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Video GameEnter The Gungeon Review
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Posted: A year ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Enter the Gungeon is a shooting game where you use one stick for running around and the other to aim. These twin-stick controls combine with loads of enemy bullets to dodge to create a tough challenge. You play four adventurers descending into the dungeon to find a time machine that has the power to kill their past. Levels are generated fresh each time you play them. You die a lot but slowly acquire new guns, items and abilities.

Like The Binding of Isaac, play involves quick reactions and movement/shooting strategy. You choose one of four protagonists, each with different abilities - calling in support or lockpicking chests. You dodge bullets, flip tables for cover and shoot enemies to work through multiple floors and rooms, each with a set of enemies with varying strength, endurance, and attack behaviour.

As you progress you find and use the huge array of firearms. 300 different guns and items can be combined to achieve more powerful effects called Synergies. Then, to complete the floor you must defeat the boss who will grant you a special gun or item. You can also rescue non-player characters who then help the player upgrade between runs.

If you enjoy this game, there is a spin-off, Exit the Gungeon, which uses a platform game-approach instead of the top-down dungeon crawler.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/04/2016, updated in 2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Dodge Roll Games (@DodgeRollGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 25 hours and 40 hours to complete. Finding everything in the game will take hundreds of hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. A second player is able to join in for co-op mode and control a fifth character (The Cultist).

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence. The majority of enemies in the game are fantastical, such as walking, gun-wielding bullets and jelly-like blobs. Enemies will either fall to the ground or disappear when killed, and very occasionally there is a red splatter effect. The four playable characters are all blocky, non-detailed humans. When they are struck, they’ll flash and lose a life but carry on. When their lives run out, they will freeze and a cross-hair will centre on them; as a shot rings out, their head will fly back and they fall to the ground, but there is no sound of pain, blood or visible injury.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Enter The Gungeon usually costs £10.74 to £10.99. 

Enter The Gungeon

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Enter The Gungeon Accessibility Report documents 19 accessibility features:
You can select for guns to quickly switch and hide guns without ammunition. There is also aim-assist and aim-look provided that can be scaled.

You can opt to show a targeting cursor and adjust how that looks. There is a visual representation of reloading your gun and an accompanying sound that is a rising scale of notes to indicate how this is progressing.

You can play the game on Switch with just on Joy-Con. This is either using the buttons as the means of aiming or using Gyro to aim instead of the second stick.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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