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  • Summary: You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters.

    Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant
    You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters.

    Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse.

    Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Mar 2, 2021
    90
    If you just want an old-school roguelike to test your mettle, you can't go wrong with Curse of the Dead Gods. It's the right mix of challenge and experimentation, providing dozens of hours of playtime before it starts to wear. After that, you may even find self-imposed challenges and the chase of perfection enough to keep you delving back in for another run.
  2. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    85
    My first impression of Curse of the Dead Gods was that someone mixed Hades with Darkest Dungeon. However, such a simplification would be unfair, because the game does more than just borrow successful mechanics. It adds its own interesting ideas to the mix and the result is a pretty dungeon crawler with an intuitive and satisfying combat system. The environments could use more variety and I would welcome a story to follow while hacking and slashing, but overall Curse of the Dead Gods is a great, highly addictive game. [05/2021, p.46]
  3. 81
    Curse of the Dead Gods is a roguelike hack'n'slash with fast-paced action, and an immediate but also very deep combat system.
  4. Mar 5, 2021
    80
    Curse of the Dead Gods shines on top of the myriads of roguelikes (the recent indie fad) thanks to its focus on its combat system and the vast number of weapons and synergies between them. It may not bring an evolution to the genre as Hades did, but nevertheless its developer has a great understanding of the intricacies of roguelikes.
  5. Mar 9, 2021
    75
    Curse Of The Dead Gods is an ideal option for those people who have already completely spent other roguelikes and are left wanting more.
  6. Mar 19, 2021
    73
    Overall, Curse of the Dead Gods is a solid roguelite, though it doesn’t attempt anything revolutionary or ambitious. Its familiar approach to genre-specific structure makes it easy to dive right into without fearing a loss of the challenge. The different strategic approaches available with the upgrades system also makes progression feel rewarding. The art, the variety of curses, and the overall formula that Curse of the Dead Gods follows make it a tale worth exploring, even if the moral of the story is that greed equals painful and agonizing death.
  7. May 7, 2021
    69
    At a first glance, Curse of the Dead Gods offers enough variety and exciting nuance to take a deep dive, but quickly loses steam and devolves into tedious chaos.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Jun 20, 2021
    10
    Must play. Rogulike + souls combat style. Second fav gamę. Buy It is fantastic
  2. Mar 3, 2021
    10
    At this point in time, there is a massive heap of masterfully crafted roguelikes out there, and somehow, some developers manage to make evenAt this point in time, there is a massive heap of masterfully crafted roguelikes out there, and somehow, some developers manage to make even more near-immaculate games tied to this genre. Curse of the Dead Gods is one of those games, not only due to its beautiful art style reminiscent of Darkest Dungeon but also having some of the best combat systems the genre has seen, rivaling the likes of Dead Cells and Hades. Adding the clever corruption and curse systems on top of this deep combat loop make for an incredible, tense and exhilarating experience with risk/reward situations behind every corner. This game has already solidified itself and one of the best roguelikes ever made, and the team at Passtech Games should be very proud of their work. If you enjoy roguelikes or simply good games in general, your chances of not falling in love for Curse of the Dead Gods are about a million to none. Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2021
    10
    I'm actually gobsmacked on how mindless the negative reviews are being. This is NOT Hades. We get it, you love Hades, we love Hades but thisI'm actually gobsmacked on how mindless the negative reviews are being. This is NOT Hades. We get it, you love Hades, we love Hades but this isn't the same game though. There's alot to love here and there's clearly a good amount of passion put into this title. Give this game a chance! Watch independent reviews on YouTube if you have to before buying this game. Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2021
    9
    Ok after around 12 hours with the game, this is my take:
    1. The game is great and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys roguelite games with
    Ok after around 12 hours with the game, this is my take:
    1. The game is great and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys roguelite games with responsive combat and the ability to maximize the resources and tools you get and trying to make the most of any given run when it comes to scaling and aiming for a certain build.
    2. THE GAME IS NOTHING LIKE HADES SO PLEASE STOP COMPARING LIKE DUMMIES. 2 GREAT GAMES WITH BARELY ANY SIMILIARITIES WHEN YOU ACTUALLY START PLAYING THEM.
    3. On a personal note, I find this game easier than other roguelites. Maybe because it's built in a different way where there are different levels to runs and it starts pretty easy like a pyramid of difficulties. At first glance I was sure this game was a hard roguelite but so far It's actually a smooth sail for me. Maybe because I got some experience with these type of games but anyway it's not a bad thing that it's not as difficult as others
    4. The Curse system is actually friendlier than I thought it would be, there are barely any curses that will screw your run over, most curses have great positive effects also. The important thing is to avoid getting the fifth curse because then you're most likely dead if you can't reach the boss before dying and still somehow beat him.
    5. The game is super polished, I didn't tackle any bugs at all.
    Ya all should give it a try!
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  5. Mar 7, 2021
    8
    The game is really good. It's not a Hades copycat, has its own thing going on.
    The only thing that i would like to see improved was more
    The game is really good. It's not a Hades copycat, has its own thing going on.
    The only thing that i would like to see improved was more customization, it feels too much RNG. The initial weapons with everything upgrades were too random between completely useless to awesome but with affixes that made no sense. That was the only point that was frustrating about the game, other than that, loved how hard this game is. The last tier of corruption it felt like a lost opportunity to more interesting gameplay dynamics.
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  6. Oct 28, 2021
    7
    Don't expect nothing big, super fun roguelike for hop in and play for couple of hours, super fun combat and mechanics
  7. Apr 15, 2021
    0
    Really loves the game. Loves the fact that each weapons really has it's own style.

    My only regret is that it requires insane skill to
    Really loves the game. Loves the fact that each weapons really has it's own style.

    My only regret is that it requires insane skill to complete codex as beating the ultimate boss without being hit 10 times is way out of my reach.
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