Dead Cells

Dead Cells is an action game that involves killing enemies with numerous weapons and spells and exploring the mysterious castle. Dead Cells require a lot of dexterity and reflexes, and during the game, you also develop your character and gain better weapons like in the classic RPG titles. The creator and producer of the game is a small French studio Motion Twin. Dead Cells was released in May 2017 as an early access game. The game is a combination of roguelike and Metroidvania genres and the devs call it Roguevania, accordingly. The creators of-of Dead Cells also quote The Binding of Isaac and Team Fortress 2 as sources of inspiration.

How to Download Dead Cells

The early access game can be downloaded from Steam. To start the download, click on the Download button at the end of the review.

The Gameplay

While playing, you visit different, diverse locations. Each of them presents a different background, objects to collect and obstacles in the form of enemies and traps. The plot of the game is not complex and consists in completing subsequent stages. However, these are extremely interesting and engaging and contain many hidden secrets. You need to overcome countless armies of enemies and beat two big bosses. Your foes are diverse and have different weapons and tactics. Each character, including yours, has a certain level of health points. If the health points drop below zero, you die. This rule also applies to enemies.

In the game, you will find a lot of secret passages and hidden rooms. The game is difficult and quite long so you will not get bored after a few hours. The moment we write these words Dead Cells contains eleven different levels, and the game provides several dozen hours of fun. The main character has as many as 50 types of weapons and spells.

The graphics of the game are 2D and are designed in the pixelated retro style. Nevertheless, they are very well made, and the rich color saturation is pleasing to the eye. The game features great animations and surprising and unpredictable events.

About Motion Twin

Motion Twin is a small French studio. There are only a few dozen people working there, but despite this, they have already published several similar titles. They are responsible for many other titles such as KadoKado, Monster Motel, Fever, Dino RPG, Kingdom or Kube. In addition to desktop games, they design titles for mobile systems. The game has its own website where you will find information about this title, blog, articles, help, weapon descriptions, characters info, guides and links to social channels. The site also includes a ranking of the best players, which is inspiring.

Dead Cells: the Hardware Requirements

The minimum Hardware Requirements for Dead Cells

  • Intel i5 processor (or equivalent),
  • 2 GB RAM,
  • Radeon HD 5750 or Nvidia 450 GTS
  • 500 MB of disk space

As for the recommended requirements, they are increased to:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Radeon HD 7800 graphics card or Nvidia GTX 460

Dead Cells, despite the fact that it is not an AAA title or even a completed game, has a loyal group of enthusiasts. The game has gathered numerous positive reviews.

Dead Cells
Dead Cells is a game in which as a warrior you move around the constantly changing castle. Dead Cells has monsters and traps at every step you take and only the best players will get to know all the secrets of the game. Download Dead Cells and embark on an exploration adventure. Fight your way to your goal.
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Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka is a game reviewer from Poland. She's been playing video games since she was a little girl, and she's been writing about them for the past few years. Kasia has a passion for story-driven games, and she loves to find hidden gems that fly under the radar. When she's not writing or playing games, Kasia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring the great outdoors.

She has a cute cat Pola that snuggles on her lap while she's playing or writing.