Skully

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

24%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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5 / 10
Aug 18, 2020

Skully's basic puzzle-solving and platforming are mostly benign, with occasional shows of both clever design and poor craftsmanship.

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TheSixthAxis

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5 / 10
Aug 21, 2020

I hate being that guy who basically says "this isn't the game I wanted to play", but in Skully's case it seems the most appropriate conclusion. So much of the game concentrates on mechanics that were rightfully abandoned and too little fulfils the marble rolling promise of its early footage. Looks like I'm still waiting, like a strangely bearded Cinderalla, to go to the ball.

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7.7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

A good indie platform with interesting ideas, some techcinal problems but very funny to play.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Skully has some interesting gameplay involving your multiple forms, but is ultimately let down by checkpoint issues, and blurry visuals

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75 / 100
Sep 1, 2020

Skully is a simple platformer that boasts fun characters, a great soundtrack, and creative gameplay; all of which provide a rewarding experience by the end of it. However, good things only last for a while, since the quality of the story drops off significantly by the end, and the poor music looping quickly becomes boring. And yet, it's an underrated gem that you'll likely want to platinum as soon as it's done.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Skully has everything it needs to impose himself as a mix between a frantic platformer like Marble Blast Ultra and an original take on Metroidvania genre, but it wastes too much time before showing its true potential. The lack of enemies and situations to deal with does not help to keep you engaged until the game unleashes all its features, and it is a shame because it's a pretty game, and also very responsive to player input. Anyone willing to bear with the first few hours will be rewarded with fascinating gameplay.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Don't be fooled by the nice-looking world, fun characters, or interesting story. Skully is a clever game with fun puzzles, and some of the most blisteringly difficult 3D platforming I've encountered in years. Be ready to challenge yourself as difficulty spikes put you in a blender and spit you back out. Skully is fun, satisfying and well-made, but not for the faint of heart.

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5 / 10
Aug 4, 2020

The younger generation is sure to extract some enjoyment out of Skully, but it proves all too basic for those getting on in their years.

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3.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Skully is a masterclass in bad platformer design. Characters that are a chore to handle, sloppy level design, lousy camera controls, irritating puzzles, and a general lack of personality combine to create a profoundly tedious experience. If challenge is literally all you care about (even if it's wildly unfair), Skully might be worth a shot at a steep discount. Everyone else should spare themselves the headache.

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7 / 10
Aug 4, 2020

A very respectable attempt at creating a 3D puzzle platformer but its pacing issues and somewhat frustrating camera design prevent Skully from being a great game. Still, there's some good value there for those willing to dish out the hefty $30 price tag.

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