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  • Summary: Eldest Souls is a challenging, pixel-art boss-rush game. The Old Gods have long been imprisoned. Humanity has prospered. Great Kingdoms have arisen from the now forsaken temples of worship. But no longer…
    In their final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon
    Eldest Souls is a challenging, pixel-art boss-rush game. The Old Gods have long been imprisoned. Humanity has prospered. Great Kingdoms have arisen from the now forsaken temples of worship. But no longer…
    In their final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon the world. Farmlands have turned to deserts, rivers to dust. The Great Crusade sent to slay the imprisoned Gods once and for all, has all but perished, and the human Kingdoms are in disarray. A lone Crusader approaches the Citadel, ancient prison of the Gods. His objective is simple: slay them all.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 2, 2021
    90
    It’s one thing to craft a game with such an entertaining yet punishing series of fights. It’s another to do so with the kind of design philosophy that’s so quick to convince it more than deserves its rightful place. But that’s exactly what Fallen Flag have achieved with seemingly impeccable ease here. Bold, brilliant and consistently surprising throughout, Eldest Souls’ fresh approach to combat marks one of 2021’s real gems.
  2. Aug 24, 2021
    80
    Though it wears its overly obvious influences on its sleeve, Eldest Souls is an incredibly satisfying boss rush that still manages to set itself apart. Its brilliant combat is complimented by a smart skill system and some incredible pixel art. Designed with replayability in mind, it’s a little bit of a bummer that its impressive customization doesn’t really blossom until partway into your first playthrough. But one thing that’s there from the start is that feeling of immense glory after every hard-earned victory: Ceremoniously slumping onto the living room floor, clutching the carpet for dear life with one hand while exhaustedly flipping off the television with the other.
  3. May 4, 2022
    80
    Return to the world of Eldest Souls with the Depths of the Forgotten DLC, a worthy continuation of a good, sometimes great, boss rush Souls-like hybrid.
  4. Jul 30, 2021
    78
    Eldest Souls has an objective: to make us work hard and, finally, leave us with a feeling of satisfaction for the victory. Does it succeed? Yes, but for this reason, it's not a game for everyone.
  5. Sep 11, 2021
    75
    You want an experience that is so difficult, but rewarding, that it keeps you coming back for more. Eldest Souls fits the bill, but because it focuses on just boss-rushing, it feels more like a lite version that is still just as fun to play. It’s great for those who know what they’re signing up for and are okay with a more minimalistic, if not frustrating approach to a brutal genre.
  6. Aug 27, 2021
    70
    The boss fights might drag on a bit more than they should. Nevertheless, the battles are well crafted, offering high challenge but fair. Kudos to the deep progression system, with myriad of options that begs to be implemented in a more extended game.
  7. Sep 26, 2021
    60
    The word that describes Eldest Souls best is: painful. The promising core gameplay is buried under a ton of flaws. Horrible controls, a boring story and a non-existent learning curve make it so that not even souls-veterans will like this game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Aug 3, 2021
    10
    Short but wonderfully prepared pixelart soulslike game, new game mode + rocks, I strongly recommend!
  2. Nov 18, 2022
    10
    The game is pretty cool, I love the game art and gameplay. The bosses are way hard a very cool Indie
  3. Apr 17, 2022
    10
    Давно я не чувствовал такой радости после убийства любого босса, спасибо это было прекрасно, попотел, погорел и всё таки добил, всего то 270Давно я не чувствовал такой радости после убийства любого босса, спасибо это было прекрасно, попотел, погорел и всё таки добил, всего то 270 смертей Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2021
    10
    Game has beautiful visuals and music, coherent dark vibe and stunning fighting system, one of the best indies I played.
  5. Aug 1, 2021
    9
    Just a chic indie version of Dark Souls, I recommend everyone to try this game.
  6. Dec 4, 2022
    6
    It's okay... not sure how else to feel about it.
    It's definitely fun to beat up different kind of gods and some of the bosses are
    It's okay... not sure how else to feel about it.
    It's definitely fun to beat up different kind of gods and some of the bosses are fundamentally well designed but where the game falls flat are the controls and the gameplay in general.
    The controls feel clunky and slow, you can't dash through bosses and some bosses have very weird hitboxes.
    It happens quite a lot that some bosses with charge attacks just push you to the wall of the arena and you can't move anymore because you're stuck between them and the wall.
    I'm also not a fan of the need to use charge attacks because they take a long time to charge up and the bosses are generally pretty fast so you always have to find the perfect window of opportunity which feels more like RNG than skill tbh.
    Right now i'm at the spider boss which is one of the worse bosses in terms of design imo.
    The arena is very small and gets absolutely covered with AoEs so there's really no room for you to move around anymore. Really not sure what to do there.
    I'll beat her eventually but some bosses really just feel like a drag or being very RNG heavy instead of being a challenge.
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  7. Nov 8, 2022
    0
    Frustrating, bare bone game without any real motivation for player to finish it. For me its the worst souls clone that I ever played and I amFrustrating, bare bone game without any real motivation for player to finish it. For me its the worst souls clone that I ever played and I am a long fan of this type of games. Avoid like plague. No world to explore, no level up, no mobs to fight...nothing. This its a lame shameful act to extort money form unaware players. Developer go and do something else you got no real qualities to make even a mediocre game, not to say a good soul game. Expand