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Steel Mantis, Big Sugar
Oct 10, 2019 - PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
82 / 100
God is a Geek
8.5 / 10
Windows Central
3.5 / 5
PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10
The Games Machine
8.8 / 10
Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
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Valfaris Trailers

Valfaris | Release Date Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One thumbnail

Valfaris | Release Date Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

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

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

Valfaris | Gameplay | Landing Pad + Eco Chambers thumbnail

Valfaris | Gameplay | Landing Pad + Eco Chambers

Valfaris Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Valfaris


Steve C
8 / 10

Valfaris is an excellent and challenging action platformer with a wonderfully designed combat system. The balancing of close combat, laser action, and the shared resource for shield and subweapons mean that most encounters require a careful and skilful approach. The result in a standout title that shows how far Steel Mantis have come from the flawed Slain: Back From Hell.

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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

Valfaris is a superb action-platformer filled with violence, a killer soundtrack, and some gorgeously grotesque pixel art.

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While Valfaris is in many ways an excellent game, it's held back by some significant design flaws and technical problems.

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A heavy metal steeped side-scrolling blaster that is awash in blood, gore and super solid platforming shooter beats, Valfaris is essential for anyone looking for a challenging affair that does ample justice to Konami's poorly treated Contra franchise.

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Fast, brutal and incredibly fun, Valfaris is as heavy metal as a game can be.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Valfaris doesn’t do anything noteworthily new, but the hectic, intense, satisfying experience it offers shouldn’t pass you by.

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Unknown Author
8 / 10

The developers of Valfaris have successfully adapted the mechanics of Conta, adding their own elements and ideas to the popular formula. The game is addictive and does not let go due to the high difficulty interesting weapons, RPG elements and a variety of game situations. All fans of horizontal scrolling shooters and high-quality pixel games are encouraged to pay attention.

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