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  • Summary: Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost ofSundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or embrace. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    With the extensive map sizes, fast action pace, and high difficulty, Sundered is sure to keep you exploring and fighting for your survival for 10+ hours per play through. It is a satisfying Metroidvania title to close out a year of stellar offerings within the genre.
  2. Dec 19, 2018
    90
    Sundered comes to Switch and Xbox One with the Eldritch Edition, a revision of the game that doesn’t include lots of changes but it does some fine additions like local co-op. If you liked Sundered back in 2017, this is a good excuse to come back to it in a brand new platform.
  3. 80
    The industry may be drowning in Metroidvanias, but Sundered does enough to stand out from the crowd with flair.
  4. Jan 13, 2019
    75
    A solid game, with a great art direction, but technically it's not what we expected.
  5. Jan 28, 2019
    70
    Despite its flaws, Sundered: Eldritch Edition contains enough magic to keep developer Thunder Lotus Games intact as an interesting and viable studio. There is a lot to be found here that would usually keep me enticed if it wasn’t following last year’s more entertaining alternatives. If you are beginning to get Metroidvania-numbness, then it may be best keeping this game on your to-do list. But don’t sit on it for too long, because there are plenty of moments here that are well worth experiencing.
  6. 70
    This gameplay loop really works for me, and while I sometimes wish I wasn’t doing so much backtracking, it’s not a big enough deal that I’m dissuaded from playing. If you, too, like this kind of loop, I think you’ll get a kick out of Sundered.
  7. Jan 14, 2019
    60
    Sundered is a solid metroidvania with gorgeous visuals and a strong progression system. Unfortunately, the roguelike design and ongoing waves of enemies let it down somewhat.

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  1. Feb 17, 2019
    10
    Best metroidvania on the Switch.
    Way better than Dead Cells or Hollow Knight.
    One of the best games I've played on Switch so far.