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Hammerwatch (Nintendo Switch)

Everyone 10+
ESRB Rating
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.


Hammerwatch is an action hack-and-slash game where a character ventures into Castle Hammerwatch to fight through hordes of creatures with Gauntlet-inspired gameplay. There are four character types: Paladin (emphasis on melee combat), Wizard (powerful but short range magic), Ranger (long range combat with a bow), Warlock (a hybrid of melee and magic); each class provides it's own challenges.

There is no save anytime feature available, instead checkpoints must be found while playing then activated by stepping on them; subsequent reloads will be from the last activated checkpoint. There are plenty of items and treasures to find: smash open barrels for coins, rare items or the occasional timed explosion. Vendor coins are used to reduce the cost of purchases by a small amount. Secret areas contain puzzles or shortcuts to later floors. Enemies abound in large numbers: bats that fly in hordes, worms that spit poison (the effect lasts a few seconds), and expect to run into large boss enemies.

There are three levels of difficulty available, plus the player may choose to enable 3 crutches (i.e. infinite lives) and/or 6 challenges (i.e. magic doesn't regenerate) to make the game as easy or unbeatable as the player wants. Also included are a level editor and cooperative gameplay with support for 4 players locally or over internet.


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Critic Reviews

Nintendo Life Dec 21, 2017 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Switch Player Jan 10, 2018 2.5 out of 5 50


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Related Web Sites

  • HammerWatch (Official site)
  • Official Website (Jochum Skoglund and Niklas Myrberg created this site for their game. The forums contain custom maps, editor tips, and technical support.)
mars_rulez (44035) added Hammerwatch (Nintendo Switch) on Dec 14, 2017
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