User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9

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  1. Dec 14, 2021
    9
    An extremely well made puzzle game with a pretty intense learning curve. New abilities and upgrades are not enough to brute force your way through this game; you will have to learn the strategies and combos to make it through even the first boss. The controls and art style go a long way to making a very busy game readable and easy to play, so you can focus on the challenge of the gameAn extremely well made puzzle game with a pretty intense learning curve. New abilities and upgrades are not enough to brute force your way through this game; you will have to learn the strategies and combos to make it through even the first boss. The controls and art style go a long way to making a very busy game readable and easy to play, so you can focus on the challenge of the game itself.

    The Shovel Knight world fits very nicely into this style of game, and the strength of the characters built up in the original game go a long way in making a charming atmosphere here.
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  2. Dec 20, 2021
    10
    The game is gorgeous, the decanter is at the level of fantasy. The soundtrack is striking in its variety, and the combined level design will give you a full immersion in the game.
  3. Dec 20, 2021
    6
    it’s.. really nothing to write home about, but still fun if you like puzzle games with strong learning curves

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Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 2, 2022
    85
    Methodical puzzle games and frenzied roguelikes sound like apples and oranges, but Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon makes a delicious smoothie out of the two genres suitable for all tastes.
  2. Dec 17, 2021
    77
    Pocket Dungeon is a fun game with great ideas, although sometimes we feel the blending of genres has room for improvement.
  3. Dec 16, 2021
    80
    Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon has enough content to keep players interested, whether they are puzzle aficionados or roguelike veterans. Unfortunately, the game suffers from over-complication of simple concepts but manages to stick the landing with addicting gameplay and a refreshingly simple story.