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Dead End Job is a great game that takes parts of Luigi's Mansion and parts from the roguelike genre and merges them wonderfully into this very stylish and surprisingly entertaining ghost-busting game.
Dead End Job is a great mash-up of Luigi’s Mansion and The Binding of Isaac, only family-friendly and very colourful. Despite its rather simple premise of picking a stage and cleaning the floor of all ghosts, then returning to your base and choosing the next area, the game itself is quite challenging and offers a lot of replayability. If going for the platinum, the playtime will be much longer than the three-hour single playthrough as there’s a lot of skill-based and collectable criteria which you must meet. This was one of my most wanted games which launched with Apple Arcade, I’m so happy it came over to consoles for us all to enjoy.
Dead End Job is a fun title to play in your free time. The game looks good and the gameplay is simple and engaging. Although it lacks originality and after a while it can become repetitive and boring, but the soundtracks, funny narrative and simple gameplay won't let you leave the game before finishing it.
Review in Persian | Read full review
While it didn’t quite reach perfection, Dead End Job was a very fun jaunt. I spent about 6 hours and took 2 playthroughs to save Beryl, and only managed to miss two ghosts. For $16.99, you get a creative and colorful game that’s available on pretty much every console. That said, it runs great on Nintendo Switch. If you want a simple, fun yet repetitive twin-stick rogue-like, you should definitely check this game out.
Dead End Job on the Nintendo Switch is a twin-stick shooter that gets part of the combat system right, with its direct and simple action and whose art style will find a place with fans of 1990s animation. That said, the game's areas are way too repetitive and monotonous, and several aspects just don't stand up to what is expected, with the result being a work that is often difficult to enjoy.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Its art style, based on the overly detailed gross out humor of 90s cartoons, may vibe well with some people, though I truthfully am not one of them. It's a game that is clearly trying, but sadly misses the mark, making it feel very much like a career that isn't really going anywhere. What do you call that again?.