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Score Breakdown Based on 451 ratings
  1. 10 (244)
  2. 9 (145)
  3. 8 (40)
  4. 7 (10)
  5. 6 (4)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (2)

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  • Rating:10

    Amazing.

    Cave Story is an awesome game. I would recomend it to almost anyone and have beaten it multiple times. The story is fantastic with loveable characters and heart wrenching moments. Not to mention the fantastic Metroidvan... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Great retro indie game with great controls, gameplay and story.

    The gameplay and controls are flawless. The weapon leveling system is unique and fun. I especially like the machine gun when leveled to max because you can basically fly with it if you aim down which helps against many... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Cave Story remains a brilliant action-platformer that is absolutely worth playing today

    Note: this version of Cave Story was released in 2012 and contains extras found in Cave Story+ Cave Story lives up to its name in many ways. The story behind its conception and creation is noteworthy considering the f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Best indie game ever.

    The story line is incredibly immersing and the game itself is challenging yet not too hard. There are many secrets to be discovered and what makes this game better yet is that its free. (unless you play it on other ports... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    a game like this deserves some recognition

    Normally i don't review free indie games. but this is an exception. i can't believe i didn't see this one 8 years ago. oh well. This game is a homage to the old 8 bit to 16 bit games back in the day. But it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Cave Story is a great platforming experience every DSi owner should buy.

    Cave Story was originally released as a freeware game back in 2004, then later released for WiiWare sometime in March 2010. About 8 months later, the game was released for the DSiWare. But did this game deserve it's port... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    a true modern classic and an amazing through back

    cave story ..... this a truly perfect game. The indie market is full of high quality games such as super meat boy an v v v v v v but none are as amazing as cave story. The game begins you are a nameless solider in an cav... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Cave Story is challenging, fun, and definetly one of the best titles on the Wii/Dsi shop channel.

    Cave story... Well, i first heard about it in gameinformer, and decided to get it on the wii. i played it a lot during summer, but never quite beat it. More recently, i heard it was out on the DSi shop too, so i was like... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Most probably the best freeware game ever...

    Cave story (Doukutsu Monogatari) is a freeware 2D platformer release originally in 2004 for the pc and later in 2010 for Wii. It was originally release in japanese, but a free english patch can be found on the internet w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Worth downloading and playing. The best, it's free.

    When I heard about it I searched. When I found it I was expecting a really good game. My expectations were right. The entire game is fantastic, with a calm start and an awesome ending. The characters are cool, some will... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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