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Dead Cells Is An Instant Classic

Mike and Jake have been playing a lot of Dead Cells the past few weeks, and it might be one of their favorite games of 2018. Here's why.

Although it released in early access last year, Dead Cells is now officially out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. And we adore it.

In the video above, Mike Mahardy and Jake Dekker gush about the roguelite-metroidvania-2D-platformer mashup, and how well it juggles several different genres throughout each playthrough.

For more on Dead Cells, you can read our full review, as well as earlier impressions from last year, on

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looks sick

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This is easily on my GOTY list. Infinitely replayable.

Somehow it slipped past my radar until now. My cousin has it on PS4, and never even mentioned it to me.

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I guess you guys never played Rogue Legacy?

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@buggybooger: I did on both PC and XO, and the Ghosts+Goblins-style jumping really prevented me from enjoying it.

Dead Cells' Metroid-style jumping is vastly superior, and beats R.L. in every other department too.

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@Pyrosa: Dead Cells is good. We all know it's not Rogue Legacy good, though. It's just shinier and newer.

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Good video.. except the guy picking his nose in the background.

3:10 (quick pick)

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Watch out! IGN just copied this vid on their own sites!