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  • Summary: Deathrap is a unique mixture of action-RPGs and Tower Defense games, a game of vicious tricks, killing machines, rotating blades and splattering blood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Mar 24, 2015
    88
    Deathtrap's unique take on the tower defense genre by expanding player interaction with action and role-playing gameplay elements results in an entertaining and worthwhile experience. Both fans of tower defense and role-playing games are recommended to take a journey into the world of Deathtrap.
  2. Feb 6, 2015
    85
    As it is, Deathtrap approaches the qualitative apex of its craft and niggles aside, sets a splendid example of how to marry two genres together to make a superlative whole.
  3. Feb 13, 2015
    83
    Deathtrap has the potential to be one of the indie titles of the year. Neocore Games knows how to mix the Tower Defense genre with the A-RPG to make a unique an fantastic game that will be charmed with the lovers of this two genres.
  4. Feb 9, 2015
    80
    Deathtrap is a perfect mixture between a tower defense and an action RPG, fun to play, durable and technically pleasing. The editor is an important added value, such as co-op and the competitive price.
  5. Feb 10, 2015
    77
    The large amount of traps and power-ups keeps you playing and the combination with Hack & Slay is well done.
  6. Feb 10, 2015
    75
    Deathtrap offers a good mix between tower defense elements and Action-RPG with an attractive co-op mode and an excellent map editor.
  7. Apr 7, 2015
    50
    The imaginative mix at the first sight but the makers didn't finish their job fully. The game keeps your attention for only a short time, after a while it begins repeat itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 6, 2015
    10
    If you're looking for a perfect blend of tower defense game and action RPG than this is it! Not only are there lots of traps and lots ofIf you're looking for a perfect blend of tower defense game and action RPG than this is it! Not only are there lots of traps and lots of monsters to funnel through them, you also get combat skills to supplement your traps. You can find or craft gear for your character and you can level up both your character's skills and the traps. The game could do with more maps and more game modes, but I've rated it 10 regardless because it's such a rare beast and I do hope it will set a trend. It seems like it will take you somewhere around 40 hours to complete all 13 maps at the highest difficulty with a three star rating. The game does come with a full map/wave editor however, so there's a chance it will keep you busy longer than that. Expand
  2. Dec 31, 2015
    10
    An interesting game in the genre of tower defense. But in this game ktrome setting traps and protective structures is still possible to playAn interesting game in the genre of tower defense. But in this game ktrome setting traps and protective structures is still possible to play for a character. There are several characters to choose from and they have a different set of weapons and abilities. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2015
    9
    Putting a number rating on this game is tough because what do you compare it to? Orcs Must Die 2? Sanctum 2? Those are closest in terms ofPutting a number rating on this game is tough because what do you compare it to? Orcs Must Die 2? Sanctum 2? Those are closest in terms of Tower Defense *plus* active on-map player participation, but they're both TD/FPS while this is TD/Action-RPG, and there's really no other game like it.

    So let's break it down into its component parts. The ARPG stuff is a blast (and I'm not a huge fan of 3D-isometric ARPGs like Diablo, Path of Exile or Van Helsing 2). Creative, powerful enemies and very satisfying player-RPG progression make this part very fun.

    The traps and towers - what's important here is that you have many, many, MANY ways to customize and tweak your traps and towers to personalize them to match your own style of play.

    Want to sit back and let the traps/towers do most of the work? Focus your upgrades on Damage for the traps and Global passives for the player, and you can do that. Want to kill everything yourself? Focus trap upgrades on slowing/weakening the mobs, and stack Damage upgrades on your character.

    There's a lot of flexibility *within* the structure of the game, meaning no two players will ever play the same level in exactly the same way.

    Bottom line, there's more to this game than meets the eye. It has loads of depth, it encourages and rewards smart, strategic play - but at the same time if you *don't* want to burn too many brain cells and just want to shoot baddies in the face and watch them explode into bloody gibs, that works too.

    Graphics are nice, sound is terrific, co-op/versus is slightly buggy at launch but they're working on it. When it works, it's a blast. In the meantime the single-player stuff is totally solid. I'm gonna give it a number rating of 9 because there's no other game quite like it, which makes it the top of the genre (whatever genre that is).
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  4. Feb 6, 2015
    8
    Ok we have seen many tower defence games before some better than others all unique ,this one it,s combat map rpg elements it s the andenturesOk we have seen many tower defence games before some better than others all unique ,this one it,s combat map rpg elements it s the andentures of vanhellsing only now you just defend yourself in this tower defence game it s ok the devs have shed more focus in rpg elements and it works Expand
  5. May 31, 2020
    8
    A tower defence ARPG with loot, I've spent a few hundred hours on Dungeon Defenders and this is similar to it, looking forward to sinkingA tower defence ARPG with loot, I've spent a few hundred hours on Dungeon Defenders and this is similar to it, looking forward to sinking hours into this

    Cons:
    Game often looks choppy and feels really laggy
    Only 13 levels, after that you can replay on harder difficulties and tiers
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  6. Nov 24, 2015
    7
    Every Tower For The Hero

    Overall: 67% (79.9/120) Atmosphere: 6.8/10 Graphics: 6.9/10 Level Design: 7.3/10 Sound: 7.5/10 Balance:
    Every Tower For The Hero

    Overall: 67% (79.9/120)

    Atmosphere: 6.8/10
    Graphics: 6.9/10
    Level Design: 7.3/10
    Sound: 7.5/10

    Balance: 8.5/10
    Controls: 7.0/10

    Animations: 7.7/10
    Artificial Intelligence: 5.0/10

    Replay Value: 6.1/10
    Story: 4.2/10
    Tutorial: 3.0/5
    Variety in Items: 6.9/10

    Cost-Benefit Ratio: 2/4
    System Requirements: 1/1
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  7. Feb 13, 2015
    5
    It'll kill a day or two.

    It is a pretty standard tower defense game where your towers aren't strong enough to do the job so you gotta also
    It'll kill a day or two.

    It is a pretty standard tower defense game where your towers aren't strong enough to do the job so you gotta also shoot things. (Or stab things if you're the melee hero.)

    It mimics ARPGs with equipment and setting, but the ARPG elements are faux. It is basically a step back from Dungeon Defenders, but it is still a time killer.
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