SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

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Tom Marks

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8.6 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

SteamWorld Quest's card-based RPG combat offers an insane amount of choice, making it as flexible as it is fun.

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Recommended
Apr 23, 2019

A card-battling RPG enlivened with wit and character.

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6 / 10
Apr 29, 2019

The weakest of the recent SteamWorld games but still an enjoyable, if rather unfair, mix of role-playing game and card-battler.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019
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8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Cobbling together the right assortment of cards, combat, and characters is fun. However, shortcomings in progression, story, and complexity create a sterile experience

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Unscored
Apr 25, 2019

The latest must-own Nintendo Switch game is SteamWorld Quest

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7 / 10
Apr 23, 2019

SteamWorld Quest's accessible take on card-based combat is undermined by an uneven difficulty curve that frustrates more than it encourages.

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Apr 23, 2019

SteamWorld Quest is a diet RPG, but it still contains plentiful portions of Image & Form's unique charm and humor. Its card-based battle system is engaging, and you might find yourself enjoying it a lot even if you're not a big fan of digital card games. Expect a straightforward journey that ends much sooner than most RPGs, but maybe a 15-hour quest isn't such a bad thing in a genre that keeps piling on 100-hour epics.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

The thing is, I would have played SteamWorld Quest for 40 hours, flaws and all. It's brief in more ways than one but charming as hell. I hope Image & Form continues to make games and, to go one step further, never stops creating SteamWorld experiences.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2019

An excellent RPG and an excellent card game that mixes both genres to create a unique experience that will entertain you durin almost 20 hours despite it's not specially varied outside its cards.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

A delightfully whimsical steampunk-RPG romp and you'd have to be malfunctioning to miss out on it.

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85 / 100
Apr 23, 2019

I never should have doubted Image & Form, and I hope the studio knows that my expectations are now sky high for whatever it does next.

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80 / 100
Apr 23, 2019

Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a creative infusion of card-based combat with a traditional RPG. It plays entirely unlike any other card combat game, and it's worth a look even for those who don't generally like the genre. While it's light on story, less replayable than other card games, and could use some refinement when it comes to building decks and equipping characters, it's still a fun twist on a familiar concept that's easy to recommend.

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86 / 100
May 8, 2019

Even if you’re not big on card games, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is another home run for Image & Form and a definite must-buy on Nintendo Switch.

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

SteamWorld Quest is a delightful and epic parable about heroism and the ease of forgetting about it in times of peace.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2019

With wonderful combat and more charm than any game I can name off the top of my head Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a very easy recommendation from me despite a few undercooked ideas.

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8 / 10
Apr 29, 2019

SteamWorld Quest can best be described as an RPG that's both simple and in-depth, a game that features a marvelous visual presentation with its detailed environments and finely designed characters, as well as a fun and original cards gameplay system that delivers a more than welcome variety to the Nintendo Switch catalogue and which deserves to be played by every RPG fan out there.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 25, 2019

Even if you’ve never played a SteamWorld game, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is the perfect place to start.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Despite a few issues with map design and clunky dungeon controls, SteamWorld Quest is a gem of a game, and a must-play for anyone with a Nintendo Switch.

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8 / 10
Apr 23, 2019

Remarkably solid and satisfying, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a card battler with an abundance of charm in its art, mechanics and writing. The presentation is slick, the dialogue's witty and the gameplay's addictive, although nothing about it feels particularly special – not in the way SteamWorld Dig 2 felt special. It does what it does well, though, and it's still a thoroughly enjoyable time in that universe. As long as you're not expecting anything revolutionary, we recommend anybody who likes turn-based battling or who enjoyed any previous games in the series check it out.

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