Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 11, 2018
    90
    A fantastic refinement of the classic twin-stick shooter, Tesla vs Lovecraft is a lovingly made adventure that takes its perk system and gameplay seriously, even if the story thankfully doesn't.
  2. 85
    Tesla vs Lovecraft is a solid and fun twin-stick shooter. A wide variety of weapons, gadgets, and perks keep things fresh and interesting. Other than a lack of mission variety and no online co-op, this is a game that will keep me wreaking havoc on Lovecraft’s monsters for a while.
  3. Jul 14, 2018
    75
    The brief length of each level makes this game optimal to enjoy, for instance, in the bus, and especially with four friends.
  4. 75
    Fortunately, this top-down shooter is a blast to play. It’s fast-paced, hectic, difficult, fun-to-play, and ultimately, rewarding. Tesla Vs. Lovecraft caught me off guard, and I’m glad to have played it. I recommend it for people who love the top-down shooter genre, those who like playing games in short bursts, and those who enjoy getting a group together for gaming. Get ready to experience the craziest matchup of historical figures you’ll ever witness. It’s a blast.
  5. May 3, 2018
    70
    Tesla vs. Lovecraft is a great game, fun, challenging, with precise gameplay, and a survival mode with interesting online rankings for the most competitive players. Unfortunately not everything is perfect, the repetitive scenarios and the poor soundtrack, although minor problems, will make the game old a little too fast.
  6. Apr 25, 2018
    70
    Tesla vs Lovecraft is a surprising work that brings high-paced action and screens filled with enemy hordes, precise and simple controls, an immersive soundtrack and a solid four-player multiplayer mode. It may feel a bit repetitive on a short-term basis and have few online resources but Tesla vs Lovecraft has enough to be a very interesting experience in the catalog of the Nintendo Switch.
  7. 70
    The game itself doesn’t give much in the way of context of who Tesla and Lovecraft are, or even why a scientist would be fighting an author to begin with. Nonetheless, Tesla vs Lovecraft is a fun twin-stick shooter, made even better by being technically on-point and very clean to play.
  8. Mar 30, 2018
    70
    Tesla vs Lovecraft is a competent top-down, twin-stick shooter and arguably the most polished title in the developer's catalogue. Taking the fun but limited template of Crimsonland and building an entertaining and visually striking, but familiar and repetitive experience. It's unlikely to get pulses racing in terms of original gameplay, however, the perks system, crazy weapons and relentless explosive action should spark enthusiasm among fans of the genre.
  9. Apr 25, 2018
    66
    Tesla Vs Lovecraft serves its function well enough as a simple action shooter. There isn’t much to the gameplay, but sometimes you can find a good time paddling through even shallow waters.
  10. Mar 30, 2018
    60
    Tesla vs. Lovecraft is imbued with a frenetic, bold energy that I only wish its designers had committed to more strongly. While there is fun in the premise of knocking back waves of Lovecraftian horrors while teleporting around them and maximizing Tesla’s devices, none of these concepts ever truly hits the mark. The result is a distracting but ultimately mindless exercise in repetition, which fails to ever become truly interesting.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Apr 7, 2019
    9
    Bit of a slog to begin with, but becomes a whole lot of fun once you're ridiculously OP. Probably helps if, like me, you're something of aBit of a slog to begin with, but becomes a whole lot of fun once you're ridiculously OP. Probably helps if, like me, you're something of a noob re twin-sticks and you absolutely detest H.P. Lovecraft, the man, his works. Have been playing this for a year now, with ever increasing frequency, and that's a trend bound to continue for a good while yet. (Refuse to make any serious effort to finish the thing on account of I won't be able to bear the disappointment if T.A. Edison doesn't show up as the end boss.) Full Review »
  2. May 3, 2018
    8
    Not as white-knuckle as a twin-stick classic like Smash TV, but still plenty action packed. The levels are limited in size, so you can't justNot as white-knuckle as a twin-stick classic like Smash TV, but still plenty action packed. The levels are limited in size, so you can't just run away, and the difficulty curve is gently sloping. But if you're looking for a greater challenge, there is a kind of gauntlet mode, where creeps just spawn until you're dead.

    At first, you might assume the power ups are limited, but with each level beaten, you unlock new potential skills, and your experience level resets after completing each stage. You might find it a bit unfair if you're just trying to level up to a kind of god mode, but it gives the title a bit of extra flexibility.

    The graphics aren't really much to write home about, but the game never slows, there are virtually no load times, it's still pretty (decent lighting, too), and I think it captures the atmosphere it's reaching for. If you're a fan of Tesla OR Lovecraft, you might find this an enjoyable gaming experience.
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  3. Mar 18, 2018
    3
    It becomes boring pretty fast. Small level where you are running round in circles waiting for the right weapons and power ups to spawn. MecsIt becomes boring pretty fast. Small level where you are running round in circles waiting for the right weapons and power ups to spawn. Mecs are pointless since they last only some seconds. I expected something more like Dead Nation Full Review »