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  • Summary: A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants - it is simply known as The Miracle.

    Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this
    A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants - it is simply known as The Miracle.

    Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.
    Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses, who are all ready to rip your limbs off. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 1, 2020
    97
    Blasphemous is a gothic horror masterpiece that can't be missed.
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    90
    Blasphemous takes a few well trodden genres and mashes them into something that is fun, rewarding and downright beautiful. Its story, themes and macabre nature will not suit everyone but I could not get enough of it. Its difficulty is near-perfect, not too hard but enough of a challenge to please most players. Metroidvania fans, Souls-like fans and gamers who want a challenge will revel in this games gorgeously crafted world. Its a brilliantly crafted experience that needs to be played.
  3. Sep 30, 2019
    85
    Blasphemous is one of the most interesting metroidvanias recently. It offers a great gameplay and exquisite visual presentation. A simple sound production and several technical errors can be annoying, but they do not prevent you from appreciating the great quality of this game.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    Blasphemous is a great mix between Dark Souls and Castlevania. what we loved about it the most is how welcoming it was to its sorrowful world, it is simple but well designed. The pace can be slow though, as the moment to moment gameplay is less engaging than Castlevania's tight game design.
  5. Sep 20, 2019
    80
    It’s probably one of the best looking indie games of the year, accompanied by incredibly effective notes of religious horror. More importantly, minus a few small gripes, it’s still a very enjoyable game to play through. Definitely one to sink into when the clocks go back in time for the dawn of All Hallows Eve.
  6. Sep 16, 2019
    77
    As it stands in its current form, I will say that if Blasphemous’ aesthetic interests you even a little, or if you’re a fan of metroidvania-style games, then it’s absolutely worth checking out in its current form. I will also say though that despite how good the performance is on the Switch version, there are bugs and animations/interactions that could use more tuning. Blasphemous in its current state is a strong entry in the genre, and definitely stands close to the top, but with further refinement, it could turn from an interesting title to a true must-play experience.
  7. 50
    Unfortunately the game is too bogged down with a high difficulty level that is more tedious than challenging, dragging the entire experience down into something I can hardly bring myself to play. Blasphemous is a beautiful game that I wish I could enjoy more, but the extremely high difficulty of combat and platforming simply does not mesh well with the amount of exploration and backtracking needed from a world as expansive as this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 66
  2. Negative: 10 out of 66
  1. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Fantastica historia y gameplay en este metroidvania que es toda una sorpresa del estudio español
  2. Kri
    Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Why this game isn't on the main page? Its truly one of the best of the year...
  3. Dec 12, 2020
    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
  4. Mar 25, 2020
    8
    Initially, I was put off by the difficulty. But, like Dark Souls, the game gets easier as you learn the timing of combat and gain moreInitially, I was put off by the difficulty. But, like Dark Souls, the game gets easier as you learn the timing of combat and gain more items/skills. If you like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, or Castlevania, this is a must-play. And if you are put off by the difficulty like me, stick with it. It's worth it. Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2022
    8
    Artísticamente es una obra maestra, se hubiera agradecido una mejor fluidez en los controles, y personalmente que hubiese sido un poco menosArtísticamente es una obra maestra, se hubiera agradecido una mejor fluidez en los controles, y personalmente que hubiese sido un poco menos difícil los boss, aunque su dificultad es tolerable. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2020
    6
    Started off loving this game but ended up stop playing after 13 hours.

    The controls is the biggest issue,its sluggish. Movement is slow, i
    Started off loving this game but ended up stop playing after 13 hours.

    The controls is the biggest issue,its sluggish. Movement is slow, i think there is a bug when you jump and turn around to face an enemy the character freezes for 1 second and then BAM!!! Enemy hits you.
    Its a hard game but not that hard,starts off fun then precedes to be repetitive .

    The upgrade system is the most useless i have seen in any game,the only upgrade worth using is lunging with your sword.

    Then the Miracles (Powers) does next to no damage and this takes about 2 seconds to power up.

    Pros- Game looks stunning,lore is weird and creepy.
    Cons- Horrid controls

    Buy this game only when on massive special
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  7. Oct 20, 2021
    0
    This is actually a fantastic game, but not on the underpowered switch. The switch version is virtually unplayable due to the input lag.This is actually a fantastic game, but not on the underpowered switch. The switch version is virtually unplayable due to the input lag. There’s a good half-second delay to everything you do, and in a game that demands as much precision as this one, that makes it unplayable. If you’re thinking about buying this version, be sure to try the demo first. I have a feeling they only added that just so you could see how bad it is on switch before buying; no other version of this game on other systems has a demo. Expand

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