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  • Summary: Action RPG rogue-lite Heroes of Hammerwatch is finally out on Nintendo Switch™ in its most complete form, as this Ultimate Edition comes with all the DLCs. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and tons of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generatedAction RPG rogue-lite Heroes of Hammerwatch is finally out on Nintendo Switch™ in its most complete form, as this Ultimate Edition comes with all the DLCs. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and tons of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire. Upgrade to grant your persistent heroes with various enhancements that will further help you in your quest, and even bring them to your friends' game. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Sep 25, 2020
    90
    Heroes of Hammerwatch is the definitive edition of an already fantastic game. It’s a killer rogue-lite, a great twin-stick shooter, and it comes packed with additional content for a very modest price point. There’s just no reason not to own this.
  2. 90
    Aside from the fact that you could legitimately play it forever, it also happens to have a plethora of ways to incentivise you to play as every single character, complete every dungeon, and keep playing in NG+ 200 if you can stick with it that long. If you like roguelikes, you need to play this, and you need to play it now.
  3. Nov 1, 2020
    88
    Frenzied gameplay, significant improvements to the original game, character development and improvement, plus a great OST. A cooperative roguelike perfect to play with friends or even alone. If you liked the original Hammerwatch, you can't miss this title on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Sep 1, 2020
    85
    An enjoyable little rogue-lite with a mountain's worth of replayability, Heroes of Hammerwatch is the perfect game for killing a little time either alone or with friends.
  5. Aug 6, 2020
    80
    Heroes of Hammerwatch is a great culmination of everything developer Crackshell started with Hammerwatch. It contains 3 additional DLCs to sink your teeth into, along with a New Game+ mode if you’ve exhausted everything else from the experience (you can effectively keep playing indefinitely, if you wish). It’s best played with friends if you’re able, but however you choose to engage with Heroes of Hammerwatch, it proves to be a fine addition to the rogue-lite catalogue on Switch.
  6. Aug 10, 2020
    80
    Heroes of Hammerwatch is rewarding, fun and the gameplay loop is very intelligently designed. Every time you return from a run through the dungeons, unless it was a complete disaster, you will be able to progress your town in one direction or another. I just wish some of the game was a bit easier to see on the Nintendo Switch's small screen.
  7. Feb 11, 2021
    80
    One of the most addictive rogue-lites on the Nintendo Switch, Heroes of Hammerwatch blends classic action RPG progression with a hostile world design that'll have heroes second guessing every turn they make, and whether or not their next foe will be their last. Procedurally generated level design can never match up to thoughtful handcrafted stages, but HoH is able to cut the difference thanks to its easy to pick up gameplay loop, and an understanding that even the smallest bit of progress is meaningful. Between experimenting with classes, upgrading your town, and dungeon-eering with a trusted group of friends, Heroes of Hammerwatch is a must-play.

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  1. Oct 19, 2020
    10
    Really addictive little roguelike/dungeon crawler. Loads of things to do after every run like upgrading your town, upgrading your characterReally addictive little roguelike/dungeon crawler. Loads of things to do after every run like upgrading your town, upgrading your character (with permanent or temporary perks), searching for secrets...even buying a pet! This also has all the DLC, for a great price when you consider the amount of content and different character classes there are. Love it. Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2020
    8
    I LOVE that game! Already played "Hammerwatch" but this one is far better. After every run there are things to upgrade and you instantly wantI LOVE that game! Already played "Hammerwatch" but this one is far better. After every run there are things to upgrade and you instantly want to start over. The only thing that is really missing is a local coop!

    Dear developers: The Nintendo Switch is a console for familes! We want to play "Heroes of Hammerwatch" in coop on the couch. Please consider patching a coop mode in the game. The game could easily be a 10/10 then.
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  3. Dec 28, 2020
    7
    No couch coop?! Jeez! Great game though, like a modern ‘Gauntlet’. Please add local coop ok? Then my rate will go up.
  4. Jan 5, 2021
    6
    Original Hammerwatch had one of the coolest co-op ever. This game, being a lot richer in content - has no couch gameplay :( And I played theOriginal Hammerwatch had one of the coolest co-op ever. This game, being a lot richer in content - has no couch gameplay :( And I played the game mostly with my partner and our kids so... Expand