Butcher Reviews

Butcher is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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7 / 10.0
May 19, 2017

This one is fairly straight forward, since it is clearly built for a particular audience. Fans of oldschool 2D run-n-gun games will probably enjoy this game. While the difficulty may turn off some casual gamers, most people will know what they're getting into when they just look at the screenshots. If shooting bad guys and tons of gore is your thing, this one's got you covered.

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9 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

Butcher is the type of game that really checks all the boxes for quality. The action is fast and fun, all to a heart pumping soundtrack and powerful sound effects. The controls are second nature and intuitive, with only a few important buttons to remember. It has its own distinct art style that I find uniquely beautiful.

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6.9 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

Butcher is a fun, addictive riff on a classic genre with an uncompromising approach that makes it feel both rewarding and frustrating.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2017

If you’re down for some great action filled with pixelated blood and gore Butcher should be right up your alley. What it lacks in sexy graphics it makes up for in grit and intensity, so you shouldn’t necessarily discount it based only on how it looks in screenshots. Once you get on a killing spree and you’ve got some mechanized monstrosity moving around at the same time you’ll want to avoid it clicks… and there’s no other experience on the Switch right now that’s anything like it. Butcher won’t be a game for everyone but I’d imagine it will attract a cult following of people who took a number and and ready to be served something fresh and a bit bloody.

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8 / 10
Oct 11, 2017

Despite the collectable skulls that are so well hidden on each level, the gameplay is very straightforward and linear. There’s only a total of 20 stages with a sixth portal that conceals a final boss, making it a very short game overall, although its fair price point is well worth the content that it provides. It’s a game that can quite easily keep you satisfied for a weekend at least, or longer if you’re brave enough to face its highest difficulty. BUTCHER‘s Nintendo Switch release has arrived at a great time though, for it serves as a fine little appetiser to tide you over until the main course of DOOM is served.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

Butcher is a game which will undoubtedly appeal to players past the first Doom dozens of times, but, provided that the data of players will not deter the change of the camera perspective. The only weak point of the Butcher, is oddly enough a graphic component, but in these games is decided by the gameplay and if You are not confused, then ran into eshop.

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7.4 / 10.0
May 12, 2017

Butcher is an intense and visceral pixel based game with a level of gore I didn't think pixels could produce.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

Butcher might not be graphically hooking, and it may lack a bit of replay value, but it definitely put some fancy retro side-scroller shooter aside with its entertaining gameplay and gore.

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Aug 11, 2017

Fast, furious and challenging. Also not very long in length, but the game play time may well be extended as you get yourself into the sideways scrolling demon's souls type punishment coming your way should you make a mistake!

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6 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Butcher does have it’s audience, I have to admit that this game isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and the lack of checkpoints as well as the fairly shallow game play will only compound it.

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May 8, 2017

With the gratuitous violence that is included, it certainly isn’t a game for everyone but if you are comfortable with the destruction of humanity in your cybernetic hands, then BUTCHER is a game well worth keeping on your radar.

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