Use your alchemic abilities to escape the island in this brutally challenging 2D action-platformer with no checkpoints. You’ll get better… eventually.
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    Dead Cells

    Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what's happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.

    Experience a Roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath. No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again. However, you keep some of your progress for successive runs; new paths you’ve unlocked, access to new levels, mutations, abilities and weapons.

    Speaking of weapons, Dead Cells features a plethora of ways to slay your enemies. A large variety of swords, bows and of course spells, but also whips, grenades and turrets, each one with its own unique twist. Plus, mutations and scrolls allow you to build and customize your character differently with each and every run.

    At the end of the day though, it’s YOUR skills as a player that matter most! Roguelites are about constantly sharpening your skills, until what was an insurmountable obstacle becomes a walk in the park. Patience, you’ll get better!… eventually.

    Features:

    RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.

    2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, the iconic dodge roll, more than 90 weapons and spells with unique gameplay… The unforgiving action wed to the absence of any kind of safety net makes for an adrenalin pumping ride each and every run.

    Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Ramparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style, or just your mood.

    Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air...

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  • Comments (5)

    Slept on this so long...man was I dumb. If you like metroidvania type games, and getting killed over and over in some of the most grueling but satisfying combat of the genre then pick this up. Words and screen caps arent able to capture the way the game looks and feels in motion or the snappy controls. All the hype for it is deserved.

    Valek68 says:
    Very addictive, and always ideal for a quick playthrough.. Its toughness, is its appeal, yet still one of the most colourful and engaging 2D games out there.

    Luffy says:
    Challenging and every area has a learning curve. Die die and die again! Lots of unlockables. Very suitable for quick plays on the road!

    firestream says:
    This game is kicking my butt, but it's super fun and highly addictive. It is NOT easy, but that's the point. You are supposed to die a lot, and you will. It gets easier the more you play as well. The screenshots don't do it justice as it's just a beautiful game, especially in motion.

    Have to play it to truly appreciate it. Highly recommend checking it out.

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    $24.99
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    Genre
    Action, Platformer
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    Physical Release
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    August 6, 2018
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    Game Size
    445MB
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    1 player
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    Game Length
    22 hour(s)
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    Publisher
    Motion Twin
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    ESRB
    Teen
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    Online
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    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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    © 2018 Motion Twin. All rights reserved.
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