Axiom Verge for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Axiom Verge

Sep 1, 2016
15th of 519

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Developer: Tom Happ
Content Rating: Everyone10+


Axiom Verge is a retro-styled 2D action game focused on unusual weaponry and exploration of an maze-like, infested world. You play as Trace, a relatively normal (if quirky) guy who suffers a near-fatal injury, after which he wakes up in a strange, unsettling new world that is both high-tech and incredibly ancient. Why is he here? Where are the world's inhabitants? And what is the mysterious force that seems intent on ending his life?

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Mitch VogelSep 01, 2016
Axiom Verge is an excellent Metroidvania, one that Wii U owners should absolutely not miss out on. Creative gameplay, beautiful visuals, and a compelling story all blend to create a fantastic game that does a great job of paying tribute to classics while doing something wholly new with the established formula. It's made all the more impressive, too, by the fact that the entire thing is the product of one man's dedication. If you have the remotest interest in 2D action games, do yourself a favour and pick this game up.
Zachary MillerSep 01, 2016
Axiom Verge is otherwise essentially flawless and it’s one of my favorite indie games. This Wii U version is arguably the best one, too, so even if you’ve played it before it may very well be worth the double dip. And man, what’s up with that post-credits scene?!
Tom OrryMar 30, 2015
I had no idea I'd enjoy Axiom Verge so much. Whereas many modern takes on classic retro genres fall foul of style over substance, this has been built with such skill that it doesn't need to rely on our annoying fondness of the past to impress. I had a dream about exploring underground tunnels the other night, and I rarely ever dream about anything. Axiom Verge has made a big and lasting impression.

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