Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

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7 / 10
Nov 5, 2017

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is an enjoyably addictive sliding puzzle game that although it can get repetitive has enough variety within its puzzles to keep you returning for more. Its cartoony visuals help to make for some humorous, murder cut-scenes that will either make you chuckle or grimace. If you're a huge Hallowe'en hooligan or a profoundly psychotic puzzler, Slayaway Camp is well worth checking out.

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7 / 10
Mar 20, 2018

With its cute and delightfully grotesque exterior, Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is an easily accessible and addictive puzzler that throws in '80's references where it can, by the bucket-load. It's jam-packed with unlockables, host to some brilliant synth-heavy music and doesn't shy away from some truly gruesome but equally hilarious murder sequences. There's plenty of substance here that keeps us coming back for more, and with the help of a continuous trickle of silly and over-the-top horror humour, we are hard-pushed not to crack a smile every time we give it a stab.

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B
Jun 29, 2018

Slayaway Camp is an all-around solid puzzle game.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2018

It takes a basic concept and never lingers too long on one idea, continually adding new and novel twists. For the several hours it will take you to finish, Slayaway Camp stays fresh, avoiding the common problems of the horror movies it draws influence from. Even when mimicking the absurdity of later Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street movies, it stays inventive and fun.

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8 / 10
Nov 27, 2017

Blue Wizard Digital has done a great job with Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut. The game's graphics are colorful and charming in this gory killing adventure, and the music is brilliant with a mix of creepy music with some solid rock tunes which perfectly fits the game's atmosphere. The game even includes a Platinum trophy that isn't hard to get and that should take you roughly 6-8 hours or so at most.

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8 / 10
Dec 9, 2017

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is as good as you heard it was. Thanks to a great wealth of content, not all of which is as exciting as others, it would be easy to get lost in the seemingly endless list of new levels and character unlocks, without feeling overwhelmed. Really, the game's biggest strength is how smart the puzzles are and how it balances a lot of content without feeling like there's too much. Unfortunately, some of that content feels underwhelming, almost like the game is ripping itself off.

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80%
Jan 11, 2018

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is a very fun and highly addictive sliding puzzle/slasher release on PlayStation 4 that you should definitely try. Even if gore is not your thing you can tone down the violence and still be left with an entertaining puzzle release with a ton of levels to complete, so be sure to check this one out!

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7.3 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

If you're looking for a simple and addictive puzzler that features plenty of insane cartoon violence and horror references then Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is a must-buy game.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Slayaway Camp is a nice and simplistic bloody mess. It parodies the most known mass murders from films like Friday the 13th and makes us replay themed murders. It's a nice training in causation similar to Hitman or Lara Croft Go. Simply fun.

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9 / 10
Apr 13, 2018

Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut is ridiculous fun, but more so if you’re a fan of the old school horror films it imitates. Nothing here is taken seriously, except for the puzzles themselves which are often fiendishly difficult, but always fair. As a package, it manages to evoke an odd nostalgia on top of genuine laughs, a wealth of unlockables and head-scratching puzzles. There’s a killer soundtrack to boot, which fits nicely into the background of each movie, punctuated by outlandish cartoon sound effects. This is bite-size puzzle gaming at its finest.

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