Crypt of the Necrodancer Reviews

Crypt of the Necrodancer is ranked in the 97th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Feb 26, 2018

CA roguelike at heart with a rhythm-game soul, Crypt Of The NecroDancer is a sublime experience that's a must-play for fans of the genre(s). Its upbeat, uptempo take on dungeon crawling is infectious, and there's enough content here to last even the savviest of spelunkers for many, many dance-fuelled dives into the depths — if you've never tangoed with the COTN, this fully-featured Switch edition is the perfect way to jump in.

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87 / 100
Feb 17, 2018

Crypt of the Necrodancer for Nintendo Switch combines a great dungeon crawler with some awesome rhythm mechanics. If you haven't played this great indie, now its your chance to try it.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2018

Crypt of the Necrodancer is as fun as it's ever been. Tight controls, funky soundtrack, and addicting gameplay blend together to make a game that will draw you back in, death after death.

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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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9 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

You hop on for the ride, enjoy some groovy tunes, and overcome a slew of challenges along the way. Even though every run is different, I always felt I was in control. It's hard to get on the beat, but once over that initial hump, Crypt of the Necrodancer becomes one of the most intriguing experiences available on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Don't sleep on it.

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Aug 18, 2017
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Feb 13, 2017

Considering the combination of the two genres that make up the game, Crypt Of The NecroDancer will certainly not be for everyone. With a great and varied soundtrack, there's at least one choice to suit your tastes. The gratifying gameplay offers a real feeling that it is the player's skill that has persevered over all obstacles and there are plenty of modes to occupy your time. The punishing difficulty may put off newcomers to the genre, but those who enjoy rhythm games or roguelikes may well find a new obsession here... just be ready to die a lot.

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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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9 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2016

Crypt of the Necrodancer evolves the roguelike genre substantially with an exceedingly simple addition. The rhythm mechanics, combined with some really great music and the roguelike experience, create one of the best titles either rhythm games or roguelikes have to offer.

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8.3 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2016

Crypt of the NecroDancer is one of the best games that I've played so far this year.

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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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Feb 7, 2016

Imagine playing Dark Souls. You've just saved up enough to purchase a new sword that will give you just enough reach to take out that foe from a distance. Unfortunately, you make a stupid mistake, and you die. But when you come back, that sword is gone, and you have to die fifteen more times before a random number generator decides you can have it back.

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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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87 / 100
Jul 19, 2015

Even if Crypt of the NecroDancer lacked its trademark rhythm-action mechanics, it would still stand out as a cleverly designed, feature-rich, immaculately streamlined take on a classic roguelike formula. As it is, it's extraordinary.

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8 / 10
Jul 13, 2015

A fantastically addictive merge of genres

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92%
Jul 5, 2015

A seamless and exhilarating meshing of two entirely different genres.

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May 30, 2015

Crypt of the NecroDancer; the dance-based roguelike you never expected to work.

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9 / 10.0
May 19, 2015

There's a reason NecroDancer holds a place in the hearts of the many people who played it before its final release: it's an incessantly charming indie game that can eat up hours and leaves an impression long after you've shut it down for the day.

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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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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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