Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2020

Luckily, both of these together in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove makes the collection all the more worth it.

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Mind-blown
Jan 1, 2020

While the original game is a solid platform game reminiscent of a mixture of 8-bit titles from the days of the NES and the expansions following suit the whole package. As it now stands in Treasure Trove it is a brilliant retro platform romp that is full of charm and humour with characters who each have their own personalities and different moves. Personally platform games are not my go to genre. However Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove has been an exception to the rule. While writing this review I wanted to check something in the game so I picked my Switch up to check something and a while later after completing a level or two I remembered I was meant to be writing and not playing the game. A sure sign of a great game if it sucks you into it and you totally forget what you were meant to be doing.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 15, 2017

Shovel Knight is a fresh take on the classic genre, which not only absorbed all the best that could represent the market, but also adapted the old ideas under modern standards

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9.7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

Though many have already been digging into Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows, Treasure Trove is a great reason to steel thy shovel once again with all-new features and a new campaign. A great addition to anyone's Switch library whether you already own it or have yet to experience such an amazing title.

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Mar 31, 2017

Perhaps the best compliment I can pay Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is that, when push came to shove, I often found myself choosing to play it instead of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I haven't been this in love with a game since Fire Emblem: Awakening released back in 2013. Do yourself a favor and buy it if you haven't already. You won't find better value anywhere else.

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9 / 10
Mar 22, 2017

If retro-styled 2D platformers have made a comeback, one of the names most recently associated to this revival is the Shovel Knight series. Now Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove brings a compilation of the previous chapters in the series that rightfully belongs in the Nintendo Switch of every 2D platformers' fan, from its memorable soundtrack, long-lasting lifespan, engaging challenges and quality level design, no sidescroller enthusiast should go without Shovel Knight.

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9 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Through Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games not only unearthed rough conerstones of the past, but also polished them by modern standards. Then Plague of Shadows let brave alchemists experience a more elaborate, explosive formula, while Specter of Torment came back from the dead to sharpen both the gameplay and the narrative, a fantastic journey now gathered into this well-named Treasure Trove.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2017

With Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Studios showed the developers and gamers how an indie developer can make a fantastic game with great level design and story. Using Nintendo Switch's portability, you can always play this fantastic game.

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90 / 100
Mar 18, 2017

Yacht Club Games is still surprising us with the Sovel Knight expansions, with a lot of sustancial changes, Specter of Torment is a challenging experience that compliments Treasure Trove as a must have package to every fan of platform games.

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91 / 100
Mar 15, 2017

Shovel Knight Treasure Trove brings us back knight with shovel to prove that it remains one of the best independent games of recent years. With the original game, the two expansions and all the content as new modes or game options, this edition is an essential for Nintendo Switch.

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