Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

91%

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Based on 23 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

This is the best version of Shovel Knight yet, and Treasure Trove is the most complete package. In addition to piling ever more new features on top of the original, Yacht Club has improved on Shovel Knight in nearly every way with the Specter of Torment expansion. From the story and writing to the simple fluidness of platforming and combat, Specter Knight is an excellent new step for the series.

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91 / 100
Mar 15, 2017

Shovel Knight Treasure Trove brings us back knight with shovel to prove that it remains one of the best independent games of recent years. With the original game, the two expansions and all the content as new modes or game options, this edition is an essential for Nintendo Switch.

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9 / 10
Mar 8, 2017

While the original game was a fabulous romp, the Treasure Trove collection is more than worthy of investing some time into. Anyone who already has the original will obtain the upgraded package for free, but if bought separately, each of the three released campaigns should keep you entertained with great platforming that’s full of charm. With more stuff coming in the next year, the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is worth its weight in gold.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 15, 2017

Shovel Knight is a fresh take on the classic genre, which not only absorbed all the best that could represent the market, but also adapted the old ideas under modern standards

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

Shovel Knight is an amazing franchise I hope to see continue long into the future, and is one of the few games I have actually beaten more than two times in this sea of endless titles releasing. A must own.

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9 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Through Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games not only unearthed rough conerstones of the past, but also polished them by modern standards. Then Plague of Shadows let brave alchemists experience a more elaborate, explosive formula, while Specter of Torment came back from the dead to sharpen both the gameplay and the narrative, a fantastic journey now gathered into this well-named Treasure Trove.

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9 / 10
Mar 22, 2017

If retro-styled 2D platformers have made a comeback, one of the names most recently associated to this revival is the Shovel Knight series. Now Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove brings a compilation of the previous chapters in the series that rightfully belongs in the Nintendo Switch of every 2D platformers' fan, from its memorable soundtrack, long-lasting lifespan, engaging challenges and quality level design, no sidescroller enthusiast should go without Shovel Knight.

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90 / 100
Mar 18, 2017

Yacht Club Games is still surprising us with the Sovel Knight expansions, with a lot of sustancial changes, Specter of Torment is a challenging experience that compliments Treasure Trove as a must have package to every fan of platform games.

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9 / 10
Mar 6, 2017

Shovel Knight has always been excellent, but bundling these three chapters together, including new functionality, increases the attractiveness of an already incredibly compelling package. These games are fantastic, and having the complete Shovel Knight experience in one spot, clocking in at around 15 hours of gameplay in our case, makes this a must-have for Switch owners - especially those that have so far failed to dig into this game and its add-ons.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

As a package, Treasure Trove is an excellent way to expand a newly-formed Switch library with a wonderful 8-bit platforming package.

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