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Cuphead

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Cuphead is a demanding, but supremely rewarding, modern 2D shooter that is a stunning work of imagination on every level.

Game Info

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked!), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. Cuphead is all action, all the time.

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Total Reviews: 132

Best Action Game (2017), Nom: GOTY + Best Platformer (2017), Editors' Choice

Gold TIER

41% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

132

Critic Reviews

89

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

100%

Median Score

90%

Low Score

60%
What did you think of Cuphead?
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Chris Schilling (PC Gamer)
October 2, 2017
86/100

Not just for the masochists, Cuphead is a demanding but supremely rewarding modern 2D shooter that looks and sounds fantastic.

Simon Parkin (Eurogamer)
October 2, 2017
Recommended

A brutal game that’s equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon.

Lucas Sullivan (GamesRadar+)
September 29, 2017
5/5 stars

A potent cocktail of authentic 1930s aesthetics, jazzy tunes, ingenious boss designs, and gameplay founded on the fundamentals inherent to the best 2D shooters. Cuphead sure is swell.

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Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Action Game
GOTY, Best Platformer

Cuphead Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer

PRODUCER(S):

Marija Moldenhauer, Ryan Moldenhauer

DESIGNER(S):

Jared Moldenhauer

PROGRAMMER(S):

Tony Coculuzzi, Eric Billingsley, Kezia Adamo, Thomas Pryde

ARTIST(S):

Chad Moldenhauer, Marija Moldenhauer

WRITER(S):

Evan Skolnick

COMPOSER(S):

Kristofer Maddigan

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