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Generally favorable reviews- based on 193 Ratings

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  • Summary: Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow withReaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power. Talon Sharp Combat: Utilise melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Mistakes are punished and victory is rewarded. Gain an edge by customising your character stats and mastering the abilities and upgrades you obtain.

    A Beautifully Bleak World: Venture beyond the Doors and explore a land full of twisted inhabitants and countless secrets, bringing hope to the weird and wonderful characters you’ll meet along the way.

    A Dark Mystery to Unravel: Track down and defeat colossal tyrants with stories and motivations of their own. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Dec 13, 2021
    100
    From the distinct, sprawling domains of your three primary marks, to the adorably avian way your crow tilts and juts their head around, the game never misses a moment to delight you with some new wonder, and just when you think it’s run out of surprises; whether it’s a new tune, a beautiful vignette, or a quiet moment of empathy, it’s always got something else tucked underneath its wing.
  2. Jul 20, 2021
    90
    Death’s Door is one of the best games released this year and will certainly be a game-of-the-year contender by the time 2021 wraps up.
  3. Jul 28, 2021
    90
    Death's Door finds the sweet spot between an enjoyable and challenging experience. The smooth and fun combat was supplemented with fun puzzles and many secrets, all packaged in an adorable cartoonish art style.
  4. Jul 21, 2021
    85
    This tremendously excellent Death's Door is a well-polished action/adventure hybrid that is worth your attention.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Aug 14, 2021
    80
    A distinctive twist on an established formula, and a remarkable accomplishment for such a small team. Its subject matter might seem like serious business, but this game about death feels thrillingly alive. [Issue#362, p.112]
  6. Jul 21, 2021
    80
    Death's Door is one of the indie surprises of the year. Very well designed, melancholic and challenging, without being difficult. It knows how to transfer the essence of games like Dark Souls and Zelda in a delicious isometric perspective, with well-designed puzzles and a very well measured combat. Acid Nerve has done its homework.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 3, 2021
    68
    The setting is intriguing, but the story is bland. Open world promises exploration, but there is nothing to find. The combat has all the beats – but it just isn’t interesting. [Issue#254, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 80
  2. Negative: 4 out of 80
  1. Jul 24, 2021
    10
    Great game 10/10 looking forward to trying it, looks very fire and very fun to play.
  2. Feb 22, 2022
    10
    Barely 15 minutes in and I was hooked right until the end. Rarely a game that presents so simple, delivers such depth. Just the perfect levelBarely 15 minutes in and I was hooked right until the end. Rarely a game that presents so simple, delivers such depth. Just the perfect level of difficulty to punish you for mistiming and mistakes, but not to make you walk away in disgust. The humour throughout is charming too. An absolute gem of a game. Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2021
    10
    A masterpiece , can win the GOTY 2021 , the art and melody is beatiful. You need to play this GAME!
  4. Aug 1, 2021
    9
    Mini Review I wanted to give this game 10/10 but the final boss was bad I'm Talking about the phase 1 the phase two was amazing
    but this game
    Mini Review I wanted to give this game 10/10 but the final boss was bad I'm Talking about the phase 1 the phase two was amazing
    but this game so good Challenging but fair
    9.5/10
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  5. Oct 31, 2021
    8
    Death's Door é um dos jogos independentes mais charmosos que já joguei. O estilo artístico e o design não só dos mundos, mas também dosDeath's Door é um dos jogos independentes mais charmosos que já joguei. O estilo artístico e o design não só dos mundos, mas também dos personagens, traz uma ambientação muito única e aconchegante ao jogo, tornando uma experiência muito prazerosa de se jogar do começo ao fim.

    As mecânicas utilizadas e o game design feito no jogo é claramente inspirado em The Legend of Zelda, principalmente quando se trata das versões com câmera isométrica. No entanto, apesar de ser uma ótima inspiração, a falta de inventividade em determinadas situações, algo tão distante na franquia começada por Miyamoto, acaba pecando na experiência. E olha que estamos falando de um jogo que em média você zerará em oito horas.

    Todavia, apesar dessa falta de criatividade, o level design no geral funciona muito bem. E por incrível que pareça, a história do jogo é bem desenvolvida, conseguindo desenvolver mensagens muito interessantes. Outro ponto de destaque é a trilha sonora, onde facilmente entraria nas melhores do ano. Portanto, recomendo.
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  6. Dec 8, 2021
    7
    Pretty cool game with some insultingly simple puzzles. Good art, good music, decent combat.
  7. Sep 2, 2021
    0
    This game is a masterpiece, period. The art style is adorable, the gameplay is tight and fun, the length is just long enough, and the musicalThis game is a masterpiece, period. The art style is adorable, the gameplay is tight and fun, the length is just long enough, and the musical score....the ost perfectly suits the environments of the game. It won't be for everyone, as the combat is tight but simple. The story is one of death & capitalism. Play this game! Expand

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