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  • Summary: Knight Squad is an 8 players top-down Bomberman meets Gauntlet game.
    Engage into crazy sword fights with your friends where one hit is enough to take anyone down.

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E3 2014: Knight Squad Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 8, 2016
    80
    One of the funniest games you can play with your friends, either locally or with your Xbox Live friends. Even if you play against the AI bots by yourself you will get some fun, or get some real challenge if you choose the Extreme AI bots difficulty.
  2. 80
    If you're looking for pure arcade action that's a blast to play locally, Knight Squad is worth checking out. There's a ton of modes to keep things varied, and the chaotic pace is perfect for party play.
  3. Nov 24, 2015
    78
    Knight Squad finds its strength in its simplicity and intuitive structure. Supported by a good number of variations, the game flows really smooth and pleasantly, even if it can't last for too long. Obviously, the multiplayer is practically mandatory.
  4. Nov 17, 2015
    70
    There's no shortage of cool party games these days, and Knight Squad stands among them. It's not something I see myself returning to time and time again like some of its peers, but I got a kick out its accessible, action-packed multiplayer. If you're coming along for the ride, be sure to bring friends.
  5. Dec 6, 2015
    70
    There are better multiplayer-focused games, but Knight Squad is definitely interesting and fun, and we think it is worth your time taking into account it's available as one of the Games with Gold on Xbox One.
  6. Jan 8, 2016
    68
    It's perfect for a night with friends, or very short sessions. Played with bots it could grow old at alarming speed, so it's definitely better served with pals to enjoy it with.
  7. Nov 18, 2015
    60
    Knight Squad suffers from a couple of problems, but overall, it's good for what it is. It's a way to get friends together to slash them to ribbons and, barring that, it's a quick way to kill some time in the online space.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Nov 19, 2015
    10
    It's just an easy game to play, one button but very involved. Challenges are frustratingly hard, but doable. The multiplayer and co-opIt's just an easy game to play, one button but very involved. Challenges are frustratingly hard, but doable. The multiplayer and co-op experience with friends is unbelievably fun Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2016
    8
    Knight Squad is a lot of fun. It's a short experience that is a blast to play with friends in short bursts. It can be quite difficult, but theKnight Squad is a lot of fun. It's a short experience that is a blast to play with friends in short bursts. It can be quite difficult, but the reward is well worth it in the end. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2015
    8
    Fun game. I suck at it, but that didnt stop me from having a blast. Try soul hunters, its fun. Even against the AI, I spent more than an hourFun game. I suck at it, but that didnt stop me from having a blast. Try soul hunters, its fun. Even against the AI, I spent more than an hour playing this silly game. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2016
    7
    It doesn't offer much in the way of single-player content. You get some challenges and bot matches, but this game is all about theIt doesn't offer much in the way of single-player content. You get some challenges and bot matches, but this game is all about the multiplayer. Playing online would be a blast provided anyone was actually, you know, online. I wasn't able able to find a single match that way.

    Now normally that would mean the death of a game like this, but "Knight Squad" still manages to retain some value as an awesome party game. It's an absolute blast to get your friends together and laugh at all of the onscreen chaos. The more the merrier in this game.

    Deaths come swift and usually so does the end of the match itself. With a healthy offering of different modes this is likely to steal away many hours when playing with friends. Even playing by yourself against the AI in bot matches can provide a lot of entertainment thanks to solid nature of the arcade style gameplay.

    Knight Squad is a lot of fun. It's a shame no one is playing online and there really isn't anything going on as far as single-player goes, but if you regularly get together with others and want experience some satisfying, competitive gameplay that everyone can wrap their heads around then this game is one worth checking out. Some light aiming issues with projectiles aside everything here work very well. A sure hit with any group of friends looking for laughs and excitement.

    7.2/10
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  5. Dec 5, 2015
    2
    With some of the most inconsistent programming in flash game history - er, excuse me, Xbox One game history - Knight Squad manages to ruinWith some of the most inconsistent programming in flash game history - er, excuse me, Xbox One game history - Knight Squad manages to ruin even the "time-killer" genre of console gaming.
    Unintuitive controls make for a chaotic scramble to be the winner, and on lower AI difficulty settings, the actual difficulty can be as random as a tree deciding which acorns to drop.

    - LAN/online play with friends can be exciting, not having to deal with an apparent God Mode suddenly being bestowed upon a bot. But even then, why not utilize more than 1 button and 1 stick on the controller? Were they going for a minimalistic record?

    - The single-player challenges are beyond difficult, made impossibly worse with the random timing and actions of the AI. For some reason, the devs randomized a lot of the attributes to enemy bullets, leading to an entirely luck-based condition of victory.

    - All in all, this game reminds me a lot of some flash games I've played. The challenges resemble a bullet hell/RPG-style game, while the massive inconsistencies in them serve only to ruin the reminiscent experience of either classic genre.

    I find that this game would greatly benefit from the use of the right analog stick as an aimer. If that one hiccup had been considered, and more time were dedicated to controls (there are only two of them!), perhaps I could give this game a higher score than a generous 2 out of 10, but that control alone would barely add just one extra point.
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  6. Jan 21, 2017
    0
    Encore une "perle" des jeux indés, quelle créativité, quelle leçon de "game design", quelle audace, Pacman dans les cordes ! ton jeu 16Encore une "perle" des jeux indés, quelle créativité, quelle leçon de "game design", quelle audace, Pacman dans les cordes ! ton jeu 16 couleurs en 2 dimensions proposé en 1080p, une technique éblouissante assurément... et tu peux jouer avec tes amis kévins en local parce que t'as pas d'argent pour le Call of annuel (alerte pauvreté tout ça...).

    Des modes de jeu variés même si la jouabilité reste désastreuse (mais y en a t-il une ?) y compris "capturer le drapeau", trop bien en vérité. Tu aimes jouer à des sous-produits roulés sous les aisselles dans la cave, tu aimes les **** développeurs indépendants bio, le commerce équitable... pas les triple A impérialistes !

    Commerce équitable ?... comment ça mon petit bonhomme ? 20 euroballes cet immondice à faire mourir de honte un jeu flash sur ton téléphone, plus 5 balles le DLC ! ils ne se mouchent pas du coude ces morveux. On aura tout vu.
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