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Portal Knights

505 Games, Keen Games
May 19, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Areajugones
6.3 / 10
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
GamingTrend
60 / 100
The Games Machine
8 / 10
COGconnected
70 / 100
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Portal Knights - Reveal Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Portal Knights - Reveal Trailer | PS4

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Critic Reviews for Portal Knights

Ultimately, Portal Knights aims to put RPG elements and Zelda-style combat into a Minecraft-like game. Minecraft works because everything is systemic. It's huge, but everything you can find conforms to particular conditions – diamond only appears below a certain height, sugar cane is found on sand next to water, etc. – so you know where to look. When you remove these systems, you have a Portal Knights island; the resources are all over the place, at any height, and if you can't see them, you want you need another island. It removes the incentive to explore, because there is nothing to find.

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Portal Knights uses Nintendo Switch to cover some of its failiures and become a better game than the original one. A videogame that, without been perfect, it entertains the player for a lot of hours. [Víctor Rodríguez separately reviewed the PS4 (5.5) and Switch (7) versions. Their scores have been averaged]

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Minecraft meets an action-RPG: a bunch of nice ideas not very well implemented. Very nice graphics.

Review in Italian | Read full review

The Minecraft's heritage here is inescapable. A good experiencie, and a really adictive game that allows us to improve our character through procedural environments.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Portal Knights takes inspiration from a variety of games, blending the crafting and building of games like Minecraft and merging loose RPG elements to make it a sandbox game with a goal.

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While it seemed like it tried hard to be Minecraft but "with a twist," it still held a unique charm with its biomes, portals and eventful stories, as well as the class and custom character system. With the craft system lacking in favor for grinding combat, the game could use some balancing and tweaking to be what it advertises to the public.

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The Games Machine

Daniele Dolce
8 / 10.0
The Games Machine

Portal Knights is the perfect opportunity if you're willing to get close to the universe of Minecraft & C., or if you're looking for something a little bit more complex than mere resource gathering and building. The RPG component is pretty thin, but deep enough to offer different approaches to the game. Thumbs up.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Portal Knights is a kid's game, and with that come the kid game trappings: Cutesy visuals, minor challenge, whimsical story, and simple design.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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