Infernax Reviews

Infernax is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2022

From the moment you step onto these demon-infested lands to the moment you deal the killing blow to the game’s final boss, you’ll experience plenty of surprises – the Konami Code does something really cool, for example. Infernax’s retro soundtrack that rips from start to finish, beautiful art, challenging gameplay, and a fun Castlevania-inspired design, make it worth the price of admission.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 17, 2022

Infernax is a great retro-styled title that adds in enough ideas of its own to stand up to modern standards. The gory combat and interesting level design maintain interest throughout, and there is lots of potential for replayability through the different moral paths to unlock. If retro gaming is your thing, then Infernax is a great game to add to your collection.

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80 / 100
Feb 11, 2022

‎Without revolutionizing the metroidvania formula, Infernax manages to leave a very pleasant feeling. It does not invent anything, but the novelties it adds (decisions, NPCs with missions ...) make it a small and pleasant surprise within the subgenre. And in addition, it does so by squandering sympathy and with great replayable value.‎

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8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2022

Infernax is in the right place between Ghost 'n Goblins and Castlevania, but it also has its own uniqueness that allows it to stand out. While playing, time flows by without you even noticing.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2022

Infernax is a great mix of pixel-art nostalgia and modern narrative design that never fails to entertain.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2022

Infernax is the heir to Castlevania (the NES one) that I didn't know I craved, but it was almost impossible to break away from once I started playing! Equipped with an interesting storyline, highly enjoyable pixel art graphics and an electrifying soundtrack, Infernax gets completed over and over again to the rhythm of "Another game and that's it", accompanying the player with an intelligent progression of pace and difficulty. Not really cheap for an indie game, but it's worth the price.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2022

Infernax is a can’t-miss game. I had never heard of it, but as soon as I booted it up it immediately shot to the top of my favorite games of the year. Do not sleep on this title. There is so much to love and it even has a unique mode that unlocks when entering the Konami code. Yeah it leans way into nostalgia, but it does it right. This game looks and feels great and is easily one title that will set the bar going forward.

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9 / 10
Feb 14, 2022

Not very lengthy, but bolstered by strong level design and tight controls, Infernax is a worthwhile experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

Even though it was initially difficult and with very basic combat, Infernax wooed me with its comical gore, beautiful music and simple art style. Infernax will not be everyone's cup of tea but if you have a bit of time and want to play something a little different, I can recommend it. Just beware, you initially may need to navigate a bit of a skill wall of sorts to progress.

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75 / 100
Feb 11, 2022

All in all, this review finds Infernax to be a bloody good time. Again, though, be sure you know exactly what you’re getting into. Also, be wary of the platforming.

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Generación Xbox
Alexis
Top Critic
7.3 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2022

‎Infernax is undoubtedly a title with a lot of aroma and taste to classic of the '80s, which in the process seems to forget that in reality it is not, and that it could have done much more to stand out in modern times. It is also an entertaining title, which looks and sounds great, and that surely cheers more than one fan of the classics of the genre, especially since ‎‎this title is currently available on Xbox Game Pass, ‎‎so anyone who has a subscription to the service can try it without problems, something perfect especially for players who are not so attracted to this type of games, since although I would not recommend their direct purchase, if I would tell them to give it a try through the star service of Xbox.‎

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8 / 10
Feb 11, 2022

While Infernax is tough, it's resolutely fair - you can't really make the game 'easy', but you can absolutely mitigate the difficulty or take a break doing something else when you get stuck. Don't expect a simple ride, though, and don't expect to take the right decisions on a first playthrough - not that anything seems particularly 'right' in this beautifully bloody little world. It's only familiarity that lets Infernax down - there's nothing really new here, but it's all done and delivered so well that you won't really care unless you're desperate for a completely fresh experience. In which case why play a faux-retro NES throwback to begin with? A cut above most efforts in the subgenre, Infernax both demands and requires attention.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2022

Infernax is like an amazing cover of a favorite song. It perfectly encapsulates what a quintessential "'80s game" might feel like, complete with over-the-top carnage and a Game Genie reference that enhances your gameplay. If it's your jam, you'll want to play it over and over, just to see what's behind all the locked doors and try to get all the endings. Even dying is fun because of all the different death animations. The marketing for this game singles out Zelda II and Castlevania II, but it's got a ton of Metroid, Legacy of the Wizard, and more baked in. If you love the classics, or want a fantastic introduction to NES-style platformers, this is a game that deserves your attention.

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8.3 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2022

Players not fond of a nostalgic challenge may bristle at Infernax's devotion to the past but beneath a few rough edges is a gory romp that hits a lot of classic notes.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2022

Infernax is a truly retro experience that takes the best elements of the past to create a fun time in the present. It's tough but fair and a blast to play. Highly recommended for fans of action-adventure platformers like Castlevania.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 13, 2022

Infernax by Berzerk Studios

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2022

2D platforming game fans rejoice, Infernax is here to deliver an intense, tough title that contains violence and silky-smooth gameplay to scratch the incessant Metroidvania itch. Infernax is a must play for fans of this genre, fight back the night!

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2022

If you’re a fan of classic Castlevania, you’re gonna like Infernax – and it’s so refreshing to play something that isn’t a soulslike or a roguelike and instead offers a true return to the days of old.

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9 / 10
Feb 19, 2022

This really is one of our favourite old-school indie titles to hit Game Pass in the last few months and we urge retro fans to nab it at the earliest possible opportunity, as it's a super-satisfying love letter to the glory days of Castlevania and an excellent and addictive little game in its own right.

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