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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Death Crown (2013) is a minimalist strategy game where you play Death commanding her legions and punishing humanity. You play in a world of hexagons to place buildings and send troops to attack or defend as you try and defeat the opposing castle.

There's a single-player campaign to work through, along with the one-vs-one multiplayer. You play by making choices about where to deploy structures and troops. To do this you need mines to get gold which enables you to buy further troops and buildings. Things start as simply as they look, but as you upgrade troops and buildings more depth and layers are revealed through strategies to gain territories and scenarios that offer more upgrade options via the black crystals.

The visual style uses just two colours and is reminiscent of the old Spectrum and Commodore 64 graphics. This matches the streamlined gameplay. Everything is very simple: you only have barracks producing troops, mines producing gold, and towers protecting your buildings. Every building is integral to your success.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Death Crown 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy and Traversal game with Fighting and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play on your own against the computer or against a friend in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.


Death Crown usually costs £8.50.

Death Crown

Steam Store PC £8.50
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/08/2013, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1-2

Genres: Strategy, Traversal (Fighting and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 5 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made

Developer: Co 5 monaut (@Co5monaut)

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