Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
Buy On
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    40
    Visuals-wise, Slain: Back from Hell for Nintendo Switch is one of the most '80s Metal videogames in existence. Unfortunately, the actual gameplay just doesn't cut it, as the controls often feel unresponsive and the level of challenge unfair. Want to play a Heavy Metal-powered Castlevania? Just play a Castlevania title with Iron Maiden on the headphones.
  2. Dec 6, 2017
    40
    Like the inside of Ozzy Osborne's head, Slain is simultaneously gorgeous, intense, chaotic and deeply, deeply frustrating. The presentation is excellent, with every part of the game exhibiting stunning 2D animation that really brings its hellish underworld to life. Where it all falls apart is the gameplay; Slain is simply no fun to play thanks to its painful difficulty level which chokes the tantalizing potential of its combat system. While it has been compared to the Castlevania series – and its combo mechanics call to mind the underrated Mirror of Fate – Slain isn't really worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as Konami's legendary gothic franchise.
  3. Dec 10, 2017
    25
    I hope to never return to this game and I wouldn’t want anyone to waste their time and money on the endeavor. Whether that is harsh or not, Slain on the Switch is not the version you should buy. If you want to have any hope of enjoying the game, get any of the other versions available (all of which run at 60 FPS and offer customizable controls).
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  1. Dec 14, 2017
    Slain: Back from Hell is not worth buying in its current state on the Switch. Get it on PS4 or PC if you have to because it just isn’t fun playing a game that slows down and can’t maintain a locked frame rate. If these issues are addressed in upcoming patches, it will be worth it.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Jan 28, 2018
    9
    all these critic reviews need fixing, the game was released with 30fps which sucks but since then its been updated to 60fps so should beall these critic reviews need fixing, the game was released with 30fps which sucks but since then its been updated to 60fps so should be getting the same scores as other versions if not higher since its portable on switch too... not really the game for me either way but im adding a 9/10 score to balance out the bad critic reviews to some degree. Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2018
    10
    Slain is a game that goes straight to the point: kill or be killed.
    though is not super dinamic, and the moves are simple, the art is awesome
    Slain is a game that goes straight to the point: kill or be killed.
    though is not super dinamic, and the moves are simple, the art is awesome and it a good platform game, to have fun while you wait for Castlevania.
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  3. Jul 16, 2020
    8
    Nach dem Patch definitiv mit den anderen Versionen gleichzusetzen. Grafik und Sound sind eine Wonne.