Shovel Knight Showdown

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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Dec 9, 2019

Shovel Knight Showdown takes the popular indie platformer series and turns it into a four-player arena battler, with great results. With a large amount of unlockable content, in-game challenges, and solo modes, it's a deceptively robust package that has the potential to be a long-term party staple. Shovel Knight Showdown is great even if you've never played the original games.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019
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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

Showdown gives players even more ways to play around with and lets fans beat each other up as their favorite knight or side character! It is definitely a welcome addition to the trove.

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8 / 10
Dec 10, 2019

Yacht Club Games continues to impress with its support for Shovel Knight, and we’d highly recommend you experience Shovel Knight Showdown one way or another.

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8 / 10
Feb 16, 2020

Shovel Knight Showdown for the Nintendo Switch continues the series' steps in this emulated 8-bit world of tough, intense gameplay, this time with the added value of a story/campaign mode. With its variety of characters and mechanics that can work for fans of brawlers and fans of party games, Shovel Knight Showdown has a perfect recipe for local multiplayer, and sadly an absence of online multiplayer.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

As someone who hasn't played Shovel Knight since the original release, I found Showdown to be a very good return. It's grown on me quite a bit, and if you're a fan of competitive or co-op multiplayer games this could be considered a must. While offering less for the solo player, I'm confident the gorgeous pixel art, wealth of options, and unlockables will still prove satisfying.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019
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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Solid controls and a diverse cast of characters provide entertaining matches, but the excitement is short lived

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

While you're here, check out our review of Shovel Knight: King of Cards too!

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DottorKillex

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2019

Its quality it's not on par with the excellent campaigns, due to balancing issues and the absence of any kind of online mode, but Shovel Knight Showdon is still a very fun party game for up to four players.

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