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  • Summary: Cosmic Horror and Sci-Fi are two ways to talk about Dolmen. It is a third person action game with RPG elements but with a lovecraftian plot that calls players to find what's behind the darkest secret of the universe! A forgotten planet called Revion Prime will be the place where the actionCosmic Horror and Sci-Fi are two ways to talk about Dolmen. It is a third person action game with RPG elements but with a lovecraftian plot that calls players to find what's behind the darkest secret of the universe! A forgotten planet called Revion Prime will be the place where the action takes part. And it won't be easy: Adaptation and exploration will be your main weapons as you craft new items and equipments from your enemies' carcasses! Every step can be your last one!

    Use your experience points to improve yourself and face what no human has ever faced. After all, quoting David Hume: "The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster." Maybe he was right Or not.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. May 24, 2022
    70
    Dolmen has wonderful visuals, interesting concepts, and a soundtrack that goes great with the feeling of the story. A sticking point could be the difficulty of the enemies and the issues with struggling to progress, which might make it hard for the players to stay engaged at times. That said, if you are looking forward to a challenge with tougher enemies than usual, alongside futuristic yet apocalyptic graphics, this is the game for you!
  2. May 19, 2022
    68
    Despite its sci-fi setting, Dolmen is less a Soulslike than a Dark Souls clone, with very few original ideas. The biggest issue, beyond the overall familiarity of just about everything, is that it brings back annoying mechanics that games like Elden Ring have evolved away from. While there is some fun to be had in Dolmen’s weapons and combat, at some point you’ll just wish you were playing a FromSoft game instead.
  3. May 19, 2022
    65
    While Dolmen offers fun, challenging, and rewarding gameplay and a rich crafting system, its other features are a bit of a hit-and-miss.
  4. May 28, 2022
    60
    It’s just disappointing that a lack of polish and modern sensibilities hinder the product at all turns, leaving what could have been a chunky and ambitious slice of indie action horror down a path forgotten and overshadowed.
  5. May 27, 2022
    50
    Although it might look like a Dead Space’s relative, Dolmen is more of a low-budget mix of Returnal and The Surge. Everything it does decently, it borrowed from other games with very little original input. Dolmen is simply late to the party and with competition so strong and numerous, seems unnecessary. I can recommend it only to the most famished soulslike fans if they can get it at a significantly reduced price.
  6. May 20, 2022
    50
    Dolmen, in its current state, is a game that seldomly works. Not very consistent and with poorly conceived mechanics. Frankly, what was published looks more like an early build that still needs months of optimization and polish.
  7. May 19, 2022
    20
    Dolmen is an ambitious game that misunderstands why Soulslike games are so enticing. Dolmen‘s difficulty is artificially inflated by obnoxious health pools and enemies that suddenly appear from nowhere, bosses are difficult mostly due to bugs or cheap one-hit kills, and the weightless combat is deeply dissatisfying. Avoid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. May 24, 2022
    10
    Dolmen is a game that delivers what it promises. Fun game, beautiful graphics.
  2. May 25, 2022
    10
    Dolmen is a game that delivers what it promises. Fun game, great graphics, nice gameplay
  3. May 25, 2022
    10
    Dolmen is an amazing game, action, suspense and exotic and dynamic scenarios.
  4. Nov 17, 2022
    7
    Many do not understand what is the attraction of Souls Like games. For me, this is not the complexity of the enemies or the mystery of theMany do not understand what is the attraction of Souls Like games. For me, this is not the complexity of the enemies or the mystery of the plot. For me, the main thing is the spirit of adventure and exploration of unknown terrain. This game has it all. The game reminded Hellpoint, but a little worse. Still, I enjoyed the game. The design of some levels is ambiguous. But + 1 point, because The game is budget and some nuances can be forgiven. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2022
    6
    The animation in this game definitely needs some work and improvement then it's good enough to play
  6. Sep 12, 2022
    3
    This is truly the most game of all time, when Dolmen said "It's dolmin time" and dolmed all over the enemies was truly the most scene in notThis is truly the most game of all time, when Dolmen said "It's dolmin time" and dolmed all over the enemies was truly the most scene in not just video game history but cinematic history. Expand
  7. Dec 26, 2022
    0
    biggest souls like game disappointment, never played a game like this and felt I should bin it. And I played alot of souls like games

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