Percentile Rank

Dark Devotion is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

The Outerhaven Productions
Unscored
Unscored
May 1, 2019

Dark Devotion has a lot going for it. Sadly, the cons outweigh the pros and drop in several systems that really need to be fleshed out before the game can shine. Until that happens, this game will leave you frustrated and lost, which isn't a good feeling.

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GameOctane
B
B
Jun 18, 2019

Dark Devotion is a pretty decent game. It just doesn't do a whole lot to set itself apart in a field that already has some very good and polished entries. If you're a fan of the genre and looking for more of that, go for it, otherwise maybe pick-up a more polished title like Hollow Knight or Salt and Sanctuary.

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Scored Reviews

Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 5, 2019

One of the things I love about 2D action games is learning a level like the back of your hand, and what I love about roguelikes is picking a starting build and trying to go as far as you can with it. This marries the two into something that, while it may not be for everyone, is definitely for me.

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Gamersky
8.5 / 10.0
Gamersky
wayaway

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Dark Devotion is a well-crafted 2D souls-like action game. The combat system is solid, and the 2D open world is impressive as well.

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GameSkinny
Apr 26, 2019

Get ready to die with another killer 2D souls-like that flips the script in several ways for a refreshing take on the genre.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 5, 2019

Dark Devotion is a nice 2D version of Dark Souls with some changes that can offer exciting gameplay and interesting bosses. Peaks of difficulty at the end of the game and closing doors can upset many players, but these are the conventions of the Dark Devotion' world. And if you were looking for a replacement for Hyper Light Drifter and Death's Gambit, then you found it.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 1, 2019

Dark Devotion is an enjoyable souls-like action RPG, despite being a bit derivative.

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Screen Rant
May 3, 2019

Dark Devotion is an innovative indie that is excellent in all but one area.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Dark Devotion's slick gameplay and stylish artwork allow the game to shine amidst a mass of other Dark Souls-inspired action-RPGs.

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MMoinGame
7.5 / 10.0
MMoinGame
Daniel Garcia Ballesteros
7.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

If you're looking for a good Soulslike, or an RPG with roguelike elements and platforms, with a very well-managed Pixel Art, surely here you have a really interesting purchase for your library.

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Hu3br
May 7, 2019

Dark Devotion takes some very important cues from the Souls formula (artstyle, combat) but forgets the most prevalent one: Designing a game just to be punishing isn’t engaging. Punishing should be a learning tool, not a way to increase its length.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 8, 2019

There’s a lot to unpack there, right? But it’s about something fundamental to gaming. A transcendentally beautiful or superlatively fun game can overcome storytelling weaknesses.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 5, 2019

While Dark Devotion is in no way a perfect Souls-like or metroidvania, it's definitely a pleasant mix of those two "genres." Some of the design choices at hand can make the experience feel a bit repetitive, and even annoying at times, but, as a whole, this is a pretty solid recommendation for lovers of challenging action-adventures with a dreadful atmosphere.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 27, 2019

Hard as hell, Dark Devotion is a roguelike with some touchs of Dark Souls and a huge amount of curses that will make you enjoy and suffer at the same time. A really hard experience.

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GamesFinest
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 23, 2019

Dark Devotion is not the little two-dimensional sister of Dark Souls, but could be the illegitimate daughter of Demon's Souls. If the developers don't want to handle the term Souls-like themselves, others have to. Who has a problem with the term should also think about where the term Rouge-like comes from. Well, it's a Souls-like title! The game story is rudimentary. The focus is on the ungracious gameplay. The title not only manages to break down the typical Souls fighting mechanics to the 2D level, but also lets you get into this feeling mode to have respect for every opponent and every new level section. The wonderfully dark atmosphere does the rest and lets you dive into this two-dimensional, merciless world, especially with the extremely harmonious sound scenery.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 7, 2019

While Dark Devotion suffers from several easy-to-fix flaws that stop it being perfect, it remains a deep, dark and engaging action RPG.

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PC Invasion
Apr 25, 2019

Dark Devotion is intriguing, but design problems and cumbersome combat do their best to keep it from reaching its full potential.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2019

Dark Devotion looks good and clearly has a lot of imagination behind it, but the systems that keep repeating throughout the game don't do much except getting you lost, confused, or frustrated.

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RPG Site
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 1, 2019

This souls-inspired roguelite frustrates just as often as it entertains.

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