Percentile Rank

Blasphemous is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 10, 2019

Blasphemous is unforgiving, brutal, and at times, unfair. Beneath the drudgery is a compelling and dark tale waiting to be uncovered. If you are willing to endure its frustrations, you’ll be rewarded with grim and spectacular visuals that’ll be forever burned into your mind, and an equally twisted story to match them.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Sep 13, 2019

A tough, well-wrought action-platformer distinguished by some toe-curling portrayals of sin.

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Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

A brilliantly realized, brutal and bloody Metroidvania that is the next best thing to reading up on Catholic Martyrs while you whip yourself with a barbed cat-o-nine-tails.

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Use a Potion
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous is brilliant. Between its slick combat mechanics, its finely crafted world, and the showdowns with its ferocious monstrosities of bosses, there really is a lot to love here. There’s a level of finesse to just about everything you do in the game, and it’s that need for precision and strategy that helps Blasphemous stand above similar titles in the genre. It does have its imperfections and I have no doubts that it won’t be for everyone, but those who enjoy themselves a challenging metroidvania-style 2D adventure that wears its inspirations like a badge of honour will NOT want to miss out on Blasphemous.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous is a beautifully crafted Soulslike/Metroidvania action game set in a delightfully unhinged, deliriously gory world filled with well-designed enemies, satisfyingly meaty combat and some truly memorable and grotesque boss battles.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous is hands down one of my favourite games of 2019.

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PC Invasion
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Blasphemous might be derivative, but it's one of the best, if not the best Metroid-like I've played this year. Not only is it downright gorgeous, but the gameplay is uniformly excellent and hunting for its many secrets make it a puzzle well worth exploring.

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IGN Spain
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous exudes quality throughout its entire playable and narrative proposal. A game taken care of to the smallest detail. A superb metroidvania.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
83 / 100
Sep 9, 2019

A "Soulsvania" game with its own character, that draws artistic inspiration from the spanish Easter imagery and Goya's paintings las pinturas, both in the visual and the narrative. In gameplay terms, it's a superb and hard adventure that mixes with intelligence ideas from the lesser linear Castlevanias with Dark Souls mechanics.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous is a metroidvania game that is just good in terms of gameplay, but manages to be outstanding with its art and setting. A folkloric piece of art in the shape of a videogame that results in one of the most attractive indies of 2019 so far.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

For an action-adventure title, inaccurate hit-boxes and level-design that's even slightly off can be a deal-breaker. Rather than get dragged down by its deficiencies, Blasphemous rises above to create a uniquely engaging experience.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

I can't get Blasphemous off my mind. I may never fully grasp the opaque story even with the inevitable community-led theories and explainers lending a hand, but that's okay. Even taken as a fanatical fever-dream, this game delivers. Some aspects aren't as fine-tuned or ambitious as they could've been, leading to unevenness, but there's so much for metroidvania fans to latch onto here.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2019

Blasphemous is a Metroidvania with gorgeous pixelated graphics and simple, yet satisfying combat. Tedious sidequests and some minor design flaws hold back this 2D from shining even more.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

Blasphemous is a fantastic souls-like Metroidvania, featuring an exceptional aesthetic design that adds to what is one of the most macabre worlds in gaming today. In addition to this, outstanding combat and a range of interesting enemies, bosses and more - supported by some great level design (with some issues in navigation), this is a game that I can do nothing but recommend to anybody and everybody. It's difficult, challenging and most of all, fun.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous is slowed by a few minor issues but overall has a gripping setting and haunting design presentation,

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GameSkinny
Sep 10, 2019

If you love SNES platformers and aren't concerned by the possibility of an angry god pressing its "smite" button to rain lightning upon you, Blasphemous is simply a must-play.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 11, 2019

If you’re skilled, you can speed through in a little over ten hours, though exploring every nook and cranny of the map and finding all of the collectables can take upwards of double that, especially considering there are two endings to experience. At any rate, Blasphemous is torturously fun, and one of the best the genre has to offer.

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TrueGaming
8 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

I liked Blasphemous a lot, it is a well designed Metroidvania game (more Castlevania than Metroid) without the complexities of many modern titles. it has Castlevania's design philosophy and Dark Souls mechanics while creating a sorrowful world of its own. moment to moment gameplay is not as tight as Castlevania though.

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Windows Central
Sep 15, 2019

Blasphemous requires a lot of patience and practice because you have to get really good at the combat. If you like challenging platformers, then this a must-have due to its unique story and art style. However, it may not be for everyone due to its steep difficulty and focus on constant death.

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Oyungezer Online
7.5 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Eren Eryürekli

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

There are better ways to get rid of your sins (and spend more quality time). Console version has some technical bugs that undermines the otherwise brilliant experience.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 10, 2019

Blasphemous is a great little 2D Souls-like which will definitely appeal to fans of dark and difficult games. It doesn't have the polish of the likes of Dead Cells and is more linear than true Metroidvanias like Hollow Knight, but follows in the bloodied footsteps of titles like Death's Gambit and Slain: Back From Hell.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

It is able to give an interesting experience, especially to those who will have the patience to carefully explore the game world, in search of the many secrets that lie in its dark depths

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 12, 2019

A formulaic Metroidvania with satisfying combat and a thick mood in the air, Blasphemous uses its pixel art style and fixation on religious iconography to establish a powerful vision of a forsaken world.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 10, 2019

An accomplished attempt to create a mix of Dark Souls and traditional Metroidvania, but its bizarre visual style ultimately overshadows its other virtues.

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Screen Rant
Sep 12, 2019

Blasphemous is a perfectly competent "Souls-like" game, but while it's high on stark beauty and vicious violence, it comes up short on substance.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Blasphemous is an eery Metroidvania with gorgeous animations and combat that's just a tad too one-dimensional.

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