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  • Summary: Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deck building, with three vertical play fields to defend.

    To take back hell, you'll need to power up. Choose your
    Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deck building, with three vertical play fields to defend.

    To take back hell, you'll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations give different benefits; upgrade your champion, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses or duplicate any card in your deck.

    With five clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favourite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.

    Take on a new challenge every day with a hugely modified run due to gameplay mutators. Compete globally and against friends, and climb the leaderboards with a skill-focused scoring system.

    Design your own unique challenge and share it with friends. Each custom challenge has its own leaderboard so you can send your friends straight to hell.
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  1. Dec 22, 2020
    90
    It says a lot about a game when writing its review makes us want to close the laptop, boot up the Xbox and return to play it. So it is with Monster Train on Xbox, which chucks out a lot of Slay the Spire’s baggage to create a ride that’s more breakneck and exhilarating. Monster Train is more-ish to the extreme, and we’d worry about our social lives, if there was any social life to be had right now.
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  1. Mar 24, 2022
    10
    If Youre a card games fan like me You cant go wrong with monster train. It offers tons of options, probably most complex deck builder createdIf Youre a card games fan like me You cant go wrong with monster train. It offers tons of options, probably most complex deck builder created to this date. Definitely recommended, hundreds of hours of great gameplay. One of the best along with Slay the Spire and Castle of Morihisa. Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2021
    10
    This went from a 9 to a 10 with the last divinity DLC. If your a fan of this genre it's a must try
  3. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    This game is so great! Tons of content and extremely replayable. I like it even better than StS :)
  4. Jan 4, 2021
    9
    Excellent deck build mechanic! Surprisingly addictive!

    Would give it a 9+ but it Needs more multiplayer options to run a custom or private
    Excellent deck build mechanic! Surprisingly addictive!

    Would give it a 9+ but it Needs more multiplayer options to run a custom or private lobby (monster run with friends in tow)

    It’s a great game for relaxing your twitch reflexes and exercising your strategy skills.
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  5. Apr 26, 2021
    9
    After around 100 hours of playing monster train I can comfortably say that it is the best rouge lite deck builder that I have ever player (yesAfter around 100 hours of playing monster train I can comfortably say that it is the best rouge lite deck builder that I have ever player (yes even better than slay the spire). What at first might seem like a strange concept combining a deck builder with rouge lite elements which also include tower defence mechanics, the three different genres all blend into one brilliant game.
    There is plenty to keep you going with several unique clans whom all play very different from one another and will make you constantly think on your toes. This is a brilliant game and I cannot recommend this enough. It’s also on game pass so give it a try!
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  6. Apr 9, 2021
    9
    This is one of if not the best card video game I have ever played. If you liked Slay the Spire then you will love this as it is a moreThis is one of if not the best card video game I have ever played. If you liked Slay the Spire then you will love this as it is a more strategic game with a focus on multiple units each with their own attack and use. I can't give it a ten however because there is no variety in the enemy attacks as they will just attack and maybe apply a debuff but other then that this is the best card game on the market. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2022
    7
    A good game similar to Slay the Spire that also incorporates creatures and some elements of tower defense, as you fill each room withA good game similar to Slay the Spire that also incorporates creatures and some elements of tower defense, as you fill each room with defenders to face the gauntlet of invading monsters. There's a decent amount of choice in decks as you can pair various factions, each with their own theme. It's fun, but there isn't much variety in enemies or bosses. After a few runs, I felt like I had seen most of what the game had to offer. Expand

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