Percentile Rank

Exception is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

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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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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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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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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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 13, 2019

Hits that sweet spot of pushing you just enough to keep you playing, but not so much that the controller gets put down.

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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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