Freedom Fall is a diabolical down-scrolling platformer set in a prison tower so tall it touches the clouds. Presented with hand painted art, its old school vibe mixes with fast-paced free falling action and a story with both dark wit and heart.
User reviews: Very Positive (239 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 10, 2014
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“Freedom Fall is an absolute joy to play.”
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Freedom Fall is a diabolical down-scrolling platformer set in a prison tower so tall it touches the clouds. Presented with hand painted art, its old school vibe mixes with fast-paced free falling action and a story with both dark wit and heart. With the promise of freedom for those who escape, find your way through the traps and mechanical monstrosities set up by a twisted princess who you'll wish was in another castle. As your bid for freedom continues you start to see that things aren't quite as they seem. In the end you'll determine who is guilty and who is innocent … but until then there are lots of deathtraps to avoid, killer balloons to bounce off, jetboards to ride and even a dragon to fight!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Atom 1.33Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 945 Express
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 945 Express
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
One of best platform games I ever played. I would rate it with score 10 (5 stars). Physics is very quality made and whole game has good and sweet story and enjoyable levels. I really recommend it to all platform fans, because this game has zero bugs and it's kinda challenging for achievements. If you want get all achievements you would need replay game 4-5 times, but trust me, in this sweet game that is not big deal. Anyway, this game has all recommendations from me...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
If you like platformers, fall into this one. Okay, I promise, first and last pun. This is a great game well worth the price and time. It's difficult, but not overly so. The style is beautiful and the story is unique and funny.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014

This game's a riot. It was one of those games in my library from all the games I've collected and thought to myself, "I'll play this when I'm exhausted and don't need to concentrate." Buuuut it ended up taking my full attention. It's definitely tough, but has this flow about it that just kept me playing. The craftable powerups are actually good—one of which, the wings, I think would make speedrunning very interesting. The soundtrack, rock and hip hop influenced, is really good. The graphics are ♥♥♥♥ing beautiful.

It did only take 2 hours to beat the game on Hard including the extra level, but with the intention of 100%ing it, I'd definitely say it has high replay value.

So, why the 9/10? Hitboxes are really inconsistent. Fire seems to have a hitbox far extending outside its graphic. Marsh (your little, silly faller) has extended feet hitboxes. You get used to it after a while, but I mean, it shouldn't be a problem to begin with. See second edit.

Anyway, 10.99 CAD is a good enough price. You may or may not get 10 hours out of it, which just depends on how you play games. Are you going to perfect it? Yeah, you'll get those hours. Are you going to play through it once and be done with it? Nah, you definitely won't get those hours.

Either way, it's a fantastic game and a great port (from mobile, if that wasn't clear from the gameplay).

EDIT: Figured I'd elaborate on what makes it a good port:
+ No low FPS cap
+ Custom keyboard controls
+ Fluid graphics which don't degrade at higher resolutions

EDIT 2: So I went back and perfected the game. I think there are 3 secret achievements or something? There's a guide in the community hub if you're looking to complete it. So, the 4 other runs I did after my original run made me realize the hitbox issue is strictly for fire. There's just so much huge-hitbox fire in the final levels. And confirming: 9 hours for perfecting the game? 10$? Yeah, definitely worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Indie down-scrolling platformer with a delightfully deviant sense of humor. Worth it just for the princess' dark wit.

The game is fairly short and suits casual players (normal difficulty) and more experienced gamers (hard mode) especially if you try for the Freerunner achievement without buying the glider, wings or hoverboard.

There is some replayability with more than one ending, a Par for each level in number of deaths, time taken, and currency collected, and the Steam achievements. It's also fun to play through it again just to re-read the princess' messages; you might find a couple that you overlooked the first time.

You should expect to die a lot at first, but this is part of the fun. "Make them like this" will be your motto.
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75 of 97 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Short but sweet, a lot of replayability, an overall joy to play. Music is awesome, graphics are amazing, and the gameplay is fantastic. Go and buy this game!
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
I didn´t expect much going into this game. Another platformer in my library, but i wanted to give this game at least fair chance to show up.

And oh boy, it delivers.

I really get hooked from first moment. Not by gameplay mechanics, cute visuals, or perfectly fitted music.
Writings on the walls really sucked me in. I wanted to know more about what is going on, who is this spoiled bats**t crazy little princess, what my convicted felon character did and how to to get out.
It was pleasant, fairly challenging also really hard journey at some stages (my lack of patience really didn't help tho).

I can't recommend this more. If you want to spend couple hours tilting and having fun, Freedom Fall will do the service.

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54 of 79 people (68%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
A very charming platforming game with traps laid out for you as you fall down the tower to reach the goal
You play as a boy who is jailed on top of a tower, why you are falling and who laid the traps of the tower for you? The answer you shall find as you thwart the perilous tower.

+charming story
+like the art, a bit flash style
+the price is reasonable
+like the way you can pick choices of hard or easy depending on where you want to fall
+challenge the leaderboards
+the music is nice

+-its a casual game, so once you beat it

-Could expand on the powerups and concept as you fall maybe adding more gameplay and powerups for the next game
was only 3 in the game really.
-Hoping a 3d version in the future and continuation of the story
-lacks a real multiplayer competitive mode of any sort.
-Short game
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
Here is another game i found myself enjoying and yet got to the end and thought "IS THAT IT".
The game itself is great,good graphics (cartoon anyone),good music and addictive gameplay and then when you realise all this its over.
Its a great free running game (you start at the top of a tower imprisoned and must get to the bottom) and you also gain new gear as you play (esential on some later levels-but there is an acheivement you can get for not getting any gear so it must be possible to get to the bottom without using any).
A lot of levels are just making your way down and are quite easy and then comes some of the levels where you actually have to think about how to progress (avoid this trap and avoid that gust of wind) but its not really that hard or that challenging (will say though that some acheivements wont be easy to get).
So why reccomend it then,well its still a great game and worth your time but i would pick it up in a sale or wait for it to be bundled (will happen at some point),as its over far to quick and i did feel a little short changed.
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46 of 66 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Really fun and entertaining. The writing on the walls is very humerous and will give you a laugh. Not to mention the trickery it gives... sometimes it says this ways easy but really you just fall and die... it's pretty hilarious definitely recommend!
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
Freedom Fall is a nice little platformer. It has some issues though. For me the length of the game was a little disappointing. You beat the campaign in max. 2 hours. After that there are some additional levels to play, but overall the content is fairly limited. I would expect just a little more. Especially if you consider the difficulty, which is definitely too low. It was not enough of a challenge, in my opinion. Even, if you always choose the hard route (there are many parts of the levels where you can choose between an easy and a hard section), you won't have any trouble completing the game. One more thing: there is not enough variety in the platforming. Gunman Clive's campaign can be completed in half the time, but has so much more to offer (gravity flipping, rocket rides...).

On the pro side there is solid platforming (including items for double-jumping and gliding, and switching between them), nice story-telling (every few meters you can read surprisingly funny messages, the princess left there), and a nice twist to the typical platformer story cliche (you search for a princess, yes. But she is an evil, insane sadist). I really enjoyed the game, despite all the issues mentioned above.

Overall Freedom Fall gets a thumbs up, but it could have been much better. I wouldn't recommend it for full price. The current 35% discount is not bad, but maybe it's better to grab a bundle key of the game.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Creatively funny, simple to grasp with a good replay value, great difficulty balance, this little game has a lot to offer. If you enjoy good platforming with a linear learning curve (i.e. if you're not only into punitive games), this one is for you.

Original, drôle et bien équilibré, ce petit jeu vous offrira plusieurs heures de plaisir. Si vous aimez les jeux de plateforme avec du challenge sans être punitifs, ajoutez-le à votre bibliothèque dès maintenant.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
A very short and overpriced down-scrolling platformer, which i would recommend to grab only on a big sale.

Thanks to the lovely hand painted art, delightful soundtrack and the original storytelling - it felt quite charming and entertaining despite of its lack of challenge. The two provided gadgets for gliding and double-jumping, and the bombs as weapon are more than enough to offer you a enchanting adventure.

Since Freedom Fall it's so short, the only thing that would make it partially worth its full price for me would be a level editor, otherwise i'm quite pleased to have it in my game collection.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
a nice platformer with lots of traps but not too difficult.
+ cute arts.
+ smooth animations.
+ funny 'story telling'.
+ lots of save points (because you'll die a lot). :D
+ in certain area we can choose easier/harder path.

if you think this game is too short &/ too easy,
try to get all its steam achievements.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
Very fun little game. While the main game/story itself is short (1-2 hours), there is a lot of replayability.
I loved the writings on the wall and both music and graphics are great.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
Freedom Fall is a platformer that will test your reflexes.

Set in a beautiful steampunk world, the game rewards patience. It starts pretty easy, but the later levels are brutal. You'll die a lot, and you know what? You don't feel discouraged. The soundtrack is so relaxing that will keep you zen all the time. Also, the controls are very responsive, so you'll never be bothered by silly mistakes.

All in all, I recommend this game for every platformer lover. You can finish the game with less than two hours, but if you are an achievement hunter, you'll have a lot of fun post-ending with hard but rewarding tasks.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
I am recommending this game but only if you buy it on sale or in a bundle!

This game is great, its a lot of fun but it is also very short. I won the game from and within 1hr 15min of getting the game I had already beat it. I was left wanting more.

The replayability of the game only extends to collecting all collectables and finding all secrets. Don't expect a lot from this game but be ready to enjoy what you do get.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Freedom Fall is a short but extremely fun 2D action platformer where you play as Marsh, a prisoner in an enormously high tower. Your only chance to see the light of day again is to make your way down the tower while avoiding to die by the loads of flaming, spiking, buzzing and exploding traps and machineries, that the slightly crazy Princess has decorated the tower with.

The story is presented in a pretty cool way: There aren't any actual dialogues that distract you from the actual gameplay but instead the Princess communicates with you through writings on the tower walls (she is mute, anyway :p). The press describes it as a "reverse Rapunzel story" because you actually have to get away from the Princess instead of saving her. While fitting, there's also an inarguable similarity to Portal - if GlaDOS would be a medieval Princess who likes dragons. The basic idea of the "Escape-to-Freedom"-theme also reminded me a bit of the movie Running Man.

The game has an absolutely great sense of humour, which is both cute and cynical. It's subtle enough to not make you feel like you NEED to laugh or chuckle now - you just do because it's genuinely funny without trying to hard. Charming all the way through.

Visually, the game looks great and thankfully isn't another wannabe-retro 8-bit mess. All the art in the game is hand-drawn by concept artist Lisa Rye and has a colorful and vibrant feel to it. Especially Marsh and the Princess look absolutely awesome.

As a nice change from the typical sidescrolling platformers, the gameplay is all about getting to the bottom of the tower. To do so, you have to utilize gadgets like bombs, gliders, double jumps or hover boards, which you can unlock by purchasing them for cogs and bolts that you have to collect throughout the levels. Unfortunately, the levels don't really vary in terms of gadget utilization, so you can effectively beat the game with the glider gadget only without ever touching the double jump or hover board gadget. A missed opportunity.

It's also sort of a precision platformer but due the relatively slow pace of the game (there aren't any visible timers or such that put you under pressure), it's not even remotely as stressful as, say, Super Meat Boy, so you can actually take your time and plan out the safest or most rewarding path downwards. There also are a few "racing" sections where you need to be fast, but they never get to the point where you feel like you need to be inhuman to beat them.

Dying is part of the game (I did so 206 times during my playthrough), so you will definitely get squashed, smashed, sliced, spiked, burned, bombed and electrocuted a lot, but thanks to the frequently placed checkpoints, it's not much of an annoyance and instead actually motivates you to just be better on your next try.

With roughly 2 hours for my first playthrough, the game definitely is rather short and can be beaten in one sitting if you wish to do so. However, the game features multiple endings and while I don't know how much the story varies after the split points, this definitely adds quite a bit to the replayability because it gets you intrigued as to how the story unfolds towards another ending.

Additionally, if you're a fan of leaderboards, you can try to make it to the top by finishing levels under death/time or over cog par and unlock their respective achievements. A hard mode is also available, but I have yet to try it, so right now I can't really say what the difference between normal and hard is.

I've gotten this game through a bundle and while it didn't look like a must-play-right-now type of game to me, I went on and actually tried it - and I'm absolutely glad I did. It's refreshing, fun and fairly casual, yet challenging enough to not get boring, but ultimately it's the humour and the writings and drawings that kept me going on until the end.

At it's regular non-sale price (8,99€/£6.99/$9.99) some people might consider the game overpriced for what few content it has to offer, so those people are probably better off waiting for a sale or until the game pops up in another bundle, but if you're looking for ~2 hours of great humour and fun action platforming right now, Freedom Fall should be the game of your choice!
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
I bought this game because it looked like an alright platformer and it was on sale. But this game is charming and fun. Though I haven't gotten to the tougher parts yet, the simple level design and even simpler story elements add a very tight and streamlined feel to this game. The writtings on the wall are hilarious and present a really fresh twist on effective story telling I have not seen in a while (maybe since the Ratman in Portal).
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Completed the game in 1 hour - The Story written on the wall make you think the Princess is one weird Psycho completing certain level PAR are challenging you can replay any level at anytime but cannot replay the ending you have to start all over - I got the game from a bundle for cheap - easily worth 5$

+Great written story on wall
+Great Art
+Great Music
+Great Tutorial - 3 Acessory to Help the noob's
+Leaderboard & Achivement's

1 Hour or Less Run possible.
too expensive for the game time it offer

I Look Forward for more Games from the Developers :D

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
A nifty little platformer. It's got a nice sense of whimsy, and most of it being downward instead of sideways is a neat touch.
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