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  • Summary: Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow withReaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power. Talon Sharp Combat: Utilise melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Mistakes are punished and victory is rewarded. Gain an edge by customising your character stats and mastering the abilities and upgrades you obtain.

    A Beautifully Bleak World: Venture beyond the Doors and explore a land full of twisted inhabitants and countless secrets, bringing hope to the weird and wonderful characters you’ll meet along the way.

    A Dark Mystery to Unravel: Track down and defeat colossal tyrants with stories and motivations of their own. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 26, 2021
    95
    As of right now, Death’s Door is definitely in the running for my game of the year, probably at the top spot. I think it will appeal to many other gamers as well. A wonderful action-exploration adventure filled with humor and bizarre characters, all taking place in a fairy-talesque land with a gorgeous low-poly aesthetic. If this has even slightly caught your attention ahead of launch, you should pick it up. I hope Acid Nerve will expand this IP because they’ve made something special here. I’d love to see it continue.
  2. Jul 29, 2021
    95
    Death’s Door is everything I love about gaming, and during my 15 hours or so with the game I struggled to find anything about it that I did not like. It has fantastic combat, great characters, an interesting story and the best level design that I have encountered in years. The small team at Acid Nerve has created an absolute must play, and Death’s Door tops my list of game of the year contenders in a year with some heavy hitters coming.
  3. Jul 20, 2021
    90
    Death's Door is a near-flawless isometric action-adventure full of heart, humor, and honest-to-goodness combat excellence.
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    A lovingly crafted dungeon crawler brimming with personality, Death's Door combines robust, rewarding combat with equally gratifying metroidvania exploration, and a story packed with oddball characters. An assured, sophomore effort from developer Acid Nerve, Death's Door is caw-fully good.
  5. Aug 2, 2021
    85
    Deaths' Door is a real gem: great visuals and art style, a satisfying combat system and an ironic story make it a game to not be missed.
  6. Jul 30, 2021
    80
    A thoroughly entertaining mix of Dark Souls and Zelda that has few genuinely new ideas but still manages to enthral with a unique charm of its own.
  7. Jul 20, 2021
    78
    Death’s Door fails to live up to its intriguing premise. The quirky, wonderful world to explore full of unique characters is held back by uninspired gameplay and repetitive combat. In a world where games like Hollow Knight and Hyperlight Drifter attempt a similar mix of Zelda and Souls-like elements, Death’s Door simply doesn’t offer anything new aside from its interesting personalities. The game is still a fun experience for fans of this style of game, especially at the low price, yet the journey won’t be nearly as memorable as others.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    Soundtrack 10/10
    Design/stages 10/10
    Graphics 10/10
    Game-play 10/10
    Story 10/10
    Bosses 10/10
    Maps 10/10
  2. Jul 22, 2021
    10
    Amazing game!
    I didn't give a damn about this game, an indie surprise of the year! Super Recommended!
  3. Jul 25, 2021
    10
    Best indie game in 2021 so far on xbox, the background music is soo good the 3d world is well done
  4. Jul 31, 2021
    10
    Esta weno y entretenido, algo confuso por donde ir pero esto es normal en los juegos de este tipo.
  5. Jul 22, 2021
    10
    This is a fantastic game. Made by 2 devs and just the artstyle and music makes this one of the best games this year. And then there is theThis is a fantastic game. Made by 2 devs and just the artstyle and music makes this one of the best games this year. And then there is the gameplay aswell. Fantastic. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2021
    9
    The play is like an artistic production. The designs, the gameplay mechanics are great.
  7. Jul 22, 2021
    5
    I don't get the hype! It's an OK game which, when you consider it was made by 2 people (I think?), looks really good. But the fun quicklyI don't get the hype! It's an OK game which, when you consider it was made by 2 people (I think?), looks really good. But the fun quickly dries up as the game becomes repetitive. Boss fights are great, just wish the rest of the game didn't feel like "filler". Expand

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