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Iron Crypticle

TIKIPOD Ltd, Confused Pelican
Jul 12, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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8 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
PlayStation Universe
9 / 10
Push Square
6 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
Pure Nintendo
7 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5
8.5 / 10
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IRON CRYPTICLE - Launch Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

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Critic Reviews for Iron Crypticle


Steve C
8 / 10

Iron Crypticle is a fantastic rogue-lite update of some of the seminal arcade experiences of my youth, and provides a rewarding challenge even at its easiest setting.

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Fun and easy to control. Not extremely beautiful, but gets the job done due its low price.

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Reinvigorating the twin-stick shooter like few before it with a veritable masterclass of design, you absolutely do not want to sleep on Iron Crypticle.

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A fun throwback to a number of different beloved titles, Iron Crypticle is fun in short bursts and can be a blast with friends. Yet, aside from the charm of the 8-bit visuals, there isn't an enormous amount here to keep you dungeon running once the initial novelty wears thin.

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Tikipod has done it again with Iron Crypticle, successfully reviving an old-school arcade concept and infusing it with some modern ideas. Iron Crypticle may not do a ton of innovative or new things with that twin-stick concept, but it nonetheless hits all the right notes in recreating that gameplay that made Smash TV such a smash hit. If you've ever been into twin-stick shooters or want another game for local co-op, Iron Crypticle is a great choice; fun gameplay, high replayability, and decent presentation make this one easy to recommend.

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There's plenty to enjoy with Iron Crypticle. It will definitely suit fans of retro aesthetics and arcade-esque titles, but shooting using the right stick in only eight directions is a hindering experience which is likely to frustrate players, in an otherwise solid game.

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While a bit slow to get going, there's a great amount of variety in Iron Crypticle once the action heats up.

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Iron Crypticle is the perfect example of a game whose whole is worth more than the sum of its parts.

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