Source of Madness Reviews

Source of Madness is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10.0
May 12, 2022

Visually, this is a cosmic horror fan’s fantasy. Nameless creatures and an accursed world are all procedurally generated for a unique experience in each run. The downside is the incredibly disappointing gameplay often layered with grinding, camera and control issues, underwhelming combat, terrible UI, and repetition beyond the norm for a roguelite. Accompanied with a few haunting bugs here and there, Source of Madness is merely a shadow of more enjoyable games.

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5 / 10.0
May 16, 2022

I found myself more enamored with the idea of playing Source of Madness than I did with the game itself.

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6.3 / 10.0
May 18, 2022

Some good ideas and a deep love for the work of the immortal H.P. Lovecraft are not enough to recommend Source of Madness, since there are far better roguelites on all the platforms the game hit.

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7 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

Source of Madness is a roguelite with a brilliant potential, which unfortunately feels mostly squandered. It's a fun game mechanically, but repetition kicks in after just a few hours.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2022

Source of Madness is a side scroller with strong Bloodborne influences. You travel as Acolyte is the dark world to discover exactly what is going on. Fight your way through the madness of the mysterious locations filled with cringing monsters. Use the magic attacks in your arsenal and fight on until the truth is revealed.

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May 12, 2022

These smaller issues pale in comparison to what Source of Madness gets right. The gorgeous 2D art style, atmospheric music, and crunchy sound design underpin a combat system that is deep and rewarding, and is sure to keep surprising players deep into their time with the game. For gamers searching for a gratifying roguelite filled to the brim with passion and creativity, Source of Madness is more than worth the cost of admission.

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Unscored
May 11, 2022

A side-scrolling roguelite with a penchant for randomness that leads more to messy frustrations than the Lovecraftian legends it wants to produce.

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