Vigil: The Longest Night

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Oct 12, 2020

Vigil: The Longest Night aims high and almost hits the mark thanks to its amazing level design, epic boss fights, uncanny visuals, and Lovecraftian and gothic horror themes. Sadly, it's bogged down by its muddled story, confusing map layout, and perplexing campaign progression.

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7 / 10
Oct 26, 2020

Vigil: The Longest Night isn't the toughest Metroidvania you'll encounter on Switch – nor does it possess the most interesting plot – but it has plenty of secrets to uncover even after you've finished it; it's just a shame that Switch owners have to endure a host of technical problems, such as long load times and an inconsistent frame rate. These unfortunate issues aren't enough to totally sink the game, however; if you're in the market for more Metroidvania goodness and you like your games dark, grimy and gothic, then it's certainly worth a look.

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Fextralife
Castielle

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 14, 2020

All in all Vigil The Longest Night is a fantastic indie 2D Action-RPG with metroidvania exploration. If you like discovering secrets, games such as Salt & Sanctuary and don't mind reading through story/dialogue, Vigil will keep you immersed in its dark fantasy world. It has great replayability with a number of weapon/skill trees to challenge at a decent pricetag.

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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2020

Vigil: The Longest night is a valid metrodivania that takes inspiration from lovecraftian stories and modern classics like Bloodborne.

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Oct 29, 2020

While I’ve played worse, Vigil: The Longest Night just has too many flaws for me to wholeheartedly recommend it. The visual style, despite the bad animations, is still pleasing, and you’re generally rewarded well for exploring. I just wish that the combat had more impact to it, especially the bosses.

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GameSpew

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2020

Still, this gripe (and iffy translation) aside, Vigil is a joy to play; challenging but rarely frustrating. With its sprawling locales, creative but unsettling foes and missing daughters, it’s a gorgeously grim fairy tale. Its Soulsborne influence may be a little too apparent from time to time, but Vigil: The Longest Night is a title well worth taking up your sword for in its own right.

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Oct 28, 2020

If you loved Salt and Sanctuary then Vigil: The Longest Night will certainly impress with its tight gameplay and captivating world.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2020

I really enjoyed my time with Vigil: The Longest Night, and I hope to further explore the secrets of this dark world. This game punches above its weight class and I think as the game is improved with patches and hopefully more DLC it will become a genre favorite.

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Oct 21, 2020

While not the most original, tasty combat and to die for visuals make this shine through the Longest Night!

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4 / 5.0
Oct 23, 2020

Recommending Vigil: The Longest Night is incredibly simple: if you’re a fan of Metroidvanias and you loved Salt and Sanctuary, you can’t afford to pass this one up.

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