Darkestville Castle

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

50%

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5 / 10
Sep 9, 2020

For content starved fans of the classic point and click adventure, it's hard not to get excited about a new entry in the genre, particularly one whose visuals inspire a feel good nostalgic hit for all things LucasArts. Dig a little deeper though and you'll find this is an underwhelming imitator of the legends of yesteryear. Too many obscure puzzles and too many unfunny jokes prevent Darkestville Castle from being the Secret of Monkey Island successor it so obsessively wants to be.

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IGN Italy
Stefano Castagnola

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7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

An enjoyable graphic adventure heavily inspired by the great classics of the past, with a light-hearted approach to storytelling and plenty of puzzles to solve. It's not a new masterpiece but it can provide hours of entertainment for all the fans of old school adventure games.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

While Darkestville Castle may not ultimately signify the rebirth of point and click,it's still an enjoyable adventure, and the Switch optimisation makes it an even more enjopyable experience.

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85 / 100
Aug 12, 2020

Darkestville Castle is a humorous point and click adventure game that doesn't add anything new, but offers a very polished experience. Some control annoyances do little to hamper the experience and jokes land more often than not.

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68 / 100
Aug 30, 2020

Darkestville Castle is a nostalgic game for sure. But play at your own risk as rose-colored glasses are not included.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

Though lacking some of the flair and longevity of its classically inspired genre brethren, Darkestville Castle nonetheless provides an enjoyable dollop of point and click adventuring by swapping out the usual fresh-faced hero for a sarcastic and high amusing viliain. This is one for genre newcomers and stalwarts alike.

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75 / 100
Oct 6, 2017

Darkestville Castle healthily solicits curiosity and delivers clicks in the form of satisfying punchlines.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

I keep bringing this series up, but if you liked the Monkey Island games, you'll almost certainly enjoy Darkestville Castle. In fact, if you've always wanted to try one and are allergic to PC gaming, this is not a bad experience on Switch at all. The visuals and humor are worth it, at the very least.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

Although it wears its inspirations on its sleeve, you needn't have knowledge of point-and-click adventure classics to enjoy Darkestville Castle. The jokes are fine, the characters are fun, and the puzzles are comfortably illogical. Enjoy your visit.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

If you are an old of point and click adventures then you will find a lot to of charm and enjoyment in Darkestville Castle. Just don't expect the second coming of Monkey Island.

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