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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14.97% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Tough
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Unforgiving
15.73%
Don't Ragequit! 71.16%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Tried It
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Played It
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Beat It
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Conquered It
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Completionist! 6.19%  of players have Conquered It

Dead Cells User Reviews

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

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blackeyewearer
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Its a great rougelike with a lot of fun and interesting combinations that is easy enough for casual players but hard enough to provide a challenge for people trying to 100% the game.
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Great game

Sasha
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As a casual gamer I loved this game. Really fun, easy to start but a lot of techniques and options to choose from later.
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Recommended

snazzer
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Great rouge lite, high replayability with changes in play style. Hard! But amazing.
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overrated but generally good

MF
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It's good. It's great even. But it feels HUGELY overrated. But it's going to be somewhat subjective too. The art style is amazing. Absolute top tier. The references to other indie gems, also top tier. I don't think I'd call anything else top tier, but I would call it all very good still. Platforming is on the medium end, but they did make an effort with trap rooms. Some of the biomes did a great job with traps that can work for or against you. But in general. Combat gameplay is good, but not amazing. I do not like hangtime while attacking (like floating in the air while you land strikes). Some people do. It looks "cinimatic" in a way (to me a dumb way). But I really get a lot of satisfaction out of of the swing animation happening while you are moving vertically. It's much more thrilling to time those attacks. Some weapons don't do this, but they're the exception. For difficulty, I'm not hung up on this. But I beat the game on my first day, 6th run. Runs are pretty short. Other roguelights took me much longer to get to that point. Dead Cells still has PLENTY of replay value through various means despite this. It's just a bummer to beat the game at such an early stage in it. I don't have much unlocked at all. And I'm not a god at these games. Beating the bosses was a lot of spamming, tanking, and not really knowing what was going on. I did have a general gist, but not like you get when it's very important to learn boss fights and be precise. The selection of items is good on it's own, but tedious when compared to other great roguelights. It's just a bunch of random tacked on perks. When weapons do what you expect without reading, the game just has a smoother flow to it. You pick up the thing and keep playing, rather than pausing to compair stats. Just has a better flow for an action platformer. Not, it doesn't take much time to compair and choose to switch gear or not, but it's just enough to interupt flow. For 2d roguelight games, Rogue Legacy comes higher recommended for: platforming, combat, boss fights, random changes to get you to play differently, smooth flow to choices along the way, and unlock progression. For roguelight unlock progression between runs, and number of runs for your first victory, Risk of Rain (1 or 2), or Slay the Spire feels better. But, other than RoR1, very different feeling games. If you have some of these other games, and want more, then Dead Cells is still a wonderful game. But judging by what people say, and how Dead...
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Buy. Do it. Now. You will enjoy.

Knoodle
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This game is incredibly made. The pixel animation is so smooth (comparable to Celeste) and the gameplay is just phenomenal. It's just tantalizing enough where you don't get too sad when you die, but you always play again with determination. There is a wonderful amount of strategy and so many different play styles to try out. I would recommend this game at full price any day, so why not buy it on a discount?
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Recommended

chadplayzgamez
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Dead Cells is a must-have side-scrolling rogue-like that's a perfect fit for any console. The story is drip fed to those who are seeking it out. Gameplay is perfect for anyone looking to perfect a metroidvania style of play. Casual fans can have fun too as the mechanics are easy to grasp. Those looking for a bit of a challenge will fit in here as difficulty increases with each new zone. Unlockables are excellent. Boss fights are crazy. The enemies are relentless. It's hard to put this one down.
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One of the best rogues I’ve played.

AChipInTime
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I was introduced to rogues very recently. I had a chance to play quite a bit of them before finally buying Dead Cells (recommended over and over again by my friend to the point of being annoying). Well, now it’s my turn to be annoying. This is a fantastic game for those who are looking for a great rogue to play. Addictive, awesome soundtrack, great mix of weapons and gear, in-run upgrading makes you really think about your next move, and the humour is just perfect; not overbearing like other games. You won’t regret giving this a try!
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Dead Cells scratches the rogue-like itch. I can do a quick run through or take my time and go methodically. Great game to just play in the in-between of other titles you are looking forward to playing.
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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 The Queen and the Sea, Return to Castlevania, DLCs Only Bundle, 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. 52% 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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