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Average Player Score Based on 290 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 290 ratings
  1. 10 (50)
  2. 9 (91)
  3. 8 (84)
  4. 7 (30)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (5)

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  • User Rating 7

    Rated on August 10, 2004 by FeldmanSkitzoid

    At last, a unique twist on the classic side-scrolling platformer genre. The ways you control the main character, and the ways he interacts with his environment and enemies, are all controlled by a gre...

    3 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Gish, best indie-game ever made.

    Rated on May 28, 2007 by Sytzepunk

    In Gish, you play a bar of tall, whose girlfriend (resemblance to Pulp Fiction) get kidnapped, and its your duty to slime you're way thru levels. The game is incredibly good, I don't have words for...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Innovative physics oriented gameplay

    Rated on October 10, 2004 by Blue_Tomato

    Congratulations to Cronic Logic for a highly innovative game. Not since the Incredible Machine have I seen physics been integrated so tightly with a game's gameplay. You have just the right control...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    Don't let the unusually steep learning curve fool you. This is just short of a platforming gem.

    Rated on January 19, 2005 by Roosteratumd

    Gish is probably the second best indie game of the year after Alien Hominid, and for creativity and game engine, it's probably the best. Alien Hominid gave us a 3 hour blast-fest reminiscent of Metal...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Gish is without a doubt one of the most original and fun 2D platform games ever made and it is highly recommended.

    Rated on February 21, 2010 by paldepind

    Gish is a platform game in which you control a ball of tar called Gish. Your mission is to save Gish's girlfriend who have been abducted by the evil guys. You have to solve simple, but fun and challen...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    An aweasome 2d side scroller

    Rated on August 02, 2005 by Floppythegodguy

    What can I say? This game is awesome. At first glance it looks like a normal 2D side scrolling adventure and it basicly is, but with excellent, very good drawn graphics, kick-ass gameplay, very good s...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Has so much potential, but in later levels makes the fatal mistake of substituting difficulty and ingenuity for fun.

    Rated on June 01, 2010 by acousticpicker

    This indie game could have been so much better had the developers focused on making the game fun to play instead of making levels that exploit the physics engine. Gameplay: 3/5 + Controlling Gish ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    What is it with (many) platform games?

    Rated on March 14, 2011 by margevich

    That they usually get more and more difficult as you progress until it's almost impossible to progress. Or more precisely - what is it with platform game developers? Why do they have to have god's com...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    Its ok.

    Rated on July 07, 2009 by xtramayo

    Its ok, kinda boring after a while, but the game is very interesting, like how you can stick to stuff and slide. The enemies are weird and creapy, which some people might like. I would just call it ...

    0 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Played on the right settings, Gish is a thoroughly enjoyable and legitimately unique game.

    Rated on December 04, 2011 by Anonymoe

    Pros: Engaging and challenging level design; Liquid controls make for a fun twist; Demented/cute art style Cons: Frequent glitches that result in death; Frustrating checkpoint system (or lack there...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.