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  • Summary: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazzCuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
    Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try and pay your debt back to the devil!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 12, 2020
    100
    Overall, Cuphead is a wonderful throwback to the days of old. Classic cartoons, old school animation, video games, and lots of jazz music. It’s a game that will make your life a living hell but in a way that’s addicting and forever challenging. Artistically, this is such a wonderful look back to older animation and design. Combat for the game is tight and fun, and while there is a little bit of confusion with aiming at times. Once you learn the nuance though it becomes second nature to you. Cuphead is a damn good time.
  2. 95
    Three years on from its original release on other platforms and there's still nothing like Cuphead. A delirious, LSD-infused trip through a prohibition-era styled cartoon hellscape, Cuphead underscores its utterly unique presentation with a rock solid and fundamentally excellent platform shooter that stands effortlessly shoulder to shoulder with the best in the genre. The wait has been worth it.
  3. Aug 6, 2020
    95
    By golly, Cuphead is a swell shooter and then some! Music, graphics, gameplay - it's got it all! If only the animators Ub Iwerks and the Fleischer brothers could see this great work that they inspired...
  4. Jul 31, 2020
    90
    The Cuphead PS4 port may not bring anything new to the table, but it’s still the prettiest chalice on it.
  5. Aug 16, 2020
    85
    Cuphead for PS4 doesn't add anything to what we already have on other platforms, but it is still a very unique experience with addicting gameplay, solid boss fights, super fun coop play and great music.
  6. Aug 7, 2020
    85
    Cuphead on PS4 is an excellent port of a fun and unique boss rush run-and-gun title. Outside of a few quirks with its difficulty scale, everything about this experience is fluid and entertaining. The aesthetic is the star of the show, which pair well with the responsive controls and captivating soundtrack. You might encounter a few moments of frustration after then tenth death to a boss, but the satisfaction of overcoming these moments is a great reward. If you haven’t played Cuphead on other platforms, then I urge you to play it on PS4.
  7. Jul 31, 2020
    70
    Cuphead might be a tough cookie, but it charms with superlative art and music. For every time you might be frustrated by a tough section, you'll be delighted by some wonderful animation or new attack. It isn't perfect; the Run and Gun levels don't live up to the bosses, and a lack of feedback can make fights feel futile. Overall, though, the game succeeds in what it sets out to do -- just be prepared for a real challenge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 71
  2. Negative: 7 out of 71
  1. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    I was playing with my dad, we are both got a lot of fun! Thanks for cheap and quality game!
  2. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    Boasting a creative and beautiful artistic style coupled with challenging and fun game-play. I'm really happy to see this game come over to the PS4.
  3. Dec 19, 2021
    10
    The game is great and everyone has given it all the praise it can get. BUT BE WARNED! This game is brutally difficult and if you don't haveThe game is great and everyone has given it all the praise it can get. BUT BE WARNED! This game is brutally difficult and if you don't have the patience to develop skills, you're gonna have a bad time. Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2021
    9
    I loved playing this game. The style of the game is like nothing I have ever seen before and the OST compliments it perfectly. I adored theI loved playing this game. The style of the game is like nothing I have ever seen before and the OST compliments it perfectly. I adored the game's bosses, design and gameplay. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2020
    9
    Cuphead is a great game for $20, just beware it is very hard and not for the casual player. It took me roughly 15-20hrs with probably a coupleCuphead is a great game for $20, just beware it is very hard and not for the casual player. It took me roughly 15-20hrs with probably a couple hundred deaths. Most of the bosses can be beaten in an hour, but there are a few much harder ones that will require a few hours to finally get down. The game looks great, music is great, and gameplay is fast and responsive, all the bosses are unique and require learning and fast reaction time. 2 complaints are no online co op and the parry is required sometimes and just doesn't work all the time Expand
  6. Aug 1, 2020
    8
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  7. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    its a great game but i wish it wouldve been easier for newcomers because they had to beat regular. i wish you couldve played in simple modeits a great game but i wish it wouldve been easier for newcomers because they had to beat regular. i wish you couldve played in simple mode and still be able to beat the devil Expand

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