Slay The Spire

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

"Slay the Spire" is a devastating and addictive game, accompanied by a formidable soundtrack. The search for synergy between cards and relics to defeat the Spire, whether it is with or without the Ascension mode conditions, encourage each victory and each defeat. The game is an easy recommendation, in particular, if you enjoy the tactical layer of card games like Magic: the Gathering and the adversities of the roguelite genre.

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92 / 100
Jan 24, 2019

A strategically deep deckbuilder that, with any luck, has spawned a brilliant new subgenre.

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Recommended
Jan 29, 2019

Genres combine with beautiful precision in a game that offers simple pleasures and terrifying depths.

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Slay the Spire takes some of the best parts of deckbuilding games, roguelikes, and dungeon crawlers, and mixes them into a wholly new and extremely satisfying package.

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8 / 10
May 23, 2019

An excellent mix of turn-based dungeon crawler, roguelike, and card game whose perfectly balanced combat will have you constantly coming back for more.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

An incredibly well-crafted dungeon delve with hundreds of hours of crawling chaos

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Unscored
Feb 12, 2019

Roguelites teach their lessons in often devastating ways, and Slay the Spire is no different. Each new run can feel punishing and, at times, unfair. It wasn’t until I learned how to trim the fat and come up with counterintuitive deck ideas that I really started falling in love with the game.

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Jun 5, 2019

Slay the Spire cleverly mixes the roguelite and card game genres, bringing with it a deep and satisfying strategy layer that encourages you to experiment over the course of a multitude of runs to the top of the tower. I can only hope that it continues to see regular updates, because it's already one of my favorite games of 2019.

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Jan 29, 2019

Slay the Spire has spent all its energy in order to firmly sink its claws into me, and I can’t envisage putting this game down for a long time.

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9 / 10
Jul 4, 2019

Slay the Spire takes the best parts of roguelites, dungeon crawlers, and card games, and mixes them together into an unholy, but absurdly enjoyable game. It's the kind of game that gets under your skin and uses it like a tent, just camping out and reminding you that you aren't playing it. It's the kind of game that you can jump in for one quick run and suddenly realise that you've been playing for five hours and should really be asleep. It's the kind of game that is easy to play, hard to master, and impossible to put down. What more could you want?

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