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The Messenger

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As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival.
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About The Messenger

About this game

As a demon army besieges his village, the young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

  • Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra-tight controls are worthy of an epic ninja adventure.
  • Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and branching paths to discover.
  • Meticulously designed 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and backgrounds in the spirit of the classics.
  • A memorable cast of offbeat villains, bosses, and associates.
  • Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker.

Game Details

Release Date:
August 30, 2018
Developer:
Sabotage
Publisher:
Devolver Digital
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 7
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Platformer
Action

Metroidvania

2D Platformer
Themes:
Ninja
Retro

Side Scroller

Pixel Graphics

Funny

Difficult

Great Soundtrack

Comedy

Epic
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel core i5-4210 1.7ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Storage: 1200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard soundcard or better

Critic Reviews

83

GameSpot

80 / 100
"The Messenger takes the best parts of the action-platformers it takes influence from and reinterprets them well. With clever writing, well-designed levels, and balanced...

IGN Italia

83 / 100
"The Messenger is a brilliant action platformer (...or is it a metroidvania?), full of irony and pretty difficult jumps. The time shift between the 8-bit past and the 16-bit...

CGMagazine

100 / 100
"The Messenger’s intricate platforming and charming world make for a surprising journey that must be played."
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.61%
Easy
4.85%
Just Right
61.82%
Tough
27.88%
Unforgiving
4.85%
Relax & enjoy! 61.82%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
3.05%
Played It
12.18%
Halfway
9.64%
Beat It
45.18%
Conquered It
29.95%
Completionist! 29.95%  of players have Conquered It

The Messenger User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 5 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.8

User Ratings Breakdown

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djmoogie
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This game felt incredibly fun - usually I get skeptical of 2D side-scrollers because I worry that they don't feel very engaging, but the messenger was anything but. I couldn't keep myself away from the game! The controls felt super responsive, the dialogue was fun and witty, art direction was great, and I couldn't get the soundtrack out of my head. It brought feelings of nostalgia to me but everything felt pretty fresh at the same time. Typically I don't write reviews but this game feels worthy of having its praises sung.
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Good game

Mania
Verified purchase
The game is honestly one the most fun video games of all time
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
The game is fun, breaking the 4th barrier more than once. However, it is also quite difficult and can be frustrating at times. So much so that I quit halfway through because the boss was getting on my nerves. So, if you have a low frustration tolerance or suck at gaming like me, better skip this one.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 62% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 33% of GameFAQs users said The Messenger is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, The Messenger is suitable for players aged 10 and above.
Yes, The Messenger is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel core i5-4210 1.7ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Storage: 1200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard soundcard or better
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 17 hours. 93% of users played The Messenger for over 12 hours.
Yes, The Messenger has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Messenger. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
The Messenger was released on August 30, 2018
The Messenger is published by Devolver Digital
The Messenger was developed by Sabotage
Fanatical users tagged The Messenger as Platformer, Action, Metroidvania, and 2D Platformer
Fanatical users tagged The Messenger as Ninja, Retro, Side Scroller, and Pixel Graphics
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Messenger as Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Messenger as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Messenger as Metroidvania

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