Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Rating Summary

Based on 59 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 59 critic reviews
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Dec 4, 2018

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom fully succeeds in its mission to capture the spirit of Wonder Boy 3 and successfully carry the franchise into the modern era. Every strength the original games had, the developers of Monster Boy went out of their way to expand upon or enhance. They have crafted a game world that is vibrant, lively, and full of riches to be discovered.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

There's so much to love about Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. From the beautiful visuals to the variety in combat and movement, there are so many reasons to give it a try.

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95 / 100
Dec 5, 2018

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a game that defines the expression “love at first sight.” Its presentation is spectacular, the gameplay mechanics are simple without showing any kind of technical problems and the story is basic and fun with characters that you meet throughout the adventure. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a game that deserves to be on your end-of-the-year list of games to be played.

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9.1 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a phenomenal game and one of the best Metroidvanias ever made.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Dec 14, 2018

It might be missing the name but this is the best Wonder Boy game ever made, updating and expanding the original concepts into a perfect mix of new and old.

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9 / 10
Dec 18, 2018

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is one of those brilliant retro throwbacks that captures how games used to feel, but without any of the nonsense that arises from how they actually were. It's consistently entertaining and a blast to play. If you want something to sink your teeth into – human or otherwise – then this is a great choice for sure.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Wonder Boy is finally back, in his greatest adventure yet. An old-school, visually stunning, funny and engrossing adventure.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Dec 24, 2018

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is one of the most beautiful adventures of this year, flavored with funny moments and fascinating puzzles in the wizarding world. If you were looking for an exciting hybrid of Rayman Legends and Zelda II, now you have found it.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2018

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom pays homage to the legacy of the Wonder Boy series by refining the solid foundations of those games and forging an excellent metroidvania.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

It was so refreshing to see a game like this, especially one that plays and looks as great as it does. Any fan of 2D action games should pick this game up without question, and don’t worry if you’ve never played this series before, I was able to enjoy it fully with absolutely no knowledge of it.

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