Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!
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Very Positive (321 reviews) - 94% of the 321 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,013 reviews) - 97% of the 6,013 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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Includes 5 items: Crypt of the NecroDancer, Crypt of the NecroDancer Extended Soundtrack, Crypt of the NecroDancer Extended Soundtrack 2, Crypt of the NecroDancer Extras, Crypt of the Necrodancer Original Danny Baranowsky Soundtrack

 

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May 1

BIG UPDATE! 2 new playable OSTs, new languages, and more!



You can now play Crypt of the NecroDancer using our epic new OST remixes from Virt and Girlfriend Records! Just go to the in-game options menu and select "CHANGE SOUNDTRACK" to assign "VIRT" or "GIRLFRIEND RECORDS" to your character of choice. Virt, the composer of the amazing soundtrack for Shovel Knight, has created a gorgeous "retro freestyle" soundtrack for us, while Girlfriend Records have delivered a pulse pounding synthwave OST.

This free update also includes localizations for Russian and Brazilian Portuguese, with more localizations on the way!

Finally, we've been listening to your feedback, and have corrected a number of issues that you've reported. Here's the complete changelog for v1.24:

  • Two new playable soundtracks, by Virt and Girlfriend Records
  • Added new languages: Brazilian Portuguese and Russian. Other languages coming soon
  • Flicker shield spell the beat before it wears off
  • Fix bug where default character changed item generation
  • Remove diamond counter from modes that don't have diamonds
  • Change Yeti animation to more clearly show movement cycle
  • Bolt picking up thrown spear doesn't lose low%
  • Fix bug where Necrodancer phase 2 music sometimes didn't start
  • Play shopkeep ghost sound even when music volume is low
  • Call the ring slot "ring" in the HUD
  • Fix shield effect being invisible after falling through a trap door with shield active
  • Heart transplant now works when used on the first beat of the song
  • Don't fade molehill of frozen mole
  • Fix frozen animations to show beetle unshelling, skeleton knight dehorsing, skeleton beheading, Death Metal deshielding
  • Show armor changes while frozen
  • Fix eye color of some skeletons
  • Add glow effects to white sarcophagus silhouette
  • Aria doesn't regain low% when entering zone 1
  • Fix bug where confusion would re-occur when heart transplant wears off
  • Finish rendering weapon swipes after player picks up another weapon
  • Show throw swipes for both players in co-op
  • Make lobby torches look consistent on the minimap
  • When player teleports into shop, play shopkeeper song at full volume
  • Make shopkeeper singing full volume when bombing into shop
  • Set zone 3 volume correctly when banshee dies
  • Add red knight swipe
  • Fixed early beat bar hit visual when boss song loops
  • Make white chest mimic available in level editor
  • Fix blue chest mimic becoming red chest mimic in level editor
  • Fix misaligned weapon glow sprites
  • Bolt practice, level editor kc1 has blue bats instead of red
  • Don't apply localization scale to non-localized text
  • Fix spacing of scaled localized text
  • Hide secret shop speech when NPC is aggroed or dead
  • Fix Dove unlocking Story Mode 1-1 exit stairs
  • Remove player minimap dot when player in secret shop
  • Fix minimap going offscreen with two spells
  • Make "always show enemy hearts" not reveal cauldron mimics
  • Added Jeweled Dagger to weaponmaster (edit: after picking it up during a run)
  • Fix mod menu selection order
  • Don't show unlock splashscreens during a replay
  • Make monstrous cracked shop wall dark too
  • Remove obsolete unlockable second action slot
  • Fix large seed parsing so that they are not rounded
  • Print large seeds as positive numbers instead of negative
  • Don't allow playing seed -1 (change it to seed 0) to avoid strange behavior
  • Faster item pool generation for mods
  • Mode stairs in char select area now prompt & take diamonds
  • Diamond prompt now doesn't cancel the second prompt (where applicable)
  • Fix "SONG ENDED!" in Japanese localization, which wasn't displaying
  • When game paused, pause sounds of shopkeep ghost, banshee
  • Detect audio cheating for Necrodancer 1 phase 2

We hope you enjoy the new tunes, languages, and improvements!

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Reviews

“THE NEXT GAMING OBSESSION”
9.5/10 – Destructoid

“UNIQUE, FUN, AND WILDLY IMAGINATIVE”
A+ – GamingAge

“YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT”
5/5 – The Guardian

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About This Game

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, service pack 3
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Minimum 10.6 to run the game, 10.7 if you also want to use your own music files
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam OS and Ubuntu 12.04 are the only supported Linux OSes
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
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Very Positive (321 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,013 reviews)
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pimacleod
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Fun rougelike. The ability to import your own music is a great selling point. Playability is stellar, and the HUD for the buttons set on the actual controller (Xbox) is a nice touch.

Honestly, can\'t wait to have more time to play more.
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Th_
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I could write a serious review, but who's gonna read that? Here's a quick story.
I liked this game a lot, but at this point I was stuck on the final zone. It's hard. Think cave story but with a purple background that doesn't shake like a chihuahua on crack.
One day, I thought that I needed to take on a challenge to hone my skills for the final boss.
So I entered all zones mode, in which you must beat the whole game in one run, starting out with 2 hearts.
In a futile attempt to not get my butt kicked in the first 30 seconds, I entered "PHASINGPLS" as the starting seed, hoping to get the ring of phasing early on. (It's a really good item that lets you go through walls, if you haven't played)
I hopped around to the beat for a while and shanked a couple of slimes before I came across the shop.
But something was different.
Instead of the normal golden walls that made up freddie merchantry's shop, they were gray, discolored and unbreakable. I opened the door and saw the shopkeeper.
But he had red eyes. He was still singing along to the music, but now it sounded low and grim compared to the pulsating beat in the background. I knew something wasn't right...
But being the ♥♥♥♥♥ that I am, I stepped inside. I checked out his wares and they were all really good, except uncharacteristically pricey. I was too distracted to see what happened next.
He came out of his spot and started floating towards me.
Confused, I waited for him to come over and hit him with my starting dagger.
He teleported away.
Thinking i'd won, I went back into the shop.
He was still there, but with one less heart. Startled, I missed a beat and I died in one hit.
10/10, would get OHKO'd by an overweight flying merchant again
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KreamKorn
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Roguelike where you kill things whilst dancing. Yea.
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Kawaii Scrub Lord
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Really fun and the music is pure awesomeness. :D
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babaz
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
You're into rhytm games? Get this game - You're into rogue-like or rogue-lite games a la The Binding of Isaac? Get thi game - You are into heavy addciting drugged experience? Get this game.
No, really. It's almost dangerous as it's addictive: just one more run.
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Rose
( 41.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Dance for your life.

Excellent music, challenging but rewarding gameplay, and a suprisingly high replay value.
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ʟυᴄαѕ⁰⁴⁵¹
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Crypt of the Necrodancer is one of the most fun and unique games I've ever played. It's also hard as hell, but great for short sessions so the difficulty is never overwhelming. It has a great art style, fun gameplay with a lot of nuance and of course, a mind-blowing soundtrack. This is a must play for anyone who likes roguelikes, rhythm games and musical puns.
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loriesque
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's got the beat.
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Malibu Barbie
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game is definetly worth the money! I was very skeptical at fist because i'm not good at rhythm games but after 10 or so minutes you get the hang of it.
I will say that it can be EXTREMELY frustrating at times, when you die over....and over....and over again. BUT! it's a cool time waster with a great soundtrack.
Just buy it already :)
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an oven-sized hat
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
imagine binding of isaac but more crying
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Make Penguin Great Again
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Amazing, who would of thought that dancing and duengeon crawling would go so well together!
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Tantric Suplex
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Invading the house of some monsters and brutally murdering them while they're just trying to dance~ <3
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Giovannisgr
( 89.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
If you dislike rhythm games, I absolutely do not recommend this title. Otherwise, and if you like Roguelites too, this is an instant classic; very hard, but very satisfyng
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Beef
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Cant get past floor 3. Very cool game and I love the music to death.
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Scoutt
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
A very unique gameplay experience that mashes up a rogue like dungeon crawler with a music beats game. The soundtrack is amazing!! You'll want to hang out in the shopkeepers room, just to listen to him sing!
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By Mathematical Induction
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I love the split second decision making.
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Lyra Heartstrings
( 28.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Got Grabbed by a Magic Monkey into a Shop that needs a bomb to open, without any bombs To use To Get out,10/10 would play with Monkeys again
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DinoSyr
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
10/10

Play at your own risk.
'Cause this game's addicted as hell.
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Giantripod
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I was dancing across my living room, and i broke some stuff.
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Hobo
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Stragely addicting and yet infuriatingly frustrating. But I keep coming back for more. 7.5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I was sitting next to someone in class playing this, and they said, "What are you playing, some kind of gay legends of zelda checkers?"

10/10 would play Gay Zelda Checkers again
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Holy ♥♥♥♥, this game kicks ♥♥♥ all over my backyard.

I'm so engaged and pumped up to the maximum. The music keeps coming at me. Combat is a blast, easily some of the most fun ♥♥♥♥ I've ever seen in either a dungeon crawler or rougelike. I keep kickin ♥♥♥ and havin a blast.

Unlike most rougelikes you aren't set back alll the way to the beginning when you (inevitably, frequently) die. This game and it's rock solid soundtrack are like sweet nectar to my body.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Watched the trailer and thought to myself - another weird mashup? That combination would never work.

Oh, how wrong it was. Music game and roguelike got melted in a really crafty way here. I spent a lot of time playing Adom and DCSS - and CotN, while not as complex, rankes high up near those two. The music-enforced turn time limit adds a new challenge to the genre creating a really enjoyable experience.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Your everyday life may become beat-based from playing too much of this awesome game, you have been warned.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
You can't really compare Crypt of the Necrodancer with any other games considering it's the only rhythm-based rogue-like dungeon crawler as far as I know. If that sounds appealing you should give it a try, I know I enjoyed it even though I've never played a rhythm-based game before.

Great game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Awesome game, awesome music, awesome sprites and original mechanics, I've enjoyed it quite a lot so far. Lots of items to unlock as well as npc to rescue :)

You can play with different characters each one with a peculiar difference and some with their own version of the soundtrack. In the end it's very addicting.

After playing it I found myself scrolling a webpage up and down following the rhytm without noticing it :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Summer 2015 was Crypt of the NecroDancer for me. Summer 2015 was also really enjoyable for me. It's because Crypt of the NecroDancer was really enjoyable for me.
  • Amazing vivid art style
  • A great soundtrack
  • Interesting storyline
  • Innovative combat system
  • Challenging gameplay
  • Challenges on top of the challenging gameplay
  • Challenges on top of challenges on top of the challenging gameplay
Overall, an entertaining work of art.

Have you been wondering why people have low hours on this game? It's the challenging gameplay part. Be prepared to adapt and learn quickly from your mistakes and stay persistent.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I literally cannot stop playing and I have too much to do right now, I need help uncle Steam
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
imagine binding of isaac but more crying
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
You're into rhytm games? Get this game - You're into rogue-like or rogue-lite games a la The Binding of Isaac? Get thi game - You are into heavy addciting drugged experience? Get this game.
No, really. It's almost dangerous as it's addictive: just one more run.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I bought this game when it was on sale, now that i have played it would definately go back and pay the full price for this game. I've really been enjoying it and would recemend it to anyone looking for a fun casual game experience! After playing for my first time i caught myself scrolling to the beat while internet browsing. 9/10 for me.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
148.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I bought it for the singing shopkeeper. I was not disappointed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
The price is worth it purely for the music alone.

The game, which is excellent too, is really just some nice gravy!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
this soundtrack is amazing...
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
never miss a beat
never miss a beat
never miss a beat
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I am terrible at this game... I think.

While I do die a lot, this game never ceases to be fun. Oh and also, the ♥♥♥♥ing music is prime, I would highly recommend buying the collector's edition so you can have all this wicked music for yourself.

QUICK NOW, WHILE IT IS ON SALE
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
You have to calculate enemy's movements and attack timing. And tap the arrow key with the rhythm of the music. It's easy to say, but hard to do!!!! SO HARD AND FUN!!
If you are good at Dance Dance Revolution, I think you can do this well.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I'm a musician who happens to love roguelikes....which means...this game and I are a match made in heaven.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
At first I was like 'meh' but now I'm writing this review trying not to screw up the rhythm.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Do you like kicking ♥♥♥ together with awesome music?

Then you've got a hit!
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