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Valfaris

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

83%

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Based on 35 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCOct 10, 2019
PlayStation 4Nov 12, 2019
Nintendo SwitchNov 12, 2019
Xbox OneNov 12, 2019

Developers: Steel Mantis, Big Sugar

Genres: Action, Platformer

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart. KEY FEATURES: - Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space! - Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris - Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird) - Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour - Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Valfaris Reviews

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If you're still thirsty for classic run & gun Contra lookalike, the new game from Slain's developer it's just that: a pixelated heavy metal orgy full of shots, sword swinging and blood. A classic template, but with an enormous weapon selection, environments and lots of bosses. The experts on the genre may find it an intense, but short, ride.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Valfaris is an excellent and challenging action platformer with a wonderfully designed combat system. The balancing of close combat, laser action, and the shared resource for shield and subweapons mean that most encounters require a careful and skilful approach. The result in a standout title that shows how far Steel Mantis have come from the flawed Slain: Back From Hell.

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While Valfaris is in many ways an excellent game, it's held back by some significant design flaws and technical problems.

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While its crushing difficulty and bare-bones story may turn off some casual players, those who triumph through Valfaris' 7 hours of gameplay and endless boss battles will leave feeling refreshed. This is a definite must-play for both Castlevania and heavy metal fans alike.

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Trailers

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Valfaris | Release Date Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One thumbnail

Valfaris | Release Date Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Valfaris | E3 2019 Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One thumbnail

Valfaris | E3 2019 Trailer | PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

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Valfaris | Gameplay | Landing Pad + Eco Chambers

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