Death Road to Canada Reviews

Death Road to Canada is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2016

And that's why they call it Death Road to Canada. It can be too harsh for its own good, and folks who are tired of roguelikes will struggle to embrace that part of the design, but it's still one of the better road-trip games I've played thanks to its cheerful personality, amusing writing, and all-around charm.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 9, 2018

Death Road to Canada is a really enjoyable and successful roguelite. The usual conventions and trappings of the genre are well suited to both the setting and the presentation of the game, and the novel adaptations of the old Oregon Trail conventions add a great layer of strategy and randomness to the mix. Whilst the environments can be a little repetitive and the need for replaying numerous times is potentially offputting, there is so much to discover, and so many different game modes to unlock that it's easy to recommend. While playing this won't necessarily help with an exit strategy for if your country becomes occupied by rabid and dangerous monsters, it's certainly a fun entry in the exponentially growing roguelite scene.

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7.2 / 10.0
May 8, 2018

An interesting survival experience with a touch of The Binding of Isaac and the (now) classic retro-pixel style. A good way to enjoy a different type of Apocalypse.

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81 / 100
May 8, 2018

Having a unique experience every time I play is really cool, even if it's not quite unique enough.

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9 / 10.0
May 8, 2018

A fiendishly constructed zombie mashing roguelike with a veritable mountain of stuff to do, Death Road to Canada is the hilarious, ever-compelling road trip odyssey you never knew you wanted.

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GameMAG
xtr
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 8, 2018

Death Road to Canada is a fun and varied game, thanks to humor, zombie fights, traps and cool action. Random events between stops make the result of each trip unpredictable.

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77 / 100
Aug 3, 2016

Throw some supplies into a duffle bag, find a map to Canada, and hop in the van folks, because the zombie masses of Death Road to Canada are coming for you, and getting eaten alive was never so much fun.

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

There's no doubt that Death Road to Canada makes for a great time, regardless of whether you find yourself in the rogue-like or zombie survival camp. While the game doesn't do much to innovate the genre at large, it's hard to argue with having such a good time.

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8 / 10
May 27, 2018

Featuring a character-creation tool that will keep player amused for long, an outstanding sense of humour and a multiplayer mode that will extend its lifespan, Death Road to Canada is a very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue and is easily one of the best indie games available on Nintendo's console.

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7 / 10
May 8, 2018

Death Road To Canada allows fans of the zombie genre to live out their ultimate survival fantasies again and again. Technically, there are a limitless amount of scenarios to experience thanks to the compact yet well designed gameplay, but after a while the patterns and outcomes may become a little too predictable for the average player. If you do happen to be a long-time enthusiast of zombies, this may be worth sinking your teeth into.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2018

I had a lot of fun with Death Road to Canada. The title can really sink its zombie teeth into you, inviting you to do just one more playthrough before calling it quits. Everything about the package comes together well. Even though the developers could have taken shortcuts and brushed issues aside as nostalgia for The Oregon Trail, they instead gave us a game that invokes that nostalgia while improving upon the old formula.

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NEOsite
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 9, 2018

Death Road to Canada is a game with tons of humor making this apocalypse impossible to be taken seriously. Possible combinations of perks and traits encourages experimentation, and random events makes it each time a whole new experience.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2018

There is some fun to be had here for sure, which is definitely best experienced with friends, but that doesn't make up for its issues and overall lacklustre action.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2018

Death Road to Canada may not appeal to those who can't stand roguelikes anymore; homewever, all the other players will find here a complex yet intuitive game that will keep them busy for a very long time.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 7, 2018

Death Road to Canada is a challenging but fun RPG that offers plenty of reasons to make the voyage to Canada

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7 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

This road is full of undead and you have to fight and find some food. It is good rogue-like game - at least for few hours.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
80%
May 18, 2018

Despite being two years since its original release on PC, Death Road to Canada is still as brilliant as ever.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2018

Death Road to Canada is easy to recommend to gamers who enjoy various genres. Kudos to developers Rocketcat Games and Madgarden for blending action, survival, adventure, narrative and even light RPG mechanics beautifully into a single game.

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10 / 10.0
May 15, 2018

Death Road to Canada is a joyful return to the simpler things in gaming. While it may not have the power of a AAA developer behind it, it certainly does have what AAA developers lack nowadays, a sense of fun.

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7.1 / 10.0
May 14, 2018

It's easy to recommend Death Road to Canada to anyone who's into either zombies, roguelikes or both, as it comes with its pros and cons. If you hate roguelikes, you probably won't enjoy this one, but if you're on the fence, be assured that this is one of the best executions in recent times, even if just for the absurd story and setup.

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