Demon Pit

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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70 / 100
Dec 23, 2019

Easy to play in short bursts between other, more fleshed out games, Demon Pit doesn't offer anything new or revolutionary and does get repetitive pretty quickly; but what's here is competently presented and can get addictive if you let it. Good to scratch any old school shooter itch you may have.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2019

An enjoyable enough bite-sized FPS offering, Demon Pit simply doesn't do or offer enough to hold attention in the long-term, as its presentation, firearms and enemies all feel like discount versions of greater games that have come before it.

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5 / 10
Oct 16, 2019

Demon Pit sets out to refine the arena shooter genre with a '90s FPS aesthetic, and it succeeds at that. Unfortunately, it doesn't do anything to set itself apart from the rest of the pack. Horrid pacing, a lack of content, and a glut of performance issues leave a lot to be desired, especially when Devil Daggers perfected this formula back in 2016. This is a tough sell to anyone but hardcore fans of the old school aesthetic, though I'm not sure if even nostalgia can save this one.

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6 / 10
Jan 9, 2020

Demon Pit for the Nintendo Switch does a good job at being a simple, 1990s-based shooter. With its unpretentious but intense action moments, Demon Pit will strike a chord with those looking to relive simpler times. That said and given today's technology, the experience could only improve if this version allowed the use of motion-controls when it comes to aiming, the same goes for its default auto-aiming function, which cannot be switched off.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

Demon Pit is a fun-size FPS experience that will keep you coming back to the demons for a new high score. It isn't the deepest game and contains a few rough flaws, though.

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6.7 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. It's a pretty inexpensive offering that gives some good thrills for a short time. If the developer released Demon Pit 2 that featured a campaign and some co-op action, I'd definitely check it out, as they have a solid foundation here. The current offering is extremely niche, so if competing on a scoreboard doesn't strike you as terribly appealing, there may be better places to spend your money.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2019

Demon Pit works well as a game but just doesn’t offer much to players outside of just being an arena shooter.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

Find a courage to conquer endless waves of demons in a constantly changing environment in this 90s classic classic arcade shooter.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

Demon Pit is a fiery good time.

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5.6 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

Demon Pit is a fun experience, but a limited one that doesn’t expand upon its content enough.

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