Monster Train

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2020

Do you like Slay The Spire? If so, you should absolutely try Monster Train's more tactical spin on the deck-building roguelike, which literally layers on new ideas and has every bit as much depth and variety.

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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
Aug 19, 2021

I’ll be playing this one for a long time. After a dozen or so hours, I’m completely hooked. An impressive number of cards, enemies, items, and more to discover is going to keep me on this train, and the excellent visuals and music will help make the ride to hell… heavenly. It could use a patch or two, but Monster Train is a smash hit.

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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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