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Cuphead

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

# Reviews: 132

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

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Critic Reviews for Cuphead

HIGHLIGHTED CRITICS

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

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86/100
Chris Schilling (PC Gamer)

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

October 2, 2017 |

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

October 2, 2017 |
Recommended
Simon Parkin (Eurogamer)
5/5 stars
Lucas Sullivan (GamesRadar+)

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.

September 29, 2017 |

Chris Schilling (PC Gamer)

86/100 - (Read Review)

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

Simon Parkin (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

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

Lucas Sullivan (GamesRadar+)

5/5 stars - (Read Review)

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

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Best Action Game
GOTY, Best Platformer

Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

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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