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Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

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  • Summary: Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    90
    If you’re skilled, you can speed through in a little over ten hours, though exploring every nook and cranny of the map and finding all of the collectables can take upwards of double that, especially considering there are two endings to experience. At any rate, Blasphemous is torturously fun, and one of the best the genre has to offer.
  2. Sep 9, 2019
    87
    The Game Kitchen has used the pixel-art style in a masterful way, combining it with Christian folklore to create a memorable metroidvania, loaded with a deep and twisted story that crowns a demanding and calculated gameplay.
  3. 85
    From start to finish Blasphemous kept me engaged. Even when I reached the end I just wanted the game to keep going. I'm not the biggest fan of its approach to storytelling but the combat and exploration borrows from the best the genre has to offer.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    Blasphemous is slowed by a few minor issues but overall has a gripping setting and haunting design presentation.
  5. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    Blasphemous is a metroidvania game that is just good in terms of gameplay, but manages to be outstanding with its art and setting. A folkloric piece of art in the form of a videogame that results in one of the most attractive indies of 2019 so far.
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    70
    The ingredients are all there, but in a nutshell those sought-after situations that could make the title memorable, and so Blasphemous is sometimes crude, poorly finished, and this also applies to the technical packaging; stylistically interesting, of course, but which fails to persist on the quality front, ending up fluctuating between the remarkable and the modest.
  7. Sep 12, 2019
    70
    A formulaic Metroidvania with satisfying combat and a thick mood in the air, Blasphemous uses its pixel art style and fixation on religious iconography to establish a powerful vision of a forsaken world.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    A really cool and bloody metroidvania . With a cool style and killer combat
  2. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    Awesome indie game! Incorporates a lot of good stuff from both Castlevania and Soulsborne games! The artstyle and atmosphere is extremelyAwesome indie game! Incorporates a lot of good stuff from both Castlevania and Soulsborne games! The artstyle and atmosphere is extremely good, buy it and enjoy it, it is worth the money. Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Blasphemous is an absolutely gorgeous game, the art style, characters, world design, and gameplay is amazing. Can definitely see this becomeBlasphemous is an absolutely gorgeous game, the art style, characters, world design, and gameplay is amazing. Can definitely see this become one of my all-time favourite game! Beautiful! Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Fantastica historia y gameplay en este metroidvania que es toda una sorpresa del estudio español
  5. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    BLASPHEMOUS gives us a macabre yet beautiful pixel art world inspired by religious iconography from the spanish inquisition.
    Challenging but
    BLASPHEMOUS gives us a macabre yet beautiful pixel art world inspired by religious iconography from the spanish inquisition.
    Challenging but rewarding gameplay with some of the best boss fights the genre has to offer.
    Bold artistic choices helped create a sense of danger, fear and some jaw dropping scenes of beauty wich establishes a perfect mood for this type of story.
    The lore is very rich and it's left for the players to explore and discover.
    BLASPHEMOUS deserves a sequel. It leaves us wanting to keep living in this macabre world and we want to explore and expand upon the world, characters, lore and gameplay mechanics.
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  6. Sep 20, 2019
    8
    Buen nivel auditivo y visual con un estilo de arte muy particular. Lastima que el control a veces no responde del todo bien y que tieneBuen nivel auditivo y visual con un estilo de arte muy particular. Lastima que el control a veces no responde del todo bien y que tiene algunos bugs que te pueden impedir continuar con el juego. Faltó más optimización. Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2019
    7
    Blasphemous has an excellent atmosphere and art style.
    The voice acting (English) doesn’t go with the rest of the game in my opinion and is
    Blasphemous has an excellent atmosphere and art style.
    The voice acting (English) doesn’t go with the rest of the game in my opinion and is poor overall.

    Fun and annoying to play, well done!
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