Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Reviews

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2022

In the end, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection nails the visual update but stumbles when it comes to gameplay. Hardcore fans of the franchise can look past the rough edges and find the fun buried underneath, but if you don't feel like putting forth the effort, you'll probably be happier playing the original arcade game via Capcom Arcade Stadium.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection stands out as perhaps one of the most accessible games in the series yet. The various difficulty levels, accompanying adjustments, and the unlimited lives for all difficulty levels give series newcomers a sense of hope that they can see the game to its conclusion. At the same time, the title remains tough and uncompromising in enemy count and gameplay, giving longtime fans some comfort that the series hasn't lost its appeal. It is a solid game, and the only players who should stay away are those who hate facing an elevated level of difficulty from the get-go.

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7 / 10
Jul 27, 2021

In the end, Capcom has made a faithful resurrection for Ghosts 'n Goblins, keeping true to the original game in so many areas that it causes it to also suffer from the same issues I have with the older games.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is a great addition to the classic Ghosts 'n Goblins series. The visuals are beautiful and with the option of different difficulties, abilities to learn and level choices this game is fun to play no matter your skill level.

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Unscored
Jun 11, 2021

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is probably the most approachable Capcom's hardcore platformer franchise will ever get at this point. Yeah, it’s still rough around the edges by sheer design, but if you can stomach its trial and error nature there’s a gem to be had and conquered, or better put, slayed with this one.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2021

With several improvements and options to make it more accessible — less difficult should be more suitable — or more challenging, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is the best version of a videogame classic. With a presentation that brings excellent art and music, in addition to elements that greatly enhance the gameplay, the high difficulty still makes the game be targeted to a more specific niche. Still recommended, but to be enjoyed in moderation.

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75 / 100
Jun 7, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is more than a revamping of the Arcade title and presents a work of high technical quality, reimagining the proposal that was known for having an extreme challenge. The choice of the level of difficulty is the main highlight of the game as it provides challenges that range from the arduous to the impossible, making players experience different sensations at each new obstacle.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2021
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6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021
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8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2021

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a stellar reboot that takes us back to the basics, adding new value to checkpoints and extra armor alike.

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90 / 100
Jun 1, 2021

It is a kind of reboot where we will live the story of the original arcade. The challenge is present, being able to choose between different difficulties.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is exactly what you'd expect a remake of Capcom's classic: It's painfully difficult to the point of parody, but it also features gorgeous visuals and imaginatively punishing design to create a beautiful knightmare.

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8.6 / 10.0
May 31, 2021

‎Capcom lives up to the game's title in an installment that may well turn out to be a Resurrection for the saga. A constant nod to the players of yesteryear both in gameplay and in various other elements, for example the music, the scenarios and some enemies. It remains to be seen whether the new generations welcome Sir Arthur with open arms and this arcade game experience does not limit the audience of the production a little, for now, I felt at home.‎

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75%
May 28, 2021

An endearing and impeccably-made reboot of a Capcom classic, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection not only looks really good, but it doesn't compromise on any of the aspects that made the original so special.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2021

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection marks a great revival for the series, with the steep learning curve complimented by some fun and varied gameplay. Whilst there’s no doubting that most players will end up as a heap of bones more times than they would like to mention, the satisfaction of pushing on and persevering through each challenge makes the whole experience all the more rewarding. With the revamped visuals, the varied arsenal at Arthur’s disposal, and the replayability that comes with unlocking the true ending, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is an entertaining old-school title that has stood the test of time – just expect a bit of a tough time fighting your way through the Demon Lord’s minions.

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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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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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Jordan Ryan
Top Critic
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2021

True to its name, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection offers players both the revival of a classic, and plenty of changes to shake things up. Able to be as new and different, or as traditional, as you'd like. Despite this it never waivers from its roots as one of the most difficult retro games out there, rather enhances upon them and evolves. It's an easy recommendation to both old and new fans alike.

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