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7.1

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  • Summary: Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 19, 2022
    90
    Infernax just oozes class and style, there's a good deal of the likes of Blasphemous in how it carries itself in combat, with satisfyingly tight controls and a real heft given to your attacks through some delightfully detailed death animations. Its seemingly simple old school trappings belie a surprising amount of depth and longevity too, with multiple endings based on decisions made during your playthrough, some superb - and properly challenging - castle dungeons, and plenty of choice in where you decide to wander off to next. This really is one of our favourite old-school indie titles to hit Game Pass in the last few months and we urge retro fans to nab it at the earliest possible opportunity, as it's a super-satisfying love letter to the glory days of Castlevania and an excellent and addictive little game in its own right.
  2. Feb 14, 2022
    85
    I honestly didn’t think I was going to enjoy Infernax as much as I did, as I was unable to put it down once I got the hang of its challenging gameplay. Sure it frustrated at times with numerous deaths, but I learned. It’s obvious when a game is made as a passion project, as it simply has that ‘something special’, and Infernax is one such game. Pucker up buttercup because it’s about to get gory.
  3. 80
    Many titles try but fail to incorporate the brilliance of old-school gaming. Infernax, on the other hand, is a modern classic! Thanks to its moreish gameplay, gory action, and pixel art style, you’ll be hooked from the off. You’ll love the moral dilemmas and the never-ending array of undead foes.
  4. Mar 3, 2022
    80
    If you can’t get enough of retro throwback platformers, love violent dark fantasy, or think that Holy Diver had the coolest album cover ever (you’re right) you owe it to yourself to buy a copy of Infernax.
  5. Feb 16, 2022
    80
    It’s clear that Berzerk Studios put a ton of effort into Infernax, with even the most obscure moments and references often being fleshed out in unexpectedly engaging ways. Aside from a few platforming quibbles and one ‘puzzle’ that felt like a complete waste of my time, Infernax offers up a solid and engaging experience from start to finish. It has a great sense of humor, strong gameplay and it honors the humble ’80s sidescroller adventure genre far more enthusiastically than I ever expected.
  6. Feb 24, 2022
    73
    Infernax it’s a fun metroidvania, with a very classic feel to it, but which falls flat in terms of complexity. Yet, i would recommend playing it on Game Pass.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Feb 22, 2022
    8
    This game is pretty good and a nice nod to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. It can be very challenging in places, the music is good and it canThis game is pretty good and a nice nod to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. It can be very challenging in places, the music is good and it can be very gory and have explicit imagery.

    I had a great time playing this title, but the only gripe I have with it, it that it isn;t a long game and the game world is pretty small, hence the 8 rating. I managed to 100% the game in a couple of days, but I had a blast playing it. multiple times to get everything in the game. It plays like any Metroidvania with a lot of side quests to complete, earming money for spells, weapons and armour and also earning EXP to upgrade health, strength and magic points.

    If you're a fan of old school Castlevania, Shovel Knight, Zelda II, etc then this game is definitely for you.

    Hopefully, if The Arcade Crew make a sequel in the future, I hope it's much larger in scale.
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