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By New Game Network on 80

Despite an unsatisfying final act, Owlboy is an enchanting and dazzling adventure. The heartfelt tale will tug at your heartstrings, while the solid gameplay will make you want to see Otus' journey to its...

By CriticalHit on 80

It's beautiful, it's fun to play and it's accompanied by some wonderful music, but it's the way that the narrative of loss and failure, of hope and redemption is inextricably woven into the game that makes it special.Owlboy was reviewed on Xbox...

By gamingcentral.in on 89

The fruition of a decade's worth of labour has resulted in a game that is an absolute master piece. Owlboy is the vision of Simon Stafsnes Andersen with a lot of inspiration coming from Nintendo games which Andersen was a big fan of. The game has been...

By CGM on 100

Honestly, I don't know how Owlboy flew under my radar for so long, having only discovered it a month before its initial release. But after only playing it briefly, I knew it was going to be something special. Like a piece of coal forged through time and...

By GameSpot on 90

By their very nature, retro-inspired games are fighting an uphill battle against the nostalgia they aim to invoke. How can they form their own identity when they're partly designed to make you remember other games? After finishing Owlboy, it seems D-Pad...

By nintendoworldreport.com on 85

Owlboy's elegance is its best trait. The gorgeous pixel adventure cultivates a pleasant vision, with expressive and beautiful artwork mixed with a soaring, tone-setting soundtrack. The near 10-hour journey excels because of that presentation, but what...

By PC Gamer on 82

A beautiful adventure platformer with a cheerful pixel art veneer, but with very modern...

By Polygon on 80

I can lean back and pick out plenty of things about Owlboy that frustrated me, but its failings shrink in the face of its triumphs. I have no excess of affection for the 16-bit genre retreads but even as Owlboy lacks the tightness or consistency of many of the games it sits alongside, it’s far more approachable, far more endearing, and far more unique.

By EuroGamer on 80

At its heart, Owlboy is a throwback and reimagining of a genre gone by, yet it feels like a game you might've already played - one you're returning to with fond memories. That's no coincidence, and it speaks volumes of what D-Pad Studios has achieved. Owlboy is a modern day retro classic.

By gamingtrend.com on 90

Owlboy was an incredible experience in every sense. Visually and audibly, it was a masterpiece. The characters were lovable, especially the protagonist, Otus. The story was compelling, and each new chapter gave something new and challenging to the...

By Destructoid on 100

No game is perfect, but comes as close as it could get within its genre. The new game to beat in its sector; we're talking pure video game ecstasy. How we score:  The Destructoid Reviews...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

An insuppressibly charming journey of sky-high exploration and Metroid -style underground dungeon crawling, Owlboy offers a whole lot of heart alongside its innovative takes on tried-and-true adventure game staples. Released for PC a year ago — after a...

By gameranx.com on

Game: OwlboyPublisher: D-Pad StudioDeveloper: D-Pad StudioReviewed: Nintendo SwitchOwlboy originally released back in 2016 bringing gamers a unique experience and a heartfelt story of a band of misfits. Ever since the announcement of the Nintendo...

By Tom's Guide on

Dozens of games are added to the Steam store on any given day, and a lot of them are from small developers you've never heard of, selling low-priced games you'll probably ignore. Often, scattered among those many new titles are a few gems worth the...