Loop Hero Reviews

Loop Hero is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
90 / 100
Mar 16, 2021

Loop Hero offers a mix of genres as strange as effective, with such mastery that it is difficult not to like it. Chance is an important factor in the game system itself and the decisions we make about it will decide our future. A tremendously addictive game to which it is easy to dedicate several hours in a row in each session.

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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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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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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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88 / 100
Mar 4, 2021

Overall, I had a great time with Loop Hero. I just wish I’d been able to unlock the Necromancer class sooner. Smashing my enemies with an army of summoned skeletons is amazing.

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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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8.6 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

It becomes addicting and enticing to anyone. Even someone like me who struggles with in-game strategy.

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86 / 100
Mar 4, 2021
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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2021

This is a fun and intriguing genre mashup, placing the player in a management role instead of controlling the swing-to-swing minutia of combat

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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2021

Ultimately, Loop Hero is a strategic roguelite title that shines in its aesthetic, innovation, and depth; only held back in a few areas. These are its lengthy grind, gacha-style knick-knack buffs, and long combat sequences without interaction.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2021

There is so much to unlock and it’s all meaningful things that will change how each expedition plays out. That “carrot on a stick” roguelike gameplay is done perfectly here, paired with the D&D type tabletop gameplay. If I had one thing that would have made this better, it would be some player involved combat if chosen. You can’t even choose which enemy to attack first. This could have added to some fun factor and strategy in fights.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2021

Loop Hero has all the right ingredients for an adventure management game with roguelike systems. There’s a learning curve to tackle, but after a few runs, you’ll be piecing together the world in no time. The entire experience is cathartic in a way as you watch the world evolve from your actions and overcome its obstacles with a little skill and luck.

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INVEN
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2021

A world where everything is made up of loops. Hero growth and resource acquisition can be gained through constant repetition. It is just like a game where players who are ignorant of the secrets of the world continue to travel around the world and eventually grow up. You have to repeat things in place to take the next step. The game expressed the fun of repetition with Roguelike and strategy.

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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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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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PC Gamer
Top Critic
83 / 100
Mar 4, 2021

The spirit of early-'90s fantasy games, cleverly revived in an original and digestible form.

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8.2 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2021

Loop Hero is one of the most interesting roguelites we've set our eyes on recently. The idea of "taking away" the player's participation from the fights finds vent in a real "metagame" in which to define the canons of the adventure to be faced. Thanks to an out-of-scale playful richness, the discoveries will be able to stimulate the journey to the end credits, and also to look around for new secrets.

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Jonathan Bolding
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2021

Loop Hero's cleverly stripped-down RPG concept demands attention for as long as it takes you to work out the clear "best" way to guide each hero class, and its fantastically dark story setup stands out as one of the best in years.

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