Gods Will Fall

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

34%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews
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2 / 10
Mar 2, 2021

Juggling sub-par game design with a host of technical issues on the Switch, Gods Will Fall is a painfully disappointing roguelike that plays more like a proof of concept than anything else. Fashioning gameplay around eight distinct playable characters who can all permanently die is certainly interesting and adds an inherent tension to the experience, but stiff controls, laughable enemy AI, and shallow combat do nothing but remind audiences that they can be playing something better. The fact DeepSilver would publish a title so blatantly unready for public consumption - let alone purchase - is frankly baffling. Gods Will Fall is as much a waste of time as it is money.

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Recommended
Jan 29, 2021

Numinous landscapes and skull-rattling combat combine in this leftfield classic

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84 / 100
Jan 28, 2021

An inventive Souls-meets-roguelike that frustrates and delights in equal measure.

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65 / 100
Jan 29, 2021

Quotation forthcoming.

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5.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2021

Gods Will Fall tries to reinterpret the roguelike genre and some ideas show that the theoretical potential to do so is there, but the problem is that the technical structure ruins any good intuition (such as faulty AI). On the Switch, the rough controls also increase frustration.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2021

Gods Will Fall knows how to mix roguelike concepts in his own way with challenging and fun combat. Small flaws in control will cloud the bottom line, but it will delight everyone who is drawn to his particular proposition. Very honest with its price, too.

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Feb 4, 2021

While it has some positive elements that may still make it worth checking out, Gods Will Fall's procedurally generated difficulty hurts itself more than it really helps in the long run.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

Gods Will Fall is a solid adventure with some cool ideas that will satisfy your craving for challenge while it lasts.

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8 / 10
Jan 29, 2021

Despite a sliding scale of difficulty and cheap boss tactics, Gods Will Fall has the improbable ability to endear itself to those it hurts most. Both masochists and newcomers alike will find something to love in this short, but challenging, Celtic ass-kicker.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

Gods Will Fall is a well-focused action-oriented dungeon-crawling soulslike with procedural generation. Only the procedural generation is on the difficulty, allowing for developers Clever Beans to have handcrafted each dungeon in a stunning hand-brushed art style and have each playthrough feel that bit different, as the increased difficulty of a particular dungeon brings new creatures, paths, and opportunities. While not perfect, some things like the rather barren overworld as well as some bugs standing out, the character development, emergent storytelling and tight combat does more than enough to let this stand out.

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