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Dead Cells

An action game with roguelike and metroidvania elements by indie French studio Motion Twin. During the game, you explore a grim castle, whose elements (such as chambers, cloisters, and sewers) are procedurally generated. Given the permadeath system, it means that each new gameplay is a fresh experience, during which you can discover new parts of the fortress. An important aspect of Dead Cells is combat, which is very difficult. To succeed you have to work out the patterns of the enemies' attacks and to get the protagonist to a high enough level. In combat you use melee and ranged weapons, as well as offensive and defensive magic. The game features pleasant 2D pixel-art visuals.

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Dead Cells

Dead Cells | PC

Action, roguelike, 2D, metroidvania

Companies responsible for Dead Cells

Motion Twin | game developer

Motion Twin | publisher   Official website

Dead Cells release date for PC:

game language:

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 29 players' votes.  

Dead Cells for PC / Windows is an action game with roguelike and metroidvania elements. It was developed by French indie studio Motion Twin.


Dead Cells is set in a dark fantasy world. The game utilizes a side-view perspective and the gameplay focuses on exploring a grim castle and fighting enemies. The locations are procedurally generated; there are various chambers, cloisters, and sewers to explore. The levels are nonlinear, and you can reach them by different paths. When you die in the game, your death is permanent, which means that you have to start over every time. There are no checkpoints, but every respawn allows you to visit new parts of the castle. The place also features simple puzzles, e.g. you can discover a secret entrance to a faraway part of the fortress by pulling a lever.

Combat in an important aspect of the game. It was inspired by the Souls series the battles are very difficult and both the bosses and regular enemies are a serious threat. To succeed you have to work out their attack patterns and get you character to a high enough level. In combat you can use melee weapons (swords, spears, lashes), ranged weapons, and more or less powerful spells, both offensive and defensive.

Technical aspects

Dead Cells for PC / Windows features colorful 2D visuals. Although the overall style is pixel-art, the old-fashioned graphics were enhanced by modern, advanced visual effects.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 7800 or better, 500 MB HDD, Windows 7
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 450 GTS/Radeon HD 5750 or better, 500 MB HDD, Windows 7

Dead Cells Early Access Launch Trailer

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Dead Cells Game Guide

game guide 07 March 2017

In Dead Cells Guide you will find description of gameplay basics, list of most important aspects and hidden mechanics. Guide contains also a description of locations, enemies and equipment and also tips&tricks.