Horace for PC
PC - Windows

Horace

Jul 18, 2019
8.36
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Good
575th of 19533

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About this game

Developer: Paul Helman
Content Rating: Rating pending

Summary

Horace is a story-driven, pixel-platform adventure peppered with nostalgic, popular culture references which will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era!

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7
  • Memory: 8 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any DX12 graphicas card
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any, or onboard

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any DX12 graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any, onboard

Critic Reviews

6 Reviews
7.97
Grady PennaAug 03, 2019
Horace is a charming homage to an era of gaming and culture that’s rapidly fading into the sunset, yet it never rests of the nostalgia factor to keep the player engaged. The sound design is messy and the cutscenes can run on too long, but its affecting story and sharp, fun platforming are bound to satisfy anyone keen on the genre. Nostalgia may be a common crutch, but with a sturdy foundation beneath it, Horace shows that feeling a little sentimentality isn’t a bad thing at all.
Cody MedellinNov 20, 2019
Horace is an engaging experience if you're patient or don't get riled up easily. The platforming isn't as infuriating as most precision-based platformers, but the obstacles in some rooms can be annoying. The instant respawns are nice, but they don't cancel out the frustration of occasionally spotty hit detection. The instant camera rotation can be dizzying, and the repetition of tricky jumps can get old, but the engaging story makes it all worthwhile, especially since this is quite a lengthy game.
9.00
Steve CAug 19, 2019
Horace is one of the most pleasant gaming surprises in years. I'm clearly a key part of its target demographic, having lived through the 1980s and early 90s that so heavily influenced it, but my enjoyment and engagement went past such an identification. I was completely absorbed throughout, and fully intend to return to collect the remaining pieces of junk. It may not be as immediately impressive as the latest AAA blockbuster, but Horace is essential for fans of retro games or hard platformers and a real contender for Indie Game of the Year.

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