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Death's Gambit

Adult Swim Games, White Rabbit
Aug 14, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
67 / 100
6.7 / 10
6 / 10
6.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
6 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
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Death's Gambit - Cinematic Trailer | Steam + PS4 thumbnail

Death's Gambit - Cinematic Trailer | Steam + PS4

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Death's Gambit Features Trailer (2018)

Death's Gambit Gameplay Trailer 2018 | Adult Swim Games thumbnail

Death's Gambit Gameplay Trailer 2018 | Adult Swim Games

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Critic Reviews for Death's Gambit

Ambitious ideas and a twisting story are marred by bad design choices.

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6.7 / 10.0
Mike Epstein

Death's Gambit is a very blunt attempt to fuse two beloved games, Dark Souls and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, into one challenging 2D action-platformer. Developer White Rabbit shows a strong understanding of what made each of them great but glosses over fundamentals that all great games need, such as responsive controls and an understandable game world, and falls short of its promise.

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This 2D action-platformer is a gorgeous but frustrating test of patience.

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In the end, Death's Gambit resonates as a flawed gem, one I'm happy to have played. It's an uneven experience bogged down by technical woes and stilted combat, but if you can enjoy less-than-pristine games in spite of rough spots, it's worth taking a chance on. Just hold out for a few patches first.

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It may be different to what was initially promised, but Death's Gambit is nevertheless a great game, especially if you are into Dark Souls, Castlevania and Shadow of the Colossus, all mixed and presented in a beautiful 2D art style.

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Death's Gambit is almost an above average 2D hardcore title, with challenging bosses and some solid environmental design. However the game lacks atmosphere and the story just doesn't quite take hold. The world is compact enough that repetition is unavoidable, and repeating the same steps can you wear down. Death's Gambit isn't a bad game but it simply doesn't have the spark that others in the genre do.

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A great way to enjoy a great cocktail between the Souls saga and a metroidvania. Lots of time to die and an interactive death system are his main features.

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The gameplay is solid and the combat is weighty, with some decent platforming physics to boot. I enjoyed its sumptuous visuals and the inventive design of some of its creatures and characters.

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