Percentile Rank

Loot Rascals is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 8, 2017

Funny, strange, sweet, accessible, as intricate as a Gordian knot with it. Loot Rascals is a smart piece of game design executed with delightful style. Even so, it feels as though the mechanics overwhelm all else – I do think it would benefit from offering more structure and goals in order to then earn the daily-play status it clearly desires.

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Scored Reviews

The Game Fanatics
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2017

Luckily, Loot Rascals is so charming that the permadeath is much less of a frustration than it is in most roguelikes. The world is bright and colorful, and there’s always a collection of new, laughably weird monsters to battle. Many of the cards you pick up are humorous too like a salt sock that prevents you from slipping on ice or an inflatable pool toy for a weapon. The game is like a cartoon version of Red Dwarf by way of Adult Swim.

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PS3Blog.net
85%
85%
Mar 7, 2017

Loot Rascals is a very fun implementation of the roguelike formula to a charming and colorful release. The quirky art style and character design are perfect for the game’s gameplay mechanics, and its soundtrack perfectly fits the game. This is a very addictive release that will keep you busy for many hours. It happened to me the first time I played it – before I noticed I had already spent four hours playing! I liked my time with the game so much that I’ve continued to go back to it even after writing this review, and that greatly speaks to the quality of this release.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

With Loot Rascals, I feel like I can loot forever. Whether that's actually true has yet to be proven, but I'm going to have lots of fun figuring it out.

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Sirus Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Roxanne Co
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

A great title for the genre and definitely worth the investment.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Apr 6, 2017

Perhaps it is the requirement of balance that made me love a game with such randomness behind it, as balancing my turns or the cards made me feel powerful in a world of beautiful chaos. I think Loot Rascals actually taught me something, which isn't something I say often about video games.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Loot Rascals is bizarre – and not only because the experimental attitude that Hollow Ponds takes in gameplay design. Loot Rascals will take you to a strange but enjoyable place, especially if you consider yourself a “fan of video games” – even if it is only for 15 minutes at a time.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

When taking just a look at Loot Rascals, it may come across as familiar to some and simply intriguing to others. Some will recognize the art style from Adventure Time while others, like me, will appreciate the combination of colors as they explore the randomness of the hexagonal moon that they find themselves on. Why is your character on some random moon? Because it apparently got in the way of a new resort / camp that a robot was sent to go set up. This results in your goal to get the "Liquid Anything" that it was transporting back to finish construction.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

Loot Rascals is a unique roguelike whose bright and breezy presentation contrasts nicely with its intricate systems and ferocious difficulty.

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Gamerheadquarters
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

It's a blast to play and I absolutely loved it.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

Loot Rascals is a game that oozes charm and character. It features bright and vibrant visuals with excellent character design and a soundtrack that fits perfectly. But behind that cute exterior is a very challenging game that will test your skills to their fullest. If you’re up for the challenge, be sure to give this one a try on PS4!

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Thumbsticks
Mar 29, 2017

Loot Rascals, like other roguelikes, might not be for everyone, but it is the game's charm and engaging approach to stat loadout and item management (as dull as that sounds) that make it enjoyable and helps turn what otherwise might have been frustration into a learning experience. Ultimately you might not get very far, but you won’t regret the time spent trying.

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Without the Sarcasm
Mar 4, 2017

Loot Rascals is a quirky, unique roguelike that manages to simplify the genre without taking away the strategic bits that make roguelikes so much fun. My only major issue with it is that it lacks the level of variety that is really required for maximum replayability.

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Fortress of Solitude
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

In the end, I found myself falling in love with Loot Rascals‘ stunning visuals and it’s punishing gameplay.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

The loop of finding better cards and making your way through a tough area is fast and enticing – when you're dealt the right hand

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The Games Machine
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

Loot Rascals is a roguelike, as they say, easy to learn but hard to master (despite having only five levels). Trying to escape the "doomed" planet can be really fun, expecially at the beginning. The multiplayer is curious but rather limited, the daily runs offer a moderate challenge, and at the end this is a game you'll probably enjoy once in a while.

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ThisGenGaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2017

I really liked a lot of things about Loot Rascals but it’s just a shame that luck plays a factor too often. The art style is colorful and charming, the gameplay is easy to learn but has a lot of depth to it along with player freedom and the procedural generation keeps things fresh. The whole card system is really cool but I just found myself getting frustrated that they weren’t dropping often enough to give me a chance of making it to the next level. The time limit on turns makes it so you can’t even work as long as you might need to powering yourself up to give you a fair shot as well. I really think Hollow Pond did mostly right here but some refinements could be made to make Loot Rascals really special.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

Loot Rascals may have missed an obvious opportunity on the Vita and Nintendo Switch, but it's still worth playing on either PlayStation 4 or PC. It's a great deal of fun, it's charming, and it's highly addictive.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2017

Loot Rascals is a quirky turn based card strategy game that incorporates rogue-like elements. The off the wall presentation hides a surprisingly deep system to manage, but luck often hampers the best laid plans meaning progression feels limited at times.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

Deceptively deep gameplay and a pitch-perfect style make Loot Rascals a treat to pick up and play, but its over-reliance on luck and its failure to impart a sense of progression make it just as easy to put back down.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

As frustrating as it is fun, Loot Rascals is both hilariously charming and crushingly difficult.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

With a deeper sense of strategy than most games of its kind, Loot Rascals might just be the thinking man's roguelike you've been waiting for. Although slow and steady, it offers a lot to love.

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Video Chums
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

Loot Rascals is a delightful yet frustrating experience.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 7, 2017

Loot Rascals has potential, but the over reliance on luck and a lack of any real progression lets it down some what. I appreciate what Hollow Ponds is attempting to do with the game but without any tangible feedback that you’re improving it can feel like effort and time is being wasted. Still, the gameplay is actually fun, and the on-the-fly strategy aspect utilising cards is a system that has been implemented well. Loot Rascals looks great and plays well, and its style will appeal to some. If you want a game that is challenging, humourous, but very reliant on luck then Loot Rascals is for you.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5
3 / 5
Mar 2, 2017

Loot Rascals is a bit of a frustrating package because the core concept is so damn interesting and well done, it’s just everything that surrounds it that sours the experience.

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PowerUp!
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

While the gameplay is solid and the visuals interesting, it’s not engrossing enough to overcome the continuous repetitious need to start from scratch.

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NZGamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

Live or die by the whims of the dice – for better or worse.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 6, 2017

Loot Rascals is an intriguing and infectiously charming roguelike. Its central mechanics are tense and engaging, and the meta-mechanic surrounding them provide a satisfying gimmick. Unfortunately, its card-based stat system offers little strategic variety, and its procedural generation can be frustrating.

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NEOsite
5.5 / 10.0
NEOsite
aysnel

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2017

One of the dozens similar small titles which quickly grows monotonous. There were some good ideas, but the developer didn't manage to fulfill its potential.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 7, 2017

Loot Rascals is a gorgeous, tactical turn-based roguelike that doesn’t always give back as much as it takes.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 3, 2017

Loot Rascals is a neat variation of roguelikes with a charming, oddball style that's unfortunately marred by an over-reliance on luck and frustrating difficulty spikes.

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