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Average Player Score Based on 106 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 106 ratings
  1. 10 (19)
  2. 9 (22)
  3. 8 (37)
  4. 7 (14)
  5. 6 (6)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (1)

What Gamespot Users have to say about Shovel Knight

  • Rating:2

    Don't dig it. It is painful!

    Oh my goodness stay away from it. It is awful, it's awful in sense of design, and it's awful in way of how it tries to trick you into thinking oh is longer than you think it is but it's really not because you basically ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A game full of reference.

    Playing Shovel Knight was one of the best things I did that year, that great game, 2D platform that has many elements of the old classics, be it your style, graphics and also the way it tells the story and this works too... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    an essential title

    this title is a great instant classic retro-style game. its an essential title to have in any collection for any console or handheld. it features a good story, great adventure and challenges. the villians in this game ar... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Great Platforming, Great Everthing

    Shovel Knight is an incredible game. It's not just a dumb "look-at-me-I'm-different-indie-retro-throwback-buy-buy-buy!" Shovel Knight is hilarious without trying, the platforming is better than any Mario game could be, a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Shovelric Handicaps

    Steel Thy Shovel, Pastorale, Of Devious Machinations, In the Halls of the Usurper, Courage Under Fire: Shovel Knight's chiptunes sound as “vintage” as do look its 8-bit graphics, while perfectly matching the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Holy nostalgia trip, Batman, Shovel Knight is AMAZING...

    As a fan of the 8-bit era when games like Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Castlevania and several other countless classics during that timeframe stood tall above everyone else (including its imitators), it's... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Shovel Knight is without a doubt one of the best indie games ever created.

    On late November of last year, I got my hands on Shovel Knight for the Nintendo 3DS. I first knew about the game watching a Let's Play of it by BDCool213 in the summer holidays. The main plot of Shovel Knight goes like t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful