Crawl

A roguelike hack'n'slash game featuring pixel-art visuals. Crawl was designed specifically for local multiplayer and developed by the debuting team at Powerhoof. In the game, heroes exploring dungeons encounter monsters defending the place against undesired visitors. Up to four players can meet in a session - one of them assumes the role of the hero traversing dungeons filled with threats. The remaining players control various monsters, whose task is to prepare traps and obstacles in order to make it more difficult for the hero to achieve their goal. In terms of mechanics, the game resembles classic roguelike RPGs, in which the player gathers parts of equipment scattered throughout dungeons and levels up gradually, improving their skills. When the hero dies, the players swap their roles, but interestingly, the new hero keeps both the items and experience gathered by the player who was previously in control of that character. Once the hero has reached level 10, they go through a mysterious portal and the final boss fight begins.

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PC / Windows
Game Crawl (PC) Cover
Crawl

Crawl | PC

Crawl release date for PC:

game language:
English

11 April 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 2 - 4
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 16 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Crawl (XONE) Cover
Crawl

Crawl | XBOX ONE

Crawl release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

11 April 2017 | Worldwide

11 April 2017 | Europe PAL

11 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 2 - 4

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Crawl (PS4) Cover
Crawl

Crawl | PS4

Crawl release date for PS4:

game language:
English

11 April 2017 | Worldwide

11 April 2017 | Europe PAL

11 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 2 - 4

Crawl for PC / Windows is a hilarious hack'n'slash game designed specifically for LAN multiplayer competition and offering pixel-art visuals. In the game, heros traversing dangerous dungeons encounter monsters defending those places against undesired visitors. This is the debut of Powerhoof - an independent Australian team.

Mechanics

Up to four players can meet in a single session. One of them assumes the role of a hero trying to make his way through dungeons filled with different traps and bloodthirsty monsters. The remaining players are in control of monsters and traps - their task is to kill the hero. In case the hero dies, the player who killed them becomes the hero, beginning their journey in the place the predecessor died.

In terms of the mechanics, Crawl for PC / Windows resembles classic hack'n'slash games rewarding the player with skill improvements as they gain experience and level up. Obviously, the game features also different kinds of armor and weaponry, randomly placed in different corners of the dungeon. Interestingly, when another player takes over the role of the hero, they keep both the items and experience gathered by the predecessor. The goal of the hero is to reach level 10, when they traverse through a mysterious portal and the final boss fight begins.

Apart from presenting the players with characteristic, old-school visuals, Crawl for PC / Windows makes references to the classics of the genre also by making use of elements borrowed from typical roguelikes. The dungeons the players explore are randomly shaped, as well as all the weapons, items and monsters they encounter are randomly distributed. Through applying such mechanics, uniqueness of each and evey playthrough was ensured. One round takes about half an hour, thus Crawl is a perfect game for spontaneous, multiplayer experience enjoyed among friends sitting at one computer.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core 1.66 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD Graphics or better, 400 MB HDD, Windows XP(SP2)