Bloodroots

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews
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78 / 100
Feb 27, 2020

Bloodroots looks phenomenal, and plays equally so in its best moments.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Bloodroots' wacky arsenal, intriguing world, and striking art design make for a gory, gorgeous, and great time.

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8 / 10
Mar 5, 2020

A highly enjoyable action romp, with a winning sense of humour and a hugely entertaining range of unusually varied weapons.

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Easy Allies
Bradley Ellis

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020
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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

The story is fun to follow, but the real joy comes from playing levels over and over again to create the perfect combo run

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8 / 10
Feb 27, 2020

Forget standoffs and cattle rustling--Bloodroots turns the Wild West into a chaotic murder cartoon.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Despite some minor flaws, Bloodroots is a manically fun game that oozes style. Discovering new and unique ways to use the extremely varied arsenal to my advantage kept me coming back again and again. Even when I died (and believe me, I died plenty), I was thoroughly enjoying myself. If you're in the mood for a fast, stylish action game with plenty of challenge, Bloodroots might be just what you're looking for.

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8 / 10
Feb 28, 2020

You will swear at the screen a lot when playing Bloodroots. Mr Wolf will die hundreds if not thousands of times throughout your run, and sometimes you'll just need to put the game down and walk away. Yet Bloodroots can sink its claws into you in a way that few games do. It is a challenge put in front of you that you will want to prove you can overcome. Freaking Bloodroots, man.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Bloodroots offers a satisfying gameplay loop, and the variety of weapons often make up for the overly difficult areas.

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8.2 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2021

Colorful, frantic, and with plent of weapons at our disposal, Bloodroots is a nice surpirse that will certainly appeal to those who enjoy the kind of one-hit-kill action Hotline Miami offered.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 4, 2020

Bloodroots is a good game with different finishes and links in the use of items, but it clearly lacks development, and the bright mechanics and blood are too quickly exhausted. And unlike My Friend Pedro or Hotline Miami, there is no feeling of excitement and pleasure from the just-tested combat combination. This is probably the main reason for frustration.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2020

Bloodroots combat is fast and frenetic that is on par with games like Hotline Miami and The Hong Kong Massacre. With great presentation and a good amount of replayability, Bloodroots is a wildly bloody and thoroughly satisfying time.

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Push Square

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 27, 2020

Bloodroots takes the frenetic ferocity of Hotline Miami and transforms it into an action puzzler that's distinct enough to stand on its own. The title incorporates its enormous roster of weaponry effortlessly and is able to easily communicate each armament's strengths throughout spontaneous skirmishes. It's masterfully designed and bizarrely well written, meaning not even difficulty spikes and occasionally unfair camerawork can detract from its achievements.

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85 / 100
Feb 27, 2020

Overall, Bloodroots is a game that fans of challenging action brawlers need to give a shot.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2020

Bloodroots is an aesthetically gorgeous, grindhouse inspired action game with a glorious combat system that's unfortunately spoiled by some poorly designed platforming segments that just refuse to gel with the game's core mechanics.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2020

Bloodroots is a highly-replayable romp that will see you utilizing everything from a fish to a carrot in order to take down foes.

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Nintendo Life

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 2, 2020

Bloodroots is an incredibly well-made action title that will keep you hooked with its excellent, flowing combat gameplay. The ability to use pretty much every item littering the world as a weapon means you'll be constantly experimenting to find the most efficient way of defeating your foes. Some lengthy load times and a few camera issues aside, this is a game that almost certainly belongs in your Switch library.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Bloodroots' cartoony action kept me engaged through its entire campaign. While it can be more difficult to enjoy handheld due to the likes of Nintendo Switch Lite's smaller screen, the gameplay is utterly unique and justifies a playthrough.

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ACG

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Unscored
Feb 27, 2020
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5 / 10
Feb 27, 2020

BloodRoots is unfortunately not as fun as its initial promise would have made us think. Despite the undeniable fun given by the freedom of butchering your ennemies with an infinity of items, the repetitiveness of its gameplay mecanics, its un precise collisions and idle camera runs short after a couple of ours.

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