Crypt of the Necrodancer Reviews

Crypt of the Necrodancer is ranked in the 97th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 5.0
Jul 30, 2014

I really hope this title gets a bit more of a story and even more levels, because I already know I am down for lots of necro-dancing hours.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2014

Suffice to say, this game produces with guns blazing. It's a refreshing take on roguelike games that adds multitude of learning paths and difficulty curves. Crypt of the NecroDancer has rewarding gameplay and amazing, intelligent music-oriented gameplay which makes this game stand out amongst most rogue-likes. The game has a ton of potential to grow, even more of which I am excited to see what Brace Yourself will produce more with this title.

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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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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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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 / 10.0
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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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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10 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2015

Every moment of Necrodancer is fun and engaging, the music is some of the best original music in any rhythm game, and the entire experience feels very original.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2015

Challenging and entertaining, Crypt of the Necrodancer is a lot of fun, but the difficulty can become frustrating.

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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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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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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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9 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2015

This game deserves attention. It's a good addition to the rogue-like, and nobody else is going to get a chance to make rhythm-based games like this again. The bar's set pretty high after this.

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4.5 / 5.0
Apr 24, 2015

Crypt of the NecroDancer is a phenomenal dungeon crawler.  It's loaded with personality, great music, fun characters and deep action that only appears simplistic on the surface.

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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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8 / 10
Apr 26, 2015

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

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8.6 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2015

The will to power seems incongruous with impulsive action, but it's through this passage of devilish irony that Crypt of the NecroDancer thrives. It's the acquired and applied knowledge of a roguelike against the demanding drive of a rhythm game, and yet Crypt of the NecroDancer escapes the gaze of a simple curiosity and leaps to an ideal hybrid of two disparate genres.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2015

Crypt of the Necrodancer is an innovative roguelike experience that deserves praise for its rhythm-matching system as well as for its mechanics that add replayability and encourage players to keep going even during the most difficult of stages. However, if you want to unlock more characters and really enjoy the game, prepare to spend a lot of time with it.

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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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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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