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Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: Griftlands is a deck-building rogue-like where you fight and negotiate your way through a broken-down sci-fi world.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 11, 2021
    90
    Griftlands does what it sets out to do, offering a wholly compelling and unique take on its genre influences. It's yet another excellent entry into roguelike deckbuilding experiences and is immediately memorable thanks to its reliance on world-building and character depth. Even better, the story of Griftlands is a fun jaunt through a sci-fi world that is buoyed by an even more exciting card game. Those who loved Hades, Slay the Spire, or similar games will find just as much to love in Griftlands.
  2. Jun 13, 2021
    90
    This ingenious blend of RPG mechanics, visual novel-style storytelling, and deck-building roguelike gameplay is a beautiful recipe for a kind of game I never knew I wanted. Even though I’ve already spent the past week getting through each of Griftlands’ campaigns multiple times, I’m still looking forward to my next run – and the run after that. Campaigns are short and challenging, making them highly replayable and memorable adventures that reward your time. It’s kinda absurd that such an eclectic group of mechanics work together in such harmony, but once you’re bitten by their charms it’s quite hard to put Griftlands down.
  3. 86
    Griftlands is an atypical deckbuilding roguelite with an addictive gameplay formula and a top notch narrative. I can see myself playing this game for a very long time while trying to master everyone of its aspects.
  4. Jun 22, 2021
    80
    Shortcomings aside, Griftlands is another slice of low-key brilliance from developers Klei. Is there a genre they can't do? The balance of narrative and deck-building made for a much more engaging experience than I often have with card-based titles, even if it feels like more could be done to connect those systems and bolster the storytelling. Still, I'm going to remember my adventures with Sal and the little moments of friendship and betrayal throughout each run. I like playing as a grifter; it ain't much but it's a living.
  5. Jul 7, 2021
    80
    Griftlands is the new champion in the deck-building roguelike games arena, thanks to its original gameplay mechanics and deep/entertaining narrative nature.
  6. CD-Action
    Sep 1, 2021
    80
    Griftlands’ middling, insubstantial story and dull dialogues draw attention away from the game’s undeniable strengths: excellent negotiation mechanics and a pretty good combat system. [09/2021, p.42]
  7. Edge Magazine
    Jul 16, 2021
    80
    Absorbing. [Issue#361, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Aug 9, 2021
    10
    Best deck building game I played so far !
    The replayability is there. There is only 3 characters/stories but I keep cycling through them and
    Best deck building game I played so far !
    The replayability is there. There is only 3 characters/stories but I keep cycling through them and its really enjoyable
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  2. Aug 8, 2021
    10
    Awesome unique card builder with heaps of character development. I'm not a fan of card builders but I love this game.
  3. Jun 15, 2021
    10
    This one and Trial of Fire are the best deck builder roguelike games I ever played...
  4. Aug 19, 2021
    9
    This game is amazing! I recently discovered it through a friend and I've been playing it almost everyday since. I've put so much time intoThis game is amazing! I recently discovered it through a friend and I've been playing it almost everyday since. I've put so much time into Slay the Spire (StS) which is a giveaway for how much I love Rogue-like deckbuilding games and this one is exactly that, but then times two, because you are actually building 2 decks in this game. Different, or lets say more than in StS, you really get the feeling that you take your character through a story in this game, which makes winning or losing that much better or worse in my opinion, because you've actually spend way more time on a run. I would definitely recommend to check this one out! Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2021
    9
    Even though the main plot is the same, every run is a new adventure and not only a chance to tackle the same enemies in different ways. TheEven though the main plot is the same, every run is a new adventure and not only a chance to tackle the same enemies in different ways. The card battles are nuanced, the replayability almost endless and both story and style is well made. Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2021
    8
    It is a good combination of deck building and rpg games. Sal is the easiest character, so make sense to make her the first chapter of theIt is a good combination of deck building and rpg games. Sal is the easiest character, so make sense to make her the first chapter of the game. Rook is probably the most difficult charater. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2021
    0
    Not impressive... another deck builder game.
    Maybe the visual can be some highlight

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