New MobyGoal! We're aiming for 1,500 well documented Arcade games.

Cave Story (Windows)

94
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The best 2d platform game on the PC, bar none. krisko6 (252) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
o.O... Wow... Pixelspeech (955) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
PC users finally got their own Metroid optrirominiluikus (112) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Cave Story--a DOUBLE WAMMY that made it OUT OF THE BALLPARK!!! jfritzyb (10) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (60 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
100
GameHippo.com
With great gameplay, a great story, good soundtrack, and a pleasing retro feel, Cave Story is unarguably one of the best freeware gems to ever hit the internet upside the head.
100
Bright Hub
Cave Story is the type of game that does everything it sets out to do right: it’s a great throwback to the video games of the past; it’s an excellent addition to the side-scrolling action-adventure genre; and it is just plain fun to play. It would be hard not to recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good side-scroller; and those who take the time to play the game and get accustomed to the high level of difficulty will see just why Cave Story is lauded by countless fans, and why it is revered as one of the greatest indie games of all time.
100
Pixel-Heroes.de
Nach dem Schreiben des Reviews für die Mac-Fassung habe ich festgestellt, dass es dieses Spiel auch für den PC gibt. Von der Tatsache mal abgesehen, dass die PC-Version einige zusätzliche Tools spendiert bekam, wie z.B. den Level Editor und einen Midi Composer, mit denen man so ziemlich seine eigene Version von Cave Story schreiben kann, weist sie keine nennenswerten Unterschiede zur Mac-Version auf. Man kann hier aber problemlos die Tastenkonfiguration ändern und ein USB-Gamepad benutzen. Deshalb gibt es für die PC-Fassung volle zehn Punkte.
100
Gamer Limit
Cave Story is the proverbial “diamond in the rough.” It’s a free game that has more action, challenge, and charm than a lot of the titles sitting on our store shelves. When compared to any of the other games on the market, I feel that it deserves the same recognition as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, two titles that garner perfect ratings. It’s a testament to aspiring developers that if you have the time, resolve, heart, and a little bit of talent…you can make a game that will stand the test of time.
100
Abandonia Reloaded
All in all, Doukutsu is a charming gem which you can just play over and over. The atmosphere created by perfectly matching graphics, music and story while the gameplay stays as simple as it can get makes this game into one everybody can enjoy, no matter how young or old, game master or first-time gamer.
100
The Freehare
All in all, Doukutsu is a charming gem which you can just play over and over. The atmosphere created by perfectly matching graphics, music and story while the gameplay stays as simple as it can get makes this game into one everybody can enjoy, no matter how young or old, game master or first-time gamer.
90
Softonic
Although the saving is a pain, and the difficulty level is quite high, Cave Story is a fantastic platform adventure game. It's as good as any 2D game, and should be on everyone's list of must-play games.
90
GameAlmighty.com
Games like Cave Story remind us that there are many independent developers out there with a desire to create great games that equals our love of playing them.
80
Indius
Cave Story a tout du jeu mythique. Malgré une expérience un peu courte pour les rushers et les bons joueurs, l'aventure vous surprend sans cesse. Des graphismes au poil et une bande sonore digne de jeux "triple A" servent une gameplay intuitif et prenant : simple, mais efficace. On prend un plaisir immense à guider notre robot à travers des niveaux bien pensés, bourrés d'ennemis, de pièges et de secrets. La trame variable et non linéaire du titre peut lui assurer une rejouabilité plus que correcte pour les gros fans. Disponible gratuitement depuis 2004, le concept de base n'a pas pris une ride et est toujours aussi accrocheur. Il est un devoir pour le fan de jeu indépendants d'essayer Cave Story, au moins la version gratuite.
80
Clubic
Cave Story comblera les amateurs de jeux de plateformes/aventure japonais. Un jeu qui gagne à être connu !