Panzer Paladin

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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IGN
Seth Macy

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Panzer Paladin's pleasing retro-aesthetics and slick use of 80s anime tropes compliment its new ideas wonderfully.

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Easy Allies
Bradley Ellis

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2020
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7.8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020

A worthy homage to the early Mega Man games, but some aspects of retro design would be better left in the old days

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8 / 10
Aug 3, 2020

Panzer Paladin's heavily old-school-flavored action is a blast from the past from beginning to end.

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Jul 21, 2020

Panzer Paladin adopts a bit of every NES platformer you played as a kid, and the result is a little chaotic, but a lot of fun.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Tribute Games tapped into a treasure trove of classic games, and that adoration shines bright in Panzer Paladin. In a year already full of great action-platformers, this one shouldn't be skipped.

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8 / 10
Jul 22, 2020

Panzer Paladin is the kind of game I dreamed of as a kid. A flashy and colourful platformer with nearly a hundred weapons, over a dozen levels, cool anime art, and even the ability to draw my own weapons? It's a tall order, yet Panzer Paladin manages to deliver. Its sharp combat and even sharper visuals kept me glued to my screen for hours, but there were times where I struggled to engage with the best parts of the weapon system. Managing durability and an overflowing arsenal ended up being far more of a challenge than any of the platforming or enemies within the game.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020

With fresh combat mechanics, plenty of features, and a ton of replayability, Panzer Paladin is the latest great retro-action platformer that is worth your time.

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8 / 10
Jul 21, 2020

Panzer Paladin's uncomplicated gameplay won't be for everyone and there are some very minor niggles that hold it back from true greatness. Even so, it has heart, and that goes a long, long way. If you're into retro throwback games then you should really give this a try; Panzer Paladin is an unpretentious, exuberant action game from start to finish, and a must for genre fans.

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GameXplain

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Liked
Jul 21, 2020
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