Percentile Rank

Ritual: Crown of Horns is ranked in the 18th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2020

Ritual: Crown of Horns is an enjoyable experience, but one that seems determined to frustrate through its unforgiving difficulty and repetitive nature. Its soul is saved, though, by an grimly pretty art style and satisfying, punchy gunplay.

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Niche Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2020

Ritual: Crown of Horns is a punchy shooter that’s satisfying to play. It’s got a great story for those who want to experience it, and it’s a real looker. As I mentioned at the start of this review, you will emerge from the game as something completely different to when you started it.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 5, 2019

Ritual: Crown of Horns is a challenging yet hugely rewarding western-horror themed action game which will go down well with veterans of the 'horde' genre. The difficulty bar may be set a tad too high for casual play, and some people will never get used to the mechanics, but everybody else will have a gun-slinging blast with this one.

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Area Xbox
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

Ritual Crown of Horns is a title where direct action is your main base, undertake this adventure of revenge in the Wild West, use all your arsenal of weapons and spells to finish off the enemy.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2019

While interesting and certainly unique, Ritual: Crown of Thorns wears down the player with relentlessly punishing difficulty. While the concept and story are a hoot, in the end the gameplay can't sustain interest. Instead of feeling rewarded by advancing to new levels, players must often backtrack and play previous difficulty levels repeatedly. Frankly, there are just too many other ways that I would rather be spending my time.

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Handsome Phantom
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2019

There is some fun to be had here but the increasingly brutal difficulty makes this game hard to recommend to anyone other than someone dead set on trying every twin stick shooter out there.

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Pure Nintendo
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Ritual: Crown of Horns offers fast-paced action that fans of difficulty will adore. People looking for a casual experience or those who want a story and controls that make sense will probably be left looking for more.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

6 / 10
Nov 9, 2019

Ritual: Crown of Horns is an enjoyable twin-stick shooter, with not much variety, but plenty of challenge - something that may or may not annoy some, due to how it's all executed. Moreover, while the occult gets mixed with a Wild West setting in here, in terms of presentation and atmosphere, Draw Distance's creation is underwhelming at best.

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Video Chums
Nov 23, 2019

Although it features a very cool premise, Ritual: Crown of Horns is held back by its generally basic and tired gameplay.

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Saving Content
Nov 19, 2019

I love a good western game and one with creatures and monsters is even better. I knew little going into Ritual: Crown of Thorns and was probably better off because of it. The name doesn’t exactly resonate well with the theme and I wouldn’t be surprised if people had no idea this was a western game to begin with. Overall, if players are looking for a fun, challenging time, with a great theme, Rituals will be the game to play. It feels a bit more old school in some ways but there is nothing wrong with that. So if a challenging, arcade like, top down shooter sounds enticing, give this undead six shooter a chance.

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Pixel Arts
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2020

Ritual: Crown of Horns is an exciting game, especially as the slaughter of zombies and monsters is accompanied by exciting music. But the game eventually falls victim to various restrictions. Perhaps if the developers could spend more time and budget on their game, the end product would be more acceptable than it is now.

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FNintendo
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

Ritual: Crown of Horns proposes a mix of frantic, demanding action with a loony plot and a decent gameplay mechanic. While the game's visual environment could be more appealing to the eye, there is enough action here to satisfy fans of twin stick shoot'em ups. The game won't make inroads beyond that audience, though - its exaggerated difficulty level and somewhat repetitive nature will put off those who don't tend to gravitate towards such games.

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SECTOR.sk
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2019

A promising top-down shooter with imaginative features and a western-horror atmosphere was ruined by a truly unbalanced difficulty and stereotype.

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VGChartz
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 22, 2019

There's a core here of interesting mechanics and conceits that needed more time in development and an extra layer of polish.

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Screen Rant
Nov 22, 2019

This twin-stick shooter beats players over the head with its difficulty but lacks the chops to make that challenge entertaining or fulfilling.

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