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Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2, or 4 players, best enjoyed with loved ones who don't mind a little arguing for the greater good. Prove your teamwork skills in Death Squared as you solve puzzles together or die trying! Each player needs to guide a robot to a color-codedDeath Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2, or 4 players, best enjoyed with loved ones who don't mind a little arguing for the greater good. Prove your teamwork skills in Death Squared as you solve puzzles together or die trying! Each player needs to guide a robot to a color-coded goal, but the path is beset with deadly traps and hazards. Teams of players will need close observation and communication to keep each other alive and discover a solution together. Complete the main campaign with 1 or 2 players, then take a group into 4-player Party Mode for the ultimate teamwork trial! For those that can't get enough, head to the 'Vault' to find extra experiments recommended only for the brave. [Nintendo.com] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 7, 2017
    90
    Death Squared might have launched on Steam, but it feels like this game and the Nintendo Switch were made for each other. Deceptively smart puzzles, an endearingly smarmy sense of humor, and organic, instantaneous multiplayer all at a great price make Death Squared a must-buy on Switch.
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    85
    Death Squared is a fun little puzzle game that, even after 80 stages, still remains fresh and engaging. Getting the hang of it only takes a few levels, but only the truly gifted will be able to handle some of the later stages solo. Multiplayer can be a fun time with the two Joy-Cons, but I wasn't particularly thrilled by the fact that enrolling a partner becomes almost necessary to finish the game's final bits. Either way, Death Squared provides plenty of fun for its low asking price, and should scratch any puzzle itch a Switch owner may develop.
  3. Jul 12, 2017
    80
    Death Squared is another game on the Switch that's not easy to play, but it is fun. Like other puzzlers on the console, it's not dependent on playing with other people but you'll get the most out of it if you do. Anyone can pick up and play this game, but they're going to swear and complain when they do, both at the game and the people they're playing it with.
  4. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Aug 24, 2017
    80
    Death Squared definitely knows how to multiply by the root of fun. [Issue #29, p. 20]
  5. Jul 20, 2017
    78
    Death Squared brings the trial & error concept in the world of puzzle games. Nothing new, really, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless. If you’re looking for a game that will rack your brain, this is something worth your while. Be sure to have a friend to play with and, most of all, a lot of patience.
  6. 70
    I feel audiences will be alienated by the overwhelming focus on dying and starting over, but take out the death and what remains is a simple, lifeless game about cubes.
  7. Jul 12, 2017
    55
    If you have a bunch of friends with high tolerance levels readily available then it might be worth giving this a punt, otherwise, if you’re the type that throws controllers then you may want to avoid.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 30, 2022
    9
    Death Squared is a welcome surprise that must be tried by fans of puzzle games. It is an interesting opportunity for those who want a partyDeath Squared is a welcome surprise that must be tried by fans of puzzle games. It is an interesting opportunity for those who want a party game or to share with friends. It will give you some good laughs while presenting increasingly complex challenges.

    Graphically it may seem very simple, but once you start playing it, the technical aspects will take a backseat and you'll focus on solving each challenge, one at a time.
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  2. Sep 22, 2021
    9
    Brilliant puzzler that centers around communication with multiple players. You genuinely feel smart after solving them rather than justBrilliant puzzler that centers around communication with multiple players. You genuinely feel smart after solving them rather than just relief at being done with it. I normally don't go in for puzzlers, but this game converted me. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2017
    8
    This is one of those games that makes you feel smart more frequently than it makes you feel frustrated. Kind of like Portal or Snipperclips.This is one of those games that makes you feel smart more frequently than it makes you feel frustrated. Kind of like Portal or Snipperclips. The solutions are so intuitive (and sometimes deceptively simple) that you feel like you've outsmarted the game when you clear a stage. Expand
  4. May 5, 2018
    8
    Didn't expect much, but it was a very good surprise. Fun little puzzle "party" game. Learn by dying and laughing at each other mistakes :)
  5. Mar 9, 2020
    8
    A simple yet very charming puzzle game you can play alone or with a friend or two!
  6. Oct 8, 2017
    7
    Play this game sans the urge to lookup YT for solutions and then beat a particular puzzle is most satisfying. Some of the block movements arePlay this game sans the urge to lookup YT for solutions and then beat a particular puzzle is most satisfying. Some of the block movements are not intuitive and can cause cheap deaths through no fault of player. Humurous voice acting and CoOp is the way to go .. the children got hooked but later on the difficulties do turn them off .. leaving only adults to be more suited to enjoy this brain teaser. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2022
    5
    This feels like a wanna-be Portal. It doesn't reach the same heights but is quite fun to pull out with some friends on an evening.

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