Gauntlet

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

24%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews
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Unscored
Sep 29, 2014

Don't spend the $20 asking price, but consider it for a weekend jaunt if you can get a sale price on a four-pack.

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Unscored
Sep 25, 2014

With a party of four, it's an enjoyable diversion and the four classes are well balanced and complementary, but the traps, layouts and enemies aren't quite disruptive enough, and even on higher difficulties the routine of combat tests endurance rather than creative solutions.

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Unscored
Aug 19, 2015

There is a lot of customization in terms of the various equipment you can outfit each character with, but it doesn't come close to the variety of builds that would have been available had the game employed a traditional loot system. Alas, Gauntlet isn't that game.

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Sep 24, 2014
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5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2014

If you're going to get it do so now, because there won't be anyone around to play with by Christmas. Gauntlet needs fun, badly.

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Oct 6, 2014

There are some neat little deviations from the formula here, but it's far too safe to linger in your memory once you've had your fill of slaying monsters.

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5 / 10
Sep 29, 2014

It's certainly not the worst Gauntlet revamp there's ever been, but there's too little substance or variety to satisfy either new fans or old.

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Aug 19, 2015

This could have been much better if it had made a few more modern day concessions like random loot drops and a proper XP system. Still, if you're a retro gamer who fancies a change to Diablo III, it's undeniably fun for an evening session while you catch up with friends or even with randomers online.

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6 / 10
Aug 21, 2015

Personally, I was happy to have finished the game because I was so worn out by the monotony that I just wanted to stop. If I didn't feel compelled to finish every single level in the campaign for review purposes, I probably wouldn't have bothered seeing the ending. Yet despite everything I've just said, I will say that Gauntlet: Slayer Edition does suffice as a multiplayer experience. It's serviceable enough that, if you and a couple of friends want to get together to play games over some drinks, you're not going to have too bad of a time with this title. It's still a such mindless button masher that I actually preferred playing as the Elf because it's a lot less taxing on the fingers. It's also really not all that fulfilling, especially with the particularly lackluster boss battles, but that doesn't mean that it's an awful title. If all you're looking for is an arcade-styled experience, then Gauntlet: Slayer Edition will fill that void. There's even an Endless mode that you can run through for a mostly uninterrupted experience, and you can head online if you don't mind matchmaking. However, only the most die-hard fans will probably keep playing long after the credits roll, and it's a really short game.

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Aug 23, 2015

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition on the PS4 is great fun with some friends, but the end-game consists of too much repetition and endlessly grinding for gold coins.

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