Death's Gambit: Afterlife header image
Want
Played
Favorite

Death's Gambit: Afterlife

Serenity Forge, White Rabbit Interactive
Sep 30, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

ZTGD
8 / 10
COGconnected
82 / 100
RPG Fan
87%
Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10
CGMagazine
7 / 10
Pure Nintendo
8 / 10
Fextralife
8 / 10
Niche Gamer
8 / 10
Spread the word:

Amazon


Death's Gambit: Afterlife Trailers

Death's Gambit: Afterlife - Launch Trailer thumbnail

Death's Gambit: Afterlife - Launch Trailer

Death's Gambit: Afterlife - Features Trailer thumbnail

Death's Gambit: Afterlife - Features Trailer


Death's Gambit: Afterlife Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Death's Gambit: Afterlife

There are secret areas to explore, walls that can be broken by attacks, bosses hidden off the beaten path and so much more. And its these moments that make Death’s Gambit: Afterlife shine brightest for me, but if you are a fan of rouge-lites then you will find much to love here as well. It doesn’t really add much new to the genre but it checks all the boxes that rogue-lites require and there is nothing wrong with that.

Read full review

All in all, Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is a tough but rewarding exploration of a grim fantasy world populated by ruthless immortals, mindless constructs, and weary civilians whose lives have been horrifically twisted by forces beyond their control. The revamped movement options made traversing the expanded world a treat, though I would’ve liked a fast travel system that didn’t clash with my hoarding instincts. If you like Metroidvanias and Soulslikes and always wanted to know what it would be like if the two genres fused, then Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is for you.

Read full review

Death's Gambit: Afterlife is a strong Soulslike action RPG with Metroidvania elements.

Read full review

If you enjoy the 2D action platformer structure mixed with a heavy dose of Dark Souls, then you'll love Death's Gambit: Afterlife. It's a bigger game than the original and certainly a deeper/richer experience.

Read full review

But where Death’s Gambit: Afterlife falls apart, for me anyway, is that it’s just boring. That’s not to be confused with bad, because it definitely isn’t, but there really isn’t anything about it that made me want to keep playing it, or ever return to it—not when I would sooner go back to Bloodborne for the 19th time. It just looks and plays too much like other games before it, without anything wholly unique to separate it from the rest.

Read full review

Pure Nintendo

Cody Emerson
8 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

Death's Gambit's Afterlife is a creative 2D platform that has incredible level and character design. The start menu and actual combat instructions could be more detailed, but all in all, it's a very good game.

Read full review

Fextralife

Castielle
8 / 10
Fextralife

Death's Gambit is a game where developer passion shines through. The free expansion, Afterlife, revamps the game with excellent additions and provides a decent amount of content for the base game's asking price. While not the best Metroidvania you'll ever play, it's one that should certainly have a place on your list.

Read full review

At worst, Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is derivative and is getting by thanks to the successes of its contemporaries. Thankfully, the time spent enhancing the vanilla game and rebranding it has paid off. The developers took a flawed and rough around the edges 2D action platformer and made it the very best it could possibly be.

Read full review