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  • Summary: The glorious Royal Treasures of Cryptonia have been stolen. Now the King’s washed-up knights must suit up and descend into the ancient palace crypts to return the golden goodies.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. 90
    Reinvigorating the twin-stick shooter like few before it with a veritable masterclass of design, you absolutely do not want to sleep on Iron Crypticle.
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    80
    Iron Crypticle is a fantastic rogue-lite update of some of the seminal arcade experiences of my youth, and provides a rewarding challenge even at its easiest setting. Coupled with the compulsive delights of competitive high score tables and randomised dungeons, I can see myself returning to it for a long time to come. It isn’t the revolution of the genre that something like Nex Machina is, but it refines its influences into a hugely enjoyable game, and as such comes highly recommended.
  3. Jul 13, 2017
    77
    Simply put; Iron Crypticle is a blast to play and it's even more fun with friends. So, if the idea of an action-packed medieval-themed twin-stick shooter appeals to you then what are you waiting for? Give it a download and call up some pals.
  4. 70
    If you're bored of Nex Machina but not bored of the twin-stick shooters with roguelike elements, then Iron Crypticle is worth a look but it doesn't offer anything to advance the genre.
  5. Jul 18, 2017
    60
    A fun throwback to a number of different beloved titles, Iron Crypticle is fun in short bursts and can be a blast with friends. Yet, aside from the charm of the 8-bit visuals, there isn’t an enormous amount here to keep you dungeon running once the initial novelty wears thin.
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  1. Sep 23, 2017
    10
    I'm giving this game 10/10 because it only cost me ten dollars and I reckon I've sunk hundreds of hours into it, which means incredible valueI'm giving this game 10/10 because it only cost me ten dollars and I reckon I've sunk hundreds of hours into it, which means incredible value for money! The concept is so simple, the graphics are simple, in fact you only ever play on single screens, yet don't let it's simplicity fool you! It's so carefully designed you almost don't notice how addicted you're getting, and the enemy A.I is so well balanced! You really just want to have one more go, just one more go, before you know you've been playing for five hours straight! I've never pursued Trophies in playstation games, but I've sunk so much time into Iron Crypticle that I'm the closest to getting a Platininum trophy I've ever been! If you love twin stick shooters and addictive mechanics, get this game! Expand
  2. May 6, 2019
    9
    Fans of Smash TV, Robotron or even Bezerk stop here. This is a superb evolution of that genre of gaming.
  3. Feb 28, 2019
    8
    Very fun rogue-lite twin stick shooter, with a unique charm that makes it that much more appealing to fans of the genre. You can onlyVery fun rogue-lite twin stick shooter, with a unique charm that makes it that much more appealing to fans of the genre. You can only aim/shoot in 8 directions, & gameplay could use some additional basic instruction tbh. As Path of Exile for PS4's release inches ever so closer, I'm thoroughly enjoying my time with Iron Crypticle. It's fun, charming, challenging, and cheaply priced at $10. Definitely recommended and rated 4/5 (8/10 using Metacritics rating scale.) Expand