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  • Summary: Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 5, 2016
    95
    While it doesn't totally reinvent the twin-stick shooter, it has all but perfected it and is worth every penny.
  2. 90
    While the Rogue like genre may be getting a little crowded, there's certainly room for the likes of Enter the Gungeon. It ticks all the boxes, with gameplay that beckons you to come back for one more run, a great art style and presentation, and seemingly something new discover or unlock on every playthrough.
  3. Apr 30, 2016
    90
    Enter the Gungeon is a wonderful, demanding yet rewarding, roguelike twin-stick shooter where the visuals marry perfectly with the gameplay to deliver one of the most addictive experiences in recent memory. Fans of Binding of Isaac, Spelunky et al sit up and take notice, Enter the Gungeon rolls with the punches and delivers an experience worth of sitting alongside these greats.
  4. Apr 5, 2016
    85
    Enter the Gungeon is an essential pick for those that are fans of the roguelike twin-stick shooter genre, and a great choice for those looking for an action-filled arcade romp as well. Even with permadeath threatening to ruin your fun around every corner, the vast selection of goofy guns and eventual discoveries keep you coming back again and again without any lingering frustration.
  5. Apr 14, 2016
    83
    Enter the Gungeon offers fresh and always fair pixel action and will be a thrill especially for Isaac fans.
  6. Apr 29, 2016
    80
    Enter the Gungeon is a wonderful mix of intricate difficulty and vast silliness (dodge)rolled into one— Any player partial to roguelikes or bullet-hell games will find a lot to do, and completists will be running around the gungeon for months to come.
  7. Apr 5, 2016
    70
    Enter the Gungeon is an exhilarating experience, but the difficulty often comes from the game refusing to provide you the necessary tools, which offers its own unique challenges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 74
  2. Negative: 9 out of 74
  1. Jul 19, 2018
    10
    This game is a masterpiece. Binding of Isacc with guns. The music, the art, the gunplay, everything is amazing. You're going to eat **** whenThis game is a masterpiece. Binding of Isacc with guns. The music, the art, the gunplay, everything is amazing. You're going to eat **** when you start but over time, you will slowly get better and better with each run.
    10/10, one of my favorites.
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  2. Apr 8, 2021
    10
    i started playing this game about 2 years ago. I had abandoned it but from 2021 I started playing it really a lot. I find this game fantastic:i started playing this game about 2 years ago. I had abandoned it but from 2021 I started playing it really a lot. I find this game fantastic: full of secrets, lots of content, subtle but very entertaining irony, all this guns. Expand
  3. Apr 7, 2016
    10
    Mostly a response to grayback's review who seem to either misinformed or terrible at the game.

    Having played 21 hours in the first 2 days
    Mostly a response to grayback's review who seem to either misinformed or terrible at the game.

    Having played 21 hours in the first 2 days of release, most of the guns are either directly more powerful than the starting weapons, or are more difficult to use. In fact, the starting weapons are one of the only things I find boring about the game. Getting new weapons is always exciting.

    Equipping your character is rarely something you get to choose, there's so many items that you're at the mercy of RNG.

    I find all the bosses to be of roughly the same difficulty level that I've encountered thus far and have been frustrated with exactly 0 of them. Everything they do is in a pattern you can predict, anticipate and dodge. If you screw up, it's on you. The game has not once felt like it cheated me. To top this off, there's an incredible variety in the enemies, it's simply spread out amongst the levels. I suspect greyback never made it past the first to 2nd level.

    This seems to be a case of someone who's bad at the game blaming the game rather than himself. I've played my share of games that feel like they screw you over, this isn't one of them. The balance is great, the variety is great, the art is great. The only thing that I would point to as being shy of excellent is the soundtrack.

    I would urge anyone reading to check steam reviews where the general consensus is "overwhelmingly positive".
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  4. Jun 25, 2020
    9
    The best pixel shooter i've even played! There are cool weapons, cool JOKE weapons, nice secrets, "Hard" Bosses (For most of the pepole thisThe best pixel shooter i've even played! There are cool weapons, cool JOKE weapons, nice secrets, "Hard" Bosses (For most of the pepole this game is hard, Beat it in 25 hours ALL bosses 1 run) and of course this humor! Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2021
    8
    After four years of picking this game up now and then I finally completed it. Love the game overall but I would advise anyone to take it easyAfter four years of picking this game up now and then I finally completed it. Love the game overall but I would advise anyone to take it easy and just enjoy the ride. This game is probably the most difficult game I've ever played. I still think very fondly of some of my runs where I would finally push through an obstacle that seemed impossible to me before, and really made me appreciate games that are challenging. The combat is so simple yet so difficult, but also really addictive. The game has a brilliant way of making every run different by having a pool of different boss battles you can get at the end of each chamber, something that keeps the game fresher than other rogues out there (looking at you Hades).

    There is also a lot of humor in this game. Some of the item descriptions are genuinely hilarious and some gameplay mechanics or weapons just make you smile, although you sometimes feel like you are being trolled by the developers.

    The sad thing is that some of that difficulty is contributed to just dumb luck with which weapons you get from chests so often when I did good I felt more lucky than a better player. Still this game is addictive as hell and a very good bang for your buck, you just need to be really patient with it. Also the music can get really on your nerves after a while, so maybe turn the music off and pop a playlist on that you can wiggle your fingers to.
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  6. Apr 30, 2016
    7
    I feel like what this game was meant to be got lost in trying to make things still feel difficult, which they very much are. The game takesI feel like what this game was meant to be got lost in trying to make things still feel difficult, which they very much are. The game takes the rouge-light elements we've come to know from games like Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac and tries to mix it with the colourful and interesting weapons that you might find in an Insomniac game (Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive). It does the latter quite poorly however, in that while the weapons look interesting, they almost all feel similar to each other, and most if not all don't fit the goofy gun-loving nature of the music and art style of the game. It seems to rely heavily upon an aspect that wasn't fleshed out to its fullest. Expand
  7. May 25, 2021
    0
    Great game in general but the difficulty ruins everything. I played this game for a couple of weeks and couldn't even get past the first boss.Great game in general but the difficulty ruins everything. I played this game for a couple of weeks and couldn't even get past the first boss. **** game Expand

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