Death's Gambit

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7 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

Despite its flaws, I appreciate Death's Gambit and what it has accomplished. It offers a challenging, story-driven platforming experience that will reward the patient and methodical. Wrapped in a beautiful pixel art veneer and topped with a wonderful soundtrack, Death's Gambit is a treat for those willing to spend the time to master its combat and enemies. Will it appeal to everyone, absolutely no! However, much like games like Dark Souls, I don't really think that's the point.

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7.3 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2018

In Death's Gambit we find a "I want but I can't". It will like to the fans of the "soulslike", but they will stay with a bittersweet taste for its mistakes and lack of personality.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018
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Sep 18, 2018

Death's Gambit does a good job of blending a beautiful pixel world with the challenge of a souls-like game while still managing to be easy for newcomers. Minor gripes keep it from being a solid A.

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Aug 15, 2018

The new action-RPG Death's Gambit is an ambitious, initially attractive 2D souls-alike, but it frequently stumbles where it should soar.

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

Despite its shortcomings, Death's Gambit is a strong game and has enough quality to be a possible contender for Indie of the Year. Highly recommended for Dark Souls fans and RPG gamers alike.

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65 / 100
Sep 28, 2018

Death's Gambit makes a literal and blatant use of a multitude of mechanics, concepts and aesthetic aspects directly imported from Hidetaka Miyazaki's work, but, despite its ups and downs, it manages to differentiate itself enough to have its own personality.

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8.7 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2018

Death's Gambit has all the makings of a fantastic 2D Souls-like experience.

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8 / 10
Aug 19, 2018

Death's Gambit provides an interesting 2D challenge with its dark world filled with fierce enemies. While I can't recommend it for everyone, anyone who likes challenging 2D action-adventure games will enjoy this title.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2018

Death's Gambit is a fun game, it doesn't provide anything out of the ordinary and has some issues here and there. it's just an average experience after all.

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