Gods Will Fall

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews
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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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Recommended
Jan 29, 2021

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

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65 / 100
Jan 29, 2021

Quotation forthcoming.

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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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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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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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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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55 / 100
Jan 28, 2021

From a narrative perspective, the elevated difficulty and unfair mechanics are perfectly appropriate. How else do you make players feel like they’re taking on the gods themselves? Uneven rules and impossible odds, combined with the sinister music and the desolate world, create a lasting feeling of hopeless doom. And yet for me, it’s too much. I get that fighting the gods should be crazy hard, but the strange combat rhythms and the extra-permanent death system are a bridge too far. Hoping for the right weapon, losing that fighter to a mis-timed jump, and then struggling for 20 more minutes for a brief, ill-fated boss attempt? This kind of cruelty feels downright excessive. If, like me, you’ve grown weary of toil and suffering in your games, consider this your fair warning. On the other hand, if you’re thirsting for a relentless challenge, Gods Will Fall will be all you’re looking for and more.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2021

Whilst Gods Will Fall has the potential to provide some genuine excitement with its unique features, its randomised difficulty feels unnecessarily obtuse. There's certainly a challenge you can embrace, but it seems to come down to luck more than skill that sees you progress. If you've copious amounts of patience, Gods Will Fall has some stellar moments, but by flaw of design they are too few and far between.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2021

When a new idea arises in a genre where recycling is the new normal, it's always good news: and this is the case with Gods Will Fall, who reminds us that challenging the gods is quite the gamble. Unfortunately, even if the idea is clever enough to be appreciable even when it causes anger, it does not appear to be supported by an equally valid gameplay. The boss fights with the giant gods are quite entertaining to play, but the tons of repetitive battles against uninteresting enemies that you have to face to get there feel way less intriguing.

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