Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 95
    The difficulty is absolutely harsh and is sure to turn some off, but feels completely fair, outside of the rare fake chest which can quickly destroy an otherwise promising run. However, no matter how frustrating a death can be, I constantly found myself right back into it without a second thought.
  2. Apr 15, 2019
    90
    Nuclear Throne is an absolute blast whether you’re kicking off your very first handful of runs or attempting your hundredth. The action is intense, the pace rapid and the difficulty tough but rewarding. We may be spoilt for choice when it comes to indie gems but Nuclear Throne is one you shouldn’t pass up on.
  3. Mar 24, 2019
    90
    A perfectly constructed neo-arcade game from genre master Vlambeer, which perfectly marries twin-stick shooters with roguelike punishment.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Apr 23, 2019
    10
    Nuclear throne remains an incredibly challenging, fast-paced, pulse-raising roguelike top-down shooter that will only rarely leave the playerNuclear throne remains an incredibly challenging, fast-paced, pulse-raising roguelike top-down shooter that will only rarely leave the player dissatisfied. Though it lacks some of the polish found in competitors like Isaac and Gungeon, Throne stands out as the fastest, most mechanically tight and satisfying. Vlambeer's booming sound design, simple but effective controls and screen shake make shooting and dodging enemy fire satisfying, a game-feel goal that few manage to stand up to. The ludicrous guns and the varied characters to be played, as well as a slew of mutations and build styles keep the runs fresh every time. One of the best ports to be found on the switch and well worth your time and money. Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2019
    10
    The best thing about Nuclear Throne is that you'll always feel like you can still make it, no matter how bad the situation gets. Down to yourThe best thing about Nuclear Throne is that you'll always feel like you can still make it, no matter how bad the situation gets. Down to your last hitpoint, surrounded by tons of enemies and bullets flying everywhere? Keep running and gunning (or stabbing or swinging), and there's always a chance you'll turn everything around with that next health or weapon drop.
    While it does not have the polish of Enter the Gungeon, it has a certain rawness, speed and absurdity which Gungeon is lacking. Also noteworthy is the sound design, with every gun packing a lot of punch, and enemies and ambient sound effects all being crafted for (apparently) maximum absurdity and fun. Biggest downside is that it actually gets harder in coop because you'll keep losing your character in the frenzy. Great game!
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  3. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    This game is incredible. in my opinion its one of the most under rated games on switch. Its hard, it will make you want to give up, but forThis game is incredible. in my opinion its one of the most under rated games on switch. Its hard, it will make you want to give up, but for some damn reason, you keep coming back. extremely rewarding and fun Full Review »