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  • Summary: The venerable Gauntlet four-player co-op action gameplay returns in a new experience. Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Sep 26, 2014
    90
    Few games can come close to creating the same mayhem and excitement as Gauntlet can.
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    80
    Gauntlet is a polished game that does right by its predecessors. It's a great mix of both old and new school sensibilities, and despite the fact that the art style isn't as pronounced as it could have been, the actual core of the game is very sound.
  3. 77
    Probably my biggest gripe with the game was the number of bugs we encountered. These ranged from being stuck behind a door, to the end-screen not generating the stats and gold bars. They were usually just minor annoyances, but happened just a bit too frequently.
  4. Sep 30, 2014
    70
    It's still a very engaging (couch) co-op experience, until routine sets in and you have to throw in something else for a bit. Still, the good news is, Gauntlet's saga is not quite over yet.
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    70
    A good remake of the original. Perhaps not the greatest game ever, but surely a good way to have fun with some friends.
  6. Oct 18, 2014
    65
    The cooperative/competitive system on which the game is based is pretty interesting, but simplistic mechanics and lack of variety are an hard obstacle to overcome. Also, playing it alone is a chore.
  7. Sep 29, 2014
    50
    It’s certainly not the worst Gauntlet revamp there’s ever been, but there’s too little substance or variety to satisfy either new fans or old.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 9 out of 41
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    This is an amazing reboot, great game, lots of fun, with more features coming soon!
    I recommend you buy it now, especially if you like arcade
    This is an amazing reboot, great game, lots of fun, with more features coming soon!
    I recommend you buy it now, especially if you like arcade dungeon crawlers, as the series is the granddaddy of them.
    #NeedFoodBadly
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  2. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    Before Diablo there was Gauntlet. This game started it all, and now it was finally remade! Plus you can play in "classic" mode (arcadeBefore Diablo there was Gauntlet. This game started it all, and now it was finally remade! Plus you can play in "classic" mode (arcade style). The classes are fun to play, the grinding is actually exciting, and the difficulties are, well, in fact like any arcade style game, Difficult. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    With solid controls, tons of loot, many reasons to explore, and 4 classes that are incredibly varied with different control schemes Gauntlet'sWith solid controls, tons of loot, many reasons to explore, and 4 classes that are incredibly varied with different control schemes Gauntlet's reboot is fantastic. The writing is witty and the game doesn't take itself too seriously, which is very welcome. The only downside is how Gauntlet thrives on couch co-op, which maybe very difficult for some to pull off since this is a PC only game as of right now. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    8
    I picked this game up on sale for $10 and I must say that it was a well $10 spent! Coop is a blast! I tried playing it alone but without theI picked this game up on sale for $10 and I must say that it was a well $10 spent! Coop is a blast! I tried playing it alone but without the coop element it got dull pretty quick. Gauntlet, 20 years ago, was about being in the same room as someone else and killing monsters and getting gold together. I can do exactly this in Gauntlet 2014.

    My biggest issue with the game is the wizard class. the combo button scheme is strange to me and isn't gauntlet like. The wizard isn't a class that anyone can pick up and play. All other characters are great!

    Don't look too much into the negative reviews. A lot of people don't understand what Gauntlet is (this is a little different from the traditional concept Gauntlet, but imo a good twist) . I think they were expecting something more along the lines of Diablo. You aren't going to have fun if you play this by yourself and conquer it in 4 hours. It was meant to be played as a team!
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  5. Sep 26, 2014
    6
    Gauntlet 2014 is a good revision of an old classic. However, it is not Gauntlet. Some time ago, there was another reboot ( which did not haveGauntlet 2014 is a good revision of an old classic. However, it is not Gauntlet. Some time ago, there was another reboot ( which did not have the license i think ) it was called "get Medieval" - which was much more in the spirit of Gauntlet.

    This Gauntlet however feels much more like a mixture between Diablo 3 and any other generic dual stick arcade game.

    1) visuals:
    The game looks OK - but not great. It does run surprisingly bad for how it looks though - and especially the settings/options menu is outright terrible.

    2) gameplay:
    The game offers non procedually generated dungeons, which limits the replayability. I am not sure if the original offered it ( i kind of doubt it ) - but from what i read about it, the actual levels were larger, a lot less restrictive.

    Gauntlet offers linear levels with occasional secret spots - but usually closes doors so backtracking or actually using the enviroment becomes unavailable. What made the original gauntlet special was the monster generators, which produced legions of monsters - turning the game more into a gorefest like "infested planet". This gauntlet is fairly conservative with its monsters it seems. The monsters are tougher - hence you get less.

    3) character classes:
    hm - they are not very balanced. While the original games classes were pretty much the same with just different sprites, in this revision the classes are a bit too different.

    the IDEA of them is not bad - and being different is very good, too. - but not if some class is much weaker.

    warrior: kind of generic melee class - but no reason to pick him when the valkyrie is better
    valkyrie: generic melee class
    archer: feels very weak, possibly a good support, but not so much suited for singleplayer in my opinion
    mage: interesting concept, but too complicated in a fast firefight. switching spells should not have been done with 3 key combinations, but rather with hotkeys - the mage already severely lacks other instant defenses ( dodgeroll, block etc )

    so for now - it is a fun game for a .. more or less fair price - if patches fix the game, especially the options menu and optimize it more.

    however, in terms of a revision of the old classic, it does not come very close.
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  6. Sep 30, 2014
    5
    Game's combat systems, movements are very good. Combats are really fun and nicely programmed.
    But even for 20 bucks this is too short and too
    Game's combat systems, movements are very good. Combats are really fun and nicely programmed.
    But even for 20 bucks this is too short and too repetitive. The air and comical sense of it is wonderful and all and co-op is pretty fun but when i'm to score it, i simply have to comeback to the basic problem.

    For 1 week-with friends run it'll do 20bucks' work. otherwise If you bought it for singleplay, you have every right to be mad.
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  7. Oct 1, 2014
    0
    Biggest joke of 2014, and It's not even funny.

    Extremely short single-player, lackluster content, terrible controls, no options for key
    Biggest joke of 2014, and It's not even funny.

    Extremely short single-player, lackluster content, terrible controls, no options for key bindings, underpowered classes and extremely repetitive.

    The co-op is also a joke, net code issues abounding in this stuttery lagfest of hack and slash. Or should I say, trash?

    0/10
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