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Mortal Shell

4 out of 5
16 User Ratings
5 Stars
38%
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Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. As the remains of humanity wither and rot, zealous foes fester in the ruins. They spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision and instincts.
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About Mortal Shell

About this game

Developed by Cold Symmetry and published by Playstack.

Mortal Shells is a challenging, deep-action RPG that will test your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Hone your skills, embody defeated warriors, and master the combat.

Darkness

In Mortal Shell, you'll explore a darkened, insane world where all you see in its horizon are littered bodies. With its gorgeous graphics and smooth play style, it'll be easy to get lost in it!

Embody the Fallen

Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of Mortal Shells — aside from its challenging, soul-like playstyle and graphics — is the ability to inhabit fallen warriors. Occupy these Mortal Shells and gain their fighting styles: experience a new type of exploration.

Up To The Challenge?

Mortal Shell prides itself in being a difficult, soul-like game. Dodge, parry, and roll your way through every gritting battle — prove to yourself that, once again, nothing can stand in your way. 

Steam Deck

Mortal Shell is verified on the Steam Deck, meaning you can take the adventure with you everywhere you go! 

Game Details

Release Date:
August 18, 2021
Developer:
Cold Symmetry
Publisher:
Playstack
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 16
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Mortal Shell
Link:
Genres:
Souls-like
Action

Action RPG

Hack and Slash

RPG

Adventure
Themes:
Dark Fantasy
Difficult

Violent

Atmospheric
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
Third Person

Open World
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Critic Reviews

76
70 / 100
"My grievances with Mortal Shell aren't tied to the game's difficulty. That's a feature, not a bug. We're meant to gnash our teeth, to wail in misery at the washed out skies....
70 / 100
"Mortal Shell is an excellent entry in the Souls-like space with some fantastic ideas around character progression and combat, but is unfortunately let down by a health system...
85 / 100
"Mortal Shell shines brightly as an example of the Souls formula done well. Anyone who is a fan of the challenging gameplay the genre is known for will be happy with this title."
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Mortal Shell Statistics

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Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
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Easy
2.94%
Just Right
29.41%
Tough
47.06%
Unforgiving
20.59%
Don't Ragequit! 47.06%  of players consider this game to be Tough

Completion Statistics

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
18.92%
Played It
29.73%
Halfway
5.41%
Beat It
29.73%
Conquered It
16.22%
Completionist! 16.22%  of players have Conquered It

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Time Played

< 1 Hour
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~2 Hours
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~4 Hours
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~8 Hours
8%
~12 Hours
36%
~20 Hours
24%
~40 Hours
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~60 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
0%
Achievement Hunter?
0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Mortal Shell User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 16 ratings
63% of users would recommend this.
4.0

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
38%
5 Stars
38%
4 Stars
44%
4 Stars
44%
3 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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1 - 8 of 11 Reviews

Looks cool, but who knows, I havent had enough time to really play it.

Jeditech
Verified purchase
I just bought this game three hours ago and I haven't even started it yet, It would make sense if they gave me a few days to actually launch the game before they asked for a review, OK, i TRIED TO PLAY, PRETTY MUCH YOU WALK AROUND IN A FOG AND A GUY BEATS THE SH*T OUT OF YOU
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
It's amazing, my first soulslike and it's really worth it. Cool mechanics, and parrying is great.
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Mini Dark Souls hits the sweet RPG spot

Fanatical User
Staff Review
If you like Dark Souls, chances are you'll enjoy Mortal Shell. This slightly more condensed Indie world in which you battle many a foe will ignite the embers of your hardcore RPG heart, testing your skills against agile and brutal beasts. You'll possess fallen warriors and take on their stature and skills, finding the right 'Shell' for your playstyle for durability, stamina and resolve. It might not be as big as the AAA Dark Souls entries, but you'll still get the 'learn-evolve-succeed' type gameplay that many love, and a few loathe...
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Recommended

CoffinBuilder
Verified purchase
I am always on the lookout for SoulsBorne games, I don't care the setting or environment. I like the challenge. Or the punishment. I'm not sure. This game has a really bizarre and fascinating world and the game mechanics are somewhat unique. And, like any good Souls game, you have no idea what the story is.
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Darks Souls Fans Should Pick This Up

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
If you prefer Darks Souls-esque games, this is for you. I didn't realize it was until the tutorial started. Definitely not my cup of tea.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
Very fun & challenging indie souls-like, it's worth a shot!!
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Recommended

baba
Verified purchase
The game might be short but it has replay value.
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Not Recommended

Jules
Verified purchase
Mortal shell is like dark souls, in that it is highly difficult. There's far less to it, and far less choice to work with. There's a few "shells" which are basically just characters, and weapons. You upgrade shells toward whatever they're best at (tank, speed, all-rounder, etc). Good concept. Unfortunately, the game suffered in that many aspects seemed unpolished, despite being a fairly small game. The shells didn't feel like they had any benefit besides one having a lot of health. The controls were non-responsive, and the game frequently didn't load in enemies until after they began attacking. Major areas were also completely covered in fog that makes seeing enemies and reacting to them nearly impossible. Overall, there just isn't enough in the game to make it feel like it's worth suffering through.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 29% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 68% of GameFAQs users said Mortal Shell is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Mortal Shell is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Mortal Shell is Steam Deck Verified.
  • 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
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 12 hours. 64% of users played Mortal Shell for over 12 hours.
59% of critics on Metacritic recommend Mortal Shell. The Metascore is 76 out of 100.
63% of Fanatical users recommend Mortal Shell. The average review score is 4/5
Mortal Shell was released on August 18, 2021
Mortal Shell is published by Playstack
Mortal Shell was developed by Cold Symmetry
Fanatical users tagged Mortal Shell as Souls-like, Action, Action RPG, and Hack and Slash
Fanatical users tagged Mortal Shell as Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Violent, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Mortal Shell as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Mortal Shell as Souls-like
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Mortal Shell as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Mortal Shell as Action RPG

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