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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

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  • Summary: Enter the basement, explore dark, sinister arenas and be at one with the insanity. Bomberman inspired mechanics bring party games to the next generation level. Staying alive won't be easy. The only way to survive is to become death itself, crushing all opponents. Fight with, or against yourEnter the basement, explore dark, sinister arenas and be at one with the insanity. Bomberman inspired mechanics bring party games to the next generation level. Staying alive won't be easy. The only way to survive is to become death itself, crushing all opponents. Fight with, or against your friends in a intensive, packed with action online and offline game modes. And remember, because of the horror-based graphics and themes, it's best if you don't play this game alone in the dark. You never know what might be hiding behind you.

    -Dynamic action game that can be played even by four players on one PlayStation4 system at the same time.
    -Up to 8 players online on the battleground.
    -Dozens of traps and skills make lots of different ways to slaughter your opponents
    -Pick from four characters, take advantage of their skills and play it in your own style
    -Video output in Full HD 1080p requires 1080p native display.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 15 out of 16
  1. Feb 26, 2014
    50
    Basement Crawl is a reasonably-priced, well-made game lacking the features to make it a must-have. It simply doesn’t offer enough as a multiplayer-only game to fully recommend as a purchase to anyone other than folks who are dying for Bomberman on the PS4.
  2. Feb 28, 2014
    40
    The idea behind it –a dark Bomberman– was ok, but the lack of tutorials and the confusing design makes it hard to play and enjoy.
  3. Mar 14, 2014
    40
    This should be a grindhouse version of Bomberman, but the game is poor, tantalized by netcode and matchmaking problems, and in the end a very discouraging arcade.
  4. Mar 11, 2014
    25
    It's possible that, one day in the future, Basement Crawl might be worth checking out, but at this point in time, I wouldn't bet on it.
  5. Feb 28, 2014
    20
    Basement Crawl is not only a broken, unfinished game -- it's also a poor one.
  6. Mar 7, 2014
    20
    Developer Bloober Team has promised to address some of the issues with the game, but as it stands, Basement Crawl is a trainwreck.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 27, 2014
    20
    Depressing fare. [May 2014, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 11 out of 13
  1. Feb 7, 2022
    10
    This game is a masterpiece i think i have never played such a masterpiece .
    Before i played this game i had small pp no life depression and
    This game is a masterpiece i think i have never played such a masterpiece .
    Before i played this game i had small pp no life depression and no friend after i played this game i became an omega chad i just sleep with girls every day and night . This **** wont let me sleep normaly because im an omega chad . I became an omega chad because i played this masterpiece, i yhink god himself had made this game . Im so sad and depressed that i cant rate it more than 10
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  2. Jul 6, 2017
    10
    This game is rancid. It has awful online play where we cant even connect to a proper match and often disconnect. It is so dark that we cantThis game is rancid. It has awful online play where we cant even connect to a proper match and often disconnect. It is so dark that we cant even see which character is who. An awful game that should be removed from PS store. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2014
    4
    What else is to be said about this game? I liked how it was trying to recreate Bomberman but made too many bad moves to do it.

    I mean first
    What else is to be said about this game? I liked how it was trying to recreate Bomberman but made too many bad moves to do it.

    I mean first the only game are online matches so you have no way of practicing before hand. The graphics are lame. Also what was the point of using a horror movie theme? Aside from the trailer I saw nothing that resembled survival horror.

    I recommend "Bombing Bastard" on the Wii U. It doesn't have online multiplayer but it's a much better Bomberman then this.
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  4. May 20, 2014
    2
    The following review was posted by Rik one of our writers over at simplyplaystationgaming.com

    It was not supposed to be like this. When
    The following review was posted by Rik one of our writers over at simplyplaystationgaming.com

    It was not supposed to be like this.

    When Bloober first announced Basement Crawl, it’s fair to say that I got very excited.

    My first experience with Bomberman was in the late 90′s in a combination of booze and local multiplayer mayhem. It was absolutely insane.

    For anyone that has never played Bomberman, the core gameplay here is that you’re a character and your goal is to kill all other characters. Essentially there are three ways to kill someone in Bomberman, by setting traps, by trapping someone in a corner or by deviously panicking someone into suicide. You all start off in different corners of a static map needing to bomb through brick to get to other players to build up the excitement and then there are the power ups and evil ups to keep you on your toes. There is a balance that’s hard to explain and it’s simply one of the best multiplayer games. Ever.

    So… You’ll forgive me that when I saw the first video of Basement Crawl that I made an instant connection and the game went on my “day zero” buy list.

    I also went vocal about this, explaining my thoughts to PS4 mates. For less than a tenner it was considered by all to be a fair bet to increase the number of PS4 titles owned…

    The week leading up launch day, 26th Feb, was genuinely exciting. We had planned a session in the SimplyPSGaming community. Being fully aware of launch day issues we went in with an open mind. It was still a bit of a disaster to put it positively.

    So, I found a news article the next day that suggested that feedback was welcomed, so I emailed the following based on launch night:-

    I play in a community (simplypsgaming) and last night we had 7 of us trying to connect together to play.

    Firstly, when it works it’s blinding and brilliant.

    However I saw the following issues: -

    - game would hang on the screen where it shows the controls
    - game would start and clock would be counting down but there would be no players or blocks
    - game would start and clock would be counting down but there would be no players spawning
    - game appeared to have some invisible players that were playing and laying bombs but I couldn’t see.

    Four of my friends found the following issues: -
    - whether following an invite or browsing to a game, the players list would be empty – these guys would often be stuck on this empty waiting for game screen
    - some would see the game crash

    I didn’t think I got it too bad but overall the night was not considered a success.

    Some things we discussed that would improve the game/interface…

    - give the players colours (red/brown/yellow/green/blue/pink/white/black?) – when playing with people you know it would be handy to have a better feel for who you’re stalking and it makes it more personal. You could provide a key of colours vs players too. When playing with multiple friends it’s good to know who you can throw banter at over party chat. Having multiple versions of the same character with exactly the same colours ruins the personal revenge aspect for sure!

    - have a private function where you can choose not to have randoms joining you. This was definitely annoying.

    - what is global rank? Any chance of showing when you progress global rank – maybe a profile page?

    I’m happy supporting the game so let me know if there is anything else you’d like feedback on or whether you need any assistance in testing any patches so we can start to play this game regularly in the community I’m in. :)

    The canned response:-

    Hi Rik,
    thanks a lot for your feedback, we are currently working on solving these issues and adding new features to the game. Sorry about your problems.

    Pozdrawiam/Regards Aron Cender Marketing Manager Now, more than a month later, it’s a game that I can’t play. The lack of SP campaign, not living with other gamers and it being dropped by many players means that the hectic MP action is not delivered. On the rare occasions when there is a lobby that has more than one player, I am not able to connect. In the meantime my understanding is that Sony are telling people to wait for the patch before they provide a refund. Please fix it soon, Bloober!
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  5. Feb 26, 2014
    2
    Lacking any tutorial based anything, and no real single player experience, Basement Crawl is a Bomberman clone that feels more like a badLacking any tutorial based anything, and no real single player experience, Basement Crawl is a Bomberman clone that feels more like a bad Twisted Metal side game than anything else. I experienced a lot of server lag, and the art makes it hard to see what is exactly going on. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2014
    1
    This game is a waste of time and money and has no reason to exist.

    Basement Crawl has the player go into mazes and do missions but
    This game is a waste of time and money and has no reason to exist.

    Basement Crawl has the player go into mazes and do missions but ultimately it is a bomber man clone. From bugs to glitchs there is no point to buying and playing this game and you should take your $10-$15 and buy something more economical like McDonalds, at least you will reap some benefit for doing that.

    There is no gameplay what so ever and even if there were It is a mission to get past the server lag and bugs. Spend your money on something else serously
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  7. Jan 31, 2015
    0
    I'd rather die than play this game. THIS GAME IS SO BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD (Just trying to get to 150 characters lul)

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