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Average Player Score Based on 850 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 850 ratings
  1. 10 (161)
  2. 9 (408)
  3. 8 (170)
  4. 7 (35)
  5. 6 (21)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (13)
  10. 1 (31)

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  • User Rating 10

    An instant platformer classic! Not a game to be missed by avid gamers who enjoy 2-D side scrollers with combat!

    Rated on June 09, 2013 by Sahle123

    If you just want the facts of the game, skip down all the way to where it says TL/DR, otherwise, continue reading. In today's market, many different types of genres of games are rampant everywhere...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Haven't played a side scroller like this or this good for a very long time.

    Rated on July 13, 2011 by Mrglorp

    For a 10$ dollar game theirs a surprising amount of content. The best way to describe this game is, its like a mix between Mario, Zelda and Metroid games. (the side scrolling ones) You have a sword an...

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

    Classic Metroid fans will LOVE this game.

    Rated on July 28, 2011 by gdepaul

    I try to stop playing this game ... but I can't. This game tickles the same senses that the Metroid platformers once did. You'll promise yourself that you'll put the game down after one more level.......

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Outland is a thrilling, successful blend of bullet-hell and platforming gameplay.

    Rated on July 31, 2011 by c_rakestraw

    Outland is more than a simple homage to Treasure's classic shoot-'em-up Ikaruga. A game that marries the fluidity of platforming with the madness of a bullet-hell shooter in spectacular fashion, Outla...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Well thought out, and highly immersive gameplay.

    Rated on August 09, 2011 by Sunnyboy451

    Outland is an action platformer that brings a good story line and a well rounded gameplay. Battling the forces of light and dark, the character is forced to switch between the two in order to traverse...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    The light and dark mechanics will keep you on your toes the entire time.

    Rated on August 19, 2011 by LemonSquiggle

    Outland is the story of the Two Sisters, one controlling Light, the other Dark, who used their powers to create the world. Then tried to destroy it so they could try again. A lone hero rose up, as is ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Outland presents all the fundamentals of a great platformer and so much more at an excellent value not to be missed.

    Rated on February 12, 2012 by dapman418

    Pros: + tight, fluid controls, making platforming a breeze + brilliant level design that makes excellent use of the game's unique mechanics + top-notch pacing and spot-on difficulty + compelling...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This game is an eyegasm!

    Rated on October 07, 2011 by Zombiescream

    OMG! this game is epic. some of the best visuals ive seen in a game, and the sound is stellar as well. i usually go into downloadable games very apprehensive because almost everyone that i've played ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Outland is an amazing platformer with a simple but great concept that is well suited for games

    Rated on December 10, 2011 by Doomguard3

    Outland is an easy game to get into, the mechanics are very simple in concept but become challenging in practice. The structure of the game is well made and will start out simple making sure you get t...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Gorgeous, epic, and challenging, Outland is a must-have.

    Rated on February 02, 2012 by Anonymoe

    Pros: Gorgeous, striking art style; Great level design and progression; Epic boss fights; Good musical score Cons: Some backgrounds interfere with gameplay; Occasional moments of extreme frustratio...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.