Shovel Knight: King of Cards

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

This is a historic moment for Shovel Knight: half a decade later, I can recommend picking up anything and everything Shovel Knight related, which is easy to do with the Treasure Trove compilation. Yacht Club Games has a lot to be proud of and has accomplished a lot in their short run, and I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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10 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Yacht Club Games proves that their final Shovel Knight expansion, King of Cards, is no fool's gold by making their best game to date.

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Dec 17, 2019

Shovel Knight: King of Cards is a downright classic that is on par with the other Shovel Knight games. With the inclusion of the new mini-game Joustus, King of Cards has everything you can ask for.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

Like its brethren before it, Shovel Knight: King of Cards features some of the best platforming game design ever seen in a video game.

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9.2 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019
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9.2 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2019

Yacht Club proves yet again with King of Cards that they are masters of their craft, lovingly creating games that boldly mix genres and head in directions you’d never guess a traditional platformer would go. The card game mixes things up nicely, creating breaks of challenging card-based strategy in between action platforming.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019
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9 / 10
Dec 18, 2019

It's also a strong way to put the Shovel Knight saga to bed, essentially bringing everything full-circle in such a way that it encourages players to go right back to the original Shovel Knight story. King of Cards is aces, in ways I never expected it to be.

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9 / 10
Dec 9, 2019

For its last platformer chapter, the Shovel Knight series let us play through the Monty Python King Knight, a wanabee king travelling the world to defeat its potential adversaries. Through this lovely pixel art adventure, the players will alos discover the Joustus, a card game within the game, for ever more fun in every tavern of this grotesque world.

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9 / 10
Dec 9, 2019

This is likely the last we’ll see of the ‘core’ Shovel Knight series for some time, and King of Cards acts as a worthy swansong for a now-legendary platformer. Bravo.

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