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Mixed or average reviews- based on 161 Ratings

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  • Summary: Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    The greatest triumph of Celeste is that its best-in-class jumping and dashing is blended beautifully with an important and sincere story and an incredible soundtrack that make it a genuinely emotional game, even when your feet are planted firmly on the ground.
  2. Jan 29, 2018
    93
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 26, 2018
    90
    Building on Towerfall's sublime movement mechanics, this nails the flow of leaping through levels. A story peppered with endearingly earnest characters, makes this fantastic adventure a triumph. [March 2018, p.92]
  4. Mar 19, 2018
    90
    Celeste is an beautiful, optimistic game about how triumph can outweigh any number of failures. It's about reconciling your pain, frustrations and defeats. It's about getting better, in every sense.
  5. Mar 14, 2018
    85
    Celeste is one of the most entertaining 2D platformers in recent years. It'll defeat you from time to time, but its inviting controls, level design, and presentation will keep you coming back until you persevere and overcome every challenge thrown your way.
  6. Jan 27, 2018
    80
    Celeste is a wonderful precision platformer that does far more than simply challenge your dexterity. While there's plenty of intense screen-hopping to enjoy, it's offset by a well-told, personal story that softens the hard edged gameplay with some great slower moments. What's more, you can enjoy the story even if you're struggling with the platforming using the Assist Mode to bend the game's difficulty to your liking. The action is super smooth (though we did have to battle with the dash on occasion), there are lots of secrets to uncover, and it looks and sounds great. Even with some rare bugs, fans of both a steep challenge and a heartfelt narrative will find a lot to like about Celeste.
  7. Feb 27, 2018
    80
    Celeste has a couple of hiccups in its aesthetics and tech, but the core of what Matt Thorson and his team have made contains a wonderful story of endurance and resilience for both the characters and the player, that begs not to be missed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Feb 26, 2018
    10
    Celeste is, without a doubt, not just one of the best platformers ever made, but one of the best games ever made. Period. It delivers in justCeleste is, without a doubt, not just one of the best platformers ever made, but one of the best games ever made. Period. It delivers in just about every conceivable area: gameplay, music, story, you name it. This is one of the finest games ever made, and you would be crazy not to give it a try. The game not only respects your time (it saves your progress on every new screen), but also presents a level of difficulty that is admittedly tough, but oh so rewarding, since you learn more and more as you play. The most frustrating thing about Celeste is that I'll never have the chance to play it for the first time again. Yeah folks, it's that good. Platforming perfection that's also a great, satisfying challenge. Expand
  2. May 1, 2018
    10
    Really creative. The story is fantastic, cool old school platformer fun, and its proudly Canadian. There is a banff springs hotel level even.
  3. Mar 13, 2018
    10
    Absolutely loved it

    Tight controls that never bugged out on me, fun evolving level design that never felt unfair, and a suprisingly engaging story.
  4. May 2, 2018
    9
    Why is this game given so much negative feedback? I want to get the negatives out of the way so I can then show how much I love this game. IWhy is this game given so much negative feedback? I want to get the negatives out of the way so I can then show how much I love this game. I have it on the Switch, but who cares? The story follows Madeline, a girl struggling to climb up Celeste mountain, with an Alter Ego that tries to discourage her from keep on going. Madeline frequently struggles from high levels of anxiety and stress and she quickly becomes easy to relate with in the need to accomplish something just for, well, the feeling. The game only slightly struggles from a touch - too - sensitive controls, especially while dashing. This game has great graphics and the soundtrack! Oh wow! But the game shines with witty dialogue, challenging but can be made easier gameplay, similar to Super Meat Boy, and finally the fact this game is only 20$! Get it. Well worth 20$, heck, even 30 and 40! (Okay, maybe not 40..) Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2018
    9
    precioso juego de principio a fin todo un reto con una historia conmovedora.
  6. Jun 30, 2018
    9
    This is one of the best control platformers out there. The game is set up to look impossible but always give you the feeling that you can doThis is one of the best control platformers out there. The game is set up to look impossible but always give you the feeling that you can do it in the end. Although inexperienced gamers would likely struggle with the main story it is still very do able. The game also includes a heart felt story about friendship and loving yourself displayed in a non-cringey and interesting way. However there is a huge jump in difficulty when playing the B/C-sides however they come with a greater feeling of accomplishment.
    This is very much worth the £16.00 price tag, although it is a short game it will give you hours of enjoyment and some pain, but is definitely a worthy add to your collection.
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  7. Mar 29, 2018
    2
    After 30 years of this genre, I expected something a little more interesting. The difficulty controls are nice, but the gameplay is outdatedAfter 30 years of this genre, I expected something a little more interesting. The difficulty controls are nice, but the gameplay is outdated and the content repetitive. A little more effort on the visuals would've been appreciated as well, in an age of truly impressive art styles in other games, but not here.

    I feel like I played better games than this decades ago.
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