Blasphemous

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PC Gamer

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70 / 100
Sep 19, 2019

Lack of depth and variety, and some platforming missteps, stain an otherwise great, oppressive experience.

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IGN

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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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Recommended
Sep 13, 2019

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

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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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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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7 / 10
Sep 18, 2019

Blasphemous is an exciting dark-fantasy adventure with religious undertones, yet it struggles to maintain its poise throughout.

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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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TheSixthAxis

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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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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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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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