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Based on 34 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Jun 19, 2019

Imperfect controls and other minor annoyances aside, Vaporum is a very enjoyable dungeon-crawler. Its insistence on tile-based movement results in battles that are decided by a rather peculiar dance.

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Pixel Arts
Nima Rezaie
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2019

In the end, Vaporum was a welcome return to a world I had long been away from. Vaporum's role-playing and survival experience combine well with Duncan Crawler's style, and this game chains you to the end.

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70 / 100
May 22, 2019

Vaporum is a classic and quality dungeon crawler that, although it achieves a fair balance between exploration, combat and puzzles, suffers from a difficulty typical of the genre that is not suitable for all audiences. The plot is interesting enough to invite you to move forward, and the setting is quite accomplished and inspired, but the size of the inventory, and the nature of some puzzles tarnish the end result. The Nintendo Switch version has also suffered significant technical cuts and the font is too small in its portable mode, perhaps it is not the ideal platform for this game.

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May 3, 2019

All in all, most of the issues addressed above happened in the second half of the game. Vaporum almost literally felt like it lost steam the farther I progressed. Which is, personally, the most disappointing aspect. The beginning and most of the mid-section was where I had an actual wonderful time, where the later half continually soured my perception. There was definitely heart put into the project, which only serves to disappoint me even further. The game is priced at $19.99 on both Steam and Humble Bundle, whereas it’s priced at $24.99 on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. I am not sure why there are two different price sets, but even at $19.99 I recommend for the game to go on sale before purchasing. I appreciate Fatbot Games’ attempt, especially at the beginning, but I can’t in good faith ignore the second half of the game.

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7.8 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

Vaporum is, in its beginnings, a harsh, hard and implacable game, but once we move through its corridors and levels and approach its entrails, the reward for being constant and learning from our mistakes is enormous. The entrance barrier of this game is great, but it is definitely worth overcoming it for the many hours of fun and challenges that await us. If you were expecting a dungeon crawler in which to lose you for hours, with an excellent atmosphere, a character customization system and deep skills, some excellent puzzles and a story that is followed with interest, Vaporum is a safe bet that you should not miss .

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8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Vaporum is a beautiful experience! surely you have to condone some problems in the game to enjoy it completely, but we don't see these kind of games every day, and that's what exactly makse it worth a try.

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Pure Nintendo
Jennifer Sheffield

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9 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

Vaporum is a "Steampunk Dungeon Crawler" with a hidden mystery lying underneath the strange laboratory of mechanical creatures out to destroy you. I recommend this game to anyone looking to play a game with collecting, puzzle solving, and combat.

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Apr 26, 2019

Vaporum is slightly undermined by its weaker console port, but just very slightly. Even on consoles, it still offers a solid dungeon crawling experience.

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3.2 / 5.0
Apr 24, 2019

Steampunk, action rpg and dungeon crawler all in one. Need I say more? Give it a try already!

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

Vaporum is a steampunk take on classic dungeon crawler genre. It is similar to Legend of Grimrock in many aspects, but features slightly worse motivation for progress and brand new set of enemies.

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