Monster Sanctuary

Moi Rai Games , Team17 Digital Ltd

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
76%
Critics Recommend
Based on 21 critic reviews
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Monster Sanctuary

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCDec 8, 2020
Nintendo SwitchDec 8, 2020
PlayStation 4Dec 8, 2020
Xbox OneDec 8, 2020

Developer: Moi Rai Games

Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd

Genres: RPG, Platformer, Strategy

Choose your spectral familiar and follow in your ancestors’ footsteps to become a Monster keeper and save the Monster Sanctuary. Embark on an epic adventure using the powers of the monsters you collect, and the team you build, to unlock an ever-expanding world. On your quest to become the ultimate Monster Keeper you’ll unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters. EXPLORE A METROIDVANIA INSPIRED WORLD. The powers of your monsters will allow you to explore and expand the world. Cut down vines, smash down walls and glide over gaps- all with the help of your monsters. ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM. Hatch collect and train monsters from across the world and build your team. Every monster has a unique skill tree to allow you to customize and tailor your party. CLASH IN TACTICAL 3V3 COMBAT. Strategically order your attacks for maximum efficiency, stacking your blows to create combos. Grind and find the best combo to earn the rarest monster eggs! BATTLE MONSTER KEEPERS ACROSS THE WORLD! Go head to head in a test of skill and ability in online player vs player! Gather and train monsters, max out their skill trees and take on friends and foes in an epic battle until your monsters are the last standing.

Monster Sanctuary Critic Reviews

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When you then add in the cute pixel art style, and the astoundingly good chiptune soundtrack, Monster Sanctuary not only blurs the lines between genres, but also between modern and old-school games. The story is a little light, but the gameplay is almost perfect, and this is an excellent monster-taming adventure and Metroidvania game all rolled into one.

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God is a Geek

Lyle Carr
8.5 / 10.0
God is a Geek

An incredible entry to the monster collecting genre, Monster Sanctuary combines turn based battles and Metroidvania exploration to make a truly unique experience.

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It may seem simplistic on the surface but even if you're like me, someone who has a passing interest in the genre, Monster Sanctuary does do a few things differently to most. It's a monster collecting game sprinkled with platforming, exploration and small puzzles. Monster Sanctuary was the game I needed to play right now, it's simple and very rewarding. It plays flawlessly and has a quaint presentation that harkens back to the days of old. Whether it's the Metroidvania exploration, the amount of monster skill and gear customization, or the enjoyable battle system, there is a lot to love here.

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Overall, Monster Sanctuary is a delight. Exploring the interconnected world with your team and discovering cool new monsters is always fun, but it's the process of developing your favourite companions that makes the game so hard to put down.

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