Cladun: This is an RPG PSP

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Cladun gives you more for your $20 than many games give you for $60 and does so in such an endearing fashion that you won't want to put it down. It absolutely should not be missed.
  2. 90
    All in all, Cladun is a fantastic game that will become quite addicting. The game is perfect for pick-up-and-play gamers.
  3. Cladun packs enough gameplay that would be well worth the price of a full retail PSP title. At half of the price, it is a no-brainer. Cladun: This is an RPG you should buy!
  4. Oct 27, 2010
    85
    Cladun really helps to broaden the appeal of the PSP by giving players a 40 hour game with small levels to help solidify the portable experience. Multiplayer isn't really a huge selling point, but the game will have your attention for hours on end.
  5. Cladun is a love letter to gamers who spend hours on forums bitching about how technology has ruined role playing games for the last fifteen years. For once, they're right; a retro style doesn't go hand in hand with disappointment after the pangs of nostalgia inevitably settle.
  6. ClaDun - This is an RPG! is an unapologetic tribute to the great games of the 8-bit era.
  7. Cladun – This is an RPG is a simultaneously robust and clever, 8-bit homage, one well suited for the PSP.
  8. Cladun may not be the deepest RPG in the world, but it has a ton of playtime, and with short levels you can easily pick it up at any point and jump right in.
  9. Jan 10, 2011
    80
    A weird experiment in RPGing, filled with irony and non conventional characters. There's a little too much grinding and some old school mechanics, yet it's still satisfying as a whole gaming experience. The budget price is great if you're looking for something different.
  10. 80
    Although Cladun is designed for a very specific type of gamer and the actual battle system is simpler than the robust character building behind it, this retro dungeon crawler is a blast.
  11. Cladun: This is an RPG is made for the old-school RPG lover who appreciates nostalgic throwbacks with a dash of modern glazing and almost endless smile-inducing comedy.
  12. With tons of weapons/armor/shields/artifacts to collect, a random dungeon creator after you make it through all of the campaign missions (each of which are replayable and earn you Fame, which unlocks more options and features), and a retro style to throw you back to a time when you first discovered video game dungeons, ClaDun is one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long while.
  13. The slog gets awfully repetitive during marathon sessions, but if taken in proper doses, poking out those eyes and destroying loads of other palette-swapping enemies never gets old.
  14. Cladun: This is an RPG will leave players smirking at the absurd storyline while exploring floor after floor of dangerous dungeons. It's a love letter to retro gamers, that knocks you down but keeps you coming back for more punishment, and makes each victory that much more satisfying.
  15. 59
    Cladun: This is an RPG certainly has novelty, but the novelty is not enough to overcome the game's shortcomings.
  16. Aug 26, 2011
    30
    In the end, ClaDun just doesn't have much going for it beyond the retro trappings.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#19 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 12, 2012
    9
    Cladun is RPG, that makes fun of RPG's. It's a game that doesn't take itself to seriously story wise, but offer plenty of interesting, andCladun is RPG, that makes fun of RPG's. It's a game that doesn't take itself to seriously story wise, but offer plenty of interesting, and rewarding hours of game-play. It's a dungeon crawler, and your main focus is just beating every dungeon, but later on, or after, you can try to go for the best time to gain fame points to buy rare, and better items later on. You have the option to switch from real or retro music, and I personally prefer the real music over retro. There also a easy to use, and simplistic leveling system which is call the Magic Circle. This where you can organize and switch out main chars, and sub chars on the fly. Sub chars take damage, and benefit from items call Artifacts, and can also die for you, and their stats can make you stronger. Main char level, and gain extra stats base on what class they are. Overall Cladun is a great game, and for the price it's going for now, it's well worth the buy. Full Review »