Monster Slayers

Monster Slayers is a downloadable game that combines in an avant-garde way the roguelike and the card game genres. The title approaches the topic in an unusual way, offering players an interesting gameplay. The game is mainly about going on a journey, including dungeon crawling, and defeating bosses on the way. In the game, randomness plays a major role, as is the case with card games. Nerdook Productions, the devs behind the game are also known for their other titles: Reverse Crawl and Vertical Drop Heroes. The title is based on Dream Quest by Peter Whalen, offering a somewhat similar gameplay style. Monster Slayers was released on March 23, 2017 and is available on Windows PCs.

Download Monster Slayers

Monster Slayers can be purchased from Steam for € 8.99. The download is free if you return the game within 14 days of purchase with less than 120 minutes of gameplay.

The Story in the Game

The story of Monster Slayers is not very detailed. It tells about the struggles of heroes traversing uncharted areas and dungeons inhabited by various creatures. At the beginning of the game, you will choose one of the several different classes available. This will have an impact on the style of your gameplay. There are six classes available:

  • Thief,
  • Scout,
  • Barbarian,
  • Knight,
  • Priest,
  • and the Wizard.

As you can see, the range of characters is not too different from what other roguelike titles or classic RPGs offer.

The Inspirations in Monster Slayers

As we mentioned, Monster Slayers, in the mechanics’ department, draws upon a handful of roguelike and card games. The character classes, the permanent death system (although with small possibilities to save the game), dungeons and underground areas, fog of war style mapping and boss battles are taken from the roguelike games. On the other hand, the combat system consisting of using the cards and the decks building system are an obvious offspring of the game such as Magic the Gathering or Hearthstone. Each of the opponents requires a different tactic and a bit of luck. The exploration is limited by the system of campfires. Only after reaching one of them you can your progress and unlock the rest of the area. When you go down into a dungeon, you find a simple map on which you can see what locations are available to you and what else you need to discover.

Monster Slayers also contains elements of classic RPGs, of which we should mention the dialogue options. The voices of the actors who do the dubbing for the characters are extremely atmospheric and add a lot of value to Monster Slayers. Fighting is turn-based. You see the cards your character holds and those that belong to your enemy. Each boss has unique cards that are not available to other opponents. In a wide array of cards that we can use there are many types. You will find the cards that are active, passive, the ones that can be played during your opponents turn (interrupts), status-changing cards, and more

The design of the Monster Slayers is maintained in a dark, comic book atmosphere. The action takes place on animated two-dimensional backgrounds, on which you see two-dimensional figures. In the game, you can see the inspirations form flash based titles, including the previously mentioned Dream Quest, which interestingly, was created by the same person who created Blizzard’s Hearthstone.

Monster Slayers

Monster Slayers is an RPG game with roguelike elements and cards. Download it and start whipping monsters in a two-dimensional world.

8.5 Total Score

User Rating: Be the first one!
Nerdook Productions
Publisher Website
Operating System
Windows XP
Windows XP SP1
Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Phone
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
Nintendo DS
Nintendo 3DS
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Me
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows 2000 SP4
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
DOS 5.0
Windows Server 2016
full version
File Size
40 MB
We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.