Crypt of the Necrodancer Reviews

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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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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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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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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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9.5 / 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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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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9.5 / 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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92%
Jul 5, 2015

A seamless and exhilarating meshing of two entirely different genres.

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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 / 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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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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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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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
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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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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9 / 10.0
May 9, 2015

A genius blend of two very different genre, coming together to form an extremely addicting dungeon crawler with a musical motif. Oh, and the soundtrack is absolutely kickass.

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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 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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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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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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