Riverbond

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

22%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

A Diablo like game oriented to a younger audience that may not be too varied, but it's fun for a while, specially when played with friends on local coop only.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2019

Riverbond is just a very fun time, perfect for youngsters but oddly therapeutic for all of us grumpy old adults.

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60 / 100
Feb 22, 2020

Riverbond is a game that feels as if it were meant to be part of a larger and more ambitious world. It's great for jumping into a quick game to feed your hack and slash needs throughout the day, but with no in-game saves, no perks for skins collected, and a world that offers no room for real exploration, I find it hard to want to play with four friends because the enemies aren't challenging enough. Coupled by an imbalance in weapon damage and objectives that don't fit the style of play, I'd say Riverbond doesn't stand out in a genre that's already crowded.

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70 / 100
Jun 17, 2019

Riverbond is a nice voxel style game with Diablo-like combat. The game only takes a handful of hours or so to complete, but it's a good time. The lack of a story and the abrupt ending removes most of the satisfaction from completing the game.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

Riverbond is a simple game that follows a blueprint.  By mixing up characters, weapons, and environments, Riverbond does a decent job of reiterating this predictable path in such a way that each level is still a unique world – which is necessary to keep the player engaged and entertained.  Overall, gameplay is easygoing and doesn't require much effort or critical thinking, making Riverbond a solid option to power up and knock out on a slow day.

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70 / 100
Jul 4, 2019

The fast paced gameplay, mixed with the interesting visuals is sure to please a crowd, but don’t expect to get in too deep with the story, as it is only meant to give slight purpose and context to the hacking and slashing that ensues.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

A short and satisfying dungeon crawler with a litany of skins and crazy weapon designs to unlock and slash at a variety of enemies with. Co-op makes it a great family game when you combine it with how easy the game is. It may be a little long for how simple it is, but there is still a great five-to-eight hour experience here.

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6 / 10
Dec 14, 2019

Riverbond is a pleasant experience to enjoy on a co-op level and its simple mechanics and accessible difficulty level make it a perfect family game. It's not for those seeking a hardcore challenge or a long-lasting solo experience but for anyone who enjoys a simple and good-looking game with company Riverbond does a good job at that.

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7 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

Riverbond isn’t the most in-depth game on the Switch this year, nor is it the best looking. It does, however, boast an interesting art style, and its gameplay is simple yet engaging enough that almost anyone of any skill level can give it a good crack.

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7 / 10
Jul 10, 2019

What Riverbond lacks in depth, it makes up for with wonderful simplicity. Potentially too basic as a single-player game, but it's a silly, upbeat and nostalgic adventure best played with friends.

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