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  • Summary: From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie.From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...

    In Inscryption you will...

    Acquire a deck of woodland creature cards by draft, surgery, and self mutilation.

    Unlock the secrets lurking behind the walls of Leshy's cabin.

    Embark on an unexpected and deeply disturbing odyssey.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. 95
    Inscryption is an amalgamation of deck-builder and escape room games, and is unlike anything I have ever played before. In an age of video games where uniqueness is at an all-time low, it was amazing to be so surprised at regular intervals. Inscryption will test what you think a card battling roguelite is and its constant twists and turns will keep you on your toes. It's a game where I fully feel like I have sculpted my deck myself; it's wild, it's dark and it's utterly brilliant.
  2. Sep 12, 2022
    95
    Inscryption is a card game that goes far beyond its initial premises, delivering narrative and gameplay twists on several occasions. It's a game that subverts all the player's expectations, renewing itself at each stage of its campaign. An easy-to-play roguelike, with complex mechanics and fun gameplay, as long as the randomness and restarts typical of the genre are tolerated. Inscryption is brilliant and you need to try it.
  3. Sep 12, 2022
    95
    Inscryption appears to be a very niche roguelite deck-building card game. But it turns into so much more. It’s a must play for anyone who is a fan of experimental videogame storytelling. Anyone remotely curious, who enjoys a great mystery, should also play without hesitation. This is the highest review score I’ve given in a while, and I wasn’t drawn to the base gameplay at all. Inscryption is a special game, and a wholly unique experience. It’s going to be remembered as a benchmark of videogame storytelling years from now. I could not be more shocked or impressed.
  4. Sep 13, 2022
    90
    If you like the idea of a game that defies genres and will constantly take you to places you don’t expect, pick up Inscryption. If you enjoy card-based roguelikes (with some other stuff thrown in), pick up Inscryption. If you want to play something unlike anything else, doing things that most other games wouldn’t dare to, pick up Inscryption. Just… be prepared for the unexpected. Time and time again.
  5. Sep 2, 2022
    80
    Inscryption is a great card battler, but to even call it that sells what is a truly unique experience short. If you're at all interested in what else it has to offer, close this webpage, boot up your PS5, and buy the game. Keep yourself in the dark. You're better off for it.
  6. Sep 14, 2022
    80
    Inscryption's PS5 edition deserves every single praise. It's as good as the PC version that was released last year. It is a mysterious story with fun gameplay and many twists during the game. There are a few differences from the PC version, but nothing that messes up the experience. Inscryption is a must-have for those who like card games and solving puzzles.
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  1. Sep 5, 2022
    10
    Such a good game, cant wait for inscryption 2! This game surprised me so much with mystery and secrets and surprises.
  2. Sep 3, 2022
    10
    One of the best indie games I’ve played in my 25+ years of gaming. The game is constantly changing things up and it had me addicted after theOne of the best indie games I’ve played in my 25+ years of gaming. The game is constantly changing things up and it had me addicted after the first hour of my journey. I just beat it a few hours ago and I’m just floored by how brilliant it is. A new mode unlocks after you beat it for endless replay value and I can’t wait to dig in even more. Thank you Playstation for getting this game on your system! It won Game of the Year last year for a reason, don’t miss out on it! Expand