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Necropolis

Bandai Namco Games, Harebrained Schemes
Jul 12, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6.5 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
68 / 100
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Polygon
5.5 / 10
Game Revolution
1.5 / 5
Destructoid
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Necropolis

Necropolis pulls many ideas together to ultimately deliver a satisfactory, short dungeon-diving experience that’s best enjoyed with friends. Some of its ideas conflict with each other (such as permadeath and teammate revival), its procedural generation doesn’t offer much in the way of replayability, and its intentional vagueness can be frustrating, but it’s good for at least a few monster-smashing runs before it gets old thanks to enjoyable combat mechanics, cheeky humor, and the promise of mystery.

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A stylish roguelike both made and hampered by its own pacing.

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Ghoulish creature design and fun combat are weakened by long boring stretches, clueless AI, and snickering obscurity.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An interesting attempt to cross Dark Souls with a roguelike, but it’s not a very well mixed cocktail and the ingredients really needed to be chosen with more care.

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Roguelike hack-and-slasher Necropolis offers intense combat and a quirky setting, along with repetition, confusion, and permadeath difficulty.

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Necropolis fails to capture the magic of its influences

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At one point, I drank a “mysterious potion” that informed me that my character felt “repellent.” I can think of no better word to describe Necropolis.

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Can you play Necropolis by yourself? Only if you're really dedicated to the idea of running the same series of floors over and over with the intention of making progress. Without company, the initial dungeons begin to blend together a bit, and restarting isn't so much a pain from a pure skill-based roguelike standpoint, but a crisis of variety.

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