Sublevel Zero

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

31%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 14, 2015

A welcome revival for a much missed genre, Sublevel Zero's roguelike design can't quite sustain it in the long term.

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Unscored
Oct 7, 2015

So there Sublevel Zero lies, this peculiar mix of instantly entertaining and disappointingly hollow. Tidying up the crafting, and making it meaningful, would add a lot. And gosh, it desperately needs a rethink about those unexplained, unpredictable dead-ends. But heck, I want to keep on playing anyway. I feel like so much more could be added to it, and I rather hope to see that happen. As it is, I'm suspicious it won't hold people's attention long enough for the £11 entry fee.

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Unscored
Oct 13, 2015
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68 / 100
Oct 18, 2015

I want to be able to recommend Sublevel Zero to everyone out of principle, but I can't do that in good conscience. It's a game with a striking presentation, but suffers from problems that no amount of sheen can cover up. Float past this one, sadly waving at what could have been.

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Oct 8, 2015

This isn't just any roguelike game, it's a calculated equation of how to pull off the technique with success.

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Oct 9, 2015

Taking inspiration from a number of genres and combining them to make a fresh and challenging experience, Sublevel Zero is a great experience and is definitely worth your time!

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Wait for Sale
Oct 8, 2015
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7 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2015

Sublevel Zero's novelty is how faithfully it resurrects concepts of a fallen genre. It's cool that Sigtrap Games made a game like Descent, but pressing those ideas inside the mold of a roguelike leaves a significant amount of empty space.

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7 / 10
Nov 13, 2015

For people that once loved Descent, and in their heart of hearts still do, Sublevel Zerois a compelling answer for those that want a modern day take on the genre. It is not without issues though. It is an expertly crafted 6DOF game with tight controls, but the rogue parts of its cross genre appeal are rough enough around the edges to be problematic.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2015

Inching closer to demise in Sublevel is a tightening vice that'll persist past every destroyed core and through every wormhole.

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