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Shovel Knight

The Ranking

89.98% Overall Rank: 543
Wii U Rank: 7
2015 Games Rank: 536
2015 Wii U Rank: 7
Score based on 21 reviews


Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly! But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart... Shovel Knight is for you!
Release Date: June 26, 2014

Latest Reviews

Nintendo Insider 01/11/15 Review 9 out of 10
Gamestyle 12/09/14 Review 10 out of 10
Cubed3 11/24/14 Review 10 out of 10
GamesMaster UK 10/01/14 Review 90 out of 100
Game Industry News 08/04/14 Review 5 out of 5
COGconnected 08/01/14 Review 94 out of 100
Game Revolution 07/09/14 Review 5 out of 5
HonestGamers 07/03/14 Review 8 out of 10
Den of Geek! 07/01/14 Review 4.5 out of 5
Nintendo Feed 06/30/14 Review 9 out of 10