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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: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  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 20, 2018
    9
    Un juego muy original, me gustaría que salga en android tambien para que mas gente pueda disfrutarto
  5. Mar 3, 2018
    9
    Celeste is my favorite game so far this year, and for very good reason. I bought it the day it came out because I was so excited for it, andCeleste is my favorite game so far this year, and for very good reason. I bought it the day it came out because I was so excited for it, and was happy to see that it still managed to blow my mind. The platforming is tight with controls that, though initially frustrating, can eventually be mastered. Each level felt like a treat to experience. Most people will only play to the ending and collect the many strawberries lying around in the game, but that is only the surface for people who want to take it farther. Each level develops its mechanics and reinforces them in enough ways that they feel well used. Then, the more difficult B sides continue to use the levels' mechanics in new, inventive ways so that they still feel fresh. The C sides string them together into challenge gauntlets that feel satisfying to complete. After that, there are golden strawberries to collect for finishing all the levels without dying. The game allows you to start at multiple places throughout its levels, so you can practice them to your heart's content before doing the run. Still more, the game keeps track of your fastest times completing each level. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    Celeste
    A great game, just not for me
    Celeste is one of those ultra frustrating platformers where you play a girl named madeline trying to
    Celeste
    A great game, just not for me
    Celeste is one of those ultra frustrating platformers where you play a girl named madeline trying to climb mount celeste for reasons unknown to her, the story focuses primarily on depression, anxiety, and will power… the latter 2 will definitely be tested if you choose to play celeste the way it was intedned to be played..
    And in its intended state, I just don’t like it.. im not one of those people that enjoy dying 1 million times in a video game, I want to relax and enjoy my games, not be on the brink of going mad…
    Thankfully this game offers an assist mode to deal with this..
    I gave the game a shot for how it was meant to be, you get a single dash though crystals and strawberries will refill this gash, you can climb walls and it’s a bunch of dashing and doging spikes supermeat boy style..
    it didn’t take long for me to be like nah, im not doing this.. and played the rest of the game with assists on…
    at first with just infinite dodges, but this game my character some super saiyan pink hair to give the visual of clearly im cheating right now, so I thought might as well turn damage off too..
    so whats meant to be some ultra hard game for sadomasochists for me was an exploration game and I feel no shame in that, I got the story, I got to see every inch of celeste, collecting the baries, the crystal hearts, the cassetes to unlock the side b version of a chapter and better yet playing with assist doesn’t turn trophies off, and this trophy list is full of silver trophies for finding these collectables…
    Needless to say playing with assists does take away the satisfaction of completing chapters and areas..
    I got to get a feel for the games intention the most while trying to get a trophy for completing celeste on pico-8, that’s right, the devolopers are evil jerks.. I got to level 27 out of 30 before I gave up on the trophy and the platinum, so don’t think with assist mode this is all of a sudden some easy platinum trophy because it isn’t… mount celeste is going to be in your way of it one way or another..
    somehow nearly 25% of players have this trophy though, I don’t see how. The game must have only sold like 4 copies and the one person that got it is a developer or their parents just didn’t love them.
    jokes, im kidding..
    im just not one of those people that think, you know what would be fun?
    dying over and over and over and over and over and over until muscle memory and luck prevent me from doing so,
    Its not my thing…
    that being said I do again still see the greatness in this game, the brilliant level design, the brutal difficulty, the option to skip the difficulty and just explore, a great trophy list aside from the pico 8 bit..
    Celeste is a really great package for people that love retro games, stress, or trophies
    I give Celeste an 8/10
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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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