Percentile Rank

Lucah: Born of a Dream is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jul 16, 2019

Sterling hack-and-slash combat meets raw, fractured prose in one of gaming's most essential nightmares.

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Scored Reviews

RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 20, 2018

A breathtaking adventure that takes a grim and depressing story with highly engaging combat to create a hidden gem well worth experiencing.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2019

Lucah: Born of a Dream is a neon crash of allusive storytelling, deliberate top-down combat, and distressed, manic ambience. Its indirect means of expression risks losing the player in its internal contradictions—it's hysterical and tender, it's demanding and soothing—but tenacious pandemonium is also its objective. Lucah: Born of a Dream seeks an audience that can relate to its world without needing to make explicit sense of its features.

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Killa Penguin
Jul 1, 2019

This won’t be a game for everybody, but even those who lack the requisite experiences to make a personal connection to the underlying themes and internal character dialogue will be able to respect Lucah: Born of a Dream given an adjustment period.

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Video Chums
Jul 2, 2019

Lucah: Born of a Dream manages to accomplish what few indie games do by being both action-packed and mysteriously engaging.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 7, 2019

We're aware that screenshots of Lucah: Born of a Dream really don't do the game justice. That aesthetic is going to put off some potential new players, but look past the purposefully jagged looks and there's something far more palatable beneath. With its slick and deep combat system and the unashamedly bleak nature of its allegorical story, Lucah uses its visuals to help bolster its unique identity and stand apart amid considerable RPG company on Nintendo Switch. Sure, it can be a little frustrating to navigate in places, but it's a small price to pay for the elements that shine bright elsewhere in the darkness.

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Fextralife
7 / 10
Fextralife
Languard

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 16, 2019

A very fun 2D brawler with a striking art style, marred with an interesting story told very badly. Between the custom combos, the scoring system, and the hard optional dungeon there is a lot here for $15.

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GameLuster
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2018

If, like myself, you prefer story-driven titles to present the game world and characters in a way that’s possible to connect with them, then Lucah: Born of a Dream is nothing short of disappointing (unless you’re only interested in the combat). But if you can relate to the proposed themes and the way they’re presented, then this can be a special experience which warrants multiple playthroughs, especially as NG+ offers additional content.

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