• Publisher: Asmodee
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2021
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  • Summary: Whether you are drawn to Gloomhaven by the call of adventure or by an avid desire for gold glimmering in the dark, your fate will surely be the same. Gloomhaven, the digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game, mixes Tactical-RPG and dungeon-crawling.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 18, 2022
    100
    Even if you have never heard of the legendary board game Gloomhaven, you should not miss its digital adaptation. If you enjoy ingenious turn-based strategies and dark fantasy, Gloomhaven is the game for you. In addition, thanks to multiplayer, you don't have to go on dangerous expeditions alone, and thanks to the support of creating new scenarios, the game offers an endless number of adventures and rotten dungeons.
  2. Oct 21, 2021
    90
    A high-quality adaptation of the board game with plenty of content and rich replayability. What it does seek to offer, the gaming experience of a classic tabletop board game for one or more players, it achieves in an almost flawless way.
  3. Nov 30, 2021
    90
    The best-reviewed board game in the world gets its own digital adaptation - and it’s excellent. The board game comes to life thanks to beautiful animations and sounds. This is a true treat for any strategy game enthusiast.
  4. 80
    At its core, Gloomhaven is a deep tactical experience that’s immensely satisfying once you get to grips with its layers upon layers of systems. It also includes multiple options to vary the difficulty, so newer players don’t feel overly punished by making mistakes, whilst strategy aficionados can dial up the challenge to match their ability.
  5. Nov 1, 2021
    80
    Gloomhaven is a great way to bring the boardgame powerhouse to the PC and let many players enjoy its strategic and puzzle structure.
  6. Oct 21, 2021
    80
    Gloomhaven is a solid version of the classic tabletop experience that offers turn-based combat, unique classes and abilities, and detailed quests.
  7. Nov 22, 2021
    50
    Gloomhaven tries to bring the experience of the board game on our screens, but fails to recreate the feel of being around a table. The game, although very loyal to the source, lacks pacing and the missions (very repetitive after a while), even at the lowest levels, are incredibly hard and for the most part frustrating. It is definitely overwhelming for a new player, and way too much relying on RNG for a good result. A good opportunity that sadly doesn’t really deliver.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. May 9, 2022
    10
    Gloomhaven digital is an outstanding implementation of the highest rated board game of all time as per boardgamegeek.com, which won also theGloomhaven digital is an outstanding implementation of the highest rated board game of all time as per boardgamegeek.com, which won also the board game digital adaptation of the year 2021 award. I played the boardgame for hundreds of hours before getting the digital version, so my biggest concern was if this could lure me into replaying the boardgame campaign another time. it did by adding a whole new game mode and smaller optimizations such as reworked balancing.

    I've not encountered the omnipresent bugs mentioned in other reviews here, so I assume they have been patched in the meantime.
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  2. Nov 9, 2021
    10
    This is a great strategic game. It is really fun to explore with friends. There are really fun puzzles to solve as not all scenarios areThis is a great strategic game. It is really fun to explore with friends. There are really fun puzzles to solve as not all scenarios are designed to just kill all ennemies. It feels really rewarding when you succeed a challenging scenario. I also fin it great that it is faster to setup a scenario, when compared to the board game. You can really just jump in the game very fast, on PC.

    The game still has a few bugs tho. I still give it 10/10 since it saves every round. When it softlocks, you can really easily return to where you were. I believe in the team and they will solve the few bugs really soon.
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  3. Dec 3, 2021
    9
    It feels like the real game and much cheaper but there is just something about the board game that feels better.
  4. Nov 8, 2021
    8
    A faithful adaptation of the board game, I’ve put well over 500 hours into it during early access and I expect I’ll easily put another 500 inA faithful adaptation of the board game, I’ve put well over 500 hours into it during early access and I expect I’ll easily put another 500 in during the campaign. While it’s not without the occasional bug, the dev team has been great about clearing these quickly. I’d highly recommend this game to any fans of strategy and legacy board games. Well worth the price of admission! Expand
  5. Nov 30, 2021
    8
    Good game from a superb tabletop Game.
    Keep in mind that is a simulation of a board-game...so it isn't like a deep massive strategic
    Good game from a superb tabletop Game.
    Keep in mind that is a simulation of a board-game...so it isn't like a deep massive strategic videogame for pc.
    It's a good substitute if you can't play the tabletop version of if you want to learn some of the rules of the game.
    Nice deal if you want to try a cheaper version before buiyng the tabletop game.
    it could cost a little less maybe ...and needs some patches to correct some issues ....and it's missing other player interaction....but still a good product
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  6. Jan 23, 2022
    7
    It is a perspective of someone that have never been played the board game, and likes deep and difficult turned-based strategy games (eg. xcom,It is a perspective of someone that have never been played the board game, and likes deep and difficult turned-based strategy games (eg. xcom, darkest dungeon).

    Pros:
    - lots of strategic depth
    - decent objective variety, several fairly different bossfights
    - 12 very different and deep classes to play
    - a lot of content to play. There is a lot of these turned-based-deck-based-like strategy games mowadays with decent ideas, but most of them run out of interesting possibilities in 20-30 hours for me (eg. slay the spire, coordian quest, tainted grail). This game is much more in the 100+ hour league.

    Cons:
    - The narrator of the story is so **** bad and annoying I muted after the first hour.
    - The "choice" system between destinations is a bad joke and would be better to completely left out. Feels random, casuless, and meaningless.
    - there are some elements of the game that is borderline needlessly complex. I am the kind of person who is really into that **** so I put up with most of them after a while, but my bet is that most players would probably find them annoying or maybe unbearable.
    - First and foremost the looting system. You don't get the gold drop by default rather you have to end your turns on the hex where the gold is (every single enemy drops it so that means a lot of playing around with this if you want to get any money). You also have special cards that can collect loot from a bit larger range, so all in all this kindof adds a new layer to things, either you sacrifice some battle cards in order to bring more of these utilities, but still feels kindof a drag.

    Summary:
    All in all I liked the game very much. After a couple of hours of Guildmaster mode I played through the campaign on the hardest difficulty. (I used the restart round option a lot to see enemy intent). I was about to give the game an 8, but after writing the review I came to the conclusion that it would be anfair with the truley shining pieces of the genre (XCOM, Divinity 2, Darkest Dungeon). But it is an enjoyable game, and I would recommend it if the pros and cons I wrote feels like a good trade for you.
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  7. Nov 7, 2021
    0
    As of early November 2021, this game was clearly launched prematurely. At launch, it had a HUGE number of multiplayer / co-op issues, and aAs of early November 2021, this game was clearly launched prematurely. At launch, it had a HUGE number of multiplayer / co-op issues, and a couple weeks later, there are quite a few bugs and issues with the scenarios later in the campaign. This game has a lot of potential, but the devs really need to fix the bugs, and fix the game as it is not in a great place right now. Expand

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