User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62

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  1. Oct 25, 2019
    5
    1) A Gamepad is necessary unfortunately the developers don't mention anything in their site but trying playing this with a keyboard is a huge pain if you really want to play this game i highly recommend you buy a gamepad first 2) Upgrades are few and useless they only give a minor boost to weapon damage even at max levels they are still feel really weak 3) Small stages with repetitive1) A Gamepad is necessary unfortunately the developers don't mention anything in their site but trying playing this with a keyboard is a huge pain if you really want to play this game i highly recommend you buy a gamepad first 2) Upgrades are few and useless they only give a minor boost to weapon damage even at max levels they are still feel really weak 3) Small stages with repetitive spamming enemies and way too many mini-bosses for my liking 4) Gets boring after a while and difficulty gets unbearable at late stages 5) Music is ok but classics like Turricane have way better soundtracks 6) Game story is forgettable Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2019
    7
    Not a fan of infinity spam enemies or the absolute linear progress. It would have been nice some kind of exploration or being able to revisiting levels
    Metal music is not that good.
    The pixel art and art design is good.
    Good variety of weapons.
  3. Oct 18, 2020
    5
    Gorgeous and interesting premise is marred by endless hordes of respawning enemies that makes it a big no-no for me.
  4. Nov 20, 2020
    7
    wtf this game very bad and bored. terrible section design and bad colours used.
  5. Feb 12, 2020
    7
    Its a good Contra like game. Theres a lot of weapons and combat feels amazing. But the level design is sometimes not that good and some bosses are weak as well.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 4, 2019
    90
    Valfaris is basically a mix between Contra, Doom, Duke Nukem and Castlevania. Lots of action in a 2D side-scrolling shooter through atons of levels filled with any kind of monster and tons of blood. The difficulty level is nasty, but Therion has a huge arsenal of upgradable weapons to choose from. The boss-fights are great and playing the game is really satisfying. You have to die a lot to go ahead through the levels and complete the game.
  2. CD-Action
    Nov 25, 2019
    90
    It’s hard to leave the main menu screen because of the music that plays in the background. It’s worth to press ‘start’ though because if there is one thing that came out better than the soundtrack, it’s the gameplay. [13/2019, p.64]
  3. Nov 7, 2019
    70
    A rapid action game in heavy metal rhythm which will make you remember all those legendary platformers from the 90s. It’s frantic, easy to understand - but its difficulty can be, at times, terrifying.