Death Squared

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

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Unscored
Jul 13, 2018
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7 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

In short, Death Squared is an incredibly fun puzzle game for Nintendo Switch. While it may be unrewarding for second playthroughs and in-game progression, the fact that there are over a 100 levels means that players who love puzzle games will love this too. Not only that, but the seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op means that whether you want to play by yourself, or with a friend, or three other friends, you'll be able to with the just a push of the Joy-Con release. If you have a love of puzzle games and a Nintendo Switch, or if you're having a get together with your friends soon, Death Squared should be on your short-list.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2017

Death Squared is an intelligent puzzler that challenges single and multiplayer gamers alike.

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7 / 10
Aug 17, 2017

As much fun as I had with Death Squared it just seems a little bland when compared to the other big puzzles games available. It may sound harsh, but we can only know the quality of something by comparing it to its peers. And while Death Squared is certainly not the runt of the litter, it’s not the star either.

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4.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2017

If you're desperate for a local co-op puzzle game, then Death Squared will certainly scratch that itch. However, lack of variety in levels means that it can get pretty monotonous very quickly.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2017

Death Squared is an excellent addition to any puzzle fan's library. The puzzles may be a source of frustration at times, but they're also so well designed that you'll feel like you've accomplished a lot when solving them. The inherent co-op nature lends itself perfectly to multiplayer, especially on the Switch, where it doesn't require much to get a two-player game going, and the plethora of levels means plenty of time spent solving puzzles. It's yet another solid title in the system's young library.

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Unscored
Aug 9, 2017

there is nothing like sitting with your significant other, each holding a Joy-Con, and jointly working out how to meet the objective of each stage.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Aug 9, 2017

For those who like a bit of challenge in their puzzle games and can look past some basic presentation, Death Squared has enough to satisfy the most daring player.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

Death Squared is well worth the investment and is definitely a title puzzle game enthusiasts should pick up and everyone else might find enjoyment from, especially with friends.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

Death Squared might have launched on Steam, but it feels like this game and the Nintendo Switch were made for each other. Deceptively smart puzzles, an endearingly smarmy sense of humor, and organic, instantaneous multiplayer all at a great price make Death Squared a must-buy on Switch.

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