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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Enter the Gungeon (2016) is a shooting game where you use one stick for running around and the other to aim. These twin-stick controls combine with loads of enemy bullets to dodge to create a tough challenge. You play four adventurers descending into the dungeon to find a time machine that has the power to kill their past. Levels are generated fresh each time you play them. You die a lot but slowly acquire new guns, items and abilities.

Like The Binding of Isaac, play involves quick reactions and movement/shooting strategy. You choose one of four protagonists, each with different abilities - calling in support or lockpicking chests. You dodge bullets, flip tables for cover and shoot enemies to work through multiple floors and rooms, each with a set of enemies with varying strength, endurance, and attack behaviour.

As you progress you find and use the huge array of firearms. 300 different guns and items can be combined to achieve more powerful effects called Synergies. Then, to complete the floor you must defeat the boss who will grant you a special gun or item. You can also rescue non-player characters who then help the player upgrade between runs.

If you enjoy this game, there is a spin-off, Exit the Gungeon, which uses a platform game-approach instead of the top-down dungeon crawler.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Enter The Gungeon 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
Too complex for your family? There are lots of games similar to Enter The Gungeon. Here are some easier younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Adventure, Collecting and Platform elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. A second player is able to join in for co-op mode and control a fifth character (The Cultist).

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 25 hours and 40 hours to complete. Finding everything in the game will take hundreds of hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence. The majority of enemies in the game are fantastical, such as walking, gun-wielding bullets and jelly-like blobs. Enemies will either fall to the ground or disappear when killed, and very occasionally there is a red splatter effect. The four playable characters are all blocky, non-detailed humans. When they are struck, they’ll flash and lose a life but carry on. When their lives run out, they will freeze and a cross-hair will centre on them; as a shot rings out, their head will fly back and they fall to the ground, but there is no sound of pain, blood or visible injury.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

CostsCosts

Enter The Gungeon usually costs £10.99 to £12.79. 

Enter The Gungeon

Switch StoreSALE Switch £10.99 £3.29 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

XBox Store Xbox One -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/04/2016, updated in 2020

Price: 70% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action, Adventure, Collecting and Platform)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Dodge Roll Games (@DodgeRollGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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