6 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Richard SeagraveAug 19, 2017
I’m not going to beat around the bush; the Switch version of Severed is easily the best yet. Being touch based, the Switch’s responsive and gloriously large screen means that the gameplay shines brighter than ever before. Severed‘s unique, almost papercraft-like art style is really showcased on the Switch too, bringing its haunting world to life.
Alex SeedhouseOct 02, 2017
Drenched in a fluorescent colour scheme, Severed, with its intricately designed dungeons, will linger in your memory for a long time to come. There is a chance that, like me, you may tire from the relentless battles, but see it through to its conclusion and you will soon realise that it was all worth it.
Neal RonaghanAug 08, 2017
While I still feel the late-game battles are drawn out with palette swaps and needless complexity, Severed is such a fantastic game otherwise that even with a few warts, Severed is absolutely worth checking out, especially if you missed any of its other releases on Wii U, 3DS, and more.
Heath Shusterman-ZimmermanAug 16, 2017
Within a few minutes of playing the game, I found myself not only deeply emerged in the story but also the gameplay.
Kyle WakelingAug 18, 2017
Severed has hit the Nintendo Switch, and it’s just as good as it was the very first time it released. A touch-based game which runs in handheld mode only, this title has a rather unique take on gameplay mechanics, art, story, and more. It very much deserves to be played by the masses, and if you haven’t played it elsewhere then you should definitely pick it up.
Ryan CraddockAug 25, 2017
A joy to behold from start to finish, Severed is an almost perfectly executed action-adventure title. With very successfully designed dungeons full of rewarding puzzles and a combat system that is pleasing to carry out, you’ll likely find yourself wishing you could play more of the game when it is over. That’s the only real downside – you’ll be finished with the main story after six hours and be left wanting more – although wishing you could play more isn’t exactly a complaint.