Percentile Rank

Children of Morta is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 85 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 85 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
Oct 9, 2019

Children of Morta is an absolute gem. Fans of action RPGs and rogue-like games should have this on their wishlist if it’s not in their library already. This is a contender for one of my most favorite games in 2019 so far!

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 5, 2019

My opinion of Children Of Morta has improved, and I can see it finding a happy audience. But if I wasn’t reviewing it I doubt I’d have got there. It leads with its worst foot and you have to grind for hours to drag the other one into the dance.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 17, 2019

It has charm, polish, heart, and a whole lot of promise - Children of Morta is the child who subconsciously wants to meet everyone’s expectations, and is slightly tearing herself apart doing so.

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Scored Reviews

Windows Central
Sep 3, 2019

Unless you simply don't like roguelike games, you should absolutely pick yourself up Children of Morta and experience it for yourself. You won't regret a second of your time with it.

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Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
Impulsegamer
Marcel Deer

Top Critic

5 / 5.0
Nov 20, 2019

Children of Morta is a game that makes your none-game-appreciating wife roll her eyes and question your maturity!

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Saving Content
Oct 29, 2019

Children of Morta is a huge surprise. Not only is it an outstanding rogue-like game, filled with quality all around. It’s an experience that is probably my favorite in the genre at this point. Combining fantastic story telling elements, engaging gameplay, and a rogue-like loop that actually has me excited to do another run each time. Add on local co-op and I don’t see how it could get any better sans an online update later. What the Bergson’s family endures in combat is only half the excitement as I couldn’t wait to see what story beat hit next. I was concerned, I cared. Admittedly once the game is over, there is no huge reason to replay other than starting the story over, or perhaps leveling up some of the other family members, but that’s so minor. Children of Morta is top notch in the genre, a rogue-like fairy tale nightmare everyone should experience.

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OnlySP
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta is strong in its apparent simplicity. By the end game the player is juggling multiple additional powers, temporary buffs, held items, and a vast array of enemy types, but since everything is introduced so smoothly and cleanly it never feels overwhelming. The game is brutal without being cruel, as each failure shows some granular hint of progress—it serves as a great introduction to the genre for newcomers, as everything is explained so well, and is also appealing for veteran players, showing a different approach to a well-known classic. A bit Rogue, a bit Diablo, and all class, Children of Morta will be remembered as the gold standard for years to come.

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The Game is a Lie
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

When I began playing, I was not expecting anything different from other games of the genre. As the story progressed, however, both the gameplay and the smooth style of the game surprised me, ultimately leaving me considering it one of the best experiences released in the last few years.

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GamingTrend
95 / 100
95 / 100
Sep 2, 2019

With procedural worlds, fantastic cooperative combat, and a storyline that makes you care about the entire Bergson family, Children of Morta represents the best example of games as art. There are still a few months to go in 2019, but Children of Morta is looking like my Indie Game of the Year.

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Electric Bento
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

With unique graphics and a story you will fall in love with, action RPG fans looking for a new game to play should look no further than Children Of Morta.

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Geek Culture
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Dead Mage's love letter to rogue-like fans is certainly one for the books. A solid experience throughout, it's a definite must-buy for any who're well into the genre.

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COGconnected
91 / 100
91 / 100
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta is a resoundingly impactful, thoughtful, and humanizing rogue-lite with an all-consuming narrative you simply can’t stop chasing.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta is an excellently designed action RPG that hosts some well refined dungeon crawling elements.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta is a resoundingly beautiful game that tells a compelling story of growth, forgiveness and love through a set of deep of satisfying rogue-like mechanics that only kept me invested in the gameplay but the journey of The Bergsons throughout my playtime

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We Got This Covered
Sep 16, 2019

Save for the issues with RNG and the procedurally generated environments, Children of Morta delivers an exceptional experience with superior gameplay and a surprising amount of heart.

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GRYOnline.pl
9 / 10.0
GRYOnline.pl
Michał Pajda

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

What you feel after completing Children of Morta is not the regular nostalgia after finishing a great hack’n’slash-roguelite hybrid – it's the feeling of leaving you family and the safety of your home. A splendid game!

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 2, 2019

Like Seraph before it, part of the enjoyment with Children of Morta lies not just in cleverly rampaging through wave after wave of foe, but also in the relief of surviving the ordeal through a measured balance of skill and strategy.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta serves as a fine ARPG for newbies and veterans alike. A beautiful world brought alive by beautiful pixel art, catchy music, and incredibly compelling gameplay that holds the whole package together.

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GameSkinny
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta is a standout roguelike RPG with a solid central hook, satisfying gameplay, and gorgeous art style all piled on top of huge replay value.

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Gamers Heroes
9 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

9 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta is the best roguelike I've played in 2019. A strong story, exciting combat, and great characters make it a must-play for any roguelike fan.

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Boomstick Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019
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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Better still, it's impossible not to be captivated by the Bergson family's struggle for survival and togetherness against a formidable evil. A two-player co-op option is the cherry on top of this exquisitely-crafted experience. However you choose to go through it, Children of Morta is an absolute must-play.

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Hu3br
Sep 5, 2019

Even at its lowest, Children of Morta encapsulates the struggles, challenges and joys of family. It beautifully reminds us about acceptance, loss, and to support the ones you love.

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Level Down Games
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Anyone looking for the biggest roguelike of 2019 should probably look no further than Children of Morta. This is an excellent release that just works on so many different levels, with very few minor annoyances in the end. There’s practically something for everyone to enjoy with the many different gameplay styles and ways you can tackle a problem in the dungeons. I didn’t want the game to end when it did, and I’m truly holding out hope that Dead Mage will expand upon the story with some DLC releases in the future, as I feel like my time with the Bergson family just hasn’t fully concluded yet.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta takes the mechanics from the roguelike genre but manages to craft a trully narrative experience. An unique game that offers fun gameplay mixed with an emotional story full of heart. One of the greatest surprises of 2019 so far.

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PSX Brasil
89 / 100
89 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

Children of Morta greatly mixes action RPG and roguelite styles, creating a fresh experience every time you play. The narrative development and the stories that make up the Bergson family are capable of holding the player more than the gameplay itself. While minor technical issues are frequent with the console version, nothing detracts from the great experience the title provides.

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GBAtemp
8.8 / 10.0
GBAtemp
Garrett Walters

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

Children of Morta is an indie game that provides AAA levels of entertainment and polish. With so many genres and influences all mixed up into one big pot, the concept easily could've turned out a disaster in the wrong developer's hands. Instead, Dead Mage studios produced what is arguably a must-play title and an absolute gem of a game. Highly recommended for veteran and novice gamers alike.

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Gamefa
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta is a well-made, standard and delightful Rogue-lite Action Game. The main theme of the game is about family and unlike other rogue-lite games that usually don't pay much attention to the story, this game offers a very good story about a lovely and mystic family. It is absolutely a game that rouge-lite (and rouge-like) fans will enjoy. However, even if you didn't play any game in this genre, I think Children of Morta worth a shot and I can easily recommend it.

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Handsome Phantom
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Despite some repetition, uneven visuals, and derivative mechanics, Children of Morta is an absolute joy to play from start to finish. A smooth progression system, randomly generated elements, and a ton of different abilities to play with were more than enough for us to look past some of the game’s shortcomings. We highly recommend this one whether you’re a seasoned vet of the dungeon crawler genre, or just looking for a new and charming rouge-like experience.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Children of Morta is a handsomely crafted dungeon crawling effort with a stirring narrative that freshens things up on account of its familial theme and structure. The gorgeous presentation and resolutely solid hack and slash beats are supported by some surprising mechanics and flourishes that help to ensure that Children of Morta is one of the most pleasant surprises of the year.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 14, 2019

A motivating Roguelite with an emotional history, great pixel look and harmonious action, you do not see it every day.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2019

Since it’s polished in almost every regard with its gameplay and presentation, it’s possible Children of Morta would’ve benefited from a more focused design direction rather than a rogue-lite dungeon-crawling experience.

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2019

Children of Morta is both a masterpiece in art and world design and a great video game. offering an emotional story, Children of Morta show how a family fights darkness together and it's gameplay reminds me of games like Diablo 2 where I couldn't stop fighting and clicking. if you enjoy action RPG games or just simply video games, Children of Morta is a must play.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta is charming, engaging and fun. It's absolutely worth playing if you're a fan of the genre, and the Bergsons are one of the best family units in gaming. The world and characters draw you in, and the simple but engaging roguelike gameplay keeps you there. It doesn't break any molds, but it doesn't try to. Instead, the title focuses on offering what it has with a mirror polish. It has some problems and can feel repetitive at times, but any sense of weariness is lost the next time a beautiful cut scene begins.

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The Games Machine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Behind Children of Morta's pixel art, lies an excellent hack'n'slash which has little to envy to the pillars of the genre. The RPG aspect is well defined, and the growth of the characters is never trivial.

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Softpedia
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

Children of Morta is one of the best rogulite games I played in a while, so I can't recommend it enough to those who love the genre. It's easy to pick up and the story, even though it's a bit on the generic side, it will keep you hooked till the end (yes, there's actually an end to the story).

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2019

The family that slays together, stays together. When it comes to striking a balance between raucous gameplay and dramatic discourse, Children of Morta is an absolute gem.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2019

From the gorgeous pixel-art to the fun side-events, the gameplay of Children of Morta was rarely repetitive or boring.

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Oyungezer Online
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta manages to blend family values with hack'n'slach and roguelite mechanics brilliantly, and the result is a high quality and immersive experience.

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Fextralife
8 / 10
Fextralife

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 22, 2019

Children of Morta combines all the best bits from rogue-likes mixing a compelling story, unique character playstyles and making the game really enjoyable to play. Non-rogue lovers shouldn't be deterred as this game has plenty to offer and soon will have you hooked on it's quirky family members and addictive gameplay.

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IGN Italy
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

Children of Morta is a fun but derivative, stylish and elegant story driven roguelite. Although the setting is quite usual, the story of the Bergsons family is heartwarming and moving, and that makes this game quite unique.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
82 / 100
82 / 100
Sep 14, 2019

I can easily say that, Childeren of Morta is one of the most enjoyable games I played this year. If you like the Roguelike genre, and a game focusing family relations seems a nice theme for you, you absolutely should play this one.

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COGconnected
81 / 100
81 / 100
Nov 18, 2019

Between the dungeon size, the bite-size story chunks, and the clear objectives, this is a game meant for picking up at a moment’s notice.

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Spaziogames
8.1 / 10.0
Spaziogames
DottorKillex

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2019

Children of Morta finds its ideal habitat on consoles, thanks to a spot-on control system and state-of-the-art pixel graphics. We found it hits just the sweet spot between randomness and sense of progression.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 17, 2019

A gorgeous roguelike dungeon crawler that remains compelling and exciting throughout, despite a lot of grinding.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 25, 2019

A lot of love and time has gone into Children of Morta, and the level of polish and complexity across its narrative and gameplay make it one of the most interesting roguelites to date. The difficulty curve and relative brevity of its story may put some off, but Children of Morta is a beautifully crafted, polished roguelite that deserves your attention.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

Children of Morta is a solidly built action roguelite, but it's the family struggles and heart within that elevate it above the crowd.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 14, 2019

It's not perfect; load times are lengthy, text is painfully small, and there are some unusual graphical glitches here and there. However, Children of Morta is overall a great success, and manages to forge a unique identity.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 4, 2020

The story of a family that is waiting for the hero at home after another raid into the dungeon, brings additional immersion and highlights Children of Morta against the background of other similar projects. This is a great game with a powerful atmosphere, nice graphics and an interesting story that should appeal to fans of the genre.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2019

I really can't stress enough how absolutely gorgeous this game is, the exquisitely detailed pixel art style and the brilliant narration combine to create a really atmospheric game. The random nature of the floor layouts and the different combat style of each character means that every time you venture into the depths of the dungeon, you're sure to have a very different but incredibly enjoyable experience.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 12, 2019

Children of Morta is packed with things that tick all the right boxes. With its emphasis on building a team and on mechanics that develop the characters' attributions, this roguelike game borrows many elements of an action RPG and also features a fun and simple combat system. As a crowning achievement, Children of Morta's co-op component plays like a charm and the overall result is a game that's worth of all praise.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

While not perfect, what's there is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, plus it has heart and brains. If you're a fan of roguelikes, Children of Morta is well worth your time.

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Just Push Start
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 14, 2019

Children of Morta is basically everything you know about an action RPG, with random modifiers and level design. The blandness takes away from the dynamic nature, as does enemy placement, though most runs rely on making the most of whatever you got. And, if you're just not that good, enough grinding can reduce the difficulty to a point where it becomes a lot more accessible. When you consider the charm, amount of content, variety and multiplayer elements, it's a solid choice.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 16, 2019

Children of Morta reminds me of titles like Secret of Mana crossed with recent procedural titles, such as Enter the Gungeon. The inclusion of local cooperative play opens up the experience for two-players to battle together. Tack on a fun story where you learn about each family member's past, their fears, and the driver for them to help, adding a flair to the game. While combat can be a bit of a pain and dying repeatedly is still never a good time, the game still offers a substantial experience.

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MMOGames
8 / 10.0
MMOGames
Alexkayl

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Children of Morta is an outstanding action-adventure that benefits from the added concept of family ties. Without the Bergsons, it would be an above average but unremarkable little hack and slash game. With a family for you to relate to, this is a journey where every character has significance, where every family member feels real and valuable to the whole.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
GameSpew

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Besides some difficulty issues with the two-player mode and the melee characters, it’s a pretty great game. Plus the spirit you rescue at the end of the first area looks like a giant floating vagina, so what more could you want?

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TrueGaming
8 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Children of Morta is a really beautiful game. it also helps that gameplay is solid with enough variety and story/characters are maybe better than you expect. we wish enemies were smarter though.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta is an exceptionally well made ARPG, where the same amount of attention has been given to all its aspects, from the way it plays, to the way it's story is told, to the way it looks. Those in search for something with hundreds of hours of additional content should better look elsewhere, but the pleasure of combat (solo or co-op), and the addictive nature of rogue-likes, combined with the strong narrative, and the fantastic ultra-detailed pixel art style, gives a pretty good reason to put this on your wishlist - NOW!

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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Children of Morta is a quality game with a fantastic narrative that despite of some of its issues, offers a really good experience. But the developers' focus on balancing the experience in co-op multiplayer mode has caused some shortcomings in the single player mode

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 16, 2019

Children of Morta is a turning point for Dead Mage Studios, and from now on expectations are gonna be much higher from them. Definitely one of the best indie games of the year.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 2, 2019

Those used to the genre will be thrilled by the challenge presented here, yet newcomers will easily become frustrated at the difficulty spikes, and the feeling that no real progression is being made. Thankfully, the great narration and story-driven sections between the gameplay will hold the interest of even the most uninitiated dungeon crawlers.

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Killa Penguin
Sep 2, 2019

There’s a sense of interconnectedness that pervades everything Children of Morta does, and while some of its decisions sometimes result in unpleasant—and arguably unfair—difficulty spikes, the story beats always revolve satisfactorily enough to be worth a little extra trouble.

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NoobFeed
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 1, 2019

Children of Morta's excellent combat and gorgeous pixel art are only surpassed by how genuinely human its cast of characters feels.

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WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Honestly? For its price there is little reason not to pick up Children of Morta, apart from the obvious case of you don’t like Roguelike Action RPGs

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Bazimag
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

The secret to success of Children of Morta is that its target audience consists of all the gamers from around the world. That being said, developers tried to add Iranian elements to the game as much as they could and that's worthy of praise. Children of Morta is definitely the first Iranian game that by utilizing an appropriate artstyle, addictive and appealing gameplay and professional voice-acting has managed to bring up game industry of Iran to a global level. We hope that other game studios of Iran choose Fan Afzar as their role model and help bring our gaming industry to the next level.

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INDIANTVCZ
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 25, 2019

Children of Morta is exceptional game in many ways and it is pushing whole rogue-like genre to its modern take on original game-design. You can expect touching story line, great audio-visual quality and also well designed gameplay. But as it is typical in the genre, you should expect repetitive enviroment and some balancing issues too.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

Children of Morta is a demanding game that is victorious in the mix of RPG, roguelike and hack and slash fights. Its high difficulty in the bosses can make us give up repeating the same phases over and over again but as we can change characters, the player's fatigue is reduced in this regard.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

Children Of Morta is a nice, story-driven action RPG that plays very well on the Nintendo Switch, especially in undocked mode. The hurdle is getting past the pixel art graphics. You'll either not like them, and skip over this game, or embrace them and be treated to a hefty action RPG and story-driven experience.

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Darkstation
Sep 13, 2019

While Children of Morta stays pretty solidly in the tradition of recent RPG/roguelikes, its packaging — graphics, design, story and characters — elevate it above the pack and players who have grown weary of the genre will find it refreshing. It’s challenging without (usually) being unfair and while there is plenty of varied combat, there is a story with some heart and soul for any player looking for a break from constant hack and slash.

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Fintendo
Dec 9, 2019

"Roguelikes can have good stories?"

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2019

Despite the randomly generated dungeons, there is not much in the way of replay value to be had in Children of Morta. The storyline is linear and it is a somewhat short game. That being said, the journey through that first time is delightful, due in large part to fantastic visuals and also the interesting family dynamics found in both the gameplay and the narrative. The rogue-lite elements work well here, encouraging progress without being terribly punitive. Fans of the action-RPG genre should definitely give Children of Morta a look.

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AusGamers
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta, also published by 11 Bit Studios, presents a similarly top-down action-RPG with rogue-lite elements, retro-inspired pixel art, and immersive art direction and animation. But, like with Moonlighter before it, Children of Morta takes a different approach. The similar setup of failing, upgrading, retrying, and replaying dungeons, slowly growing in power thanks to upgrades is here, but in the guise of a story-driven party-based RPG. With combat and character progression that feels more in line with Blizzard's Diablo than it does Moonlighter's riff on classic The Legend of Zelda.

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Gamersky
7.6 / 10.0
Gamersky

Top Critic

7.6 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

Children of Morta is a decent roguelike ARPG.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

Children of Morta is a rewarding action RPG with a lot of heart, providing you can make it through its repetitive opening hours.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
Gameblog
Bob Arctor

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 11, 2019

Rather than simply chaining meaningless rooms in a "one-piece-a monster-a-treasure" adventure, even if, in the main, a rogue-like is always a bit like that , Children of Morta grafts us over a well-written story, with great music, dozens of cut-scenes and events that are unlocked, and a narrative made by a guy who has a voice comment animal documentaries with your neutral (especially those where we see a buffalo devoured by a dozen hyenas).

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2019

Based on the perspective players approach Children of Morta, it is possible to frame it either as a disappointment or as a breath of fresh air.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

Choose your favorite Bergson to take down into the dungeons in a roguelike that tells the story of the tight-knit family that form the Children of Morta.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 18, 2019

Children of Morta carves out a nice little space for itself in the rogue-lite genre. It's a beautiful-looking game that's obviously had a lot of love and care poured into it. Its dungeons, although perhaps not the strongest in terms of variety of enemies, are certainly refreshingly challenging, and all of the upgrade systems, pickups and playable characters on offer ensure there's plenty here to keep things feeling fresh over the fifteen-to-twenty hours it will take you to see things through to the end.

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cublikefoot
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019
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Raised By Games
7 / 10
Raised By Games
Jamie Knight
7 / 10
Nov 15, 2019

Children of Morta offers a unique twist on roguelike formula and wraps it up in a warm and engrossing story that will have you genuinely caring for its family of characters. Unfortunately, whilst the gameplay starts off strong, the dungeon crawling eventually becomes a chore due to repetitive combat and long load times.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 5, 2019

Represents a winning convergence of art, design, and narrative.

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Darkstation
Nov 14, 2019

However, even with these technical issues, I enjoyed my time with Children of Morta. The constant narration depicts the bonds of family with a kind-hearted pathos, which is a welcome palate cleanser between the bouts of monster slaying. Even failed runs are rewarded with new tidbits, tying us to the Bergsons’ struggle.

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PC Gamer
68 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

68 / 100
Sep 12, 2019

The Bergson's are charming but their quest is a bit too lifeless. A middling dungeon crawler elevated by its style.

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Video Chums
Oct 22, 2019

Children of Morta may feature rewarding character progression but its combat-heavy campaign begins to feel like a chore after a while.

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Screen Rant
Sep 3, 2019

Children of Morta is an ambitious, beautiful, but unsatisfying action roguelike, light on content and feeling considerably unfinished at launch.

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