Aeterna Noctis

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 | AMD RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
Single-player, Steam Achievements, Full controller support, Steam Cloud
Action, Adventure, Indie

14 Dec, 2021

Curator review

Put your skills to the test in this demanding metroidvania style game that combines intense platform gameplay with enemies that will get the most out of each player. Hours of gameplay to be had.

Full review

Aeterna Noctis is a challenging 2D hand-drawn action platformer that will put your skills to the test. As the King of Darkness, you embark on an epic journey to regain your powers and explore 16 interconnected areas in a thrilling Metroidvania experience.

The game features a huge non-linear story filled with sidequests, immersing players in an emotionally-inducing plot full of twists and turns. The world and animations are brought to life through stunning traditional frame-by-frame animation, creating a visually captivating experience.

One of the standout features of Aeterna Noctis is its fluid gameplay mechanics. With extremely responsive controls, players can expect precise movement and combat interactions that heighten the intensity as they progress through increasingly challenging levels.

High mobility is another aspect that sets this game apart. The intuitive world design allows players to utilize their character's precise movement controls to overcome obstacles in multiple ways. As you become more skilled, you'll find yourself achieving faster completion times and embracing new strategies.

The deep and beautiful plot adds another layer of immersion to Aeterna Noctis. With unexpected twists throughout the storyline, it keeps players engaged as they unravel the mysteries within this richly crafted world.

Speaking of crafting, Aeterna Noctis stands out for its traditional 2D art style. Every asset has been meticulously handcrafted using traditional illustration methods by the talented art team. This attention to detail creates a vibrant world with breathtaking environmental details.

Freedom of choice is also at play here since Aeternas Noctis offers defined paths for progressing in its storyline while allowing players to navigate an expansive non-linear map featuring 16 different interconnected zonesโ€”a classic Metroidvania element presenting various opportunities for exploration.

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