Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 12, 2022
    90
    I really enjoyed Dungeons of Dreadrock, because it's a game that knows exactly the experience it is trying to deliver and does so expertly. There are 100 levels of puzzles, all unique, with mechanics and solutions that ramp as your character progresses deeper and deeper into the mountain, while delivering on a cute storyline with clever 32-bit animation. There is an action element, but that is mostly a timing component to drive the mental aspect of solving the puzzles. It's hard to put down, but each level gives ample opportunity to do just that, so you can binge through as many as you like, then leave it to pick right back up again easily enough. The only drawback is once you're traversed all 100 levels, your time is done - but it was time well spent.
  2. May 11, 2022
    90
    Dungeons of Dreadrock is a fantastic puzzle game that's unlike anything else I've ever played. It's a truly unique experience, twisting genres and building on its own mechanics to create an experience that is both incredibly satisfying and near-impossible to put down. It's one of the best puzzle games on the Switch, and easily in the top ten on PC and mobile too.
  3. May 9, 2022
    90
    Dungeons of Dreadrock is full of creative puzzles, fun enemies, and a story that drives you to keep going. Fun to play alone, or with friends!
  4. Apr 29, 2022
    85
    Dungeons of Dreadrock is very dark, entertaining and full of dungeons (literally). It has details that make it unique. The deeper you go into the game, the more you get hooked on it because of the amazing story, which will keep you engaged all the time.
  5. Apr 29, 2022
    85
    I’ve had a great time with this, and am currently somewhere in the mid-60s of floors. The farther I’ve progressed, the more lovely details have slipped in, bits of storytelling either through prophetic dreams at campfires, or from overhearing conversations among the enemies. And the puzzles keep getting smarter too. There are lovely twists, sections where returning to the previous floor becomes necessary to progress further down, or moments to recognise how you can amend the next floor before you get there.
  6. May 9, 2022
    84
    We would have loved to continue playing after the 100 levels were over. You can really feel the passion the developer put into Dungeons of dreadrock, and its puzzle design, presentation and well-delivered story make it a game that puzzle fans should not miss.
  7. May 17, 2022
    80
    While some of the UI elements clearly belie its touchscreen roots, Dungeons of Dreadrock is a well-designed adventure that manages to keep on surprising you all the way through with its tricky puzzles and engaging atmosphere. Having physical button controls make it easier to get your character to do what you want her to do, and that means this is the version I would recommend if a person asked. Wherever you choose to play, make sure you give it a look. It’s a very good experience, even if it might make you pull your hair out at times.
  8. May 17, 2022
    80
    If you like the idea of a puzzle game set against a backdrop of an old-school RPG, you’re going to love Dungeons of Dreadrock. Its aesthetic is excellent, and its puzzles are wonderfully designed, offering a meaty challenge for anyone willing to take it up. For such a budget price, you really can’t go wrong.
  9. May 17, 2022
    80
    A creative and clever experience from start to finish, Dungeons of Dreadrock simply should not be missed. It’s a brilliant little puzzler and an endearing homage to both dungeon crawlers and action-puzzlers. Just be prepared to die, and remember, there’s no shame in getting a hint or two (or five).
  10. 80
    Dungeons of Dreadrock makes an admirable leap to Nintendo’s hybrid device. During shorter play sessions, the game shines and offers a challenging but fair puzzle-centered experience. The story is familiar yet enjoyable, and the basic controls translate well enough to the console space. It might not Dreadrock your world, but these Dungeons offer a pretty satisfying romp all the same.
  11. May 6, 2022
    80
    A charming action game stacked full of great dungeons and unique puzzles that never seems to run out of smart ideas. Dungeons of Dreadrock brings the best elements of classic dungeon exploration to the Nintendo Switch and does a lot with only a few pieces.
  12. Apr 26, 2022
    80
    Dungeons of Dreadrock is a well-designed puzzle game that cleverly builds on its formula throughout its brief run. Those of you looking for a good game to wind down with before bed may want to give this a look, though we would encourage investigating the smart device version if you're happy to play on mobile.
  13. May 4, 2022
    71
    The puzzles, humor and challenges of Dungeons of Dreadrock will make you enjoy a classic adventure on your Nintendo Switch in a better way than on mobile phones.
  14. May 13, 2022
    50
    Dungeons of Dreadrock is a paint-by-numbers puzzle game that has little going for it outside of a genuinely nice visual style.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 26, 2022
    9
    Very fun puzzle/dungeon game. Story is decent, gameplay being a puzzle game ( figuring out how to get to the next level ) is real good.Very fun puzzle/dungeon game. Story is decent, gameplay being a puzzle game ( figuring out how to get to the next level ) is real good. Graphics are great for what the dev were going for. Overall solid 9 for this one. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2022
    10
    FUN FUN FUN !!!
    GAMEPLAY- 10 if you enjoy action puzzling games
    CONTROLS-6 no pro controller allowed ( weakest point) VISUAL-9 nice 32 bit
    FUN FUN FUN !!!
    GAMEPLAY- 10 if you enjoy action puzzling games
    CONTROLS-6 no pro controller allowed ( weakest point)
    VISUAL-9 nice 32 bit graphics
    SOUND-9 just apropiate
    VALUE-10 100 levels for ten bucks its great

    hope dlc will come!!! LOVE THIS GAME
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