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Generally favorable reviews- based on 237 Ratings

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  • Summary: Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Feb 17, 2022
    100
    The art style, mixed with the fun mechanic of deck building, puzzles, and overarching story is just phenomenal. And that my friends, is just Act I, at already 8 hours of playtime. Inscryption has three total acts, with much, much more content waiting for you to uncover. It has been a bit since I finished the game, but I haven’t been able to put out the review because of life things. Even so, months later, I still can’t get Inscryption out of my head. It’s just that good. You will not find a better bargain for your buck as far as story-rich horror games go.
  2. Oct 18, 2021
    100
    Go into Inscryption as unspoiled as possible, and trust in the game. You will find a deeply enjoyable card game, wrapped in a series of dark mysteries, wrapped in…well…other stuff. Part CCG game, part escape room puzzle game, and part bonkers gonzo whirlybird lunacy, Inscryption is one of the best games of the year. They should charge more for a game this good.
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    90
    Inscryption is a damn fun card game: a roguelite, a puzzle game and a story with horror tinges, and all of this is barely enough to describe what on balance are only the first hours of the experience. It is the consecration of Daniel Mullins and his idea of the code as a sentient and malignant entity that turns against the user, upsetting his role and his relationship with the game. A card game with a punk soul, developed by a developer with a punk soul and distributed by punks who have made subversive indie their trademark. An absolute triumph.
  4. Oct 19, 2021
    88
    This is a game unlike any other, that delivers one surprise after another, with plenty of twists to create an experience where nothing it what it seems.
  5. Oct 26, 2021
    85
    Dark, intriguing, compelling: Inscryption is an absolute must-play.
  6. Oct 19, 2021
    80
    A work of devilish cleverness that’s both a mockery and celebration of collectible cards games and an increasingly disturbing horror story about the cost of victory.
  7. Oct 22, 2021
    69
    At its best when it's strangest, Inscryption doesn't know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 88
  2. Negative: 4 out of 88
  1. Oct 29, 2021
    10
    I have never played a game so original before.. don't spoil yourself anything and buy it!!
  2. Apr 7, 2022
    10
    เกมดี มีความลับซ่อนในเกมเยอะ เนื่อเรื่องดี และเกมทำให้คนเล่นร้องอุทานว่า เชี่ยยยยยยย กับ เหี้ยไรเนี่ย ประทับใจสุดๆเกมดี มีความลับซ่อนในเกมเยอะ เนื่อเรื่องดี และเกมทำให้คนเล่นร้องอุทานว่า เชี่ยยยยยยย กับ เหี้ยไรเนี่ย ประทับใจสุดๆ
  3. Oct 24, 2021
    10
    A 10/10 stone cold classic. I’m a little bit in awe of what I just played. Don’t read anything more, just play it! Stay away from spoilers!A 10/10 stone cold classic. I’m a little bit in awe of what I just played. Don’t read anything more, just play it! Stay away from spoilers! This game goes to some wild places. :) Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    It's just great. I love the soundtrack, the very diverse gameplay mechanics and the ''story'' if you can call it that. I also like theIt's just great. I love the soundtrack, the very diverse gameplay mechanics and the ''story'' if you can call it that. I also like the combination between Rogue-like, card game and ''escape room''. I really recommend it. Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2021
    9
    how this didn't win best indie on TGA is out of my mind.....................
  6. Oct 29, 2021
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Part ominous masterpiece and part - something else - Inscryption is an easy game to recommend for anyone who enjoys deckbuilding games and occult settings. It just can't sustain its greatness for its entire play time.

    Imagine being forced to play a deckbuilder in a gloomy, claustrophobic cabin where your life is on the line if you lose. Your mysterious adversary is torn between espousing his contempt for you and showing off his skills as the consummate DM. Your opponent enjoys the game, even if he is convinced you will lose. Your captor's enthusiasm and love of gaming itself is one of Inscryption's best features.

    The deckbuilding aspect of Inscryption is excellent. You will die several times, but you will learn, improve your tactics, and find ways to overcome challenges that first seem impossible. Victory is exciting and rewarding.

    Problems begin after you achieve that victory. There's much more to the game, but all of it is a dramatic step down from the battles in the cabin. The remaining content is too easy, too unfocused, and too uninteresting, especially coming off some of the most memorable gaming I've ever experienced.

    I recommend Inscryption but wish all of it was as well-designed, challenging, and atmospheric as the fight to survive in the cabin.
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  7. Jan 1, 2022
    0
    So confusing I couldn't even get past the first level. Also why is it marketed as a roguelike if it's not a roguelike?

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