3000th Duel

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

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70 / 100
Feb 27, 2020

It may lack in originality, but 3000th Duel manages to merge both metroidvania and soulslike styles with great results. If you like games like Hollow Knight and Bloodstained, you'll like this one too.

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70 / 100
Jun 8, 2020

3000th Duel is an amazing action-adventure game that pulls out all the stops to give us the experience of nostalgic gameplay with current videogame nuances. With a rich world to explore, visuals and audio hints that make you believe that the world is constantly evolving, and boss battles that shake you to the core, this is a must on the Switch.

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Nintendo Life
Ollie Reynolds

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7 / 10
Mar 17, 2020

3000th Duel is a highly enjoyable Metroidvania that some would argue borrows a bit too much from Dark Souls. With engaging combat bolstered by lots of unlockable weapons, a decent progression system, and some truly memorable boss fights, it can stand proud amongst the many examples of the genre currently available on Switch, even if it doesn't quite do enough to feel truly unique. Still, if you loved From Software's Souls series and fancy some more of the same, you could do a lot worse.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

3000th Duel is a great play through and truly a hidden gem on the Switch. The more time I put into it, the more I enjoyed it. Despite my one small complaint, I enjoyed seeing what I would discover next. Metroidvania fans should certainly give this game a playthrough.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2020

I like 3000th Duel overall. The combat is fun and strategic, the hero has a good weight to him/her and control is responsive and fluid. It’s not perfect but it’s enjoyable.

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Feb 27, 2020

Slowly progressing through 3000th Duel's intricate world makes for a supremely rewarding adventure; a must-play for Metroidvania fans.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

I think that the combat can be really thrilling at times but there are areas that had me groaning. That said, I’m glad I pushed through to the end and I really hope that NEOPOPCORN takes what they’ve learned here for a new project, maybe even a more refined sequel.

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Geeks Under Grace
Thomas Manning
8 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2020

Not only is 3000th Duel a fun game to play, it also looks beautiful graphically and it evokes a strong sense of nostalgia that can be lost in many indie games in today's gaming world.

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Mar 10, 2020

This game offers a fun and challenging blend of the Metrodivania and Soulsborne genres in spite of a mediocre presentation and narrative.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2020

3000th Duel is a thrilling game that does a fair job of blending 2D metroidvania-esque action and platforming with Souls-like bosses and leveling up structure. It’s a beautiful game, even if not all of the environments are the most dynamic, and it runs incredibly smooth. The stark contrast in difficulty for bosses and normal foes can be a bit shocking at first, but you’ll quickly be able to enjoy to the carnage of the hack ‘n slash sections as well as the strategic intricacies of the boss battles.

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