The Messenger for PC
PC - Windows

The Messenger

Aug 30, 2018
117th of 19712

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

Downloadable Contents (DLC)

Critic Reviews

13 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.
Dave LambdenAug 28, 2018
For those who spent hours playing the original Ninja Gaiden or Castlevania on NES and are looking for a bit of nostalgia, The Messenger will be a near perfect fit. While it doesn’t have the same level of challenge as those titles, or the depth in longevity, it does award you for mastering its technique. The Messenger is unfortunately going up against the likes of Guacamelee! 2 and Dead Cells – both similar titles boasting superior experiences.
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.

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