City of Brass

Uppercut Games

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
69
Top Critic Average
33%
Critics Recommend
Based on 51 critic reviews
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City of Brass

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 4, 2018
Xbox OneMay 4, 2018
PCMay 4, 2018

Developer: Uppercut Games

Genres: Roguelike, Action

First-Person Arabian Nights Rogue-Lite! Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out. This City Has Teeth! Players will have to leap across pits, slide under blades, avoid spears or arrows, evade or employ sprung paving slabs, and skirt round poison gas traps – all the while manipulating these dangers to their advantage against enemies. Deadly Magic, Mischievous Genies! Incarcerated within the city are genies, most of them friendly, who will barter benefits in return for loot or grant wishes for a powerful advantage. Endless Death, Eternal Replayability! The rhythmic interplay between sword and whip is carefully tuned along with sprinting, crouching, sliding, leaping and vaulting to give a fluid, balanced and natural feel to the movement and melee. Eternal replayability is granted by a design that encourages combinative gameplay within an ever-changing but logical procedurally generated world. Players will die in the City of Brass – often, and quite horribly – but they will always want to come back for just one more try…

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There's no doubt that City of Brass is meant to be punishing. But between its ungainly controls, its inability to stave off a sense of tedious repetition, and spirit-breaking lack of progression, it feels far less fair and more painful than its rogue-lite brethren. Its superficial use of the Arabian Nights folklore, combined with its monotonous design and reliance on exotic cliche, make it as uninteresting to experience as it is excruciating to endure.

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6 / 10
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A novel setting and concept can't hide the game's technical limitations, but this is still an entertaining first person roguelike that does try to do things differently.

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A gorgeous and unique setting, engaging environmental puzzles, and plentiful accessibility options result in a strong, enjoyable roguelite adventure

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City of Brass is a good dungeon crawler, with some of its best moments and mechanics derived from its rendition of an Arabian Nights theme. While its repetitive scenery and uneven presentation are noticeable tarnishes on its sheen, the satisfying combat and well-balanced difficulty curve will keep you going back for more.

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Recent News

Free PC Game Available Right Now Through Epic Games Store

Free PC Game Available Right Now Through Epic Games Store

The first-person dungeon crawler City of Brass, from the studio composed of ex-Bioshock developers, is now free to download through the Epic Games Store.

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Rime is now free on the Epic Games Store

Rime is now free on the Epic Games Store

Followed by City of Brass on May 30

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City of Brass is the next Epic Games Store freebie

City of Brass is the next Epic Games Store freebie

Rime is free this week.

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City of Brass gets classy and characterful in a big update

City of Brass gets classy and characterful in a big update

City of Brass got a good chunk broader today, as the Fortune's Rivals update added two new playable characters with unique weapons to bother the undead with.

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