A brief Enter the Gungeon Xbox One review: Still got it



Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher. 

Enter the Gungeon was a critical success when released on PC and PS4 in 2016, it even made my top three games of the year list. Well, good news for Xbox One players who may have missed out, the dodge rolling bullet fest is now on Xbox One, and it’s still just as good.

I won’t go balls to the wall with detail here, as the initial review I did still stands, but I will say that it has been an absolute joy playing through Enter the Gungeon again, well attempting to anyway, because I still suck at it.

Even looking at screenshots fills me with anxiety.

The game, which is inspired by Dan Simmons’ Hyperion novels, takes place as weary travelers seek to locate a gun that can erase their jaded pasts. To do so they need to traverse a procedurally generated rogue-lite dungeon full of bullet inspired enemies and tough bosses.

It’s not an easy slog, but fortunately a plethora of guns and items are scattered around to help you out on the way. Playing with a controller compared to keyboard and mouse on PC does actually seem a lot easier going, but that may just be because I have a rough idea of what to do now.

Oh, the game also has heaps of sex appeal… if you’re into that kinda thing.

Developed by Dodge Roll and published by Devolver Digital it’s a shining example of what indie games can be, with an amazing art style, simple yet addictive gameplay, and a setting that surpasses anything most AAA games could dream of producing.

If you haven’t played Enter the Gungeon yet, just get it, it’s so worth it. I thoroughly look forward to playing the game again when it releases on the Nintendo Switch.


  • Still amazing
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Well functioning port


  • It''s very difficult and that may turn some off


Enter the Gungeon is still up there as one of my favourite games, and playing it again on a different console doesn't alter that fact in the slightest. It's great that a new audience can now experience the frustrations and charms that this game has in abundance.

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