Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Apr 13, 2021
    70
    Demon Skin cherry-picks mechanics from your favourite games and presents them in a deliciously gory fruit salad.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jun 17, 2021
    68
    Demon Skin feels more like a vertical slice of a great game than a product of its own. It’s short, it’s not polished enough, but the core gameplay is solid. Hopefully, the studio will get a bigger budget next time – there’s a lot of potential here. [Issue#253, p.51]
  3. Apr 13, 2021
    60
    Demon Skin is a mix of many genres combined together to achieve the goal of standing out from the crowd.
  4. Apr 19, 2021
    50
    Demon Skin isn’t a bad game, but it is ropey and certainly needed more work where the animations and menus are concerned.
  5. Apr 13, 2021
    50
    When Demon Skin works, it works pretty well – it’s a nice-looking title with an interesting story and some combat mechanics that set it apart from other similar games. Unfortunately, its missteps are just too impactful on the overall experience to ignore. If you have the patience of a saint, you might find enough here to enjoy. If time is at a premium, and you don’t fancy the slog, I just can’t recommend it. A real shame.
  6. May 7, 2021
    45
    A half-baked game with an interesting concept.
  7. May 11, 2021
    40
    After about six hours with Demon Skin, I think I’m done. Overall it’s just too simplistic, and it felt like I was repeating content far too soon. Sure, there are are new enemies and new areas, but ultimately it feels like a samey sort of ride that has players constantly jumping over spikes, battling similar monsters and leveling up basic stats. There’s just not enough new content, story or ideas here that make me want to continue the push to the end.
  8. Apr 20, 2021
    40
    This just annoys the hell out of me because with the original Dark Souls approaching its 10th birthday, there are a lot of gamers out there who only know the game by association. I honestly think it gives people the wrong impression of what the genre can be like, and it cheapens the original masterpiece. Just like how first-person-shooters were called doom-clones before it, we really need a new name for this genre.
  9. Apr 13, 2021
    35
    Demon Skin is a game that tries; it shows potential but fails due to missed opportunities and a lack of refinement. The combat is decent – though it can suffer from movement issues and unfair AI - and the game features good environments, but everything else proves to be a letdown. The story is incomprehensible, with no buildup, engagement or payoff, and the level design features far too many annoying, inexplicable, and often cheap instakill traps. It's not impossible to find some good aspects, but they're fighting a tidal wave of nitpicks and negatives.
  10. Apr 14, 2021
    30
    Demon Skin definitely needed a lot more work. It’s a buggy mess and a number of features mentioned in the help section or announcement trailers are just straight up missing. At its core, it has a plot they seem to be trying to do something original with, and a combat system that makes blocking more engaging. They could have done so much more, but at the end of the day I cannot recommend getting this.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Aug 17, 2021
    10
    It's an amazing fresh hack-n-slash project that offers pretty complex but at the same time captivating combat system. It also has brilliantIt's an amazing fresh hack-n-slash project that offers pretty complex but at the same time captivating combat system. It also has brilliant thoroughly polished graphics and unique lore. Alltogheter these elements blend into a deep exciting experience. Very good game. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2021
    9
    This is a difficult game, but very beautiful locations, atmospheric, a bit old style. Non-standard mechanics, you need to choose the rightThis is a difficult game, but very beautiful locations, atmospheric, a bit old style. Non-standard mechanics, you need to choose the right weapon, if the weapon is not suitable for the enemy, there will be difficulties. For those who like to play seriously, overcome obstacles. Full Review »
  3. Aug 10, 2021
    10
    Hello everyone, this game is definitely worth your attention, it has excellent graphics, a great plot, an interesting combat system, niceHello everyone, this game is definitely worth your attention, it has excellent graphics, a great plot, an interesting combat system, nice music and just excellent voice acting of the characters. The complexity of this game lies precisely in the combat system and traps that will come across on your way. Feel free to take the game. Full Review »