Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Death's Gambit 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
You play as Sorun Galbraith, who is sent to the realm of Aldwynn on a quest to uncover the source of eternal life and find your long-lost mother, but on the way, you and your comrades are killed. When Death arrives to collect your souls, he resurrects you, allowing you to continue your quest, albeit in eternal service to him. On your mission, you must find and kill all other immortal beings, in order to become immortal yourself.
Gameplay involves exploring the maze-like levels and fighting enemies to progress. Each of the 20+ levels has a boss fight, in which you'll need to use precise button presses, skill and tactical play to overcome their immense strength. As you go, you unlock new abilities and items that will allow you to get to previously unreachable areas from earlier in the game, in a non-linear progression structure.
It's the way that it combines difficult and detailed combat systems with the non-linear, exploration-focused platforming elements that makes it a unique game to play, which rewards skill and perseverance.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood and Gore, Language, Use of Alcohol and Violence. Enemies emit splashes of blood when struck, and a handful of enemies burst into pieces when defeated. Cutscenes and backgrounds sometimes depict battlefields with corpses lying in pools of blood or dead soldiers impaled on spears. During the course of the game, players can obtain a brew item, which is depicted as a frothy mug in players' inventory; a rat can also be seen hiccupping and swaying while holding a bottle. The word “sh*te” appears in the game.
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