Neversong

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews
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TheSixthAxis
Drea Bunce

Top Critic

9 / 10
Aug 7, 2020

Neversong is a dark and thrilling tale with a child-like twist, exploring human emotion in a world without adults. The dark storyline contrasts starkly to the beautiful score and artwork, the clear influences from Tim Burton and The Legend of Zelda creating an immediate connection and sense of nostalgia.

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90 / 100
Jul 9, 2020

Neversong is an amazing adventure through a world that feels uniquely crafted. It stands out in its genre because it takes platforming, thriller, and side-scrolling game elements, mashes them together, and what we get is a well-balanced narrative adventure game.

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8 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

Neversong offers a mix of action, exploration and puzzles that everyone will like, together with a compelling story and a moving ending you will remember for a long time. A pleasure for both eyes and ears that will also thrill you, despite the controls being a bit inaccurate.

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7 / 10
Jul 25, 2020

The content that’s here really is a joy to experience, and we’re of course conscious that artificially lengthening the game would no doubt diminish its value, but we can’t deny a certain level of disappointment after completing it in just a few short hours.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 20, 2020

It’s a new example of what can come from Kickstarting gaming projects, and will likely remain a bright-spot in gaming’s memory for the foreseeable future.

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May 20, 2020

It has just enough bells and whistles to suck you into its world, but not enough to compel your immersion.

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9 / 10
Jul 20, 2020

An almost perfect platformer, Neversong is a deliciously dark experience that shouldn't be missed if you value story and worldbuilding.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 5, 2020

If you liked the tainted dreamlike aesthetic of games like Inside and the exploration and platforming of titles like Ori and the Blind Forest and Hollow Knight, but also appreciate a tightly constructed narrative then you can do far worse than giving Neversong a few hours of your time.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Neversong is a highly effective release in so many ways. The standout framework and subsequent story building leave room for interpretation, and the apt aesthetics go well beyond mere window dressing. You don't see one-man studio releases of this high quality very often. Nearly everything falls into place in the best way imaginable.

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5 / 10
Jun 15, 2020

There are parts of Neversong that hit the right notes, if you will, but they are too few and far between for the unique visuals and music to carry one’s enjoyment, and patience, through to the end.

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