Skul: The Hero Slayer

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2021

Skul: The Hero Slayer puts skull-swapping and fast combat front and center in this bone-afide retro rogue-lite.

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8 / 10
Feb 8, 2021

It isn't without its rough edges, but Skul is a really compelling experience, and definitely scratches the itch left by the button-mashing brawling of Hades and Dead Cells. If you've played those games to completion, or if you want a game with decadent pixel art and a wealth of characterful play options, then it's an easy recommendation - just don't lose your head during those challenging final stages...

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8.2 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2021

A great new take in the roguelite world. Skul: The Hero Slayer is a must-have for all roguelite lovers, with so many balanced builds and combinations. Suffers from an high difficulty spike in the first hours and a not so great level design, but it's surely worth a try.

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85 / 100
Jan 24, 2021

If I had to compare it to any other title, I would say Dead Cells. Not just because of the similar 2D action platformer gameplay, but also because Dead Cell’s protagonist, the Prisoner, is available as one of the most fun and powerful skulls in the game. So if you’ve been sleeping on Skul: The Hero Slayer while waiting for the development to finish, then it’s high time to walk up and smell the Ents, because this game is one you’ll want to check out.

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8 / 10
Jan 20, 2021

Skul: The Hero Slayer is lovely, action-packed, and full of excellent choices. Repetition can set in rather quickly due to tedious bosses, and a single crash can ruin an entire run, but it's one of the better action rogue-lites I've had the pleasure to dump some time into.

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8.2 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2021

Skul: The Hero Slayer has a roguelike concept but it almost feels like a beat 'em up given the amount of enemies we'll have to face and the amount of characters available, each one with its own personality and moveset. The huge amount of available builds makes each run a unique experience. Fast and fun, with pretty charismatic enemies, colorful and fairly challenging. Absolutely recommended if you love action games with an RPG flavour, and also suitable for hardcore gamers aiming to beat it in as few runs as possible.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

More than just a competent roguelike fresh out of early access, Skul: The Hero Slayer delivers power-swapping action and a mostly satisfying loop that should sufficiently satisfy your Dead Cells or Hades cravings.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2021

Skul: The Hero Slayer is a delight. Despite some bullet sponge-y enemies, the varied combat and surprisingly engaging story make each run a joy.

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8.7 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2021

The humans are coming, the humans are coming! Join Skul, a diminutive skeleton in the Demon King’s army, and help drive off the armies of humans laying waste to your land. Don’t lose your head - or at least keep a spare handy just in case.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2021

The game certainly isn’t the most complicated or mechanically deep roguelite action-platformer on the market. It doesn’t have the giant build variety and in-depth combat mechanics of something like Dead Cells. That being said, Skul: The Hero Slayer still a great addition to the genre in its own ways.

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