Shovel Knight for PC
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Shovel Knight

Jun 26, 2014

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About this game

Developer: Yacht Club Games
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

Critic Reviews

31 Reviews
8.53
Jim SterlingJun 26, 2014
A fun action platformer that remains incredibly frustrating by taking a few too many cues from Castlevania's jerkiest moments, Shovel Knight is satisfying and infuriating in equal measure. It's also a damn fine callback to the days of yore in a world where callbacks are a dime a dozen, and rarely this well done.
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Colin MoriartyJun 25, 2014
At seven or eight hours long your first time through (and a New Game+ mode once you beat it), it lasts longer than your typical throwback, and all of that time is well-spent, whether you're getting through a new stage, going back to an old one to grind for money to buy upgrades, or exploring its many secrets. It plays brilliantly, looks stunning, and sounds great.
Tom Mc SheaJun 26, 2014
Much of what draws me to games of this ilk are repeatedly playing through them, differing my tactics to become more efficient at whatever challenges lie before me. Without that aspect present in Shovel Knight, I was left with an "is that all?" feeling when the well ran dry. Shovel Knight is a memorable re-imagining of what I grew up with, but doesn't have the longevity or inventiveness to be great in its own right.

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