Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 11, 2019
    70
    Riverbond isn’t the most in-depth game on the Switch this year, nor is it the best looking. It does, however, boast an interesting art style, and its gameplay is simple yet engaging enough that almost anyone of any skill level can give it a good crack. There are plenty of unlockable skins and weapons to try out, and although there’s little incentive to replay once you’re done and dusted, it’s a decent way to spend a few hours during the quieter winter months.
  2. Dec 30, 2019
    65
    If Minecraft had a hammer, it'd crush Riverbond to the ground. Nah, it's only a joke, as it is fairly repetitive and easy, yet fun little title you can enjoy with up to 3 more friends, cooperatively. With lots of voxel explosions! Pretty...
  3. Jan 7, 2020
    60
    So is Riverbond worth your time? If you have kids I would say that they couch coop experience is great. It introduces them to a great genre with a family-friendly filter. If you’re looking for the next dungeon crawler for yourself I worry that there just isn’t enough here to keep you interested for any length of time.
  4. Dec 14, 2019
    60
    Riverbond brings a fun experience that mostly shines on its co-op component. Thanks to its very simple and accessible mechanics and difficulty, this game is not meant to be seen as a tough challenge but rather as a relaxing, enjoyable work which stands out especially on multiplayer and which will quickly grab the players' attention.
  5. Dec 11, 2019
    60
    If you’re yearning for a test of skill – or at least something that can’t be beaten by taping down the attack button and pushing forward – Riverbond is unlikely to fulfill your need for hacking and slashing.
  6. 60
    It might be a good first dungeon-crawler for a younger audience or a family that wants to play together, but this Riverbond ain’t wide enough for me to recommend it to you.
  7. Dec 17, 2019
    54
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Dec 30, 2019
    50
    Riverbond coaxes you in with its charming feel and aesthetically pleasing voxel graphics, only to thrust you into a monotonous hack ‘n’ slash. With the plethora of other games that have interesting art styles and incredible looks, it is hard to let the gameplay here slide, even with its comedic relief and destructible environments as a backer.
  9. Dec 9, 2019
    50
    Unless score chasing is your thing, Riverbond offers nothing else after completing its nine worlds.

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