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West of Dead

Upstream Arcade, Raw Fury
Jun 18, 2020 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
83 / 100
GameSpot
5 / 10
Destructoid
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
IGN Italy
7.6 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Game Rant
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for West of Dead

A fine balancing act of challenge and intrigue, with stabiliser wheels courtesy of Ron Perlman's voice.

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West of Dead brings some interesting ideas to the well-trod Rogue-lite scene, but lots of technical and design flaws make it hard to enjoy them.

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If you pumped hours upon hours into Enter the Gungeon then chances are you'll find a similar grab in West of Dead, but be fair warned that there isn't as much polish here. If it helps, it is launching day one on Xbox Game Pass so if you have that you can try it as soon as it launches.

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West of Dead shakes up the roguelite formula with its fantastic cover system, but it's more than that. With the addition of Ron Pearlman voicing William Mason, a stylistic cel-shaded art style and a captivating story to uncover, West of Dead is a winning combination that will have you as happy as a pup with two tails.

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Upstream Arcade’s West of Dead is an impressive roguelike. With a solid twin-stick shooting system, West of Dead has a more than serviceable gameplay loop. However, the game is truly anchored by it’s incredible visuals and art design. Add on top of this an excellent voice performance and unique sense of worldbuilding, and you’ve got a roguelike formidable in any standoff.

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IGN Italy

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7.6 / 10.0
IGN Italy

West of Dead it's quite a classic twin stick shooter roguelike with a twist: it chooses tactic and thoughtfully action instead of frenzy. The gameplay is quite derivative and basic, though everything works and it's overall a fun game.

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West of Dead is a compelling and enjoyable challenge, helped along by Ron Perlman's undeniable charisma and a handful of interesting new ideas.

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West of Dead elevates its experience thanks to to the storytelling and art design. Some aspects of the game can be frustrating, but the total package is generally rewarding in its gameplay and beautiful in its design.

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