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9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2019

Slay the Spire is one of the most fun and refined games released this year, be it in its game mechanics, its strategy elements, its choice possibilities or its soundtrack. That's why its lacklustre art direction surprises me so much.

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Tom Marks

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9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Slay the Spire takes some of the best parts of deckbuilding games, roguelikes, and dungeon crawlers, and mixes them into a wholly new and extremely satisfying package.

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Recommended
Jan 29, 2019

Genres combine with beautiful precision in a game that offers simple pleasures and terrifying depths.

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92 / 100
Jan 24, 2019

A strategically deep deckbuilder that, with any luck, has spawned a brilliant new subgenre.

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8 / 10
May 23, 2019

An excellent mix of turn-based dungeon crawler, roguelike, and card game whose perfectly balanced combat will have you constantly coming back for more.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

An incredibly well-crafted dungeon delve with hundreds of hours of crawling chaos

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Unscored
Feb 12, 2019

Roguelites teach their lessons in often devastating ways, and Slay the Spire is no different. Each new run can feel punishing and, at times, unfair. It wasn’t until I learned how to trim the fat and come up with counterintuitive deck ideas that I really started falling in love with the game.

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Jun 5, 2019

Slay the Spire cleverly mixes the roguelite and card game genres, bringing with it a deep and satisfying strategy layer that encourages you to experiment over the course of a multitude of runs to the top of the tower. I can only hope that it continues to see regular updates, because it's already one of my favorite games of 2019.

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Jan 29, 2019

Slay the Spire has spent all its energy in order to firmly sink its claws into me, and I can’t envisage putting this game down for a long time.

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9 / 10
Jul 4, 2019

Slay the Spire takes the best parts of roguelites, dungeon crawlers, and card games, and mixes them together into an unholy, but absurdly enjoyable game. It's the kind of game that gets under your skin and uses it like a tent, just camping out and reminding you that you aren't playing it. It's the kind of game that you can jump in for one quick run and suddenly realise that you've been playing for five hours and should really be asleep. It's the kind of game that is easy to play, hard to master, and impossible to put down. What more could you want?

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

“Slay the Spire blends roguelike and deck building to offer an experience that is accessible, challenging and fun as hell from the very beginning. One of the best recent inide games!”

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9 / 10
Jan 30, 2019

On the surface, Mega Crit's weird blend of rogue-like and card game might seem like a simple dungeon-crawler with some deck-building mechanics thrown in. But, as you dive deeper beneath the surface, and really start to flesh out the complexities tied into each deck, you’ll find an entirely new world of mechanics to learn and master as you try your best to survive each encounter and eventually slay the Spire.

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8.9 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

A surprising new twist on a crowded genre. Slay the Spyre may not be the prettiest game out there, but it's one of the most interesting experiences on 2019 so far.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Mick Fraser: "Slay the Spire is a hugely enjoyable single-player deck-builder that feels genuinely unique in its genre."

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Unscored
Jan 23, 2019

A drug I don’t want to quit. A miracle of design? Yeah, go on.

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Jun 1, 2019

Slay the Spire is one of the best deck-building games we've played, featuring addicting, strategic combat blended with a satisfying roguelike gameplay loop.

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10 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

A sublime, impeccably crafted roguelike card-battler that is absolutely without peer, Slay the Spire cements its place as one of the best games of this console generation. This. Is. Essential.

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8 / 10
Jun 24, 2019

Slay the Spire may have an unorthodox formula but it does it correctly: this intersection between card-based and roguelike games, Slay the Spire delivers an addictive, enjoyable and unpredictable, long-lasting experience which makes for yet another very welcome entry in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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9 / 10
Jun 6, 2019

Slay the Spire is an endlessly addictive roguelike card-battler that’s a perfect fit for the Switch; a beautifully balanced game that’s arrived on Nintendo’s system with all the benefits of an extended period of Early Access on PC.

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Jun 5, 2019

I stare at the game’s start menu, telling myself, “one more run.” Of course, this more than likely means one more death—but who can say what might come from the run after that?

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