Percentile Rank

Exception is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 12, 2019

It’s easy to pick up, it’s difficult to master and offers badass bosses at the end of each world whilst sword-fighting robot viruses intent on taking over an old lady’s computer to a synthwave soundtrack blasting over beautifully designed neon-infused levels.

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Video Chums
Aug 22, 2019

2D action game fans will find a lot to love in the stylish Exception, especially those who enjoy speedrunning through bite-sized stages.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 11, 2019

Exception is a Tron-like visual feast, full of inventive and dynamic action platforming that's as satisfying as it is stylish.

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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

Despite a story that wasn’t very interesting and the jumping feeling a little floaty I would recommend Exception to fans of platformers.

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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2019

Exception is a fast and fluid platformer. It successfully manages to encourage players to play the game as fast as they can and does not punish them harshly upon a mistake which makes it more accessible, and the dynamic and changing design of its levels keep the experience fresh until the very end. However, it offers little to encourage replaying the levels and collect hidden items or set better time records

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

While it can be frustrating to just barely overjump something or miss hitting an enemy while you’re racing through, this only encourages players to retry for a better score. The game’s difficulty is perfectly balanced for either jumping from level to level to progress through the story, or to step it up a notch and go for a perfect score on every world.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe
Sebastian Hawden

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

Exception is a fast, fluid skill based platformer that is a lot of fun. The quick levels never get repetitive and have a lot of variety to them, while the stellar audiovisual presentation never fails to impress. Unfortunately, the flow is broken up by needless bosses but thankfully they are few and far between.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 17, 2019

Sadly, there’s no way to know what life in a computer is actually like. Exception does a damn fine job of imagining it, though

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AbsoluteXbox
3.6 / 5.0
3.6 / 5.0
Aug 12, 2019

It is a fun platformer that gives you a good variety in the levels and offers a unique platformer to play through.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 14, 2019

Exception is, by and large, a great game that introduces a unique and compelling twist to the platforming genre with its transforming levels.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 14, 2019

"The strongest feature that Exception brings with it is that no level is static in its design."

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Exception is a fun, aesthetically pleasing game. But it offers little to keep the player invested. Some new game modes would be an awesome addition.

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Luis Alamilla
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2019
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New Game Network
56 / 100
56 / 100
Aug 17, 2019

Exception is a bog-standard platformer that rarely rises above mediocrity. Its saving grace is an excellent presentation and a fire soundtrack that you should check out even if you have no interest in playing the actual game. Otherwise, look elsewhere for your platforming kicks.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Exception almost wound up being exceptional, but unfortunately is broken enough to warrant steering clear of until things are fixed

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