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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 129 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: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  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. Apr 18, 2018
    10
    Don't pay attention to the user score (6.1 as of writing). The game is very good. If you are a fan of platformers you should definitely playDon't pay attention to the user score (6.1 as of writing). The game is very good. If you are a fan of platformers you should definitely play it. The people giving negative scores are most likely bad.

    Check the Steam scores and read reviews from people with taste.
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  3. Feb 25, 2018
    10
    celeste is a special and unique game and one that you wont forget for years . the gameplay is simple but when you want to pass a level youceleste is a special and unique game and one that you wont forget for years . the gameplay is simple but when you want to pass a level you will understand its deep gameplay sometimes the end levels comes punishing but after a little planning and training you can passed it, however the best thing is that you respawn as fast as you die so dying so much in this game will not make you mad , however the game has an assist mode that helps you a lot; soundtracks of the game is absolutely the best soundtracks i have heard for these years, story of celeste is so charming and beautiful and all characters are memorable , if you want a different and perfect game celeste is for you , have fun :D Expand
  4. 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.
  5. May 20, 2018
    9
    Un juego muy original, me gustarĂ­a que salga en android tambien para que mas gente pueda disfrutarto
  6. May 31, 2018
    8
    Celeste IS the greatest 2D platformer that has ever existed. This game is not easy, and because of that, it feels so damn satisfying to reachCeleste IS the greatest 2D platformer that has ever existed. This game is not easy, and because of that, it feels so damn satisfying to reach the summit of mount celeste. A great story is not something I expected from a 2D platformer, but this one has just that! The story is told through text bubbles and silly lovely jibberish. And the music!! It's so beautiful and fits the mood of the situation very well. This game is a must-have. Expand
  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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