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Dead Cells

Motion Twin
Aug 7, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
90 / 100
IGN
9.5 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5

Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Motion Twin's challenging but fair take on the Metroidvania is one of 2018's most highly-praised titles and took home the Game Award for Best Action Game. A simply stunning side-scrolling adventure, it's not to be missed.

Pitch-perfect controls and combat

Challenging without being cheap

A somewhat steep difficulty curve


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Dead Cells Trailers

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Dead Cells Release Date Announcement Trailer - Available August 7, 2018

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Dead Cells coming to console in 2018!

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Dead Cells - You'll get better... Eventually.


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Critic Reviews for Dead Cells

A stellar action platformer with gorgeous presentation and excellent combat. Punishing but worth it.

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Dead Cells fuses breakneck motion with an emphasis on risk-and-reward for an incredibly engaging action-platformer.

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The Metroidvania at its best: a swaggering role-playing beat-'em-up that's very easy on the eyes and dense with secrets.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best made Metroidvanias of recent years, but despite all the clever inspiration taken from other games it's a shame it doesn't have more unique ideas of its own.

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The reward loops are addictive and continually open up new things for the player to explore

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Dead Cells is an incredibly satisfying mishmash of genres that's more than the sum of its parts.

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The field of indie roguelike Metroidvanias is littered with competition, but Dead Cells stands out by focusing on movement and combat. None of its peers feel as good in their moment-to-moment play.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Dead Cells Gets Fatal Falls DLC Early Next Year

Dead Cells Gets Fatal Falls DLC Early Next Year

Dead Cells, the 2018 Game of the Year winning roguelite action game, is getting yet more DLC in the form of Fatal Falls, arriving early in 2021.

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August's PS Now Games Have Been Revealed

August's PS Now Games Have Been Revealed

Sony has revealed three games PS Now subscribers will be able to play in the month of August

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Dead Cells Players on PC Can Now Access Older Versions of the Game with the Legacy Update

Dead Cells Players on PC Can Now Access Older Versions of the Game with the Legacy Update

Dead Cells has received a lot of post-launch support, and now players can revisit prior versions with today's new update.

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