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Cuphead

Studio MDHR
Sep 29, 2017 - Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
86 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8.8 / 10
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
5 / 5
Game Informer
8 / 10
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Cuphead Trailers

Cuphead Launch Trailer | Xbox One | Windows 10 | Steam | GOG thumbnail

Cuphead Launch Trailer | Xbox One | Windows 10 | Steam | GOG

Cuphead Announcement Trailer | Xbox One | Windows 10 | Steam thumbnail

Cuphead Announcement Trailer | Xbox One | Windows 10 | Steam

Cuphead Trailer E3 2015 thumbnail

Cuphead Trailer E3 2015


Cuphead Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Cuphead

Not just for the masochists, Cuphead is a demanding but supremely rewarding modern 2D shooter that looks and sounds fantastic.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A brutal game that's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon.

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IGN

8.8 / 10.0
IGN

Cuphead made me feel more good and more bad than any other game I've played in the last several years. I swore, laughed, and hollered with delight. I hated it (and my own fingers) for long stretches but, having finished, I realise that's more or less the point – I emerged from all that pain smiling. Rather than simply offering the player what they want, Cuphead makes them earn that right – the rewards, if you can hack the tests, are absolutely worth it. Cuphead is incredible for more than just its looks. But before you dive in, make sure you actually want a game that plays like this, and not just a game that looks like this.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A stunning work of imagination, with a collection of high quality boss battles to rival any other in gaming – and a difficultly level that's equally hard to beat.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best 2D shooters of the modern era is also one of the most visually distinctive games of the whole generation, and a stunning work of imagination on every level.

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A potent cocktail of authentic 1930s aesthetics, jazzy tunes, ingenious boss designs, and gameplay founded on the fundamentals inherent to the best 2D shooters. Cuphead sure is swell.

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Cuphead is a singular experience. Studio MDHR knew what it wanted to make, then went ahead and made it. A tough boss-rush game based on classic animation archetypes? It shouldn’t work, but here we are. It’s fun to play, and possibly even as satisfying to watch, since you can fully absorb what’s going on screen. It would have been easy to dial down the overall difficulty (and I wouldn’t have complained), but that wouldn’t have been Cuphead, either. Stick with it, is all I can say. We don't often get something that will make you laugh and grind your teeth in such close proximity.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC has Been Delayed

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC has Been Delayed

It has been announced that Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC has been delayed indefinitely

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Surprise! Cuphead is on PS4, The Delicious Last Course DLC Still to Come

Surprise! Cuphead is on PS4, The Delicious Last Course DLC Still to Come

Studio MDHR's punishing but beloved game Cuphead has surprisingly launched on PS4.

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