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  • Summary: Death Road is built for replay value. Everything is randomized: locations, events, survivor appearances and personalities. There's a different story every time you play, set in a world that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 10, 2018
    100
    Death Road to Canada is a quality game with a good deal of depth, both with the characters and the gameplay proper. The developers have made something that is both familiar and different, both weird and understandable. It takes a bit of time to grasp everything it has to offer, but it’s a game that is worth coming back to again and again. Gamers looking for a roguelike action RPG will especially enjoy this 8-bit survival tale.
  2. May 21, 2018
    90
    When it originally launched on the Switch, it had some performance issues and a poorly thought out icon on the home screen but both of these have been fixed since then. Now, Death Road to Canada is in my goto Switch games that I play while travelling alongside The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Enter the Gungeon. If you enjoy roguelikes, this one is super fun and pretty damn polished.
  3. May 27, 2018
    90
    If you want to experience a deep and interesting horror adventure in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, get this little indie without great pretensions but more than entertaining.
  4. May 19, 2018
    80
    Death Road to Canada is a title that chooses to change the current horror genre by bringing together RPG elements, lots of action and a well-crafted and very detailed retro art style. Certainly, it is one of my favorite indie games this year for switch owners.
  5. May 31, 2018
    80
    Death Road to Canada is another in a long line of solid indie titles on the Switch. Great fun on the go, loads of replay value, and lots of fun as a 2-player co-op game give this one the legs that'll make the cheap $15 worth the spend.
  6. May 27, 2018
    80
    Thanks to its sense of humour, character creation tool and multiplayer mode, this easily becomes one of the best indie games available on the Nintendo Switch and something that can provide many hours of fun to one, and especially two players.
  7. May 15, 2018
    65
    Death Road to Canada attempts to offset the normally dark themes of the zombie genre with zany characters, a charming pixel art style, and poppy music, but the lack of depth to its combat and randomly generated content will quickly leave you feeling frustrated and unsatisfied. There is some fun to be had here for sure, which is definitely best experienced with friends, but that doesn't make up for its issues and overall lacklustre action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 20, 2018
    9
    Superb port to the Switch, it’s cheap and cheerful and provides plenty of entertainment. Multiplayer option is great. If you are not intoSuperb port to the Switch, it’s cheap and cheerful and provides plenty of entertainment. Multiplayer option is great. If you are not into completely random events and imminent deaths happening then this isn’t for you, but the replay value is cracking. The random characters you encounter on the way make it lots of fun, not to mention your own character creation section. Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2018
    9
    "Death Road to Canada" es todo lo que un juego de video debe ser: divertido, adictivo, desafiante y visualmente y musicalmente envolvente."Death Road to Canada" es todo lo que un juego de video debe ser: divertido, adictivo, desafiante y visualmente y musicalmente envolvente. Puede parecer un juego más de imagen retro, pero es un desafío de supervivencia zombie bien logrado, ideal para jugar multiples veces.
    No hay mucho que explicar, comienzas con un, o una pareja, de personajes a buscar recursos y lanzarte a la carretera para sobrevivir el apocalipsis zombie. Con controles sencillos y una dificultad elevada la travesía se vuelve todo un desafío, siendo un gran factor la preparación y algo de suerte.
    Nintendo Switch es la casa perfecta para el juego, debido a su facilidad de compartir el juego con un amigo, tanto en modo consola domestica como portátil. Sencillamente es uno de los mejores indies que he probado, aunque no es para todo el mundo. Si te gustan los desafíos lo recomiendo plenamente.
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  3. Oct 12, 2018
    9
    One of the funniest indie games I've ever played! This is a rogue-like trip simulator with lots of content. Every time you play there will beOne of the funniest indie games I've ever played! This is a rogue-like trip simulator with lots of content. Every time you play there will be a different outcome. You can create your own characters that will appear on your trips, with the addition of multiple special characters as well. Lots of random events, all very fun. A great addition to my switch library, the only downside might be that it is kinda repetitive after some sessions and that there's no online multiplayer. Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2018
    8
    Enjoyable game with a lot of replay value! I had avoided purchasing it on PC, but is an excellent game for the format of the switch.Enjoyable game with a lot of replay value! I had avoided purchasing it on PC, but is an excellent game for the format of the switch. Difficulty is not a bad issue at all: rogue-lite esque upgrades allow for maintained progression through the game, and custom characters allow for strategizing. Yes--there are random events that will sometimes suck and challenge you, but that is the nature of rogue-lite games. Issues that keep me from giving a perfect 10 are inventory management issues (cannot evenly split ammo between characters), and issues with screen management when playing in multi-player, as well as minor graphical issues. Expand
  5. May 10, 2018
    8
    Death Road to Canada finds its definitive place on Nintendo Switch. The possibility to play it handheld (+ multiplayer coop) is a realDeath Road to Canada finds its definitive place on Nintendo Switch. The possibility to play it handheld (+ multiplayer coop) is a real pleasure, and the random generation of places/events makes it highly replayable. That game, despite some minor bug (like the slow movement on the first play after installation on the console) in my opinion is absolutely recommended. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2019
    8
    Entertaining and different every time you play. Could have slightly more scenarios.
  7. Jun 1, 2018
    7
    I got my money's worth, and I'm sure I'll pick it up again from time to time.. but the difficulty is just too high. There are too many randomI got my money's worth, and I'm sure I'll pick it up again from time to time.. but the difficulty is just too high. There are too many random events that result in your untimely doom. The permanent bonuses you can buy with in-game currency (not freemium, thank goodness) don't offset this enough. I think I did at least 10 runs and only got to the border of Canada once, at which point I was alone and absolutely DROWNING in zombies. Expand

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