Crypt of the Necrodancer

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

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IGN

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2015

An inspired rhythm-action roguelike powered by an excellent soundtrack. You'll dig it.

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87 / 100
May 12, 2015

A beautifully designed, tough, and cheerful roguelike that rewards perseverance with a singular feeling of finesse.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2015

Finding your flow in the music feels incredible – until you're crushed by some procedurally generated monstrosity for the umpteenth time

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8 / 10
Apr 26, 2015

Rhythm and roguelike sync up in a fun twist on a common concept.

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Feb 5, 2016

Crypt of the Necrodancer is a brilliant, fresh spin on the roguelike genre. It's uncompromisingly tough, but its pattern-learning, beat-matching gameplay is also highly addictive and very rewarding to play.

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Apr 21, 2015

Crypt of the Necrodancer joins Hand of Fate as one of the best indie titles this year whose innovation speaks load and clear, giving credence to the better side of Steam Early Access and to well-tuned, well-crafted design.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2015

Crypt of the NecroDancer accomplishes what few games even attempt to do. It merges together two completely different genres: rhythm and roguelike. The frustrations of both come as part of the package, but some intelligent design decisions help to alleviate the issue. For those looking for the next gaming obsession after the likes of Spelunky, Binding of Isaac, or Rogue Legacy, look no further than Crypt of the NecroDancer.

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8 / 10
Apr 22, 2015

Crypt of the NecroDancer is a fast paced dungeon crawler that brilliantly blends rhythm based mechanics into a chimeric roguelike that can entertain you for hours. If you manage to master the music you will be rewarded with engaging combat, a plethora of items to use and an addictive adventure that you can sink your teeth into. However if the beat breaks you down then this game is nothing more than a heartache.

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Apr 20, 2015

Crypt of the Necrodancer marries rhythm and roguelike in a unique way — It feels accessible, fun, and fairly difficult at any given moment.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

If you've never played Crypt of the Necrodancer, the Switch release is the definitive version without question.

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