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Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Slain: Back from Hell. A heavy metal inspired arcade combat with puzzle elements and gore galore. Stunning visuals and true old school gameplay accompanied by the most metal soundtrack you've ever heard.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 11, 2016
    90
    Does Back From Hell “redeem” the initial disappointing release? In my eyes, absolutely. Like a medieval sinner turned to a life of holy demon-slaying knighthood, it claws its way back into the light over a pile of steaming gore-matted corpses. And if that’s not metal, I don’t know what is.
  2. Aug 24, 2016
    80
    Slain is a fun retro platformer with a slick combat system, great visuals, and a killer soundtrack. While its difficulty feels unfair at times and the Castlevania-inspired levels and enemies may be a little too close to the source material for it to feel totally original, it’s still a blast to play.
  3. Sep 8, 2016
    80
    After a bumpy start, I started to have a lot of fun with Slain. Once you get into a groove, it's hard for anything to stop you. Generous amounts of metal, blood, and headbanging give this game a unique feel, one that is hard to give up. Slain: Back From Hell is well worth a try.
  4. Aug 24, 2016
    79
    What stands out to me in this case, is that between how terrible the initial release was, and how the folks at Wolf Brew had to literally crawl out of the abyss to turn Slain into a competent title. Slain: Back From Hell is truly metal in very sense of the word.
  5. Aug 28, 2016
    75
    Slain: Back form Hell is the game that has should been since the beginning. It is a great tribute to the gothic and heavy metal culture, and a very challenging game.
  6. Oct 12, 2016
    70
    A beautifully difficult heavy metal nod to 80s platforming.
  7. Aug 18, 2016
    50
    Still a mediocre platformer disguised in a shell of awesome art. The difficulty and enemy encounters need to be reworked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 28, 2017
    9
    It seems the first version of this game was awful, i don't know, but that the which one i'm playing at the moment is awsome. A very funIt seems the first version of this game was awful, i don't know, but that the which one i'm playing at the moment is awsome. A very fun classic 2D arcade platformer. I'm really looking forward to a 2nd part or another game like this.

    PROS: responsive and smooth controls + varied game + different kind of fighting (different swords and magic, both max powered option) + challenging game + etc
    CONS: sometimes it can be very difficult but if you insist, you're patient and think about the combination of sword and magic (and their max powered) you'll finally beat
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  2. May 28, 2017
    9
    This should be the textbook game about great graphics and music and animations
    **** keep crying about it being hard.
    Awesome graphics - the
    This should be the textbook game about great graphics and music and animations
    **** keep crying about it being hard.
    Awesome graphics - the game doesn't try to look old - it uses pixel graphics, and in a
    great way. Music rocks.
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  3. Apr 8, 2017
    8
    8.1 - Very cool art style and level design, on top of good difficulty. Although I was wishing that there could be more to the combat system8.1 - Very cool art style and level design, on top of good difficulty. Although I was wishing that there could be more to the combat system and possibly some more abilities for your character, overall a really good platformer. Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2019
    8
    Good game. Artstyle, music and atmosphere are a big plus. It isn't that hard tbh yeah there are a few parts but since it's overall veryGood game. Artstyle, music and atmosphere are a big plus. It isn't that hard tbh yeah there are a few parts but since it's overall very reminicent of the snes/genesis days i think it's part of the apeal. Minor nitpick: the weapons aren't all that different and the combat could be better but is fine with me. I enjoy it Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2016
    8
    This game was a piece of hot garbage at launch; broken controls, frustrating combat system, far too many bugs. That has completely turnedThis game was a piece of hot garbage at launch; broken controls, frustrating combat system, far too many bugs. That has completely turned around. It isn't perfect by any stretch, but the combat is now actually quite fun, the game feels much more balanced (you don't have to grind out battles against lesser enemies); the whole thing feels almost completely re-designed. Luckily the Castlevania aesthetic and metal soundtrack are still in tact. If this looked cool to you prior to the horrific (but well deserved) reviews, give it another chance. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2020
    6
    Its fine. Like nothing special but its cool. Theres metal, heabanging and all that but the combat gets very repetitive and thers not muchIts fine. Like nothing special but its cool. Theres metal, heabanging and all that but the combat gets very repetitive and thers not much variety. Still a good game with great challenge. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's fun at first, but then you have to fight three fire hounds in a row, turning a good game into a steamy pile of **** Expand