Cuphead

Studio MDHR

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
88
Top Critic Average
91%
Critics Recommend
Based on 169 critic reviews
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Cuphead

Rating Summary

Based on 169 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 169 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 29, 2017
PCSep 29, 2017
Nintendo SwitchApr 18, 2019

Developer: Studio MDHR

Genres: Action, Platformer

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!

Where to Buy

Amazon
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Trailers

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Cuphead E3 2014 Trailer

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Cuphead Trailer E3 2015

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Not just for the masochists, Cuphead is a demanding but supremely rewarding modern 2D shooter that looks and sounds fantastic.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A brutal game that's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon.

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IGN

8.8 / 10.0
IGN

Cuphead made me feel more good and more bad than any other game I've played in the last several years. I swore, laughed, and hollered with delight. I hated it (and my own fingers) for long stretches but, having finished, I realise that's more or less the point – I emerged from all that pain smiling. Rather than simply offering the player what they want, Cuphead makes them earn that right – the rewards, if you can hack the tests, are absolutely worth it. Cuphead is incredible for more than just its looks. But before you dive in, make sure you actually want a game that plays like this, and not just a game that looks like this.

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A potent cocktail of authentic 1930s aesthetics, jazzy tunes, ingenious boss designs, and gameplay founded on the fundamentals inherent to the best 2D shooters. Cuphead sure is swell.

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