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Monster Train

4.6 out of 5
22 User Ratings
5 Stars
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Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deck building, with three vertical play fields to defend.
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About Monster Train

About this game

Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deck building, with three vertical play fields to defend.

No playthrough is ever the same

You’ll never play the same deck twice!

  • Over 220 cards
  • 5 monster clans with each very different gameplay
  • Each clan has 10 levels to unlock, bringing new cards to your deck
  • Upgrade your clan specific champion multiple times
  • 88 artifacts
  • Upgrade any card twice
  • More than 21 unique random events
  • 25 covenant (difficulty) levels

Visit powerful locations

To take back hell, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations give different benefits; upgrade your champion, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses or duplicate any card in your deck.

Strategize to fit your playstyle

With five clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favourite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.

Multiplayer

HELL RUSH

In the Hell Rush multiplayer mode, eight players compete in a frantic real time contest. Each player has the same resources and opponents to create a level playing field. With the clock ticking it’s a test of who can make the best decisions under pressure. Only a true speed demon can remain undefeated.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Take on a new challenge every day with a hugely modified run due to gameplay mutators. Compete globally and against friends, and climb the leaderboards with a skill-focused scoring system.

CUSTOM CHALLENGE

Design your own unique challenge and share it with friends. Each custom challenge has its own leaderboard so you can send your friends straight to hell.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 21, 2020
Developer:
Shiny Shoe
Publisher:
Good Shepherd Entertainment
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: IGP or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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The Indie Game Website

90 / 100
"Simply put, Monster Train is really good. It’s fun, there are a nigh-on-infinite number of things you can change and mess around with for each run, and it’s difficult, but not...

Screen Rant

80 / 100
"Monster Train is a great experience for those who are fans of both deck-building games and roguelike adventures. While there may not seem to be as much content as other titles...

PC Invasion

80 / 100
"Monster Train is a very unique take on the Slay the Spire formula, with great writing and art direction and gameplay that invites you back for many more rides."
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>= 80 Hours
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Achievement Hunter?
39.39% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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52.78%
Tough
38.89%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 52.78%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.26%
Played It
15.79%
Halfway
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Beat It
63.16%
Conquered It
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Completionist! 7.89%  of players have Conquered It

Monster Train User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 22 ratings
88% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

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Not Recommended

Banbon
Verified purchase
Fun for a while but way too easy too last in the long run. Very few viable strategies, but they are easy to pull off. Some strategies just require 1-2 cards too win easily. Requires minimal skill.
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Recommended

Tipsy
Verified purchase
Super addicting. The game is very fun. It has a lot of unique champions and decks that give a lot of depth to standard runs. The challenge runs are very creative and gives the player ways to challenge their knowledge and skill in the game. I have been enjoying this game a lot and would highly recommend it.
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Great game

Telos
Verified purchase
I've got about 15 hours into the game so far, and I've been really enjoying it! I play it both on my PC and on my SteamDeck. Once I max out the base characters I also plan on buying the DLC, excited to see what else the game has to offer.
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Solid Game. Not just a Slay the Spire clone

Jet
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The game is fun to play. Multiple factions, cheesy combinations, generously replayable.
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Recommended

ArchimedesFan
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Fun game that I probally should have gotten a while ago but just kept buying other games. Would highly recommend.
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Recommended

GAVOGT01
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This game is Awesome. This is possibly one of my favorite Roguelike games. It's almost absurb how powerful you can make your team, but only if you find the right synergies and the process of finding them is quite fun.
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Recommended for anyone who likes deck building strategy games.

Moonshine
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Brilliant roguelike deck builder that takes inspiration from Slay the Spire while adding its own twist: 3 floors of combat and instead of playing 1 character you'll play a champion and various units under one of several clans. Your cards can be upgraded and infused into each other offering superior depth and replayability. Recommended for anyone who likes deck building strategy games.
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Excellent game for slay the spire enthusiasts

Fanatical User
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Very cool take on the rogue card game. Lots of possibilities and you will need them if you wanna try and beat the hardest difficulties.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 53% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 42% of GameFAQs users said Monster Train is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Monster Train is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: IGP or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 53 hours. 67% of users played Monster Train for over 40 hours.
Yes, Monster Train has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Monster Train. The Metascore is 86 out of 100.
88% of Fanatical users recommend Monster Train. The average review score is 4.6/5
Yes, 88% of Fanatical users and 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Monster Train.
Monster Train was released on May 21, 2020
Monster Train is published by Good Shepherd Entertainment
Monster Train was developed by Shiny Shoe
Fanatical users tagged Monster Train as Deckbuilding, Roguelike, Card Battler, and Roguelike Deckbuilder
Fanatical users tagged Monster Train as Fantasy, Demons, Magic, and Colorful
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Monster Train as Deckbuilding
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Monster Train as Roguelike
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Monster Train as Card Battler

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