Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    90
    Former quakers wanting to shrug the rust from their reflexes in a different context will love Deadcore, leaving them with a great desire of an even more deadly second chapter.
  2. Oct 27, 2014
    87
    DeadCore is a unique, smart and very challenging game that boasts a personality at the same time modern and retro. If you don't fear its challenge, give it a try.
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    83
    Challenging, precise, fast: This tower climb offers you good clean fun.
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    80
    Combining platform and FPS might sound weird, but DeadCore shows it can be much fun.
  5. Oct 29, 2014
    80
    This game is what we could call a "Super Meat Boy 3D", since its gameplay relies on precision. It's not perfect, but its mechanics and difficulty make it very enjoyable.
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    If you loved Portal and you're waiting for a product that can deviate from the usual and test your reflexes and patience, you will find in this title by 5 Bits Games right for you.
  7. Oct 23, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein meets Mario in an interesting crossover.
  8. Oct 20, 2014
    80
    If you’ve got the patience to keep at it, Deadcore is an amazing new take on a tried and tested formula. The gameplay elements it combines run seamlessly into each other, with nearly flawless level design. It offers immense replayability for the Speed Runner crowd, and a challenging, rewarding experience for everybody who plays it.
  9. CD-Action
    Mar 4, 2015
    75
    An extreme first person platformer designed very skillfully. Every time I died – and I died 343 times on the last level alone – I needed to try again. There’s something in Deadcore that makes you crawl back for more. [02/2015, p.48]
  10. Oct 28, 2014
    70
    Deadcore is a suprenant game, with fast gameplay and a good level design. It only lacks more variety.
  11. Oct 23, 2014
    60
    You have to have some interest in speedruns and an affinity for dexterity games from the first-person perspective with a Quake-like pace. Then you might love it, even though you still have to look past an overly obscure level-design.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 45
  2. Negative: 10 out of 45
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    2
    A sparse checkpoint system combined with NO ability to select difficulty equals a game that is more frustrating than fun. The casual playerA sparse checkpoint system combined with NO ability to select difficulty equals a game that is more frustrating than fun. The casual player won't have the time or patience to replay levels over and over ad nauseum. It's a nice idea ruined by poor execution. Full Review »
  2. Oct 30, 2014
    8
    If you are a platforming genius DeadCore will be your ultimate challenge as the difficulty is raking the highest tops. It might even be soIf you are a platforming genius DeadCore will be your ultimate challenge as the difficulty is raking the highest tops. It might even be so hard that certain players will simply drop off, but if you are not afraid of insanely complicated puzzles you have to give this a try.

    A lot of skill, fast reflexes and quick maneuvering are keys to solve the riddle throughout its 5 levels. If it just had a few more checkpoints so it wasn't unbearably punishing then it would have been a 9 or 10, but I feel that it solidly earns a well deserved 8/10.
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  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    DeadCore is a skill based game like we don't see enough, made by an indie game studio with lots of passion! When you've finished a levelDeadCore is a skill based game like we don't see enough, made by an indie game studio with lots of passion! When you've finished a level you'll want to play it again just to beat your time. The game is visually stylish. If you liked Portal, Mirror's Edge and indie games in general, you're gonna like it! 10/10, this game deserves encouragements! Full Review »