Loot River Reviews

Loot River is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GameGrin
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2022

Loot River has addictive gameplay and you'll want to play it again. However, there isn't much story, which is a shame for the interesting world I found myself in.

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TrueGaming
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2022

Loot River has the potential to be a spectacular roguelike experience with its interesting idea of controlling the platforms. However, the application of basic aspects of the experience wasn't done probably and the game feels like an unfinished product.

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56 / 100
May 18, 2022

For all the promise that Loot River held with its amalgamation of gameplay features, they, unfortunately, don't gel together well. This is compounded by the technical issues making for an experience that is more frustrating than it is fun.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 6, 2022

Loot River from Slovakia is proof that the souls genre can still be refreshed with something new and unconventional. This time in combination with Tetris and rougelite elements.

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May 4, 2022

If it featured more deliberate combat and less ambiguous visuals, Loot River would have been an awesome game due to its uniqueness.

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Unscored
May 19, 2022

A different take on the roguelike genre that has the potential to inspire future projects.

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INDIANTVCZ
Lukáš Andrys
8 / 10
May 24, 2022

Loot River started as a ruthless game that almost begs you not to play it, but in a few days, most of the problems have been fixed, and more patches are on their way. Now the game is in a state where we would not hesitate to recommend it. Now shifting the blocks and combat offer a challenge for everyone willing to accept it, and we believe that most players who enjoy the rogue-lite genre will enjoy this game.

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INVEN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

Puzzle element infused in action rogue-like genre stimulates the interest in many ways. The level design built on the core system such as manipulating Tetris-like scaffolds was also okay. However, the game gets dull pretty quick except for the puzzles because the only differentiator is just stepping stones.

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RPGamer
Ryan Costa
2.5 / 5.0
May 17, 2022

Loot River‘s mileage will vary, with refreshing timing-based combat it can feel like a fun distraction or a listless drift down the river.

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70 / 100
May 17, 2022

Loot River is a soup of so many genres: It is soulslike, roguelike, puzzle, and platformer. Therefore, it appeals to a very small group of people, which is completely fine. Loot River is much more promising than what it appears to be on the surface: The ability to essentially create a map for yourself is a very obvious feature and yet it is rarely ever used. It is a strange mix, but it just works out in the end.

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Wait
May 12, 2022

Loot River’s pitch is a strong one. Described as “Dark Souls meets Tetris,” Loot River is a roguelike wherein you move platforms (often in the shape of Tetris blocks) around while fighting enemies in Souls-like combat. It’s a roguelike that combines light puzzle solving in how to navigate the game’s tight corridors using the large platforms (especially when you’re trying to grab a treasure chest) and the lethal nature of Souls-like combat splendidly.

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8 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Loot River is Dark Souls meets roguelike meets Tetris. It's simple (it's banal), but the only description that fits the game is this one

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Avoid
May 9, 2022

If a top-down Souls-esque experience is something you may be craving, Loot River is a great go-to. But if you're hoping for a little more reward with your risk, look elsewhere.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Loot River surrounds us with its unique interpretation of dungeon crawler and roguelike. Sliding on floating platforms to explore flooded dungeons is a fresh idea, and the feature is used in creative situations, such as navigation puzzles and battle strategies. Besides that, the brutal combat and great ambiance make the experience very immersive. However, the game also has notable problems, such as truncated combat and slow content unlocking. With a little insistence, it is possible to overcome the negative points, but some changes in these aspects would considerably improve the pace of the journey. Otherwise, it's worth checking out Loot River, even if only for its inventiveness.

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6.7 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Loot River's amazing atmosphere and striking story are not enough to make up for one crucial element: poor gameplay. This author will be hoping for patch notes in the future to see if this game rises to its potential.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

After a slow start Loot River really grew on me. It took longer than I would have liked to start progressing but once I did things felt good enough combat-wise, incredible enough movement-wise, and intriguing enough roguelike-wise that I put in a lot of time (mostly on PC) before launch. It is available day one on Game Pass and is exclusive to Xbox and PC at launch. If you have the patience, you will be rewarded with one of the more unique takes on the genre, and I think that it is well worth checking out.

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80 / 100
May 3, 2022

Loot River is a heckuva fun time if you don’t mind squinting your eyes every once in a while to see your player character doing his action RPG thing. The concept of moving platforms you’re on with the right analog stick while simultaneously attacking enemies on-screen, adjusting your positioning or even hightailing it when the action gets too hot, is overall exhilarating.

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7.6 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Loot River combines attractive looks and sounds to roguelike mechanics with Tetris contaminations, giving life to a definitely original gameplay loop. It suffers from some repetitiveness and a not too deep combat system, but it remains capable of fascinating the player thanks to its unique mechanics.

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