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  • Summary: Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

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  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    Dead Cells is an adrenaline duty for every player. It gets you not only with a beautifully crafted dark world and countless weapons, but mostly with elaborated gameplay. [Issue#288]
  2. Aug 10, 2018
    95
    Dead Cells is rewarding in its flexibility in a way few games are. Each easily digestible run through its beautifully detailed and shifting levels instills a feeling of discovery and familiarity. It goads you to push the limits of your ability, and mercilessly crushes you when you get too comfortable. There are layers of strategy and tactics buried not only in the immediate choices you make, but in the grander metagame each run builds toward.
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    90
    A stellar action platformer with gorgeous presentation and excellent combat. Punishing but worth it.
  4. Aug 6, 2018
    90
    A beautiful, challenging game that is supremely polished in every area. A fantastic blend of tactical combat mixed with metroidvania style progression. Combined with an interesting and very quirky setting makes it a compelling package overall.
  5. Games Master UK
    Sep 6, 2018
    90
    Smashes some of the best concepts of recent years into something new, brutal, and beautiful. [Oct 2018, p.74]
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    85
    Dead Cells, despite its hardcore leanings, is not game that makes you slam your keyboard with a fist or throw your gamepad at a wall when you miss a jump or die. Combat and platforming elements are top-notch, and mistakes is the best possible experience you’ll get here. Don’t worry, you’ll get back whatever stuff you lost in 30 minutes or less.
  7. Sep 10, 2018
    70
    Dead Cells is an absolute blast when the stars align, but that only happens every four or five runs. Everything else feels like a waste of time. I truly don't understand the phenomenon behind this game. Compared to its ilk, Dead Cells is just less.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 104
  2. Negative: 13 out of 104
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    If you're an oldschool gamer whose like pixel art, you will become completely passionate for Dead Cells! It's a metroidvania-like game, withIf you're an oldschool gamer whose like pixel art, you will become completely passionate for Dead Cells! It's a metroidvania-like game, with randomized levels! (which is somekind innovative). The soudtrack is gorgeous as well for the graphics!

    Progression - 11 Impeccable level design.
    Soundtrack - 11 Really superb the amount of depth nuances of the soundtracks.
    Gameplay - 9 Such variety and nice mechanics like parry, evade and throwables.
    Graphics - 10 Retro pixel graphics very detailed, both landscapes and sprites.
    FunFactor - 8 Slow progression but it's fun and rewarding to play, each upgrade on the same criteria diminish the HP potential whose incourage the use of mixed set progression

    Final Score: 9.8/10
    One of the best games of 2018 for sure!
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  2. Dec 29, 2020
    10
    Acho que é o único do gênero que joguei.

    O visual é bem legal, mesmo em pixel art, dá para reparar que é muito detalhado. O cenário e os
    Acho que é o único do gênero que joguei.

    O visual é bem legal, mesmo em pixel art, dá para reparar que é muito detalhado. O cenário e os inimigos são bem variados e as armas e equipamentos geram várias estratégias possíveis.

    Pontos Positivos
    + Controles respondem muito bem
    + Visual e música
    + Variação nos equipamentos e habilidades

    Pontos Negativos
    + Tem vezes que depende também de um pouco de sorte
    + Mesmo avançando, tem horas que parece que não vai chegar em lugar nenhum.
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  3. Jan 20, 2022
    9
    Ben bu oyunu kişilerin eline sağlık derim. Bu kadar güzel oyun yapmak zordur hem hikayesi kaliteli hem de oynanış mekaniği açısından insanıBen bu oyunu kişilerin eline sağlık derim. Bu kadar güzel oyun yapmak zordur hem hikayesi kaliteli hem de oynanış mekaniği açısından insanı tatmin ediyor. Tek kötü yanı souls gibi yapmışlar ve öldükten sonra başa gidiyorsunuz ama giderken kendinizi geliştiriyorsunuz. En son da ölmeden bitiriyorsunuz. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2020
    8
    This game is gorgeous, witty, violently fun, and I don't think I've ever had a bug or glitch. It's a roguelike, but still manages to have aThis game is gorgeous, witty, violently fun, and I don't think I've ever had a bug or glitch. It's a roguelike, but still manages to have a general world/story progression the more you play of it. There's a bunch of weapons and skills, they added outfits (!) and the easter eggs are both cute and offer little rewards. The difficulty curve is a little reminiscent of a brick wall next to another, much bigger brick wall, with a slight incline between them - and the areas will start to feel a bi over-familiar once you've played enough. But, it's worth getting to that point, for the best rougelike of 2018 and one of the better games of the decade. Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2022
    8
    Dead Cells is a great game!
    The most adrenaline-rush gameplay i've experienced in games, of course there was such games as Hades,
    Dead Cells is a great game!
    The most adrenaline-rush gameplay i've experienced in games, of course there was such games as Hades, Ghostrunner, DOOM Eternal and Sekiro that have really good gameplay, but this is something else. When u explore levels with your created build and your favourite weapons your character will become an unstopable thunderstorm that destroys everything in his way, and through the way to freedom you fell how you progress and for its amazing.
    The art-style is gorgeous, hands down ,Motion Twin studios have done an incredible job.
    Soundtrack perfectly complement levels and affects on atmosphere, but nothing more, comparing with Hades ( another Rogue - like game ) soundtrack in that game was astonishing, after compliting that game i was relistening Hades soundtrack for months.
    Unfortunately that game have one minus lack of Story telling and lore elements. Of course this game have lore elements but very few, also comparing with Hades there was an neverending AAA level Story and interesting Lore.
    8 / 10
    After completing all the DLCs it is 8.5 . Fatal Falls and Queen of the Sea are magnificient! Interesting bosses and amazing locations.
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  6. May 28, 2021
    7
    I have been a regular player of dead cells since its early access (250hrs), the development of this game is too 'active' in my opinion. EveryI have been a regular player of dead cells since its early access (250hrs), the development of this game is too 'active' in my opinion. Every so often when I came back to the game after a major update or DLC release I found the game to be completely different: numerous new weapons which is a pain to unlock, difficulty curve completely altered, my favored weapons often nerfed to junk and my build became useless, I really don't like the feeling of getting trashed at three or even two BC while I used to be the badass at 5 BC. By the way, I don't see the point of designing so many weapons/skills because most of them are just useless junk, sometimes I even regret unlocking them becasue the only thing they are good at is polluting my starting pack. Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2022
    0
    Honestly, ROGUELITE is the best representative of the games with Hades. After 36 hours, I never got bored and I continue, just the Hand of theHonestly, ROGUELITE is the best representative of the games with Hades. After 36 hours, I never got bored and I continue, just the Hand of the King is a bit too difficult, other than that, the number ten game Expand

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