Devil Daggers

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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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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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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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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9 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2016

Devil Daggers knows exactly what it is and owns it.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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