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7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 218 ratings
  1. 10 (34)
  2. 9 (79)
  3. 8 (52)
  4. 7 (17)
  5. 6 (15)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (11)

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  • User Rating 9

    this game took me by suprise the first hour became two than four and so on.

    Rated on September 15, 2012 by Redthedemon

    Spelunky in short is a game entirely based on going into an ominous cavern and grabbing loot, sounds simply right then you add in the spiders, bats, arrow traps, and an angry storekeeper who set's up ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    hard core random fun

    Rated on May 10, 2013 by cousinmerl

    At first Spelunky seems unnecessarily hard but after a while you start to love it for its difficulty, surviving a hoard of levels and thinking ' how the hell did i survive that!' makes you feel proud ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Great FREE mash-up of platformer and rogue-like genres

    Rated on November 28, 2009 by sfc42

    Spelunky aims to combine two genres: Platformers (like Super Mario Bros.) and Rogue-likes (like nethack). Every game of Spelunky is different. The game procedurally generates the levels and does an am...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Difficult but fun game, especially with some couch buddies

    Rated on January 25, 2013 by Yoshi9000

    And it is both more difficult AND fun with friends. The multiplayer is only local, and your friends will get in your way, but it makes it all the more fun as you die laughing and yelling at your frien...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Nice Game. =)

    Rated on January 19, 2009 by caio_vp2

    Have nothing to do? Think all games are easy? Do you want to blow yourself up with a bomb? Well, then this is the game for you. Spelunky has hours of gameplay for you to enjoy. And just because the gr...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Addictive little game.

    Rated on September 01, 2013 by d_parker

    One of the few games available on the Xbox 360 that I wished was available for the PS3 and now it is - and the Vita too! It doesn't disappoint on either platform. There's a demo available so if yo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    A mostly balanced and fresh, but often frustrating, ever-changing hybrid of action and puzzle platforming.

    Rated on October 21, 2013 by bruno_fmenedes

    First of all, I should mention that I played this game with a keyboard, which is probably an experience a little more frustrating than playing with a gamepad. But the game isn’t compatible with ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3

    Charming but Obnoxious, Repetitive, and Unfair

    Rated on December 31, 2013 by Brumbek

    Spelunky has a lot of charm. The visuals are cute and the music is nice. The randomness can lead to funny things like tossing a damsel toward the exit only to have her eaten in one bite by a ravenous ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.