Percentile Rank

Golem Gates is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Sergey_3847

Top Critic

Apr 12, 2018

Golem Gates is an innovative CCG/RTS mash-up that includes several game modes and benefits from great graphics and sound design.

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Skewed & Reviewed
Apr 10, 2018

Golem Gates takes two of my all-time favorite game styles, RTS and CCG and mixes them together in a unique and fun way.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3
Eric

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 3, 2018

Golem Gates is simply fun, and the CCG aspects work wonderfully well. Eliminating the conventional 'build orders' that plague modern RTS releases, and having the ability to design your own deck before battle is actually very impressive. This is relatively unknown at the moment, and it's a shame as with more popularity it could easily be a pretty big hit, as most enjoyment will be from playing other people.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 3, 2019

Golem Gates is a great strategy title that blends CCG and RTS elements into an enjoyable combat-heavy form, while offering a world and soundscape that I immediately fell in love with.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 5, 2018

Whilst Golem Gates isn't without its flaws, it does enough right that I enjoyed the what the campaign gave me.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2019

Golem Gates’ main campaign will take you around eight or nine hours to work through, and a survivor and trial mode will give you plenty more to sink your teeth into, should you want.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 9, 2019

Golem Gates lands on the Nintendo Switch as a proposal that merges Real Time Strategy elements with card-based strategy games and it does a very good job at it, even if it can become too easy after the player is fully invested into the game. Golem Gates also features an involving degree of strategic complexity, a carefully crafted art style and online functionalities that are more than welcome in this effort that is certain to please fans of RTS and card-based strategy games.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Add to that the performance issues on Switch and the console release becomes an even harder sell. Were it not for a truly delightful core gameplay loop, Golem Gates would be an easy pass. As it is, there is a compelling experience to be found, but it's buried deep.

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AbsoluteXbox
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jun 10, 2019

Overall, Golem Gates left me with more questions than answers. I think the adjective “enjoyed” is a bit of a stretch, but it wasn’t the worst game I’ve ever played.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jun 6, 2019

For all its faults I couldn't help but enjoy my time with Golem Gates.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 3, 2019

Overall, fans of RTS games may get some fun out of Golem Gates, but it's hard to get around the fact that this mash-up of tactical RTS gameplay with the random nature of the deck-building element of the game leads to a watered-down tactical experience. If you're happy enough to enjoy it for what it is you'll get a decent amount of fun out of the various modes on offer, but anyone looking for a serious RTS or deck-building experience would be best sticking to either genre exclusively, rather than taking a chance on this well-meaning but misguided mishmash.

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