Monster Train

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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77 / 100
Jun 3, 2020

A deckbuilder that will have you doing hit point calculations and liking it.

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9 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Monster Train may seem simple at first, but hours melt away with disturbing ease as you attempt to break the game – then break it even more as the challenge rises

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IGN Italy

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

A nice deck-building game that capitalizes on the basic ideas seen in Slay the Spire and adds tower-defense to them, creating a unique mix.

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8 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Whilst unashamedly similar to Slay the Spire, Monster Train has enough of its own ideas to deliver its own blend of deep, addictive fun.

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Unscored
Jun 5, 2020

Christ. What a thing. Monster Train is at least as good as Slay The Spire. You really should try it.

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90 / 100
Jun 3, 2020

I was surprised to realize that I'd already played Monster Train for 15 hours before I began to write this review, and I wasn't even halfway finished with unlocking everything. The randomization of the relics, cards, and other elements of the game keep it fresh and fun long after you've beaten the game a few (dozen) times. If you are a fan of card battlers, this is a must have.

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80 / 100
May 26, 2020

My gripes with the game are pretty minor, and who knows how this game will look in a few months? This are just release days, after all. If you are a fan of Slay the Spire or any other deckbuilding roguelites, you should definitely check this one out.

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8 / 10
May 20, 2020

Monster Train is a very unique take on the Slay the Spire formula, with great writing and art direction and gameplay that invites you back for many more rides.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

If Slay the Spire was the roguelike deck-builder genre's promising first impression, Monster Train feels like the genre really hitting its stride. In some regards, Monster Train feels like a full-on sequel to Slay the Spire, but it also changes things up enough to stand firm all on its own.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2020

A staggering amount of content, variety and tactical depth makes Monster Train a must-play for fans of the deck-building genre, despite it struggling to explain its dense collection of mechanics and often lacklustre presentation.

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