole new kind of charm in Never Give Up and it comes together to make a smart, funny game that really works.

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Never Give Up is clearly inspired by games like Super Meat Boy, right down to details like blood from previous failed attempts splattered across the levels. That's a bar that many indie developers aspire to, but this is a game that's mostly worthy of that lofty comparison. Switch owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to platformers, but this is one that stands out as worth playing.

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If you take pride in showing off your 2D platforming skills then Never Give Up will be a perfect fit for your gaming library.

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Never Give Up is a moderately challenging but unremarkable platformer that still looks, sounds, and plays like a browser game from the mid-2000s.

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