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Dead Cells

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Kill. Die. Learn. Repeat. The illegitimate child of the roguelike and metroidvania, get an official Steam key for Early Access hit Dead Cells.
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About Dead Cells

About this game

Developed and published by Motion Twin.

Engage in the ever-changing and -challenging roguelite and metroidvania (RogueVania) with Dead Cells! Explore countless areas, get over a hundred weapons and skills, use special powers, fight bosses, and emerge victorious!

RogueVania

Dubbed a "RogueVania" title, you'll embark on classic roguelite gameplay, featuring procedurally-generated worlds with ever-changing builds and progression through death and perseverance, and the exploration-based features of metroidvania, with numerous abilities that you unlock, opening new passages in the levels you explore.

Git Gud (In 2D!)

Dead Cells features the fair but arduous gameplay style of the soulslike action and brings it to a 2D setting! Create a build that'll help you decimate five bosses, perfectly block their attacks, dodge, and explore 17 areas filled with upgrades and unlockables that change every time you visit them.

Create Your Build

Change your build on the fly as you get numerous other pieces of equipment that'll fit nicely into your build for that run. Heavy-hitting weapons, light and fast attacks, or even bow and arrows and traps! With over 150 weapons, traps, items, and skills, no two builds will ever be the same.

Tick Tock!

The faster you go, the more rewards you'll get at the end! Rush through 2D levels, but risk making mistakes and taking damage, or take your time and unlock upgrades at a slower rate — if you change your mind, you can always tackle it again in your next run!

Numerous Paths to Unlock

As you unlock new permanent abilities, get access to new areas to explore and discover, with branching levels that'll work better for different builds. Whether you choose to explore the Sewers, Ossuary, or Ramparts, you'll have a challenge waiting to face you!

New & Fresh Updates

Dead Cells is still receiving continuous updates to keep the game fresh and new for everyone coming in — newcomers and those that have mastered the gameplay.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 10, 2017
Developer:
Motion Twin
Publisher:
Motion Twin
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 16
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Dead Cells
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+

Critic Reviews

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GameSpot

90 / 100
"Dead Cells is a phenomenal effort to blend together some very disparate genres into a tight, cohesive whole. It's one of the better examples of how to remix ideas without...

PC Gamer

90 / 100
"A stellar action platformer with gorgeous presentation and excellent combat. Punishing but worth it."

USgamer

90 / 100
"Dead Cells comes screaming out of its prison cell strong. Things slow down a bit as the progression system and run repetition set in, but the moment-to-moment action stays...
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>= 80 Hours
15.06%
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15.06% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Easy
0.75%
Just Right
12.41%
Tough
71.05%
Unforgiving
15.79%
Don't Ragequit! 71.05%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
3.1%
Played It
26.21%
Halfway
20%
Beat It
44.48%
Conquered It
6.21%
Completionist! 6.21%  of players have Conquered It

Dead Cells User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 46 ratings
90% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

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Earth leaf
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Right off rip I loved this game all the way through. I have been playing lots of other similar games like hollow knight, have a nice death, etc. If you dig that style this is one to check out, for me it was love at first site.
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Recommended

Xenobia
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This game somewhat scratches the itch of a roguelike game, while advertising itself as a "search and action" type game, but as clear from the name taking inspiration from a certain other hard game, it's really difficult. Often annoyingly so. However, the graphics are a gorgeous pixel design and the music, while not leaving a lasting impression, is pretty good. Overall, pretty happy with this one.
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Recommended

Buchido
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One of the best rougelike 2d side scrollers I have ever played. I easily put over 100 hours into this game. Well worth it!
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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It takes a while to get into the rhythm of the combat. every death is a learning exp. You have to learn the enemies as well as the different items and weapons. Need to have patience with that game as the learning curve takes a while. Be prepared to die a lot.
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Dead Cells Review

Sam Jones
Staff Review
Dead Cells is as charming as it is addictive. A Castlevania/Metroidvania side-scroller, it's one of the few games where dying is not a frustration thanks to the new opportunities that it opens up.
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Recommended

XemeldorX
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You can change your diet, but how do you eat the food? Where does it go?
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Recommended

LamerGamer
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Be prepared to die a million times, and still want to give it "one final run"! The most fun I have had in a game in a long time, already logged 100+ hrs and I keep coming back.
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Incredible

datenshi
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A must have - this game is incredible, the combat is smooth and fluid - basically everything about this game is perfection.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 editions. They are Standard Edition, Return To Castlevania Bundle, and Medley of Pain
Available DLCs for Dead Cells include Return to Castlevania, DLCs Only Bundle, The Queen and the Sea, and Fatal Falls
Are you ready for a challenge? 12% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 87% of GameFAQs users said Dead Cells is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Dead Cells is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Dead Cells is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 36 hours. 51% of users played Dead Cells for over 40 hours.
Yes, Dead Cells has broad critical consensus. 97% of critics on Metacritic recommend Dead Cells. The Metascore is 89 out of 100.
90% of Fanatical users recommend Dead Cells. The average review score is 4.7/5
Yes, 90% of Fanatical users and 97% of critics on Metacritic recommend Dead Cells.
Dead Cells was released on May 10, 2017
Dead Cells is published by Motion Twin
Dead Cells was developed by Motion Twin
Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells as Roguelite, Metroidvania, Roguelike, and Souls-like
Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells as Pixel Graphics, Replay Value, Difficult, and Funny
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells as Roguelite
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells as Metroidvania
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells as Roguelike

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