Cult of the Lamb provides a highly addictive gameplay loop by merging two different genres into a funny and dark story that, while suffers from some bugs, provides a highly enjoyable game.
Cult of The Lamb is a single player action roguelike dungeon-crawler combined with being a management sim. The action roguelike element provides simple, fast, difficult, but not unfairly so, combat and the village management sim side gives constant unlocks to make the game feel quick and always providing a sense of momentum and highly addictive gameplay loop.
The world of Cult of the Lamb provides a story with a dark sense of humour, laying out your objectives early on in a simple way which makes sense, throwing you into the action immediately. Building your own village and becoming a cult leader makes the world feel personalised to yourself and keeps you invested throughout its 10-20 hour playtime, whilst also, through randomised interactions, provides reasons to play again. This makes you care about your villagers in the game, giving you reasons to make sure your village continues to grow and the cult is provided for.
The art style is excellent and it looks gorgeous, with the sound work also being made up from an excellent soundtrack to the sounds of combat.
The game does have some performance issues across platforms, but they aren’t game breaking and in spite of them Cult of the Lamb provides an addictive, engaging and fun game and story to lose yourself in.