The Messenger for PlayStation 4

The Messenger

Mar 19, 2019
197th of 7768

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. Leveraging player expectations as a core design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story only to turn into an epic time travelling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with replay value and deadpan humor.

Gamer Reviews

604 Reviews
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Jul 28, 2020
Would have been a 10/10 but when I was going for completion my game glitched and I missed some trophies and had to start a new save. Great game just took a little away from the experience.
Jun 19, 2020
This is a solid 9.

Absolutely loved it.

First half of the game was good but it grew and grew for me, and delivered enough story and challenges along the way to keep me very interesting the further I got into the game.

In this new phase of my gaming life (retro, indie, pixel art games on PS4) this is my favourite so far.

If you want to be taken on a journey this is the game for you. Very rewarding.

Defo play this one.
Ahmed El-Refaey

Ahmed El-Refaey

Dec 23, 2020
ali 890

ali 890

Nov 27, 2020

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

7 Reviews
Stephen WildsMar 26, 2019
The Messenger is an enjoyable experience that I had trouble putting down a couple of times, but most of that wanderlust came from the first half of the game and a few key points in the second half. I rode a dragon! For a package like this, though, it is hard not to recommend it fervently, even if I have a few problems with how it stretched out or worry it may not be for some.
Stephen TailbyMar 19, 2019
The Messenger is a rock solid action platformer that balances out its retro stylings with modern touches and brilliantly slick controls. Blasting through the lengthy story is compelling, as new story beats and abilities are thrown into the mix. It perhaps flies a little too close to the sun later on as you hunt down the final few collectibles, but by and large, it's a cloud-stepping joy. Fans of 2D action games should have a blast with this, and that's a message we're happy to pass along.
Justin PrinslooApr 20, 2019
The Messenger is a unique and enjoyable 2D platformer with a strong personality and exciting gameplay, and its fine-tuned appearance on the PS4 is a welcome one. The first half of the game is worthy of unfettered praise, but the experience takes a hefty blow at the halfway point from a failed attempt at expanding the scope. This aside, it remains a lovingly conceived game and is well worth playing through on this basis, but its flaws prevent it from going down as a true classic.

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