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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

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Critic Reviews for Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

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High Score - 95/100
Low Score - 70/100

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48% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

Mike Williams (USgamer)

4/5 stars

“Spectre of Torment stands up well next to the previous Shovel Knight and Plague of Shadows campaigns. It’s a bit on the short side and the bosses are a bit easier, but Yacht Club Games has kicked out some excellent new stages this time around. This prequel still offers precise platforming and a unique, more aggressive style of play to the series.”

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Edmond Tran (Gamespot)

8/10

“Specter of Torment is a focused and satisfyingly challenging 2D platformer which retains Shovel Knight’s strong aesthetic and sense of charm.”

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Christian Vaz (Wccftech)

9/10

“What Yacht Club Games managed to achieve with Shovel Knight was extremely impressive, and they’ve continued their streak with Spectre of Torment. This latest expansion has overshadowed Shovel of Hope as being the best Shovel Knight game. Spectre of Torment demonstrations that with time, Yacht Club Games can create an expansion that outclasses Plague of Shadows with ease. Featuring a remixed soundtrack, a new look to each level and the coolest character in the Shovel Knight series, Spectre of Torment is better than I could’ve ever imagined. Considering what is available on the Switch right now, there is absolutely no reason for you not to own this game.”

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Awards & Recognition

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Best Adventure, Best Platformer

Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

Summon your scythe in the prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight to dash through completely redesigned levels by climbing walls, mastering a new arsenal of weapons, and slashing your foes to ribbons. Become the reaper, discover your melancholy past, and recruit the Order of No Quarter!

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