Disc Room Reviews

Disc Room is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameSpew
Becca S.
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is incredibly difficult. It definitely won’t be for everyone. If you lack patience and find yourself getting frustrated in games where you die frequently, it’s probably not for you. But for those of us that enjoy being furious, who let that fury push us further and faster because we crave a challenge, Disc Room is fantastic. You’ll find yourself going back again and again, getting a little bit further each time until you reach its conclusion. And you won’t be sorry when you do.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Leaderboards for each room and an unlockable Hard mode give players ample reason to continue playing even after conquering all 50 rooms, which is no small feat in itself. Unfortunately, as of review, one room seems to be suffering from a game-breaking bug, and to roll credits I needed to unlock the final area of the ship in the options menu to proceed, so hopefully that gets fixed at or before launch. Regardless, the meat of Disc Room is more than enough to warrant a pick up, especially if you think flinging a cartoon scientist into sharp, spinning discs is a good way to spend your time.

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Nov 26, 2020

Even though Disc Room is a fun game, its design suffers from difficulty that ultimately relies on randomness more than anything else.

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GameOctane
Jmachine
B+
Mar 19, 2021

To put it bluntly: Disc Room is addicting and full of polish where it matters. Everything else is just serviceable and something you probably won't notice. I mean after all it is Pacifist Smash TV and who would turn that down?

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80 / 100
Oct 26, 2020

Disc Room requires the players to focus every second of the gameplay. Sometimes you’d even think that the developers want you to suffer and feel pain as if they are enjoying torturing the players because of their lack of skills. But there are still parts where they considered the wide range of players who would try an easier difficulty or apply less violent visuals. Even if you’re not a fan of the bullet-hell genre, give this game a go to. There aren’t much games out there that openly show ‘consideration’ for their players.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

In summary, Disc Room is a great title that really brings the "timed survival" reminiscent of some more classic games back to life. With colorful environments, interesting region design, many different types of discs to avoid, and some neat abilities to change up your play style, Disc Room certainly provides a solid experience. With added gameplay value in the form of extra challenge rooms and hard mode, there is a great deal in terms of content for what you pay for. As a switch title, I definitely appreciated how you can pick up a room or two at a time for only a few minutes between doing chores, or waiting for the laundry, or while on public transit. It's fun and simple, and that's exactly what it needs to be.

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Recommended
Nov 24, 2020
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9 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2020

Brutally intense and oddly satisfying, Disc Room is the “one more run” kind of game you need to have in your library in rainy days. The lack of global leaderboards is a bit of a letdown, but don’t let that discourage you. Master it systems and dodge discs or die trying.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2020

With inventive objectives, Disc Room is a game recommended for everyone, but mainly for those looking for a frantic challenge. Just as everything in it is designed to kill us, everything also looks exquisite: the stages are interesting, the puzzles are creative and the enemies are very sharp (in both directions). However, there are noticeable performance problems during the short journey. That way, possible bug fixes, as well as those made by the team of scientists in Jupiter's orbit in 2089, would certainly make the great title even better.

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A
Oct 27, 2020

Disc Room might look like a simple game, but there’s some serious depth with its mechanics and old-school style challenge. The addition of accessibility options goes a long way to making it playable everyone, not just those that revel in the challenge

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Noisy Pixel
John Rangel
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Disc Room is a straightforward arcade game that is fun to sink a few hours in as you reach a heightened sense of being. Weaving in and out of blades that are inches from you and pulling off some split-second dodges is panic-inducing but also pretty rewarding to your gaming ego. Even with a repetitive gameloop and some not-so-useful abilities, I had a great time maneuvering through this daring adventure while solving puzzles and facing death head-on.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2020

Disc Room has its sharp edges. I find the story to be fun, imaginative, and clever. With that said, how the story is presented over a few short comic strips with no lines of spoken dialog or names is going to be divisive. Also, I think Disc Room’s difficulty is going to turn some people off. You really have to be patient, die a lot, and adapt. Players should not be bothered by giving up and moving to a different room before coming back. This could be a game you might want to stay away from if you smash controllers. However; there are three difficulty sliders that slow down the pace of the game, decrease the complexity of the goals, as well as the hazards.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2020

If you’re up for a slice and dice kind of challenge, you’ll definitely want to take Disc Room for a spin.

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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is short and sweet, with an interesting aesthetic and some intriguing character building. Unfortunately the latter is hidden in menus, so there’s a chance not all players will get to see what is, in my opinion, one of the best parts of the game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is an agile and unique dodge 'em up. Trying to dodge lethal discs and other dangers in small arenas is both difficult and exciting, and the fun is to figure out how to overcome the countless complicated stages. There is a good variety of situations in the compact adventure, with puzzles, secrets and a more difficult mode for those willing to face a good challenge. Small technical problems and some balance issues hinder the experience, but options to adjust the difficulty allow players of different skill levels to enjoy the game. Brief and intense, Disc Room is for those looking for a good challenge.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2020

You’ll play for the addicting bullet hell action but stay for complexities beneath its surface. Just don’t pull your hair out along the way.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room features such a stupidly simple gameplay loop, yet the developers managed to come up with so many kinds of challenges and so many room layouts, it’s absolutely bonkers. It is a stupidly hard game, but it never felt unfair. Not even when I was stuck in room where the amount of saw blades trying to turn me into a sashimi defied the laws of physics.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is a fun, fast, and challenging experience with nearly infinite replayability.

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