Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Reviews

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Recommended
Feb 24, 2021

Beautiful difficulty options open out a game of beautiful difficulty.

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IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is a supremely spirited comeback for the old-school action platformer series.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
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6 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

A needlessly stringent remake of the original two arcade classics that is just as frustratingly difficult as ever, although it does have a neat co-op mode.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

An incredible continuation that is a showcase of clever stages and pitch-perfect twitch reflexes

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4 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is an honest, faithful homage to a series known for being so difficult, it's nearly unplayable.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Like its predecessors, Resurrection isn’t for everyone. Different difficulty levels help soften the blow, but if you’re playing on anything tougher than Page mode, you’re going to die. A lot. Still, it’s tremendously satisfying when you finally beat a hard-as-nails boss or a tough stage, even if the sheer number of enemies and obstacles to overcome often feels unfair. This is a good-looking remake with plenty of new sights to take in, even if I’ve got a feeling that most won’t get to see them.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection isn't firing on all cylinders constantly, but when you're in the groove, on any difficulty, or even with co-op in high gear, it reminds me of why I started to like this series in the first place. Capcom did a pretty good job of preserving it and bringing it to a new generation.

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88 / 100
Feb 23, 2021

Having Master Fujiwara back, even if it's briefly, is a real treat. And enjoying a new Ghosts' N Goblins, with superfab 2D aesthetics and mechanics, it's simply a miracle. Just hoping it doesn't take another 15 years to see Sir Arthur in action again.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrected is an absolute monster of a game, but both a thoughtful redesign and a fully intact foundation make it one that feels glorious to tame at whatever level you play it, as well as a refreshing and colorful adventure all along the way.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Mar 4, 2021

I’m not sure I’m yet at the point where I’ll be able to play Ghosts ‘n Goblins with the proficiency that so wowed me to witness as a child. But playing it always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling that’s entirely at odds with the fiendishly challenging, unforgiving nature of Knight Arthur’s adventure. It’s an all-time classic, and seeing such a game resurrected so lovingly on new platforms is always welcome.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

If you have a love for classic games, Ghost and Goblins Resurrection will enchant you. It is a love song, adapted to Nintendo Switch with just enough. A new visual aspect, but always remembering the unfair moments we spent with one of the most difficult and bloody sagas in the history.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

A carefully packaged remake, visually very beautiful, respectful of the original. It touches your heart as it shatters your bones. With a sadistic smile. For everyone, but not everyone: if you don't like extremely demanding games, and if you are not a super saiyan of run and guns, approach Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection only if you have the humility to proceed step by step. Otherwise, well, that's not for you. I tell you, and especially your nerves tell you.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2021

Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection's uncompromising approach will appeal to many, and the new visuals and additional features go a long way.

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Feb 23, 2021

While the gameplay itself definitely won't be for everyone, due to it being very rooted to the past, Capcom has certainly done a good job reviving what not too long ago seemed like a dead series with the very fittingly titled Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection.

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Feb 24, 2021

All told, the nostalgia rush of reliving a classic game is enough to make Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection a worthwhile experience, but the game's underwhelming design decisions may make some players bust out an NES Classic to enjoy the original Ghosts 'n Goblins instead. It has some unique concepts of its own, but those can only carry it so far.

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85 / 100
Apr 21, 2021

Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection is a wonderful re-imagining of the brutally difficult iconic series. Featuring incredible hand-drawn animation and multiple difficulty levels to ensure that players of all skill levels can complete the game, this release will win over both old fans of the series as well as new players eager for a challenge.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is a crispy, entertaining and gloriously merciless experience... even on the PS4.

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6 / 10
May 28, 2021

Despite this change in focus it's still good fun to blast through, but in going for the modern “war of attrition” style of difficulty, Resurrection removes itself from its roots and therefore its identity. The punishing platforming is still enjoyable, but rather than cursing your own lapse of skill or concentration, you'll be asking how you could possibly be expected to have avoided the latest absurd, screen-filling obstacle.

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2021

A textbook example of how to meaningfully update to a classic title while keeping the core appeal intact, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is a superb way to experience Capcom's arcade classic for both new and old fans alike.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a great modernization of one of Capcom’s cult classic titles. Being a fan of the originals, it was a treat to ride down memory lane. Especially since I revisit this series multiple times a year and we haven’t had a true 2D entry in quite some time. I do wish the game would come to more consoles and PC as it is currently only available on Switch, but perhaps that is a future plan. As it stands Switch owners who grew up with the originals should definitely check this out, if you don’t have nostalgia for the series though, this game might just feel like yet another difficult platformer that has yet to get with the times.

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