Percentile Rank

Riverbond is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

Digital Chumps
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2018

A delightful little dungeon crawler, Riverbond, is fun for everyone. The voxel styling paired with the abundance of skin choices makes for a wonderful visual experience. The drop-in/out multiplayer means the whole family can hop on the couch and play as much, or as little, as they want to help clear a board. In a medium full of ever-increasingly realistic graphics, Riverbond is a breath of fresh air with its colorful world and characters.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

A short and satisfying dungeon crawler with a litany of skins and crazy weapon designs to unlock and slash at a variety of enemies with. Co-op makes it a great family game when you combine it with how easy the game is. It may be a little long for how simple it is, but there is still a great five-to-eight hour experience here.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

This cutesy adventure feels barebones yet ideal for a fun family game and a child's introduction to hack and slash games.

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FingerGuns
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 23, 2019

Riverbond breaks no new ground but is an enjoyable romp through a highly detailed and eye-catching voxel world that accommodates younger players better than most in this genre. The bosses, as menacing as they look, aren’t quite up to scratch and in co-op, you can easily lose yourself in the action, but if you’ve got a brood of kids to entertain and a few Dualshock 4 controllers handy, you can easily get 7-10 hours of fun out of this game before the repetition sets in. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Gaming Nexus
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

Riverbond is a simple game that follows a blueprint.  By mixing up characters, weapons, and environments, Riverbond does a decent job of reiterating this predictable path in such a way that each level is still a unique world – which is necessary to keep the player engaged and entertained.  Overall, gameplay is easygoing and doesn't require much effort or critical thinking, making Riverbond a solid option to power up and knock out on a slow day.

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Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jun 30, 2019

Riverbond is ultimately an extremely simple game meant to appeal to a younger or less experienced gamers. While the art style is cute and gameplay is fun, even if it is extremely simple, there really isn't much to see. After a level or two you realize nothing really matters and it becomes a quest to earn as many points for the sake of it or finish everything for an easy platinum. That said, if you could get it for a bit less, I could see it being a solid choice for anyone looking for something simple and easy to play with kids or introduce their significant other to gaming.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 10, 2019

What Riverbond lacks in depth, it makes up for with wonderful simplicity. Potentially too basic as a single-player game, but it's a silly, upbeat and nostalgic adventure best played with friends.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 17, 2019

Riverbond is a nice voxel style game with Diablo-like combat. The game only takes a handful of hours or so to complete, but it's a good time. The lack of a story and the abrupt ending removes most of the satisfaction from completing the game.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 4, 2019

The fast paced gameplay, mixed with the interesting visuals is sure to please a crowd, but don’t expect to get in too deep with the story, as it is only meant to give slight purpose and context to the hacking and slashing that ensues.

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Video Chums
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2019

Riverbond is definitely an appealing game, especially if you want an easy breezy co-op experience to wind down with.

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PSX Brasil
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jul 3, 2019

Riverbond is a friendly, soft game with RPG dynamics, but hack n'slash could describe it better. But it is very short, and the lack of an inventory and a numerical counting of items, besides the death penalty, are negative points. It's a funny game, but it's nothing that hasn't been seen before.

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

A Diablo like game oriented to a younger audience that may not be too varied, but it's fun for a while, specially when played with friends on local coop only.

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SomosXbox
6.5 / 10.0
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Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2019

In short, it does not come to revolutionize anything, but Riverbond is a proposal to take into account for all those who like a quick game from time to time to kill a few enemies and deal with a handful of bosses

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Digitally Downloaded
Jul 15, 2019

There is no denying that Riverbond has been well executed in its design and many will love its unique eye-catching aesthetics and accessibility, but it falls short of the mark in a number of key areas.

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