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Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

Critics Consensus (Play It)

A phenomenal crossover and heartfelt tribute that embellishes the original Dead Cells formula and incorporates a massive amount of content from one of the best videogame sagas of all time.

Game Info

The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania’s unforgettable characters & gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration.

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Total Reviews: 27

Nom: Best Platformer (2023), Editors' Choice

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36% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
March 7, 2023
8/10

A loving homage to Castlevania and another great slice of DLC for Dead Cells, with the two games working together in perfect harmony.

Cameron Hawkins (IGN)
March 9, 2023
10/10

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is a shining blueprint of how to do a crossover right, celebrating Castlevania’s history while mixing it with Dead Cells’ own identity to make something that’s more than the sum of its already excellent parts.

Steve Watts (GameSpot)
March 6, 2023
8/10

The newest expansion to Dead Cells is an action-packed homage that injects Castlevania flavor into Dead Cells’ familiar roguelike structure.

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Awards & Recognition

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Nom: Best Platformer (2023)

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Credits

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Steve Filby

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Sébastien Bénard

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