Crypt of the Necrodancer Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
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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USgamer
Top Critic
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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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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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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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 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2015

Unique, challenging, glorious. There's simply so much love poured into Crypt of the NecroDancer, that it's hard not to fall deeply under its spell.

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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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90 / 100
Apr 22, 2015

I've been in a bit of a gaming funk recently, but Crypt of the NecroDancer has reminded me how creative, original, and fun video games can be. I've switched it off at 2 a.m. more than once this week, forcing myself to break from a dangerously addictive "one more go" loop as I tried in vain to beat the damn thing.

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100 / 100
Apr 27, 2015

Crypt of the Necrodancer offers just about every feature imaginable, and each one is executed absolutely masterfully.  It's wholly unique and provides a tension found nowhere else, offering up some rhythm to the roguelike genre just as it started to feel like it was getting stale.

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Game Rant
Top Critic
Apr 22, 2015

'Crypt of the NecroDancer' more than lives up to its early access promise, providing players with an excellent hybrid of dungeon crawling and rhythm-based gameplay.

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Guardian
Top Critic
May 13, 2015

Crypt of the Necrodancer may not be for everyone, but if the idea of a steamy love-in between two seemingly incompatible genres turns you on, you're gonna love it.

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Feb 9, 2017

Crypt of the NecroDancer is one of the best (and at times, one of the hardest) Roguelikes around.

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Apr 20, 2015

Crypt of the NecroDancer is a game for people who like good music, cool ideas and being repeatedly punched in the face and told you're rubbish. If you've ever fancied taking on the toughest challenges a game like Dark Souls has to offer, Crypt of the NecroDancer is probably what you're looking for. But now imagine completing it with a dance mat.

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8 / 10
Feb 8, 2016

Crypt of the NecroDancer offers a groovy twist on traditional rouguelikes, and its sick beats make for some very satisfying dungeon crawling. Although the rhythm-based gameplay can make the basics very difficult to grasp, the title does a good job of teaching you everything that you need to know – and it offers more than enough content to keep you foxtrotting back for more.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2015

There's never a dull moment: Brace Yourself Games have created an experience where there is a lot to think about in terms of strategy, movement, enemies, traps and maintaining multipliers. However, the constant pull of Baranowsky's compelling soundtrack always keeps things moving, encouraging the player to think on their toes and adapt to the situation at hand.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2015

Crypt of the Necrodancer is an awesome rhythm game you don't want to pass up if you're into the genre.  It solidly blends dungeon crawling with moving in time to the rhythm and the soundtrack is great.  Putting in your own soundtrack is a huge plus for me as well as I have a lot of classic NES music I can use to match the retro-style look of the game.  If you like rhythm games, definitely pick this one up.

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