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Shovel Knight

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

89%

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Based on 68 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 20, 2015
Xbox OneApr 20, 2015
Wii UJun 25, 2014
PCJun 25, 2014
Nintendo 3DSJun 24, 2014

Developer: Yacht Club Games

Genre: Platformer

Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

Where to Buy

Amazon

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Mighty Head
46
Strong Head
7
Fair Head
6
Weak Head
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Eurogamer

7 / 10
Eurogamer

There is gold in these old genres, and Shovel Knight is a successful dig.

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PC Gamer

80 / 100
PC Gamer

Shovel Knight lovingly recreates the simple pleasures of 8-bit platformers and improves on them with modern ideas that make every level different and worth playing.

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Shovel Knight -- in all of its old-school glory -- is arguably the best game released so far in 2014.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

A varied and charming platformer, only blighted when it lets players get a little overpowered.

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