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The doubts intensify as Madeline first tries to run from, and then do away with, her alter ego before accepting it as part of herself.
Along with the use of metaphor, it’s the game’s ability to change its interactions and controls to match Madeline’s emotional hazards of doubt, failure or blind positivity, that create a unique way of considering wellbeing.
If you’re new to difficult platform games, the ‘Assist’ mode is a great way to experience this game while also being able to progress when you get stuck. Slowing down the game grants more time for making jumps just right. This enables any player to engage in the subject of emotional wellbeing in this unusual way.
View our choice of games like Celeste. This game is good if you want to:
- Take on a mountainous challenge
- Play BAFTA nominated games
- Step up and help out
- Build resilience
- Play with motor impairment
- Play games with visual impairment
- Play games good for autistic diversity
- Learn something playing a properly great game
- Engage embodiment
- Understand loneliness
- Consider gender
- Engage your emotions
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. There is free downloadable content that adds a final level, designed to be one giant send-off: both for main character Madeline, and the players who’ve spent countless hours helping her traverse the titular mountain.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.
This game was rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic looking violence towards characters which although human are not very detailed. It is not suitable for persons under 7 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: In this pixelated game, the non-detailed human-like characters can engage in a boss fight where lasers are being shot at them.
There are some disturbing scenes present that feature tense music and darker visuals.
Our Celeste Accessibility Report details 26 accessibility features:
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