Reviews

Destructoid

"All in all, Aquaria is damned good. If you're at all a fan of 2D adventures -- and if you aren't, what the hell is wrong with you -- you'll find something appealing in its labyrinth of caverns and corals. It feels retro, but totally new; classic, yet fresh."

-Reverend Anthony


Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

"In fact, Aquaria, if you give it time to boil, starts to feel like the first 10 minutes of Pan's Labyrinth - a dark fairy tale taking place underneath our feet."

-Scott Colbourne


Eurogamer

7/10

"Whether it's simply probing to uncover more about Naija's past and people or taking a more thorough view as you seek to find all of Aquaria's secrets, like hidden costumes, there's a lot of pleasure to be had floating through the environments Yu and his partner Alec Holowka have created."

-Tom Bramwell


The Onion's A.V. Club

A-

"Aquaria isn't so much a retro adventure as a fresh take on everything that made the old 2D adventures great."

-Chris Dahlen


PC Gamer UK

81%

PC Gamer UK PC Gamer UK

"Aquaria is a slick game from an indie development duo. You'd never tell: the art, voiceover and soundtrack are all quietly confident, with no corners being cut or excuses made for the small team."

-Craig Pearson


PC PowerPlay

8/10

PC PowerPlay PC PowerPlay

"From a design standpoint Aquaria is a triumph. Puzzles and boss fights are just the right complexity and the level design is spot on... From the control scheme to the visual design the game just feels 'right' as though all elements are working in harmony."

-Nathan Cocks


Mac|Life

5/5

Mac|Life Mac|Life

"Stunningly well crafted with a compelling story, beautiful visuals and music, and hours upon hours of action-adventure, Aquaria provides patient gamers with an ocean of depth."

-Susie Ochs


Awards

IGF 2007

IGF 2007 GOTY

Seumas McNally Game of the Year


Game Tunnel GOTY Awards 2007

Game Tunnel GOTY

Game of the Year

Adventure/Quest Game of the Year

Game of the Year: Graphics and Sound


Game Developer's Choice Awards 2008

Game Developer's Choice Awards 2008

Nominated: Best Debut


Interviews

Gamasutra

Web Interview: "Road to the IGF"

The 1up Show

Video Interview

Gamer Girl

Web Interview

Indie Game Developer's Podcast

Audio Interview