Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 22, 2019
    Dark Devotion is a well-crafted 2D souls-like action game. The combat system is solid, and the 2D open world is impressive as well.
  2. 80
    With its focus on treacherous exploration, along with its unique look and world, Dark Devotion delivers an incredible experience for hardcore gamers to enjoy.
  3. May 13, 2019
    Those looking for a challenging experience with deliberate combat, engaging atmosphere and lore, and meaningful exploration full of rewards, will not be disappointed with this title.
  4. May 13, 2019
    The gameplay is decent and death is typically a result of taking risks that don’t pay off (or being screwed over by some last minute negative affliction). Learning how enemy’s behave, following their tells and knowing how to respond is the best way to conquer the game. Just know that it’s going to take a lot of practice and a whole lot of deaths to reach that point. What really sells the game, though, is an exquisite visual design that demands a coffee table art book. Dark Devotion is for those who swatted Quelaag, scoffed at Father Gascoigne, snickered at the Nameless King, and yawned at the entirety of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
  5. May 6, 2019
    As a package, Dark Devotion is an impressive indie that does an astonishingly great deal more to iterate on the Soulslike formula than its bigger budget counterparts.
  6. 80
    Dark Devotion is an enjoyable souls-like action RPG, despite being a bit derivative.
  7. May 6, 2019
    Dark Devotion is full of imperfections, but it is also full of great ideas. If you like metroidvania games and the Dark Souls feeling, you should give it a try, since it does deliver a challenging but enjoyable adventure.
  8. Apr 28, 2019
    Dark Devotion doesn't invent anything, that's for sure. On the other hand, he is a very good copier and knows how to pick right and left to be inspired and propose a Rogue Like as an attractive pixel art that will certainly not change the vision of the genre, but should bring a significant dose to fans of the genre who need their regular fix. The Castlevania marriage with Dark souls works perfectly and promises long hours to anyone who wants to explore everything. It is also recommended for neophytes of the genre, because even if it can be punitive at times, it is less so than others.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 7 out of 42
  1. Oct 28, 2021
    You can't rebind the controls, that's unacceptable. Keyboard should always be full redefinable.
  2. Apr 26, 2019
    I follow the game since July 2018 so i can see its impressive development. Dark Devotion is a wonderful game. The gameplay is not veryI follow the game since July 2018 so i can see its impressive development. Dark Devotion is a wonderful game. The gameplay is not very difficult but very exigent. When you know enemies's movement, it's easy to advance in the game. But each mistake is punished and your game can be turn out suddenly, with checkpoint it's fair and balanced. The 2D pixel art is incredible as sound design and story is very pleasant to read. Level are stated but the plurality of path offer to us a large choice and an enjoyable replayability. Furthermore the devs are very kind and listen closely player's feedback to resolve problems. Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2019
    Great game 2d style souls_like , good story and amazing visuals,to me this game is a work of art.