Top Critic Average
Straightforward and replayable, Spelunky is precision engineered to make death fair, funny, and a story worth sharing.
Spelunky is a perfect game - a creation of rare crystal clarity that sparkles from every angle.
Spelunky's punishing platforming returns to PC, where its daily challenges bring new life to an amazing game.
Normally, the first entry in a video game series acts as a rough draft for refined sequels. That’s not the case with Spelunky. It stands on its own as one of the most important games of the past decade.
Major improvements to the cooperative mode coupled with the Vita's portability make this the best version of the already excellent Spelunky.
As Spelunky makes its way to the PC, the rewards and dangers are just as alluring as they were one year ago.
Essentially the same game as last year's Xbox 360 rendition, Spelunky takes on a new and better life on Vita. Its tragically brief play sessions fit perfectly in a portable format. Just don't throw your system in anger, OK?
There is no question: this is the version of Spelunky that you should purchase. Even though the game was released on Xbox 360 over a year ago, the cross save and cross buy interaction between PS3 and Vita – along with the Vita's ability to deliver instantaneous spelunking – make this the ultimate port of a superb game.
Pick up Spelunky if you’re a fan of actiony roguelike games, supremely challenging platformers, or if you’re simply a gaming masochist who finds themselves griping about how too damn easy games are nowadays.
The Vita plays the perfect host to Spelunky. Its intense, fast-paced gameplay feels right at home on the portable device, where quick stints of gameplay can help to alleviate the frustration that the title's unforgiving difficulty inevitably unearths. If you're fortunate enough to dig your way past the rock-solid opening hours, a never-ending supply of treasure eagerly awaits your discovery.