ScourgeBringer

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2021

It almost feels like nitpicking to find flaws in ScourgeBringer, as it has an answer for almost anything that might be a problem.

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Recommended
Oct 21, 2020

Kinetic action, beautiful, horrible pixel-art and a sense of place that stays with you - this is a dark treat.

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7 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

ScourgeBringer has a mostly enjoyable flow to it and some great visuals, if you can see them in the chaos. However, it's joining the cavalcade of roguelites around at the moment, and brings little new to the table, outside of some often burdensome bullet hell elements. If you've got an itch for recurring death and frustration, this will definitely satisfy for a time, but there are far better examples of the genre out there.

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

ScourgeBringer manages to work on the strength of its controls and the overall smoothness of its combat.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2020

For fans of the genre, ScourgeBringer is an absolute must-play though, if only because it offers such a steep challenge to accompany those lovely, lovely visuals. It may not be the most original concept, but what it does it does very well.

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Unscored
Oct 27, 2020

In the end, I do think it is too “hurt me plenty” for me, only just. The sensation of being slapped right back to the start every time and having to repeat the opening level is as likely to produce a frustrated sigh as it is to inspire a “one more go” mentality. In this case, new minibosses have started to appear to offer some variety. But I’m probably bowing out, at least for the time being. That’s okay. I can appreciate the knuckle-cracking attitude of improvement-by-death while also being ready to lay down my demon razor and die no more. You win this one, ScourgeBringer.

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80 / 100
Apr 29, 2021

While the less powerful Vita version of ScourgeBringer does have a few performance issues, this is a great way to get into the addictive roguelike. With some brilliant swordplay, gorgeous pixel art, and a great progression system, you should prepare your handheld and get ready to judge the Judges.

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8 / 10.0
May 14, 2021

ScourgeBringer is a beautiful game, that combines an inspired pixel art with a very entertaining gameplay. Unfortunately, the limits of its low-budget nature tend to become apparent after a couple hours of play, when the poor variety starts to sink in.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2021

Hard as nails, beautiful and rewarding. ScourgeBringer may take some work to adapt to but it is well worth the time and effort required. The combat is poetry in motion and you always feel you are progressing, albeit, at times, slowly. Either by your skills improving or through the persistent upgrades you unlock you are rarely standing still. In a crowded roguelike market, ScourgeBringer is towards the top end of the list of games you should give a go.

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8 / 10
Oct 21, 2020

ScourgeBringer has strong pixel visuals, extremely tight gameplay, and a high level of challenge. But a lack of variety limits its appeal.

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