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Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow withReaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power.

    Talon Sharp Combat: Utilize melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Mistakes are punished and victory is rewarded. Gain an edge by customizing your character stats and mastering the abilities and upgrades you obtain.

    A Beautifully Bleak World: Venture beyond the Doors and explore a land full of twisted inhabitants and countless secrets, bringing hope to the weird and wonderful characters you'll meet along the way.

    A Dark Mystery to Unravel: Track down and defeat colossal tyrants with stories and motivations of their own. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 30, 2021
    100
    Death’s Door is a fun and unique action-adventure game with appealing scenery and music. You can pick it up and play on the go, and although the controls require skill, it’s easy to master.
  2. 90
    It is likely one of the best action games of 2021 and stands apart using its beautifully varied areas to explore. The soundtrack is also fantastic, with composer David Fenn managing to strike a perfect balance between high energy action and peaceful contemplation. Not to mention the crow you're controlling is just a cute little bird. If you are a fan of action games and have an itch for one that will kill around 8 hours, Death's Door is a pretty good place to clock in and get to work.
  3. Nov 23, 2021
    90
    Death’s Door is a modern classic, utilizing old gameplay ideas in a new setting to make for a short and sweet experience you won’t want to miss. The snappy combat, rewarding exploration, and relaxing music will stick with you once you've finished, and while it may not have anything 'new' to offer, Death’s Door is so high quality that you’ll hardly have time to think about it's lack of innovation. We’d give this one a very high recommendation, especially to any fans of Zelda or Soulslike games — Acid Nerve has crafted an experience that’s absolutely worth your time and money.
  4. Nov 23, 2021
    90
    With a moody map just begging to be explored, satisfying secrets in every corner, and some immensely rewarding combat that pushes you to your limits; Death’s Door is a sublime action game wrapped in an amazing well realised world.
  5. Jan 10, 2022
    90
    Death's Door tightly packs a challenging action-adventure into some of the more enjoyable ten hours of 2021. It's a game deserving of the hype and spots on game of the year lists. Unfortunately, there aren't any difficulty options to help make the game more accessible. While it is a challenging game, it's a challenge that you feel you can overcome as you unravel what is going on in the department.
  6. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 13, 2022
    90
    All in all, Death's Door is itself quite a Shiny Thing. [Issue #58 – March/April 2022, p. 19]
  7. 80
    Death's Door is a delightful action-adventure indie. It has a lot of heart, great combat, and fantastic exploration, though its difficulty and lack of a map can be off-putting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Dec 13, 2021
    10
    A must play game, beautiful character design and boss battles with very little to complain about.
  2. Dec 2, 2021
    10
    Just simply AMAZING!! The bosses are pretty worked and optimized and the history is my favorite thing of this game.
  3. Nov 26, 2021
    10
    Amazing! Beautiful and really fun! One of the best games I ever played. The bosses are great, the enemies are also great and you will love allAmazing! Beautiful and really fun! One of the best games I ever played. The bosses are great, the enemies are also great and you will love all the characters. This is a game you should play. I finish the game (is a good challenge but nothing frustrating) and I will finish all the post game stuff. Really really great game! I saw comments about the controls but I enjoy them, very responsive and an amazing combat system, you have magic and melee weapons. The dungeons are well created also, you will find shortcuts, some puzzles, group fights, mini boss fights, boss fights and secrets. As a Dark Souls and Zelda fan, this game exceed my expectations, again is one of my favorites this year. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2021
    9
    I am really enjoying this game. Mix of puzzle, exploring and action. The challenge is fair and the game is a pleasure to play.
  5. May 15, 2022
    8
    Good game. I really loved the art design and the music. There's a good mix of mood and humour going on. Decent challenge (you might let looseGood game. I really loved the art design and the music. There's a good mix of mood and humour going on. Decent challenge (you might let loose the occasional expletive in frustration), and, for the most part, interesting areas to explore and goodies to find. Not "souls-like"- but rather "Zelda-like". Some repetitive areas, but for me it was short enough not to wear on me and kill my interest. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2022
    7
    A fun 8-hour ride that keeps you engaged until the very end. The puzzles aren't too difficult and the combat is satisfying but not tooA fun 8-hour ride that keeps you engaged until the very end. The puzzles aren't too difficult and the combat is satisfying but not too complace where you're juggling different attacks and skills. Expand
  7. Nov 24, 2021
    2
    Love Soulsborne and Zelda but this ain't it. Going to try to keep it brief. The controls aren't tight. The dodging feels inconsistent in termsLove Soulsborne and Zelda but this ain't it. Going to try to keep it brief. The controls aren't tight. The dodging feels inconsistent in terms of input response. The level design is looping (like Souls games you open gates to earlier areas, etc.) but feels really repetitive, you don't get that 'aha!' feeling when it loops back. Next, enemies all feel the same and uninteresting. You see a lot of the same enemies and a lot of times you're just dodging and running into the next area. The bosses are passable and probably the most decent part part of the gameplay but not enough to carry the whole game.
    Lastly, the music is good, probably the best part, has nice Hollow Night style calm and sad ambiance. Too be honest I don't know how this game has so many positive reviews. This game is mid at best, boring Zelda/Souls imitiation at worst. Just wanted to post my review because I'm seeing some glowing reviews from some big review platforms and as a fan of these type of games, these excellent reviews are just not that accurate for this game.
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