GRIME – Review

Hello friends. This is the review of GRIME, a fast and unforgiving Action-Adventure RPG in which you crush your foes with living weapons that mutate form and function, and then consume their remains with a black hole to strengthen your vessel as you break apart a world of anatomical horror and intrigue.

Developer: Clover Bite
Publisher: Akupara Games
Genre: Metroidvania, Souls-like, Platformer
Release Date: 2 Aug 2021
Reviewed on: PC/Windows
Available on: PC/Windows, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, PS4, PS5
Link: Steam 
Review copy was provided.


  • Graphics and animations are visually stunning and well detailed, elevating the grim set of the game,
  • Great variety on dark environments and scenery,
  • Engaging and satisfying combat, with plenty of ways to tackle each encounter, mainly due to the:
  • Large selection on “living” weapons and unique skills to choose from,
  • Killing challenging bosses will grant you new and engaging abilities you can use throughout the game,
  • Colors of Rot free DLC released adding a new area, new bosses, new abilities, new enemies etc.


  • Some (boss) encounters could use a challenge tweak,
  • Does not revolutionize the metroidvania/souls-like genres,
  • Deaths come mostly by complicated platforming,
  • Performance optimization is needed for some parts of the game.
Graphics: 8
Sound: 8
Gameplay: 7
Fun Factor: 7
Final Verdict/Overall: 7,4

Time to beat: ~18 hours

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