For those of you who cannot live without old-style hardcore platformer challenges, Yury brings the ultimate spikes-lava-monsters experience.
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Mixed (249 reviews) - 51% of the 249 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2014

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About This Game

Yury is a deliberately retro platform/arcade action game that combines old-school graphics, classic mechanics and challenging gameplay with a sense of sci-fi survival horror atmosphere.

Accompanied by original EDM/chiptune soundtrack, player will control a cosmonaut on a distant and dangerous planet, helping him to avoid intricate traps and get rid of sinister monsters. In-air dodging, fast paced puzzles and intense shooting will keep on the edge of one's seat.

Who said spikes and lava should bring immediate death? Yury is a fresh look on classics! Yury's space-suit lets you quickly jump through the hot flow and gives you some time to crawl to the checkpoint after being hit by sharp edges. But keep an eye on the temperature and oxygen level!

  • Nostalgic look
  • Amazing atmospheric soundtrack
  • Challenging platform experience combined with intense shooting
  • A special suite with oxygen & temperature indicators

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
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126 of 157 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Buggy physics, amateurish controller issues, and an ugly presentation make this hard-for-the-wrong-reasons clunker a ripoff at any price. This won't evoke nostalgia or stir the hard-core platformer in you, it will just end in frustration and boredom.
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83 of 101 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
This isn’t VVVVVV, but I get the feeling it desperately wants to be. Thing is, a tough-as-nails platformer needs tight controls to traverse its [hopefully] difficult levels. But one thing it shouldn’t have are difficult, wonky controls and/or weird physics. Sadly, Yuri has both of the latter, which makes it a hard-for-all-the-wrong-reasons platformer.

Stay away. Gagarin is probably turning in his grave because this game bears his name.
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62 of 75 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
+Really Hard
+Nice soundtrack

-Bad controls
-Its giving Low FPS after 10-15 min
-Bad place of checkpoints
-Needs hint for some checkpoints
-Some platforms are buggy

This game has potential, but controls and glitches ruining it. It really needs a big update. I don't recommend it in a current state.
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
There is absolutely nothing wrong with platformers that make you want to smash something into your monitor or induce an incredible wish for self-torture.
As long as you're the only one to blame this is all fine.

But if you keep on dying because the controls are bad, then the game is not difficult or challenging or demanding, no sir, in that case the game is just simply bad.

Give me Super Meat Boy or Electronic Super Joy and you will see me rage, scream, cry, swear ... but you will never hear me saying that this or that was the game's fault.
In case of Yury, most of my deaths were the game's fault simply because the controls are so bad (and keys aren't rebindable) that the required precision is barely achieveable.

You like performing precision jumps just to get drowned in lava because you slide off the edge?
You like having to use the "z" key to jump?
You like finally managing one passage just to be forced to jump down without knowing what's below you?
Then Yury is the game for you.
I know it's not the game for me.

P.S. You might be able to change keys in Unity's launcher, but that's like saying "you can rebind it in the ini file".
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57 of 84 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
I play a lot of hard as nail platformer games, electronic super joy, super meat boy, you name it, this is just another game trying to be like that but it fails in several aspects:

1. Any hard as nails platformer trys to keep you going by respawning you instantly or providing a method to instantly restart from the last saved checkpoint, this game does neither
2. No good soundtrack, what is this music? I guess it is trying to replicate the 80s 8 bit music, but it is almost over trying in an attempt to sound stereotypically 8 bit. This music makes me want to stop playing, not keep trying
3. Wired messed up physics, I get it, its a hard as nails platformer, thus the physics are usually messed up. But why in the world does the guy randomly slide when I am not telling him to go either left or right. There is a particular part when the save point is such that as soon as you respawn, you slide off the platform to your death, unless you jump the other side and by luck land on another platform, but not slide off that platform
4. No ability to change the controls. Really? Can I use anything else? How about the giant space button you are ignoring for some odd reason?
5. No graphics options, ok maybe you wanted to make a really retro looking 8-bit game, that doesn't mean it should lack features that define games of this century, other wise go and charge the price we would pay for such games, the 25 cents for such a game at a garage sale
6. Oh and if this is fully english (as marked on the store page), what does the text say when you run into spikes, that doesn't look like english to me). That is false advertisement claiming english is fully supported when a blatant non-english message flashes every time you start to die.

edit: someone has alerted to me the key binding of r to restart from the last checkpoint, thank you for that, though on that note, why are the key bindings for this game listed anywhere? Just because a game is supposed to be retro does not mean that you can be lazy and not feel obligated to list the keybindings anywhere

For these reasons, and until at least some of these issues are patched, (and the game works), I am rating this as a 1.5/10
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270 of 458 people (59%) found this review helpful
107 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
doesn't even have lesbians in it 0/10, just about the worst game i have ever played
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70 of 110 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Sloppy controls, worst first level in a plaform game ever. Even at the cheap price it is, it simply is not worth it.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
I would like to say firstly that I voted for this game on greenlight. I rather liked the art style, and I enjoy games like Electronic Super Joy, Stealth B-stard Deluxe and Dustforce. I honestly wanted to like this game, but after 30 mins of frustration I just cannot continue to play.

The biggest problem that makes this game unplayable for me is buggy/unresponsive controls. I get that it's meant to be one of those impossibly hard platformers, but you'll find yourself sliding off platforms when you're not moving (at one checkpoint it happened every time I respawned) and falling down when your character fails to jump. I didn't even get to face enemies because it was just too painful to get past the second checkpoint. If the control issues were to be fixed, I would probably give it a go again.

To those saying you can't change graphics settings or controls, you can use the "Yury Configuration" window that pops up before you launch the game, the only issue is it doesn't seem to save your options so you have to configure it every time you launch the game. I had set it to play in windowed mode and changed the jump button to spacebar, which makes it more bearable.

The music could be better, too. One thing common to the games I mentioned above is that they have excellent soundtracks that make you want to keep playing for that alone. This game is cheap though, so I can't complain too much.

It does seem that the dev is trying to fix the issues with the game, so I may change my review when and if these issues get sorted out.
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
A game that tries to bring back retro platforming like VVVVV but fails because of sloppy controls and unfair difficult platforming more reliant on guessing than actual skill
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
Yury sounds like one of those cool Old School Platformers that everyone used to play back in the day and love… however, you quickly find out that it butchers the Old School Platformers beyond repair.

Before I list the Pro’s and Con’s if I had to some this up in two words I’d say “Glitch Simulator”. Now onto the Pro’s and Con’s.


♦ Old School Platformer
♦ Concept of Overheating and Oxygen is good
♦ Steam Cards
♦ Decent number of Achievements


♦ Control physics are glitched beyond belief (Press something and you’ll go way further than pressed)
♦ Dodgy Collision
♦ Many many glitches (I got stuck running back and forth at high speeds to name one)
♦ Way too difficult (Not only do the glitchy physics make it near impossible, the fact that half the time you can’t see the ledge you have to land on, making your jumps “Luck” based ruins it)
♦ No sound on Main Menu
♦ Repetitive Music
♦ Main Menu says “Exit to Dos” (I know this is an old school game, but seriously?)
♦ Default is the only option in Graphics Options (Should be more for considering it’s 2015…)
♦ No Sound Options
♦ Due to the poor physics and glitches it’s almost impossible to finish and get all achievements (This sucks if you are trying to 100% the game)
♦ Everytime you get hurt some stupid Russian thing overlays the Screen (I know you can turn this off in the Options but still... why add something when 99% of people will turn it off? To me this is 100% stupid. It seems as though no effort was put into the Death Screen Overlay)
♦ No language options (99% of the game is in English, yet we have to view Russian Text on Death Screen which I’m sure not everyone can understand or even read as like me they wouldn’t speak Russian)
♦ Graphics could be better, even for Retro Old School Style they really suck!
♦ Dying takes way to long and is way too slow (I say Oxygen is a nice Concept… but if you hit a Spike for instance, it’ll take a while for your Oxygen to deplete and as it depletes your character is pretty much useless. You can press R to restart which you shouldn’t have to do, death should be faster)
♦ Only incentive to replay the game is Achievements which is good but once you have those and have finished the game there is no real incentive to replay it as it is 100% the same every time you play it
♦ No Global Steam Leaderbords (You could easily add these in for number of deaths to complete the game)
♦ Lags too much when you get the Gun (Shooting is laggy, game becomes choppy and slow, movement becomes even more glitchy)

Overall, I'd recommend against buying this game unless you love broken physics, glitches and a game that is so bad you can’t even finish it, little own 100% it. I’d only recommend this if you were given it 100% free, yes it’s not even worth $3.

Therefore, unless they fix the 99% of problems this game has, BOYCOTT IT and find something worth playing!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 1
This is not a fun game, and you should not play it. There is some level of polish that makes me believe the game was made this way on puirpose and not by accident, meaning I'm not entirely comfortable calling it straight up 'bad', but trust me, you will not enjoy your time with Yury. Avoid at all costs.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Awful, awful controls makes this game unplayable.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: September 19
this is the world's ♥♥♥♥ing worst game! ever! I regret I have wasted my money on this ♥♥♥♥! ♥♥♥♥ this game and whoever made this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game!
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 12
Product received for free
Unholy Rage. 'Nuff said. Glad I didn't pay for it. But, if you enjoy screaming at your computer until your throat is sore, have fun. Seems like a decent game for those who like rage games.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: September 10
Not Recommended !
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 4
Bad game
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 21
bad bad game!!!
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3.5 hrs
Posted: June 19
This game is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ .. I'm afraid that i will brake my keyboard if i play more of this -_-
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Relaxed Frost
3.9 hrs
Posted: June 8
This game difficulty is so hard, even my mom can't suck this hard.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: June 4
Bottom rung platformer, one of the absolute worst. No innovation, sloppy mechanics, one of the most boring colour schemes I've ever seen, and zero diversity + crushing difficulty makes for one of the tackiest platform experiences around. Leave it for a couple hours to harvest the steam cards and delete. Shameful.
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