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Colt Canyon

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

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100%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 16, 2020
PCJun 16, 2020
Xbox OneJun 16, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: Retrific

Publisher: Headup Games

Genres: Action, Arcade

Take your revolver and rescue your partner in this atmospheric and punchy roguelike game. Colt Canyon is a 2D pixel art shooter where you control a cowboy, or one of the many other unlockable characters, whose mission is to save his kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits. Take your gun and TNT and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum. Maybe you can save more people than just your partner. But watch out. Once you got your partner your job is not done. You'll also have to get back home... FEATURES - Range of characters and weapons to play and unlock - Dynamic and immersive environments and enemies - AI-Controlled companions - Local Coop - Upgrades for you and your companions - Randomized, persistent and open levels - Strategic stealth and fast-paced action - Boss Fights - Roguelike elements - Permadeath - High replayability - Beautiful minimalistic pixel art - Punchy particle effects - and much more... Inspired and polished to perfection after spending countless hours in many fantastic big and small games of similar genres and settings!

Colt Canyon Critic Reviews

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Colt Canyon is really just what the doctor ordered to kick off 2021. A breezy and consistently satisfying twin-stick shooter roguelike with a surprising amount of depth and where gunfights, stealth murder and dynamite powered destruction go hand in hand, Colt Canyon is a smart, wild west shooter that's well worth saddling up for.

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Nintendo Life

Ollie Reynolds
8 / 10
Nintendo Life

Colt Canyon is an excellent roguelike with razor-sharp gameplay that's incredibly addictive. The rhythmic action is comparable to titles like Hotline Miami, and there's a constant temptation to have 'just one more go'. Some may not be too keen on the heavily-pixelated graphics, but it's the gameplay that truly shines through here, and once you've conquered the steep difficulty curve you'll find this to be a fine addition to the Switch's growing selection of roguelikes.

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Colt Canyon is a fine half-twin-stick shooter/half-rogue-lite experience, varied enough to make us constantly switch between characters, weapons and approaches, trying to rescue a kidnapped partner in a pixel-based West Coast. While being wuite short and sometimes more difficult to read, it still will please fans of both genres

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Playing Colt Canyon feels like being at the centre of a classic western movie, but with one of the best roguelike loops in recent memory. This game is by no means perfect - but its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses, leading to an enjoyable and entertaining combination of hectic gunplay and resource management.

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