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38 Great Games Like Iron Crypticle

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Iron Crypticle and have found the following:

Iron Crypticle is an action adventure game where you shoot your way through dungeons with up to four friends. You play by moving with one stick while shooting with the other and work through floors of enemies. It stands out for blending the arcade shooting of Smash TV and Robotron with the hierarchical item collection of Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands. If those references don't mean anything to you, think of it as a bombastic shooting game with over the top collectibles.

Unfortunately, Iron Crypticle is not available on Android, Mac or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/07/2017, updated in 2019

Price: 70% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Collecting, Role-Play, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Tikipod Ltd (@TikipodLtd)

Costs: Purchase cost

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The Binding of Isaac (Series)

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Colt Canyon

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Mana Spark

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Rainbow Islands

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16 Video Games Like Iron Crypticle Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Iron Crypticle. This includes games from the Traversal, Role-Play, Collecting, Action, Adventure and Shooting genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

1 Easier Video Game than Iron Crypticle

If you like the sound of Iron Crypticle but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

7 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Iron Crypticle

If you like the sound of Iron Crypticle but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Iron Crypticle Accessibility Report.
 

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Reimagined Retro Classics

Growing up playing video games creates a strong sentimental connection to the sounds, sights and feeling those experiences gave you. Returning to these games in adulthood is a un diversion, but often the experience doesn't live up to the memory.

The games in this list have been recreated (sometimes officially and sometimes unofficially) by developers who love and respect the original while also wanting to update it for modern technology and players.
 

Play With Experts And Novices

We all have a different level of experience, ability and connection to video games. Finding a game to play with another person who has less (or more) expertise of playing can be a challenge.

This list is designed to help you find games to solve this. Some of these games, like Super Mario Odyssey or Spiritfarer, let one player help the other. Other games, like Kingdoms or Chariot let you work together to progress with enough time for one player to help the other. Then there are games, like Affordable Space Adventures or Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes where each player takes on a different role. Some games like Tick Tock A Tale For Two or Get Together let you play on separate devices and talk to each other to solve collaborative puzzles. Finally, there are single player games, like Detroit Become Human or Return of the Obra Dinn where one player can control things while the other makes suggestions.

Whether you are a parent playing with a gaming expert son or daughter, or a partner of someone who plays less or more games, these are a great place to find common ground.
 

Twin Stick Shooter

Shooting games are usually a challenge of targeting your enemy accurately while they are moving around. This is complex because of the quick reflexes as well as using two sticks to navigate the 3D environments you are playing in.

Twin Stick Shooters, take this mechanic and simplify it. You view the play from above and use one stick to control movement and the other to control the direction of your bullets. This simple change (harking back to the days of Asteroids) makes the play simpler and more direct while also offering a big challenge for players.
 

Build Personal Resilience

Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves "bouncing back" from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.

Games, by design, present players with adversity and much of the joy of gaming comes from taking on and overcoming unnecessary obstacles. Whether you’re saving the universe from an alien invasion or tending crops in your animal community, playing games mimics the process of resilience.

This list of games that can help foster various forms of psychological resilience is compiled with the expert help of Take This. They aim to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry. They encourage a game community that welcomes and supports people experiencing mental health challenges, and that recognizes the humanity and mental health of game creators.

The Portal series tell a narrative that you are going to fail. You’re told to give up, but if you ignore this barrage of discouragement you can use it as a way to strengthen your resolve and complete the puzzles even if you have failed twenty times in the process. The Stanley Parable is all about trying again. You can try and re-try your decision making, reaching a variety of different endings.

Dark Souls is a hallmark for a punishing challenge that require resilience. You journey through elaborate lands to adventure, explore, and take heed lest they encounter a battle with a boss or enemy. Celeste is the story of Madeline and the enemies she overcomes while climbing Celeste Mountain. The game specifically calls out that Madeline has anxiety, and the challenges she faces in the environment reflect her own internal struggles and triumphs. Cuphead challenges players to battle relentless bosses in combat-heavy play. Cartoonish and playful, it balances challenging players to grow in skill and offers plenty of entertaining environments and aesthetics to keep you playing.

In Kingdom Hearts you meet many characters that need help - and many boss battles feel almost insurmountable. With help from friends like Donald and Goofy, the player character Sora overcomes the darkness to save his friends and bring hope back to the world. Death Squared is a co-op puzzle game where one player’s mistake makes everyone else lose. You learn cooperative resilience in trying again admits humorous judgments from the unseen “hosts” of the game.

In Animal Crossing you get help from the animal neighbours. You learn to lean on this social and environmental resilience to persevere at building social connections with computer villagers and friends online. Stardew Valley’s farming is about growing and maintaining a homestead. Interweaving the busy work are relationships with the other villagers, many of whom are social models for resilience in their storylines.
 

Work Together to Thrive

Play is more fun when it’s shared. This is as true about video games as it is when building a massive sandcastle on the beach or playing hopscotch in the playground. Finding brilliant team games is a great way to involve more people in the fun and share the experience together as a family. More experienced players naturally help novices contribute to the team.
Along with teamwork, the games I’ve selected here use the fact that players are all sitting next to each other.

These are games where players take on different roles in order to complete unusual tasks. The fun is often as much about the conversations (and arguments) that happen in the room as what’s happening on the screen.
 

Play And Connect

Online games are great because you have a world of opponents to take on and defeat (or be defeated by). But beyond the competitive element of these games are often a strong sense of community and camaraderie.

We’re supporting the Every Mind Matters campaign from NHS and bringing you some games that help you connect with friends and family while you look after your mental health.

Players enjoy making new connections in these games, as well as connecting with wider family and friends. Listen to the chatter while children play these games, and you hear as much talk about homework, television, YouTube or what's happening in the world as much as how to win the next race in Mario Kart.