Percentile Rank

Devil Daggers is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 18, 2016

This is a game in which I'm trying to spin out just a few more seconds and in doing so I'm likely to spend a couple of hours at a time. I have no regrets.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 2, 2016

Invigorating and infuriating in equal measure, Devil Daggers is a journey of self torment that will do terrible things to your brain.

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Scored Reviews

Destructoid
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2016

This game is not for everyone, but if there's even a little part of you that wants to hurl daggers at skeletal spiders under extreme duress, I recommend you go to hell. It's fun here.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 8, 2016

The pixelation, the darkness, the lack of story, and the sounds all come together in this synthesis that hammers home a single point deftly: die endlessly in an arena of death, and die better every time

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2016

Devil Daggers knows exactly what it is and owns it.

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New Game Network
88 / 100
88 / 100
Mar 1, 2016

A brilliantly finely-tuned - albeit somewhat malnourished - piece of arcade first-person action for the bunnyhopping, circle-strafing, monstrosity-massacring crowd. Highly recommended.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2016

Devil Daggers' stripped-down and distilled essence of first-person shooter intensity will take up a lot of my time in the weeks to come. Every second longer that I survive in its hellish arena is a new record for myself to break, over and over again. It's a brutal, but brilliant shooter that finds strength in its minimalism, stretching a few seconds of action here and there into endless hours of dreadful fun.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2016

A brutally difficult game that is pure digital crack. Devil Daggers might grab you by the balls and shake you until you're sick, but you'll always go back for more.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 23, 2016

Devil Daggers is laser-focused on providing a very specific type of shooter experience, suggesting old school classics stripped down to their fundamental core.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 3, 2016

Devil Daggers takes the foundation of the shooter genre and builds it into a fine-tuned, challenging, exhilarating romp through hell.

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Kill Screen
72 / 100
72 / 100
Feb 18, 2016

As gaming's nostalgia shifts from 16-bit revival to a soft spot for PS1-era early 3D, Devil Daggers and similarly-minded titles like the upcoming STRAFE demonstrate that the current late-90s retro revival isn't simply devoted to looks alone, but the mechanics those games lived and died by. Sorath's self-developed engine truly shines in its dedication to maintaining a frenetic pace with unrelenting challenge.

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TechRaptor
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2016

A well made, but ultimately shallow game, Devil Daggers is a good showcase piece for indie developer Sorath, and a decent score-chaser arcade game to kill some time with.

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