Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 7, 2017
    70
    Enter the Gungeon's excellent concept gets bogged down by serious performance issues. There is a lot to like here: the armory of unique and fun weapons and items, a variety of objectives to work toward, and convenient features like teleportation, automatic money collection, and the ability to reload while dive rolling. Every run can be worthwhile, which is a good feeling in a genre that is often so punishing. Unfortunately, the poor performance hinders the core gameplay too much for the Xbox One edition to be anything more than the worst version of an otherwise great game.
  2. Apr 20, 2017
    60
    Despite playing for hours on end I never got particularly good at Enter the Gungeon, but that doesn't mean I didn't thoroughly enjoy my time with it. It's great as a top-down shooter, even if it's just average as a roguelike. Pairing the frustration of bullet hell with the frustration of a random number generator doesn't always yield results, but when the stars align there's just something magical about it.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Sep 27, 2018
    2
    One of the most unfun games in the hideously overrated rogue lite genre. The bullet hell aspects of the game are at the forefront. The mainOne of the most unfun games in the hideously overrated rogue lite genre. The bullet hell aspects of the game are at the forefront. The main reason you die is because the game throws so much at you that the visual chaos is non stop in combat. Not only that, but the floors go on for faaaaaaaaaar too long, making going through this game feel like an absolute chore. The different weapons are pretty cool, but there's hardly any fun synergies to be had here, not that I've seen at least. Different passive power ups hardly seem to matter and the the try-hard references to other media is laughable at best. This genre overall has tons of problems, but this game absolutely pales in comparison to a game like Binding of Isaac. If you want a rogue lite that actually has fun power ups and awesome possibilities, go for that one. Gungeon is better left in the trash where it belongs. Full Review »
  2. Nov 28, 2020
    10
    You are gonna hate this game, you are gonna feel done, you are gonna unistall it and the refund it, or well just use game-pass.

    You are be
    You are gonna hate this game, you are gonna feel done, you are gonna unistall it and the refund it, or well just use game-pass.

    You are be so angry you are gonna do bad at work, you will be forever haunted.

    But 5 months later you will download it again,and play and again, until you repeat the same.

    And this cycle will continue again,and again, and again, for 2 years this game will be your nightmare, your haunted game.

    But the you will finish it and say: Goddamn, this game is **** good.

    Because it **** is.
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  3. Nov 2, 2019
    8
    This game is one if the best dungeon crawlers I've played. It has everything want from challenging gameplay to the NPCS you unlock throughThis game is one if the best dungeon crawlers I've played. It has everything want from challenging gameplay to the NPCS you unlock through your playthrough. The core gameplay is very fun with the variety of enemy's. You have a limited amount of ways to fight which are a dodge roll and a blank. This means you can focus on getting good instead of trying to learn all of the controls. There are absolutely tons of guns. I nearly always find a new gun every playthrough after 15 hours of playing. There's everything from your basic AK 47 to a water gun and Mailbox shooter. That is a feature that makes you want to keep playing. Also every floor in the gungeon has new enemy's you'll encounter that have different attacking patterns you'll need to learn. Theres a shop on every floor that you can buy new guns and charms to help you, with the coins you collect from killing monsters. The bosses at the end of each floor are likely to end your run but are very fun and the climax of that floor. The most important thing about a dungeon crawler I think, is replay value. Enter the Gungeon definitely has that as theres NPCS trapped in the Gungeon you need to save that open shops or help you in your future runs. You can fix an elevator to skip floors and buy new charms and guns to find if there weren't enough already. There may o ly be 5 floors (not including secret ones) in the game but the it takes a while to get there and you'll be finding yourself playing even after you do. A must play game at a relatively cheap price. Full Review »