Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Reviews

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2021

Overall, despite the INFURIATING challenges this game will throw at you, it’s very enjoyable. I actually enjoyed myself playing this. Definitely way more so than the original. I do intend on playing on either Knight or Legend difficulty on a seperate save file, since you can’t change the difficulty mid-game unless you want to lower the challenge mid-level. It was very enjoyable, and I look forward to the next installment in this rebooted series.

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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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9 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2021

Perhaps the strongest game in the entire series.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2021

Ghosts N’ Goblins Resurrection is a tough-as-nails good time.

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90 / 100
Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection is the reimagining of the classics Ghosts' n Goblins and Ghouls' n Ghosts. It comes to us after 15 years without enjoying the adventures of Sir Arthur and it does so in the best possible way, with a classic adventure of devilish difficulty that includes enough news to satisfy both connoisseurs of the original titles and users that they approach him for the first time. So it is a pleasure that Capcom recovers its classic sagas.

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Mar 15, 2021

I have vague memories of playing the original Ghosts n Goblins on my NES back when I was but knee-high to a grasshopper. I hated it. It was impossibly difficult, and I was a kid. Years later, when NES Online came along, Ghosts n Goblins was the first game that I fired up. It brought back so many memories, but also so many new experiences. I got further than I ever did as a kid, and the game was insanely good fun.

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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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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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9 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2021

You don’t “Git Gud” at Ghosts ‘n Goblins. You suffer. You persevere until you make it to the other side. But Resurrection is the first one that doesn't hate you for trying.

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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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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Tokuro Fujiwara strikes again by taking Ghosts 'n Goblins back to its roots. As difficult as it gets and as inventive as it gets, this is a return in style for Arthur fans.

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Jordan Ryan
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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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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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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

If you’re looking for a soul-crushingly difficult platformer, look no farther than Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection. It retains a lot of what made the original such a classic, while also updating it with some more modern mechanics. Despite a few areas that felt a little unfair, with patience, you should be able to complete a single run within a few hours, allowing the game to never feel like it overstays its welcome, even after completing it three times over a single weekend. Whether you’re a newcomer to the franchise or a long-time veteran, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is one hauntingly good time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is an attempt to make an old-school absurdly difficult quarter muncher a game worth playing in the modern era, and it delightfully succeeds.

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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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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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