Hammerwatch

BlitWorks, Crackshell

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
71
Top Critic Average
55%
Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Hammerwatch

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneDec 15, 2017
Nintendo SwitchDec 23, 2017
PCAug 12, 2013
PlayStation 4Dec 19, 2017

Developer: Crackshell

Publisher: BlitWorks

Genres: Action, RPG

The highly acclaimed hack & slash Hammerwatch is finally here! Kill hordes of enemies with varied looks and features through unique environments with traps, hidden secrets and puzzles. Master 7 different classes, including The Sorcerer, a new class coming first to consoles; and unlock and upgrade their unique abilities. Play solo or co-op from bottom to top of Castle Hammerwatch in the fantasy pixel art environment. Then crawl around the desert in the Temple of the Sun Expansion and try to survive in the two extra modes. Gather your friends and unleash your powers in a memorable couch-play session! KEY FEATURES - 7 unique classes - Character development - 2 campaigns: Castle Hammerwatch, Temple of the Sun - 2 extra modes:Hero defense, Survival - Hard, medium and easy of course - Customizable difficulty - Local multiplayer co-op, 1-4 players

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Hammerwatch – Gameplay Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Hammerwatch – Gameplay Trailer | PS4

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Kite the good fight.

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As a solo venture, the game can feel boring and tedious as it starts off way too slowly, despite throwing in some interesting boss fights later on. My recommendation is that you play it with friends, chat over some third-party voice program, and forget about your worries as you mindlessly slay hundreds upon hundreds of worms and skeletons and bugs and bats.

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Those looking for a game that properly ends may be disappointed in its initial simplicity, but those who enjoy challenging themselves with speed runs or complex rules with find a good time. Heck, there's even the promise of online play in the future, so those with family or friends afar can enjoy it together down the road. Regardless of how you want to play Hammerwatch, it's a satisfying experience through and through.

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Hammerwatch is a very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalog that brings a fluid visual environment, a good variety of characters and a well developed local multiplayer mode to a retro-style adventure game that will certainly entertain many players. While the solo mode is less compelling than the local multiplayer and the promised online multiplayer is not available from the start, Hammerwatch is well worth a visit from those looking for an action-packed adventure.

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