The Messenger for PC
PC - Windows

The Messenger

Aug 30, 2018
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Sabotage
Content Rating: Everyone10+


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. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel core i5-4210 1.7ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Storage: 650 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard soundcard or better

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Critic Reviews

15 Reviews
Michael RuizAug 28, 2018
The Messenger is not just a brilliant love letter to the 8-bit and 16-bit games that inspired it. It’s proof that even in a market saturated with retro-style platformers, there are still clever ways to approach the genre. It is one of the most well-designed games I have ever played on both a gameplay and storytelling level. Sabotage really created something special here and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
Kat BaileyAug 28, 2018
The Messenger establishes itself as an excellent tribute to old-school platformers, then proceeds to rapidly up the ante with a series of outstanding gameplay twists. I'm deeply impressed by The Messenger's ambition and polish. It's a must-own for any retro enthusiast.
Francis DiPersioSep 04, 2018
Despite its slower second half, The Messenger is hard to beat. Without a doubt, it’s an absolute must-play for anyone with a love for the classics. From its excellent presentation to its brilliant stage and boss designs, Sabotage Studio has penned an unforgettable love letter to the NES era that any retro gamer worth their salt simply needs in their library. The message is loud and clear. If you’ve been biding your time for the next Shovel knight, your wait is finally over. The Messenger delivers.

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