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Valfaris

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

92%

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Based on 13 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 10, 2019
PlayStation 4Nov 12, 2019
Nintendo SwitchNov 12, 2019
Xbox OneNov 12, 2019

Developers: Steel Mantis, Big Sugar

Genres: Action, Platformer

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart. KEY FEATURES: - Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space! - Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris - Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird) - Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour - Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Where to Buy

Amazon

Trailers

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Valfaris | E3 2019 Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One thumbnail

Valfaris | E3 2019 Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Valfaris | E3 Announcement Trailer | PC, PS4, Xbox One thumbnail

Valfaris | E3 Announcement Trailer | PC, PS4, Xbox One

Valfaris | Gameplay | Landing Pad + Eco Chambers thumbnail

Valfaris | Gameplay | Landing Pad + Eco Chambers

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If you're still thirsty for classic run & gun Contra lookalike, the new game from Slain's developer it's just that: a pixelated heavy metal orgy full of shots, sword swinging and blood. A classic template, but with an enormous weapon selection, environments and lots of bosses. The experts on the genre may find it an intense, but short, ride.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Overall, Valfaris is a much better game than its predecessor, introducing new systems and ideas to help keep its action-platformer formula engaging and interesting.

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Valfaris is the perfect transposition in modern salsa by the run'n'gun that have cheered whole generations of fans.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Valfaris is a dark, mean sci-fi trek through a corrupted landscape that can only be cleansed through fire.

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