PC - Windows

Cuphead

25 critics
8.64
criticscore

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
15
8.00 to 8.99
10
6.00 to 7.99
0
4.00 to 5.99
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0 to 3.99
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Chris PlanteSep 29, 2017
Cuphead’s deal with the devil eventually leads to hell, and so perhaps it’s fitting the conclusion should be so torturous. Though, honestly, even the residual headache has been soothed by the sweet, sweet salve of victory. When I think of my time with Cuphead, instead of frustration I’ll remember the dozens of tiny breakthroughs, when the impossible became possible, and a game that built an identity around difficulty helped me to feel, however briefly, undefeatable.
Joe VargasOct 03, 2017
Jeff CorkOct 02, 2017
Cuphead is a singular experience. Studio MDHR knew what it wanted to make, then went ahead and made it. A tough boss-rush game based on classic animation archetypes? It shouldn’t work, but here we are. It’s fun to play, and possibly even as satisfying to watch, since you can fully absorb what’s going on screen. It would have been easy to dial down the overall difficulty (and I wouldn’t have complained), but that wouldn’t have been Cuphead, either. Stick with it, is all I can say. We don't often get something that will make you laugh and grind your teeth in such close proximity.
Steven WeberOct 02, 2017
All in all, I didn’t like Cuphead in the slightest. I fell in love with it. The charm and care they put into this game brings back a nostalgia I haven’t felt in many years. Not nostalgia for the 1930s, as I wasn’t born yet, and I’m not quite that old to have watched American Golden Age Cartoons, but nostalgia for the challenging feel-good types of games I played as a younger self. While the stark challenge might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and 1930s cartoony art styles might not appeal to today’s anime crowds, what StudioMDHR has created is nothing short of a masterpiece. If there was ever a game to take a chance on, this would be it. Leave your silverware at the door and pick up a cup, you won’t be disappointed.
Jordan HelmOct 03, 2017
Cuphead would have flourished on its brilliant art-style and visual aesthetic alone, easily. Yet what truly sets itself apart from anything released over the past ten years is how well everything else binds together. A gameplay loop that constantly throws more and more unique ideas at the player; a soundtrack that energises the maddening antics of its visuals even further; a situation that is equal-parts chaotic as it is psychologically immersive. Though it misses out on being crowned a perfect game, believe me when I say that it’s not by much. Its faults may crop up at the most pivotal of moments, but even that takes nothing away from the generally electrifying sense of joy to be found from a game of this vigor and caliber. Cuphead truly is one to cherish.
Ryan MeitzlerOct 03, 2017
But on a technical and artistic level, Cuphead is a stunning achievement in both gaming and interactive art, and unlike anything I’ve ever played before. Some of the game’s levels had me on the edge of sanity trying to best them, and I ended Cuphead with a few sore spots on my thumbs because of it. More importantly though, I had a smile on my face the whole time through it all.
Chris SchillingOct 02, 2017
Not just for the masochists, Cuphead is a demanding but supremely rewarding modern 2D shooter that looks and sounds fantastic.
Peter BrownSep 29, 2017
Cuphead has been a longtime coming, and it's great to see that it lives up to its initial promises. It's beautiful to look at, and with a pitch-perfect soundtrack, it flawlessly captures the era its developers so clearly revere. It's also an intense action game that pulls no punches. It could benefit from a few tweaks, and two-player co-op doesn't feel like the valuable addition you might imagine, but Cuphead remains a rare, unique game that truly stands out.
Ashley GillSep 30, 2017
Cuphead deserves a 9 out of 10 because it is probably the best example of the genre released in the past 15 years, and everything about it is oozing the love and time of its developers. The actual speedruns that will come out of this beast are going to be a sight to behold, but chances are this game is the opposite of most people's cup of tea -- despite what it looks like.
Ben PackOct 12, 2017
If you’re the type of person who derives joy from angrily banging your head into a boss over and over until you can perfectly defeat it in the most glorious 90 seconds you will ever experience, then Cuphead is the total package. The tight gameplay, accompanied by an incredibly well-realized aesthetic, makes for a truly unforgettable gameplay experience.
8.00
Dave IrwinOct 04, 2017
Cuphead was well worth waiting for. It provided exactly what Studio MDHR said it would be – a boss rush with plenty of well-designed bosses and gorgeous presentation that mimics the Fleisher brothers’ art style. Depending on how used to 2D platformers with difficult bosses you are, there’s a decent amount on offer, though with limited side attractions beyond the bosses, it could all be done before you know it. It’s a swell ol’ time though.
Josh BrownOct 02, 2017
In an age where punishing difficulty is finally yearned for again, Cuphead is a worthy title to the list of the best ways to test your gaming mettle.
GameCentralOct 02, 2017
Incredible visual design and equally impressive, and varied, boss mechanics. Period perfect presentation and music, and a significant amount of content for the price. Sky high difficulty will be overwhelming for many, and the two-player co-op doesn’t help much. Weak sound effects make it difficult to judge how much damage is being dealt.
Dóri HalldórssonOct 03, 2017
While at first a bit jarring, after a short adjustment period we found that the way these two disparate core elements - the gameplay and the aesthetics - blend together is near magic. But be warned, the game is hard, but at least it features two difficulty levels per stage: Simple and Normal. Simple does just what the name implies and removes elements of the boss battles, be that the last enemy stage, fewer attack patterns, or slower level scrolling. Normal, however, is the way the game is meant to be played, and if you want to give the Devil his due you will have to clear all his debtors and collect their souls.
Chris BrownOct 06, 2017
Frustration and reward go hand-in-hand in Cuphead. Your fingers will feel the pain of extended play sessions, but your face will be fixed in a fierce (albeit slightly pained) grin.
Álvaro CastellanoSep 29, 2017
Cuphead era un videojuego por el que era difícil no mostrar entusiasmo en su fase promocional y es un título que no lo tenía fácil para estar a la altura de las expectativas. Y no sólo lo ha estado, sino que ha cumplido sobradamente con ellas. Es un shooter clásico de la vieja escuela que tiene todo lo bueno del pasado y que ha aprendido también valiosas lecciones de los videojuegos actuales. Un título fantástico, que no es para todo el mundo y que, bajo su cuidada y simpática estética, oculta un reto a la altura sólo de los jugadores más perseverantes y habilidosos.
Jan WöbbekingOct 02, 2017
Was für ein Flashback: Als Liebhaber alter Cartoons ist Cuphead für mich ein Spiel gewordener Kindheitstraum. Ich bin zwar eher Fan von Warners Looney Tunes mit ihrem flapsigen Humor, aber auch der exzentrische frühe Animationsstil von Disney und Fleischer (Popeye, Betty Boop) üben nach wie vor eine große Faszination auf mich aus.
Linda SprengerOct 05, 2017
Cuphead, du bist ein gewitztes Bürschchen. Du lehrst uns nicht nur, die Hindernisse zu überwinden, die du uns selbst in den Weg legst, sondern auch unsere eigenen Schwächen in den Wind zu schießen. Du schickst uns durch die Hölle, bringst uns dazu, uns die Haare raufen und knurrend die Fäuste ballen, beflügelst uns aber nach jeder überwundenen Hürde so sehr, dass wir uns am Ende - zumindest für kurze Zeit - unbesiegbar vorkommen. Ein Deal mit dem Teufel? Den würden wir jederzeit noch einmal eingehen.
Fabien PellegriniOct 01, 2017
Et le scénario aurait mérité d'être plus développé, notamment à travers des scènes cinématiques, car le moteur graphique façon dessin animé se prête particulièrement bien à l'exercice. Bref, le jeu manque un poil d'ambition en matière de narration, mais le tour de force artistique est tel qu'on ne peut vraiment pas lui en vouloir. On se contentera d'espérer qu'un Cuphead 2 plus long et plus scénarisé soit rapidement mis en chantier !
CarnbeeSep 29, 2017
On a du bol, Cuphead est surement le plus beau shoot arcade 2D disponible à l’heure actuelle. Si le plat concocté par Studio MDHR est appétissant à l’oeil, ses ingrédients lui assurent également variété et saveur. Malgré ses inspirations bien visibles, Cuphead ne donne pas l’impression de verser la même soupe dans un vieux mug et réserve des combats de boss qui resteront dans les mémoires. Evidemment, si le genre n’est pas votre tasse de thé et que vous n’appréciez pas la difficulté pimentée, la dégustation jaugée à une huitaine d’heures (game over inclus) risque de vous brûler les papilles. Nous, on va au rabe !
Thomas PillonOct 02, 2017
Cuphead ne se contente pas de rendre hommage aux cartoons des années 30 et au run and gun porté disparu, il prend le meilleur des deux mondes pour proposer une expérience délicieusement rétro dans tous les sens du terme. Monstrueusement exigeant, le jeu choisi volontairement de ne se dévoiler qu'à force de courage et d'abnégation. Oui, Cuphead est segmentant, mais les joueurs à la recherche d'un challenge corsé où la victoire est une délivrance qui se mérite prendront sans l'ombre d'un doute un pied monumental.
Simone TagliaferriSep 29, 2017
Cuphead è un run and gun eccellente sotto ogni punto di vista: stilisticamente meraviglioso, vario come pochi altri titoli, pieno di idee e di trovate, ci ha letteralmente stregati dall'inizio alla fine. Se non fosse per una certa asciuttezza di contenuti e una vistosa rudezza nell'inserimento delle fasi platform, avrebbe meritato anche di più in termini di voto. Per il resto il titolo di StudioMDHR è un'esplosione di creatività che scoppia negli occhi del giocatore; un'esperienza ludica ed estetica complessa che non cede mai a compromessi. Sia che possediate Xbox One, sia che giochiate su PC, non lasciatevelo sfuggire.
Domenico MusicòSep 29, 2017
Dopo anni di rinvii e una lunga attesa, Cuphead non ha deluso le aspettative e si è rivelato essere un titolo curatissimo sotto il profilo artistico e ostico da portare a termine. Studio MDHR firma un'ottima esclusiva per Microsoft, in grado di elevarsi a indie di alta qualità e a titolo che metterà a dura prova i giocatori.
Раффаэль ГригорянOct 05, 2017
У студии MDHR получилась одна из лучших run 'n gun в истории, а ведь некоторые представители этого жанра и так претендуют на звание лучшей видеоигры всех времен. Столь качественные жанровые игры приходится ждать десятилетиями. Единственное, что можно сказать в упрек Cuphead: сложность немного диссонирует с милой мультяшной внешностью игры, и кого-то это может выбесить. Но в 2017 году гораздо приятнее получить излишне сложную игру, чем излишне легкую.
9.00
WojtiniOct 01, 2017
Swoim debiutanckim projektem ekipa StudioMDHR udowadnia, że w świecie gier nadal istnieją niezbadane i pominięte tematy, które są w stanie podbić serca graczy. Cuphead to tytuł idealny dla fanów gier indie i platformówek.

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