Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer

Rating Summary

Based on 59 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 59 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is every bit a classic Zelda adventure with the added wrinkle of a rhythm puzzle game. It's not overly long, but Cadence of Hyrule is the kind of game that will kill you over and over again, and you'll still keep begging for more. It's a classic top-down Hyrule adventure, with a playable Link, Zelda, and guest-appearing Cadence from Crypt of the Necrodancer. It's a cross-over you never would have expected, and one that quickly becomes an absolute treasure.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2019

Learning an enemies movement pattern has always been a part of Zelda and in Cadence of Hyrule it's no different, if not more important.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2019

Thanks to his brilliant gameplay, the catchy soundtrack and the lovely presentation, Cadence of Hyrule is not just a great spin-off to the legend of zelda series, it shows in an impressive way the abilities of indipendent developers, when big publishers give them their trust. An absolute must-buy for fans of zelda, roguelike and rhytmgames and everything, which it needs for.

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Jun 16, 2019

The Legend of Zelda series has one of the most beloved video game scores, and for a good reason. From the sweeping melodies that play as your enter Hyrule field, the rhythmic beat of drums on death mountain, the relaxing twang of Romani Ranch, and everything in between, the music is an integral part of what makes going on an adventure in Hyrule so wonderful. Cadence of Hyrule aims to take those familiar songs and remix them into something familiar, but new and capable of delivering the signature Crypt of the NecroDancer gameplay. Does Cadence of Hyrule succeed at this? Or does it have two left feet? Read on in this Rapid Review to find out.

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Jun 18, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is an incredible musical journey through the land of Hyrule.

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8 / 10
Jun 17, 2019

Crypt of the NecroDancer invades the world of The Legend of Zelda in such faithful way, it easily becomes a Zelda game itself. With an addictive gameplay and a lot of replayability, Cadence of Hyrule is a must-have for every Nintendo Switch.

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8 / 10
Jun 16, 2019

Like the best roguelites, when it works it's great: when you do a good run, Cadence of Hyrule makes all its pieces work together --it sounds good.

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Jul 1, 2019

"The legend of disco dancers."

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88%
Jul 11, 2019

Brace Yourself Games, creators of the rhythm-based dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer, have been given the keys to the kingdom of Hyrule, imbuing the signature gameplay of the original while mixing in all the characters, locations and melodies you love from the Zelda universe. What results is a clever blend of action and music that might be the best Zelda spinoff in history.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2019

Borrowing from Crypt of the Necromancer's DNA, Cadence of Hyrule is a fantastic fusion between roguelike and rhythm with beautiful visuals, sharp gameplay, and a soundtrack fans the world over will love.

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