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  • Summary: Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Apr 15, 2016
    100
    Enter the Gungeon is a fantastic game that continues to offer surprises after hours and hours into the experience. The game feels satisfying to play, and gives you the tools to succeed, and it is up to you to master the skills. The crazy weapons, enemies, and bosses all lead to an experience that is worth playing, even if you aren’t a fan of the genre.
  2. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    An absolute blast at every turn and just pure concentrated fun overall, Enter the Gungeon is an absolute gem that is not to be missed out on and Dodge Roll should be congratulated for it.
  3. May 9, 2016
    90
    Despite its unforgiving difficulty Enter the Gungeon is an absolute masterpiece.
  4. 80
    A clever mix of well-worn genres, that knows exactly what to take from each in order to create its own entertainingly unique experience.
  5. Play UK
    May 17, 2016
    80
    A great-looking game with a hell of a lot of content hidden inside it, but the steep difficulty curve and lack of real progression may not sit too well with more casual players. [Issue#269, p.82]
  6. Apr 15, 2016
    80
    There's a lot of depth in this game and it's a real treat to play, assuming you're the patient type that sticks around long enough to enjoy it.
  7. Apr 5, 2016
    70
    Overall I had a great experience playing this game despite the urge to rage quit from time to time, which is to be expected with a game such as Enter the Gungeon. This is a great little indie title with great elements of combat and exploration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jul 22, 2020
    10
    Endless replayability and still feels awesome to have a great run. Free expansions only made it better. Must play.
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    This is an excellent twin stick shooter rogue game. If you love Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne don't hesitate to pick this one up. YouThis is an excellent twin stick shooter rogue game. If you love Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne don't hesitate to pick this one up. You may never finish it, or you may have a game where the stars all come together and you get a rare gun that makes killing as easy as breathing. One of the main reasons to play games like this is that you don't really know what's going to be in the next room. Get this game, and pick up Isaac and NT too. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    I have been playing this game 8 hours and i can say that it is amazing. I really do not like an easy game and if you are like me this game isI have been playing this game 8 hours and i can say that it is amazing. I really do not like an easy game and if you are like me this game is going to be super addictive and fun. The different kind of weapons are incredibly fun to play with and i am seeing that this game has a lot of replay value because you want to see new guns and super hard bosses. 8 hours and i am not even getting a bit bored. For me is a solid 10/10. Music: great, variety: amazing, fun: a lot, difficulty: extreme and graphics: i really love the arcade graphic style. Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2017
    8
    Even though being a great roguelike with lots of guns and items and featuring tons of bigs challenges, Enter The Gungeon sometimes lacks ofEven though being a great roguelike with lots of guns and items and featuring tons of bigs challenges, Enter The Gungeon sometimes lacks of balance, and can become way too difficult at some points. Still great. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2017
    7
    Great Game, but unfortunately very hard and even more unfortunate: VERY unbalanced procedural settings. I felt quite often, the game punishesGreat Game, but unfortunately very hard and even more unfortunate: VERY unbalanced procedural settings. I felt quite often, the game punishes me!? In the need of hearts, I got tons of keys for chests. Played perfectly, no damage at all, now I got hearts and couldn't even use one of them. Some rooms are so crazy filled with enemies, that avoiding getting hit is impossible, while others are just a joke in terms of challenge. The effort and frustration of repeating levels from the scratch, just to get deeper is tremendous, even so the unlocking of shortcuts! I found this unbalanced as well, all to hard and unfair sometimes in my opinion.

    I do love the gameplay, the need graphics and style and the entire setting, but couldn't even finishing the game because of the difficulty level and/or issues mentioned above. So, 1 point less for bad random generation, 1 less for extremely high difficulty and another 1 less, because I just couldn't finish the game. And of course last is a bit unfair, but it's my personal opinion, so indulge, because I'm frustrated, getting my ass kicked by a game... ;)
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  6. May 24, 2016
    6
    Giving this a 6 because I initially had fun with it.

    In the beginning, I was able to improve marginally, was having fun with the mechanics
    Giving this a 6 because I initially had fun with it.

    In the beginning, I was able to improve marginally, was having fun with the mechanics and unlocked weapons. Everything was moving forward nicely.......

    As a brief aside, not sure why the PC guys get a crosshairs, and I get to fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to aiming.....

    My #2 issue is the war of attrition that every run inevitably becomes. For instance, my last run was going great- I had flawlessly beaten the first 2 bosses and was rolling towards floor three with 5 full hearts and 2 armor pieces. going well right? well, until uber-cheap wave spawns shredded me down to 2 hearts by the boss room AND the shop was locked (no keys). Which brings me to issue #1:

    The item drops are TOO rare, and in no run is this never NOT an issue. The game punishes you for playing well. Dodge Roll games could've taken a page from BOI and racheted up the item drops just enough to help players NOT feel consistently ripped off when in the midst of a strong run. This will probably ultimately be the thing that makes me stop playing.

    Dodgerolling is a neat mechanic, until the character leaps off in the opposite direction one too many times, leading to a catastrophe that eats your ass for 2 full hearts because the wave spawn instantly backed you into a tight corner. This isn't an issue with the gameplay, as the random spawns / generations make it impossible to not take cheap damage from time to time. The real issue is enduring this 2 or 3 times over the course of a floor that has made it impossible for you to acquire resources (HENCE MY MAIN ISSUE WITH THE RARITY OF ITEM DROPS) that will counteract this phenomenon.

    DISCLAIMER: I do still get the feeling that I just suck, as I have made it to the Dragun 3 times, but I'm not in any kind of shape to study it's patterns because of the previously mentioned war of attrition. Perhaps I'm not working towards unlocking the right things that will ease my future runs slightly.....

    Again, due to the inherent cheapness coupled with the stingy item drops I can't rate this over 6 at this time. It's not a badly programmed game and can be fun in moderation, but if dodge roll were smart they'd up made item drops more common. I doubt I'm the only player who's temper typically reaches critical mass after a few runs.
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  7. Jun 19, 2019
    1
    Worst game ever, especially for someone with disabilities in the right hand

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