Loop Hero Reviews

Loop Hero is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Liked-a-lot
Jun 16, 2022

Loop Hero is unique and addictive. I’m always up for another round. I love the gloomy but charming art and music. The only thing I find annoying is how expensive Camp upgrades are, which means lots of grinding. Still, grinding doesn’t feel pain because the basic gameplay loop is so enjoyable. It’s fantastic value for money and not a tough game, as roguelikes go.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2022

Loop Hero is an unusual production that can charm, but also quickly reject from each other. The creators offer interesting mechanics, combine them with each other and in this madness of trial and error you can quickly forget. However, this is not a title for everyone.

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Dec 24, 2021

About a year or so ago the internet went a little insane over a little indie game called Loop Hero. Unfortunately, at the time it was PC only and due to me working with the darn things all day, I use them as little as possible at home. (He says as he types up a game review on his laptop, life eh?) The buzz words surrounding Loop Hero were, alone, enough to get me salivating. Deck-building and Roguelike are two of my favourite mechanisms, so I am already on board. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out!

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2021

Loop Hero is a faithful release on Switch that plays well both with controller and with touch screen. The game is completely up to date, and for anyone who didn’t stick with it on PC, it’s a great game to play on-the-go and be able to stop or pause whenever needed. Even though the PC version game out nine months ago, I’m likely to have spent more time playing on Switch already, accessibility really does Loop Hero favours.

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Recommended
Dec 22, 2021

A commentary on games and players and a compulsive grind to boot.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 12, 2021

Loop Hero remains as charming as ever. It's an easy to pick game, with a fun concept and great execution, and the Switch release gives it a whole new life. Now you can save the world anytime and anywhere.

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Buy
Dec 10, 2021

Loop Hero is quite the refreshing experience, employing a mix of features and design decisions that seemingly don’t go well together but somehow makes it work. It may look simple at first, but the game offers multiple layers of strategy that will pull in newcomers and even long-time fans of the genre. The pixel graphics and simplistic audio may turn some off, but Loop Hero is something that simply needs to be given a chance to pull you in with its addictive partly idle “one more loop” gameplay, making it a perfect match with the Nintendo Switch and its portable nature.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

In the end, Loop Hero is a good game that is held back from greatness by its repetitiveness. It doesn’t provide enough variety to try “one more run” like Slay the Spire or other great rogue-likes, despite its initial appeal. Ultimately, Loop Hero might be worth it for diehards, but not for casuals.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

Loop Hero doesn't have stunning graphics, but its visuals will certainly sound nostalgic to those who lived through the 8-bit era, and in this project it has remained quite functional for the simple structure in which the game delivers, with excellence, an automated gameplay with a circular screen scenario with an emphasis on managing the external economy of the character's adventure.

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COGconnected
Nicola Kapron
Top Critic
75 / 100
Dec 9, 2021

All in all, this is a much more relaxed experience than the PC version, for better or worse. It’s still incredibly satisfying to one-shot an enemy as the rogue, tank as the warrior, and unleash armies of the dead as the necromancer. If you didn’t get the opportunity to play Loop Hero the first time around, I heartily recommend checking it out on Switch. But if you can play this game on PC, you probably should.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

Loop Hero was already a Game of the Year contender for me, but the ability to play it on the go makes it very difficult to keep out of the top spot. It is essentially a role-playing game management simulator, and I mean that in the best way possible. If you have not had the chance to play Loop Hero yet, do yourself a favor and pick this up on Switch as soon as possible. I promise you that you won’t regret it!

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8.8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

Don't come into Loop Hero with expectations simply because you've never really played anything like this before. Whatever those expectations might be, they're probably wrong. But do come into Loop Hero as it embodies so much of what makes games great: storytelling, engaging interactions with a digital world, the rewards of looting, world building, strategy, but most of all that ceaseless desire to just dip in for one more run.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

There is nothing like Loop Hero, and it feels born for Nintendo Switch. If you love roguelikes, nothing should stop you from playing this refreshingly weird game. And if you're like me and generally detest roguelikes, I sincerely believe you might be captivated enough by the game's unique and imaginative mechanics that you might not even think of it as a roguelike. The game just is what it is - it's Loop Hero. And it's the best example of indie ingenuity.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

In order to reach the ending of Loop Hero, you will have to roll through dozens upon dozens of loops, but the way new concepts layer over the basics keeps it fun as you strategize to plan out your challenging loop that will earn you the best loot while ensuring your survival. With new elements dropping in consistently as you grow your village, it rarely stays staid for long. Some of the finer points might require some dumb luck or an assist from a guide, but if you're ready to just poke at a rock solid concept until it cracks and bends to your will, Loop Hero is amazing.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 9, 2021

A genre hybrid that turns repetitive loop grinding into one of the most uniquely addictive gaming experiences of the year, with surprisingly few caveats.

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Alana Hagues
Top Critic
85%
Dec 9, 2021

Loop Hero will put you in a spin—but it's the kind you won't be able to stop going round and around in.

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8 / 10
Dec 9, 2021

Loop Hero proves to be a fascinating and creative take on an RPG, distilling the genre down to its most important gameplay elements and throwing in some fresh ideas. Though some may be put off by the obviously repetitive nature of the core gameplay, Loop Hero is a consistently rewarding and engaging game that'll easily get its hooks in you. The light deckbuilding elements, anti-tower defense gameplay, and solidly paced loot system make Loop Hero easy to love and we'd give this one a high recommendation to anyone interested in trying something a little different.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2021

While it's reliance on randomness can make the game annoying at times, Loop Hero is a rare treat Switch owners should check out. It's unique blend of RPG adventure and deck building mechanics provide you with a gaming experience you won't find elsewhere. It's addicting gameplay loop keep you going back for more and constantly making you say "just one more turn."

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9 / 10
Aug 17, 2021

Loop Hero is the perfect example of what a roguelike indie game should be. Having enough content to justify exploring the world of the game over and over is exactly what every development team should strive to release.

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Apr 5, 2021

Loop Hero is a lot of fun, and gives you that “one more run” feeling that great rogue-likes tend to do. It’s incredibly unique also, there really isn’t anything out there like this. If you like rogue-likes, if you like strategy games, if you like card games even, I think each of those are vectors that one could take to find enjoyment in this game. For $15, you can’t go wrong with this.

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