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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: 44 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Jul 20, 2021
    100
    I relished the time I spent with Death's Door. Not only was I captivated by the visual style, but the gameplay was dynamic, clever, and well-balanced.
  2. Jul 20, 2021
    90
    Buy it. Play it. Enjoy it. It’s as simple as the game feels, even if it challenges you more than you’d ever think it would. The more I’ve played it, the more I see every one of it’s accomplishments, with fantastic gameplay and a great choice of art style and soundtrack jewels in its crown. Death’s Door does nearly everything right for what it is, and even the shortcomings of the narrative is barely a blemish on a spectacular résumé.
  3. Jul 22, 2021
    90
    I honestly had a blast with Death's Door, with the only major problem I ran into being some save file problems. Admittedly, playing a pre-release version of the game could have had something to do with that. The game is not phenomenally long, sitting at around twelve or so hours, with the chance of it being even less if you have fewer issues with the somewhat unforgiving nature of the game. There’s also no difficulty scaler which may turn off some players who want a slightly less difficult playthrough. If you too like to roll on the darker side of life, or death if you will, give this game a chance!
  4. Jul 21, 2021
    85
    This tremendously excellent Death's Door is a well-polished action/adventure hybrid that is worth your attention.
  5. Jul 20, 2021
    82
    Overall, Death's Door is a success. It's a short but entertaining and combat-heavy Zelda-like action-adventure that is only limited by scope. It might not have the most memorable puzzles or dungeons, but it has enough heart and skill to make up for its few, minor missteps.
  6. Jul 27, 2021
    80
    Death’s Door is definitely good. The problems it has are not dealbreakers and the places it excels - namely gameplay and atmosphere - more than suffice for a robust experience. Sure, it is short, but it’s also no longer than it needs to be, a lesson that a lot of games still need to learn. Enjoy it across a weekend or a week at most, and try not to burst a blood vessel on some of the later bosses.
  7. Jul 26, 2021
    76
    Death's Door is a streamlined action adventure experience that finds a groove and sticks with it. With a low asking price and high level of polish, fans of this genre should find the little crow's soul reaping journey quite endearing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. Jul 22, 2021
    10
    A masterpiece , can win the GOTY 2021 , the art and melody is beatiful. You need to play this GAME!
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    10
    wow - this indie game is incredible!! It has such an amazing art style and the music is fantastic!
    Love the gameplay, the world design and
    wow - this indie game is incredible!! It has such an amazing art style and the music is fantastic!
    Love the gameplay, the world design and mostly everything on this game - LOVE IT!!
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  3. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    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 assignedReaping 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 Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2021
    10
    Excelente gameplay y Excelente lore, uno de los mejores indie que eh jugado en toda mi vida y solo hago la reseña por que se lo merece C:

    10/10
  5. Jul 24, 2021
    9
    Death's Door is an action adventure game that is viewed from an isometric perspective. It has a great balance of exploration, puzzle-solving,Death's Door is an action adventure game that is viewed from an isometric perspective. It has a great balance of exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat. The level design, in particular, was a nice surprise to me. Paths and shortcuts intersected conveniently. I think the absence of a map is fine as long as you're paying attention to where you've been. The combat and the puzzles are both straightforward while also providing enough nuance and challenge to give a feeling of satisfaction. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2021
    8
    This is the type of game that pretty much no one will dislike. Besides the review before mine from the person who has never given a game moreThis is the type of game that pretty much no one will dislike. Besides the review before mine from the person who has never given a game more than three points except for Pathologic 2 which they readily called "unfun" but still gave a ten. So I don't know if I'd necessarily listen to that person.

    Anyways, this game is just rock solid in what it wants to do and executes it wonderfully. It's not reinventing the wheel but it doesn't have to. Pleasing low-poly graphics that still look great and have a kind of matte quality to them. Great music. A simple story that does enough. Fun combat/exploration/puzzle gameplay. Decent level of challenge that ramps up as you go along but won't be too hard even for people who don't play tons of similar games.

    I feel like this is the kind of game that no one will review worse than a 6/10 or higher than a 9/10. That's its natural range, which means it's a pretty damn good game. It's also priced appropriately for what you get, releasing at 20 dollars. Get it and enjoy the exploration, combat, and characters for about 14-20 hours.
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  7. Jul 30, 2021
    0
    Death's Door is an awesome game containing a lot of detail, good pacing and has a perfect balans in length. Any fun of action adventure gamesDeath's Door is an awesome game containing a lot of detail, good pacing and has a perfect balans in length. Any fun of action adventure games should play this. I personally played throught it on the Xbox Series X. The Art and GFX are in perfect balance. A must play imho! Expand

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