Portal Knights

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 61 critic reviews
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6.3 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2017

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]

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6 / 10
May 23, 2017

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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7.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2017

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

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6 / 10
May 18, 2017

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.

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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Portal Knights tried to combine the style of the famous sand-box games such as Minecraft with action-RPG games like The Elder Scrolls, and the game succeeded in many points. I spent hours playing, exploring, searching and finishing quests so I could develop my own home and character more and more. This is a game that is definitely worth experimenting with and especially on the Nintendo Switch.

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8 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

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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60 / 100
Jul 26, 2017

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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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2018

Portal Knights on the Switch is a really enjoyable game outside of a few minor nitpicks. It can be a tad frustrating to have to constantly mine materials for new gear in the very early going. But much like Minecraft, a lot of the game is mining and exploring. If you take your time and enjoy every aspect of the game, you'll likely enjoy Portal Knights a lot more than if you just try to rush through each randomly generated island.

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5.8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Portal Knights is a Minecraft-alike with a lot of personality and a lot of promise, but in its current state, I just couldn't enjoy it. It feels bloated in places, empty in others, and just can't compare to other games in the block-placing, creation “genre”. Fun for a while, but outstays its welcome too quickly.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2017

Portal Knights certainly takes inspiration from Minecraft, but does enough different to stand on its own. It's procedurally generated environments and visuals impress the most, which make for a nice laid-back adventure.

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