Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer

Rating Summary

Based on 59 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

93%

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90%
Aug 1, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is a fantastic mix of two great series: The Legend Of Zelda and Crypt of The NecroDancer. It takes the best elements of both properties and marries them perfectly into what I’d consider an instant classic.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule didn't click with me at first but the Fixed Beat Mode really helped. Without that mode, I don't think this game would have as much appeal but the developers were wise to include it. With such a great visual presentation and an excellent soundtrack, players need to check out Cadence of Hyrule even if they're just a little curious. The gameplay may trip you up as it did for me, but check out the Fixed Beat Mode–you'll be glad you did!

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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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4 / 5.0
Jul 10, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule combines Crypt of the Necrodancer's unique rhythm-based combat with the Legend of Zelda's sense of adventure

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4 / 5.0
Jul 6, 2019

Originally conceived as DLC for the game’s Switch port, the franchise’s catalog of celebrated musical compositions and Nintendo’s unusual interest in lending its crown jewel to an indie developer quickly turned Cadence of Hyrule into a standalone entry that somehow manages to combine the best of both worlds.

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80 / 100
Jul 3, 2019

The charm and charisma of The Legend of Zelda, fused with the rhythmic gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer, gives life to a hybrid that maintains the essence while also offering a new and fresh take of both games. Cadende of Hyrule is, quite literally, a link between worlds.

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Worth your time
Jul 1, 2019

A different yet familiar Crypt of the Necrodancer experience with a Legend Of Zelda skin that may take some time to get used to, but is worth it in the end.

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Jul 1, 2019

The Legend of Zelda meets rhythm-based roguelike for a surprisingly fun and accessible mash-up in Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer for the Nintendo Switch.

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Jul 1, 2019

"The legend of disco dancers."

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8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is a unique take on a beloved franchise that combines old school Legend of Zelda with an indie vibe. The base action can be a bit too simple and exploration could be more fleshed out. Its unique rhythm mechanics, however, combined with its Zelda inspired look and sound just might make skeptics sing a different tune once they try it out. It could very well be music to your ears.

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